THE RAC PLATINUM WARRANTY
This is easy: All mechanical and electrical parts.
There are some reasonable limitations and exclusions, they are: failures of turbo caused by carbonisation, including Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT), wastegate actuator, or by foreign object damage. Failures for other reasons are covered. Factory fitted radio equipment is limited to £100 including VAT per request. Key remote fobs and key cards are similarly limited.
A sizeable booklet is included with each warranty, please read for full details.
Where an extended warranty is applied to the car it is essential to comply with the manufacturer's service requirements. This a very good warranty, it makes sense to keep it alive. If, at any time, you are unsure about service and warranty requirements please contact us or the RAC warranty administrator.
However good a vehicle is, and however well it is prepared, there is always the possibility of a mechanical breakdown. Some items, like starter motors or wiper motors, may work one day and not the next. No-one can predict these failures and we try to ease the problem with a comprehensive warranty. There is the world a difference between various warranty companies, easily overlooked during the excitement of buying a new car.
Our vehicles include a 6 month warranty from the RAC. There will be exceptions but these will be clearly marked, and will enjoy a comparable warranty from our other provider. Normally there are 2 grades of warranty, depending on age and mileage, Platinum and Gold.
Our responibility is to ensure everything is as it should be: working and tested, with documented inspection report. The purchaser has the responsibility of checking oil, water and tyres regularly and to service as required.
Please read the warranty details when issued, breakdowns are rare but we want to minimise the impact. RAC breakdown membership for 12 months is included.
Extending the warranty: We can, at extra cost, extend the warranty at any time for up to 36 months. Please see each car for individual warranty extension cost. If the extended warranty is agreed at the time of sale we can offer savings of at least 20%.
WHAT PARTS ARE INCLUDED? GOLD WARRANTY
Engine: Cylinder block (excluding cracks and porosity), cylinder bores and liners (excluding cracks and porosity), crankshaft, crank bearings, big end bearings, oil pump, con-rods, gudgeon pins, small end bearings, head bolts, pistons, piston rings, cylinder head (excluding cracks and porosity), rocker shaft, rockers, hydraulic lifters, camshaft and cam followers, push rods, camshaft bearings, inlet and exhaust valves, valve springs, valve guides, cylinder head gasket, inlet manifold, timing gears, timing chains, timing belt / chain tensioner, solid flywheel or flex plate, starter ring gear. (Excluding overheating, de-coking, burnt, pitted and sticking valves).
Timing belts: Provided there is proof that manufacturer's replacement recommendations have been complied with and they are free from contamination.
Turbo (factory fitted): All failures due to carbonisation are not covered including the Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT) or Wastegate Actuator or any other part of the Turbo. Foreign object damage is not covered on any turbo claim.
automatic. All internal failures of gears, oil pump, seals, shafts, bushes, clutches, brake bands, bearings, governors, servos, torque convertor, drive plate, valve block, computer governor, modulator valve, speedometer drive.
continuously variable (CVT /multimode / semi automatic. All internal failures of clutches, clutch actuators, planetary gears, reduction gears, shafts, variable pulleys, thrust link drives, internal seals, bushes and bearings.
Drive system (front / rear) Crown wheel and pinion, front and rear drive shafts bearings, planet gears, bevel gears, constand velocity joints and internal componants of the 4 wheel drive unit.
Brakes: Brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake calipers, servo, brake pumps, brake limiter valve, ABS computer / sensors / pumps.
Steering: Rack and pinion, steering box, idler box, power steering rack / ram and pump, reservoir, steering column.
Cooling system: Water pump, thermostat, heater matrix, electric fan motor / sensor, viscous fan coupling, radiator, air conditioning pump, condenser, evaporator, magnetic clutch and valves (when fitted as standard).
Propshaft: Propshaft, universal joints and bearings.
Fuel system: Mechanical / electrical fuel pump, carburettor, electronic carburettor sensors and stepper motor, choke assembly, injection system.
Front / rear suspension. Shock absorbers, coil springs, upper and lower wishbones, ball joints, swivel joints, McPherson struts, suspension arms, ant roll bar, self levelling units and reservoir, pump and regulator valves, seats, displcer, hydro-pneumatic system.
Clutch: Centre plate, pressure plate, thrust bearing, clutch fork, cable, master cylinder, slave cylinder.
Electrics: Starter motor, alternators, wiper motors, washer pumps, slave cylinder / actuators, coil, electronic ignition module, headlamp washer motors, heater fan motor, electric window motor, sun roof motor, instrument cluster, central locking solenoids, key remote control fobs and key cards (up to a mximum of £75 inclusive of VAT), column mounted and ignition switches, relays, engine sensors, electric aerial motor, horn unit, cruise control system.
Electronic control unit: Ignition system, fuel system, transmission system.
Casings: Cylinder block, gearbox, axle and transfer box provided they have been damaged by a failure / breakdown of one of the items included.