Buying a used car is a great way to save money while still getting the vehicle you need. However, many people are hesitant to make the purchase because they are unsure about the warranty. After all, if something goes wrong with the car, you want to make sure you are covered. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at how much warranty you can expect to get on a used car in the UK, so you can approach the buying process with confidence.

When it comes to warranties on used cars, it really depends on where you are purchasing the vehicle from. The warranty on a car from a dealership will differ from the warranty on a car from a private seller. Let's start with the dealership option. Most dealerships will offer some sort of warranty on the vehicles they sell. This can vary in length anywhere from 30 days to 6 months or more. It is important to ask the dealership what kind of warranty they offer and what it covers before you make your purchase. You can also consider purchasing an extended warranty if you want extra coverage.

At Swansway Motor Group, as a franchise partner for a range of brands, we offer approved used warranty schemes with vehicles sold from our franchise dealerships.

If you are buying a used car from a private seller, then you will likely not receive a warranty. However, you can still protect yourself by taking the car to a mechanic for an inspection before you make the purchase. This can catch any potential issues before you buy and give you peace of mind knowing that the car is in good condition.

Another option for warranty coverage on a used car is to purchase a third-party warranty. These are similar to extended warranties and can be purchased from a company that specializes in offering coverage on used cars. These warranties can vary in length and coverage, so it is important to research your options and find a reputable company to work with.

It is important to note that even if you do receive a warranty with your used car purchase, it may not cover everything. It is always a good idea to read the fine print and understand what is and is not covered before you need to use it. Most warranties will cover things like engine and transmission issues, but may not cover wear and tear on things like brakes or tyres. Always ask questions and have a clear understanding of what your warranty covers before you make your purchase.

In the end, the amount of warranty you can expect to receive on a used car really depends on where you make your purchase and what kind of coverage you choose. Whether you are buying from a dealership, a private seller, or purchasing a third-party warranty, it is important to do your research and ask questions so you can make an informed buying decision. By taking the time to understand your options and what is and is not covered, you can have peace of mind and enjoy your new (used) car with confidence.



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