Buying a New Car
A warranty is your guarantee that should any faults become apparent within the warranty period, you won’t have to pay to have them repaired.
New cars must have a minimum 12 month or 20,000 km warranty (whichever occurs first). Most new cars now come with a much longer warranty and dealers use them as a selling point of the car.
For an additional fee or for abiding by certain conditions, some dealers offer extended warranty schemes above the manufacturer’s period. Read carefully what those conditions are and weigh up whether it’s worth agreeing to.
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