6 best manufacturer warranties in 2024

May 10, 2024 by

All new cars come with a warranty – a promise from the manufacturer that they’ll replace any faulty parts and foot the bill for any repair work your car might need for a set number of years.

That said, not all warranties are born equal. Some manufacturers will cover your car for as long as seven years, with others even offering a boost to your warranty with each service.

Read on for the manufacturers offering the best car warranty today.

The best new car warranties in the UK are:

  1. Kia
  2. Toyota
  3. Peugeot
  4. KGM
  5. Hyundai
  6. MG

1. Kia

Kia has long led the field for manufacturer warranties. All models in the Korean brand’s range are covered by an impressive seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.

There are some exclusions though. Any 12v and 48v batteries are covered for 24 months, with the ‘eCall’ emergency system’s battery included for 36 months. Audio and navigation units are also covered for 36 months or 60,000 miles.

Paintwork is also only covered for five years, but the 100,000-mile limit still applies. Better still, the whole warranty is transferable between owners.

2. Toyota

All Toyota and Lexus models are covered by a three-year/100,000-mile warranty. Though that isn’t too much to scream home about, there is an extra sweetener.

A scheme introduced in 2021 can see that warranty boosted with each service. Toyota’s new ‘Relax’ warranty sees you given another year of coverage every time you have your car serviced at an authorised dealer.

This is valid for up to 10 years from your car’s date of manufacture and covers cars already sold by the manufacturer if you’re in the used market.

It’s also worth mentioning that Toyota’s warranty covers the GR Yaris for non-competitive track usage as long as you keep the car standard.

3. Peugeot

Peugeot currently offers a three-year warranty with unlimited mileage in the first two years. That’s not groundbreaking, however the new Peugeot E-3008 comes with something called Allure Care.

This will be rolled out across Peugeot’s range of electric cars over the coming months, and it includes up to eight years of coverage provided you keep your car serviced within its dealer network. This covers the electric motor, charging system and electrical and mechanical components. All Peugeot EVs are also covered by an eight-year high-voltage battery warranty.

4. KGM

KGM, formerly known as Ssangyong, offers a five-year or 100,000-mile warranty on all cars sold with an internal combustion engine. That’s pretty average these days, but if you go for a KGM electric car then you get seven years or 90,000 miles of cover.

This includes the high-voltage battery, and if it drops below 70% of its original capacity within the warranty period then it’ll be replaced free of charge. How’s that for peace of mind?

Paintwork is only covered for three years or 60,000 miles, while the 12-volt battery is only covered for two years or 25,000 miles. Brake discs and clutch components are also warrantied for one year or 12,000 miles.

5. Hyundai

Hyundai’s standard new car warranty matches KGM’s for length, but you get unlimited mileage. Electric cars also get an eight-year warranty on their high-voltage batteries.

This warranty is fully transferable between owners and includes two years’ brake and clutch cover and three years’ protection for perishable suspension components, such as rubber bushings.

6. MG

Despite aiming to offer cheap cars, MG won’t skimp on warranties. Like Kia, MG offers a 7-year warranty on all of its new cars.

Unlike Kia though, this has a mileage limit of 80,000. This can be transferred across owners though, having previously been exclusive to the first owner only.

Should I get an extended car warranty?

If your car is beyond the manufacturer’s original warranty period, you may be considering purchasing an extended warranty.

Whether or not it’s worth taking out will depend on your car. It may prove cheaper to save the premium it would cost for a warranty, and pay for any repairs yourself. This is likely a better option if your car is proving very reliable, or parts are cheap.

In contrast, older, more complex cars could cost a bomb to repair. You may find a warranty more affordable in this case.
Even if your car isn’t proving troublesome though, it may be worth the extra cost simply for peace of mind.

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