Warranty for a car is a hot topic that many customers in the Philippines are interested in. Automotive parts are subject to natural wear and tear. However, some defects are not caused by the passage of time but by materials and manufacturing.
In such situations, motorists should carefully check the warranty terms and find ways to save on repair costs. However, if your car’s warranty period is running out, you should be concerned about extending your factory warranty. Check if it’s a profitable solution and what you can gain from it. Explore the article below.
What is a car warranty?
The base warranty is the manufacturer’s voluntary statement that the vehicle will operate without failure for a specified period. In the Philippines, all products sold are subject to a warranty. This means that the manufacturer cannot shirk responsibility for defects or failures that are not the user’s fault.
Currently, the most common warranty period is two years. The warranty allows manufacturers to repair the vehicle’s factory defects free of charge. Warranty usually covers the following elements:
- Paint coating, if the fault is not due to the responsibility of the user then it is necessary to pay attention to the rules for the correction of this type of error
- Gearboxes (manual and automatic transmissions)
- Chassis components, front and rear suspension members
- Drive system
- Non-consumable brake system components: brake master cylinder with powered brake System
- Compressed air
- Fuel system
- Electrical fault
- Cooling system
- Propulsion system
Some of these elements are covered by a limited mileage warranty when buying a vehicle, pay attention to which systems and components are covered to a limited extent.
What is not covered by the car warranty?
Car warranties cover manufacturing and material defects. The basic warranty does not cover faults arising during regular vehicle use, such as tire or brake disc wear. The most common parts excluded from warranty protection are:
- Filters fuel, air, and oil, lubricants greases, oils, commodities
- Fluids cooling and power steering systems, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, air conditioning system agents
- Brake system and parts thereof: brake pads and shoes, brake discs and drums, clutch disc with clamp and thrust bearings
- High voltage cables, ignition coils, filaments and diodes, light bulbs and fuses, window, glass seal and door seal
Check your vehicle’s warranty conditions if you don’t know which parts are excluded.
When buying a new car, the manufacturer’s warranty usually comes with it. If you believe in a used car, you should choose the most reputable auto shops in the Philippines, like Philkotse, to have a warranty for an used car.
Extended warranty for cars and its benefits
What is a warranty extension?
The extended warranty for a car is an additional tool that the vehicle’s owner should decide upon when purchasing it or during its operation. Usually, such a guarantee has the same scope as in the case of a new car usually, however, it is not issued by the manufacturer but by an insurance company.
It is a form of insurance whereby you can extend the warranty period without worrying about the cost of repairing material or manufacturing defects. The basic warranty protects the buyer against the costs of repairing manufacturing defects during the first 2-3 years of operation. However, it can be extended to maintain customer safety and peace of mind.
Benefits of extended warranties
- Attractive insurance price compared to warranty repair costs
- Free repair of damages and defects both parts and labor
- Professional vehicle repair at an authorized service station, using genuine parts
- Advanced diagnostics using authorized equipment eliminate defects and failures faster
- Better budget planning you know exactly how much you’ll pay for warranties instead of unpredictable amounts to repair accidental losses.
- The possibility of transferring the insurance to the new owner in the case of a resale of the car, translates into a higher value.
As you can see, the benefit of an extended warranty is quite substantial.
How not to lose the car warranty?
While a warranty for a car protects users from unplanned costs, it should be remembered that the manufacturer or seller will often try to waive responsibility for eliminating defects or defects. Generally, a condition for maintaining warranty protection is regular vehicle inspection at authorized service stations, according to the manufacturer’s instructions in the manual, for each item in the service book.
For example, if you want a warranty for a car battery, you need to have your car checked periodically.
If you think your battery is malfunctioning while still under warranty, go to an authorized mechanic and confirm the problem. Once it is confirmed that the battery is dead, note down the car battery’s make, model, and date of manufacture. This information makes it easier for you to file a claim.
You should note that the warranty on a car battery starts from the date of its original purchase. So if you bought a used car, check the warranty. If you replace the battery under warranty, the replacement battery’s warranty will commence from the date of the first new purchase and not the replacement battery. Remember to keep the original warranty receipt.
Each car brand offers warranty packages for new car customers. If you are looking for the best-extend warranty for a car, you can consider Philkotse, and we will not let you down.
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Warranty for a car is often one of the most important factors driving a driver to choose a brand new car. A used car is also in need of a warranty. It certainly protects the car owner in case of a breakdown, but you should know that one hundred percent of the time, it cannot be repaired for free! To avoid being disappointed when receiving a car from the workshop, each driver should carefully read the regulations and protection limits of the manufacturer of a particular brand.