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Question - Serious re Warranty

on Thu May 04, 2017 6:24 pm
Just received Warranty Direct renewal offer - wondered if they would cover my old 2001 banger this year - they offer in fact 1 2 or 3 year cover - £138/£248/£351...last two year cover now expiring was £243 in 2015 so they are not rip off merchants...cover is exactly the same.

Engine covers all internal lubricated parts...camshaft&bearing followers rockers conrods crankshaft  cylinder bores liners oil pump+ drive piston&rings timing gears and chain + tensioner valves springs and guides...cylinder head gasket.

Gearbox - Auto transmission brake bands and clutches gears hydraulic governors servosbearings and bushes oil pumps shafts synchromesh hubsand rings and torque convertor and flexinle drive plate...all includes four wheel drive transfer gearboxes etc...

Transmissions - Constant velocity joints  crown wheels and pinions  - differential gears  - external drive shafts - internal bushes bearings & shafts and propeller shafts and propeller universal joints.

My question is to you lads...if you were considering buying my old banger...how much would you value the fact that I can transfer this WD policy to the next owner with the above parts coverd for one two or three years?

Wish I knew how to copy the policy and post it - took ages to print this lot!

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Thu May 04, 2017 7:09 pm
Lots ....
Up to £500 to have that peace of mind.
Why is it so cheap?
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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Thu May 04, 2017 7:09 pm
I agree with LK. Wondering if it's worth getting one myself...
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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Thu May 04, 2017 8:59 pm
These prices are for Major LITE - must be result of a breakdown on the road - not outside my house - not something I can "arrange" to happen to get a new gearbox or something.

For me it covers all the costs that would give the shits if I had to pay - the gearbox WD paid for some years ago cost £2400 for the reconditioning - they have also covered a few hundreds in oxy sensors etc - never any hassle.

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 8:11 am

I wouldn't have thought it's worth it. Consider they are in it to make a buck.


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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 5:38 pm
Mogs wrote:
I wouldn't have thought it's worth it. Consider they are in it to make a buck.



Mogs,

Remind me of which charitable institution you are employed by???

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Do you think I could get a warranty on George?

She's got a full service history and a relatively new engine (warranty replaced it before I got her).

Coming up to 93k miles and service due when I get back from me hols...
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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Andi,

I don't know the answer - in fact they state that they only cover up to 16 years - my Jag is 2001 and yet I have an offer for 1 to 3 years further cover.

I need to clarify mine before renewal - suggest you phone 0800-731-7001 or email sales@warrantydirect.co.uk

Keep in mind - these prices are for WD LITE - but this is good enough for me with the Jag policy (ref 1208480) mention I have recommended WD to you.

ACUMFIGOVAN and am not easily conned- WD have served me very well now since the Jaguar 3 year warranty expired in 2004.

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 8:02 pm
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Mogs wrote:
I wouldn't have thought it's worth it. Consider they are in it to make a buck.



Mogs,

Remind me of which charitable institution you are employed by???

VFC

I work for a usury operation.

I feel it' better not to sign up to any sort of stuff if you can afford not to. Pretty sure you are in that situation Re the Jag.


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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Sun May 07, 2017 8:13 pm


Recently the insurance company sent me a email - you sign up for this and we will pay for your legal fees to fight any traffic police trouble you get in to. Flippen heck first I try and avoid them, second I would rather pay the fine.

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Mon May 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Mogs,

My last paycheck was in June 1999 - I am an old age pensioner.***

However, the WD subject is now redundant...as I mentioned above they cover cars up to 16 years of age - I called today to ask why they had offered me up to 3 years renewal - they thanked me for my honesty and said it was an error.

Due to my history with them they are prepared to offer me another year at a higher cost of £480 - don't think I will renew at this price.

My current thinking is to keep on having the Jag expertly serviced and to having every little cough treated by my Jag specialist.

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Tue May 09, 2017 6:45 am
Yeah on a positive note, it's pretty much a classic car. They call them oldtimers here.

Better to spend the money keeping it ticking over nicely.

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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Tue May 09, 2017 8:34 am
VFCif you had just renewed without questioning would they have been forced to pay out in the event of a claim?

I'm guessing there would have been enough clauses to prevent them paying so ultimately you've saved yourself money?
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Re: Question - Serious re Warranty

on Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 am
Paul,

You guess right - they included the 16 year limit in the renewal notice so I would have been ineligible...

Oh well...it was good while it lasted and I am ahead financially over the years with them

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