Vehicle warranty - why do we not get the full period of cover?
No doubt I will get loads of answers telling me I am wrong but honestly, I can’t see how they justify this. However, I do think it is wrong that a car warranty for, say, a year, only actually applies for around 10 or 11 months. The reason I say this is because although we know of an issue now, a month before the warranty runs out, the garages says that it has to be still in cover at the time they fix it, and they don’t have any slots available until next month. That’s having their cake and eating it, surely? If the issue happened during the warranty period then it should be covered. It would be like putting an insurance claim in for, say, water damage in the house before the insurance runs out, but as it won’t be repaired until it lapses then it’s not covered. This seems grossly unfair. On top of that, if we elect to renew the warranty it’s still not covered as it happened before that was taken out. You couldn’t make it up! Contacting the warranty people is a waste of time as they think we are referring to a vehicle recall and they can’t find one applying to our car. So you can never get the full period of cover from a warranty unless you can book it in for a repair on the day you find out about it.
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