When does the manufacturer warranty period start?
The manufacturer's warranty period starts from the first date of vehicle registration. This is the date your vehicle is first registered with the DVLA and may not be your vehicle's delivery date.
You can find your vehicle's registration date by checking the DVLA website.
What are my responsibilities as the driver?
When you lease a vehicle with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, you agree to run and maintain the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. This includes servicing the vehicle in line with the recommended service schedule.
Your warranty may be invalid if you:
- Miss any scheduled services
- Use an 'unauthorised' garage for any repairs
- Make modifications to the car that may invalidate the warranty
- Make a claim arising from neglect of the vehicle
- Use unapproved fuel, lubricants or parts which result in the vehicle having to be repaired
How do I claim on my car warranty?
Search for the manufacturer below to find the length of the manufacturer's warranty and the contact number you need to call in case of a claim.
All new Abarth vehicles are covered under warranty for 36 months, starting when the car was first registered. This includes repairing or replacing defective parts, labour time, and the necessary consumables supply. To make a warranty claim, call Abarth on 00 800 222 784 00.
Alfa Romeo provides a three-year or 50,000-mile limited factory warranty to new vehicle owners to protect against factory material or workmanship defects. To make a claim, contact Alfa Romeo on 0800 2532 0000.
Audi provides a standard three-year or 60,000-mile warranty to all new vehicles in the UK. It's also possible to upgrade to a four or five-year warranty, covering a range of mechanical and electrical components for an additional fee. To make a claim, call Audi on 0800 699 888.
Every new BMW carries a 36-month warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty commences on the original registration date of your vehicle. You can claim by calling BMW UK on 0800 3256 000.
Every new Citroen car comes with a three-year, 60,000 mile (whichever comes first), fully transferable warranty. During this period, Citroën will repair or replace, free of charge, any faulty parts covered by the warranty. To make a claim, call Citroen on 0800 285 1707.
All new CUPRA cars are covered by a three-year, 60,000 miles manufacturer warranty with the CUPRA Care package. The CUPRA Care package includes the first three manufacturer-scheduled services, a pollen filter, and brake fluid change if required. You can claim by contacting CUPRA on 0800 049 7106.
All new Dacia cars receive a three-year / 60,000-mile warranty package. During this period, you know that any issues will be handled in the Dacia network at no charge. You can find out more by calling Dacia on 0800 74 08 32.
Every DS model comes with a three-year / 60,000-mile warranty. This means DS will repair or replace faulty parts completely free of charge within the first three years of your car's life. To make a warranty claim, call DS Automobiles on 0800 294 0355.
All new Fiat cars come with three years warranty starting from the date of vehicle registration. Fiat Warranty includes a comprehensive service with the repair or replacement of the defective part, labour time and the supply of the necessary consumables. Fiat will also protect the vehicle from manufacturing defects that concern the paint. You can find out more by calling Fiat on 00 800 342 800 00.
Ford's factory warranty covers every new Ford car for three years or 60,000 miles. This warranty covers any part of the vehicle that requires repair or replacement due to a manufacturing defect. The part will be repaired or replaced free of charge by any Ford Authorised Dealer. To make a claim, call Ford UK on 020 3564 4444.
Every new Genesis comes with a five-year/60,000-mile warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile engine warranty. All servicing and warranty work must be booked directly through Genesis as Genesis Technical Centres, and Field Engineers are responsible for service, maintenance and repair for any new or existing Genesis customers. You can claim by calling Genesis on 0330 818 0492.
All new Honda vehicles are covered by Honda's 'No Nonsense' Warranty for three years or 60,000 miles from the start date on your Warranty Certificate. This warranty covers all the essential components of your car against defects from materials and workmanship free of charge, subject to the terms and conditions that you'll find in your Service Book. You can call Honda on 0345 200 8000.
Hyundai offers five years, fully transferable, unlimited mileage warranty for all new Hyundai vehicles sold by the authorised Hyundai network. The warranty also includes Hyundai Roadside Assistance Programme. You can contact them on 0800 981 981 if you need to make a claim.
Every new Jaguar comes with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. Should any part of the vehicle require repair or replacement due to a manufacturing defect, the part will be repaired or replaced completely free of charge by any Jaguar Authorised Repairer. You can claim by calling Jaguar on 0330 100 0471.
