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Used Car Warranties

New car buyers will be used to benefiting from a car warranty when they purchase their vehicle. However, there are no such rules and regulations that require a used car to come with a warranty. Dealerships are not legally required to provide one. Despite this, it has not stopped many from offering one.

Can you get a warranty on a secondhand car?

You can get a warranty for a used car. In fact, it is becoming increasingly popular and can be a great option for those looking for that added peace of mind.

What is a used car warranty?

A used car warranty protects you from paying for parts and labour should your car suffer a problem. Warranties vary in what they cover but you can typically expect to be covered for mechanical faults and electrical failures.

Used car warranties usually last between 3 – 6 months. If a dealership has an ‘approved used’ scheme this can be up to 12 months. Often provided by a third-party source, a warranty is provided for the extra cover should something go wrong.

The biggest advantage of a warranty is the added peace of mind they provide. A full MOT assures you that the vehicle is roadworthy. A warranty adds an extra layer of protection should something go wrong in between.

What is the difference between a warranty and insurance?

Both car warranty and car insurance offer consumer protection and it can be difficult to know the difference. Firstly, car insurance is not optional whereas a warranty is. Neither is a substitute for the other. Insurance covers you should your car be damaged as a result of an accident, if your car is stolen, or is part of a theft. A car warranty is there when your car breaks down or suffers a component failure.

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Refused Car Finance Used Car Policy

We believe every one of our customers driving away a used car should be covered with a warranty. Many of the trusted dealerships we work with will offer you a warranty, but if they don’t, we’ve got you covered.

Refused Car Finance was the first car finance broker to offer a free warranty on used cars. We run in-depth dealership checks to ensure that you are driving away with a vehicle from a trusted and reputable dealership. We are so confident with this that we offer a free warranty independent of the dealerships. Therefore, even if the dealership does not offer its own warranty, you will still be covered. Find out more about Refused Car Finance’s warranty policy.

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Refused Car Finance can source you a fantastic used car finance deal and help you get into a quality car from a reputable dealership. We offer you a free warranty for added peace of mind. If you’re ready, then let’s get the ball rolling.