Protect yourself against expensive repair bills with our comprehensive extended car warranty.
Protect against unexpected repairsDesigned to cover your vehicle when the standard manufacturer’s warranty has ended, our comprehensive extended car warranty helps cover any unexpected repair costs should your lease vehicle develop a problem.
Our extended car warranty offers a range of benefits including:
Our comprehensive DriverFirst Warranty and Assist policy offers cover for:
As with any type of contract, there are exclusions which will not be covered by the DriverFirst Warranty and Assist policy, including:
Frequently asked questions regarding extended car warranty
A used car warranty protects the driver against any faults that occur to the car's mechanical or electrical parts.
If something goes wrong, the driver won't have to pay the cost of repair, replacement, and labour costs.
Breakdown cover typically comes with car warranty. If you break down anywhere within the territorial limits of your policy, help will be sent. If you want to find out more, check our dedicated breakdown cover guide.
If you lease a used car through Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, you will be offered six months free warranty.
You can also choose to extend your warranty up to a maximum 36 months (including any 'free' period) for a fixed cost.
Parts that are unique to an electric lease car that are included in a used car warranty are:
Typical electric lease car exclusions for the extended warranty cover include:
Yes, you can extend your used car warranty by either 24 months or 36 months.
The main benefit of having a used car warranty is that you can have peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, you will be covered by your warranty.
Other benefits include:
The most obvious disadvantage to a used car warranty is that it doesn't cover all faults with the car, so you might end up paying out anyway.
Also, paying for your repairs when they happen might cost less than a warranty.
Yes, you can cancel an extended warranty.
If you find that the warranty doesn't meet your needs, you can cancel within 30 days.
If you cancel after these 30 days, you'll have to pay a cancellation fee of £20.
Without a used car warranty, it's your responsibility to pay for any repair costs and ensure that the car stays in good condition for the duration of your lease.
When returning your car, you'll have to pay any damages that fall outside of fair wear and tear, so make sure you keep on top of the condition of your car.
If you intend to make a claim, you must call your warranty administrator and report the claim as soon as possible.
Make sure you don't put off making a claim, as this could lead to consequential damage, which may not be covered.
Take your vehicle to a reputable garage and get them to contact your warranty provider with the following information:
Yes, you can choose the garage. You'll need to ensure that the garage in question follows your policy claims procedures, which you can find in your policy document.
However, it is recommended that you get your vehicle repaired at the dealership that supplied it or another repairer. This will allow them to settle the cost of your repairs direct and will take less time.
Once your claim has been authorised, the chosen dealer/garage will help you arrange a replacement vehicle. This can be up to a mid-sized saloon for seven days.
If faults show up when you're driving outside the UK, the following conditions apply:
Refunds are not available on warranties included as part of the used car lease deal as the customer has not paid for the product.
For extended warranties in which the customer has paid for the product, you will qualify for a refund if you haven't made a claim in the last 30 days, or the warranty has been transferred to you.
If you qualify for a refund and have paid all your instalments, it will be calculated based on the number of whole months of cover remaining on the policy.
If you still have outstanding payments, the same applies plus the following:
If the refund is more than the instalments owed, the insurer will pay you the outstanding instalments to the warranty administrator and pay you the difference
If the refund is less than the outstanding payments, the refund will be used as part of your payment. You'll continue to be responsible for the outstanding payments until the balance is settled.
Please allow up to 28 days for your cancellation and refund to be processed.
No, used car warranty does not cover your vehicle's service.
You must adhere to the manufacturer's service schedule or maintain the car as recommended. Keep your service receipts, as they may be used to validate any claims you make.
You can spread the cost of vehicle servicing with our flexible used car service plans.
Contact one of our friendly sales advisors to find out more and we'll be in touch to help you.