With a Jeep warranty, your vehicle is covered for three years from the date of first registration. This comprehensive service includes the repair or replacement of the defective part, labour time and the supply of the necessary consumables. Jeep will also protect your car from manufacturing defects that concern the paint. You can claim by calling Jeep on 00800 0 426 5337.
Every Kia model is covered with a seven-year or 100,000-mile manufacturer's car warranty. An authorised Kia dealer will make any repairs, using new or remanufactured parts, to put right any problem covered by this limited warranty free of charge. Kia is the only European manufacturer to offer a seven-year warranty across the range. You can contact them on 0333 202 2990.
All new Land Rover cars come complete with the reassurance of unlimited mileage, three-year manufacturer's warranty, providing free repairs and roadside assistance. If you need to claim repairs under the terms of the Manufacturer's Warranty, just visit your Land Rover Approved Service Centre or call the Administrator's claims department on 0370 5000 500.
Lexus' warranty is a standard three-year or 60,000 miles warranty covering mechanical faults. They also offer a five-year warranty for both hybrid components and hybrid batteries. To make a claim, contact Lexus on 0345 040 0451.
Maserati offers a new vehicle warranty of 36 months from the date of first registration. Maserati genuine spare parts are supplied and fitted by an Authorized Maserati Dealer, and customers can extend their warranty at an additional cost if required. To make a claim, call Maserati on 00 800 62737284.
Mazda's new vehicle warranty lasts three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can submit a claim during the warranty period to have manufacturing and material faults corrected. You can find out more by calling Mazda on 03457 484 848.
All new Mercedes-Benz cars are covered by a comprehensive three-year, unlimited mileage warranty (terms and conditions apply), so if you encounter any problems during this period caused by a manufacturing fault, we'll sort it out free of charge. Every Plug-In Hybrid or Battery Electric Mercedes-Benz car also comes with a high voltage battery certificate, which covers any technical malfunction with the battery arising from an inherent manufacturing fault. You can contact them on 0370 242 6200.
MG offers a seven-year warranty on all new vehicles with unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and 80,000 miles between 13 months and 84 months, whichever comes sooner. MG guarantees repair replacement or adjustment, free of charge, by an Authorised Repairer, of any part that fails during the warranty period due to a manufacturing or material defect. You can claim by calling MG on 020 3917 5821.
MINI offers an excellent warranty on all new MINIs and Genuine MINI Parts. All new vehicles come with a three-year warranty. This includes MINI Emergency Service to cover unforeseen events. You can contact MINI on 0800 0836 464.
All brand-new Nissan passenger cars come with Nissan's standard warranty, which provides cover for the first three years or 60,000 miles. In the event of mechanical or electrical failure, an authorised Nissan dealer will repair or replace, free of charge, those parts which are covered by the Nissan warranty. You can contact Nissan on 0330 123 1231 in case of a claim.
Every new Peugeot comes with a three-year / 60,000 miles fully transferable warranty for continued peace of mind. Peugeot will guarantee to repair or replace, free of charge, any faulty parts covered by the warranty. You can contact Peugeot on 0800 042 2422 or enter your location to find your nearest Peugeot retailer, who will be able to assist in the event of a warranty claim.
Polestar offers a four-year / 50,000-mile vehicle warranty on all new Polestar vehicles. Polestar's warranty covers repairs to or replace faulty components, paintwork and rust caused by manufacturing defects. You can contact them on 0800 051 7863 if you need to make a claim.
Every new Porsche comes with a three-year Porsche New Car Guarantee. The Porsche New Car Guarantee is valid worldwide and provides unlimited mileage coverage against all manufacturing defects. You can claim by calling Porsche on 03457 911 911.
All new ICE and Hybrid Renault cars registered from 1st January 2023 are covered by Renault's base vehicle warranty, unlimited for first 24 months, then limited to a total of 60,000 miles or three years, whichever comes first. To make a claim, call Renault on 0344 335 0000.
All new SEAT vehicles come with a warranty period of up to three years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The warranty is automatically transferred to any new owner, subject to the same terms and conditions. You can contact SEAT on 08085 222 222 in case of a claim.
All new Skoda vehicles come with a three-year warranty period for unlimited mileage in the first two years and up to 60,000 miles in the third year. Skoda also offers a 12-year body protection warranty on all new Skodas. To make a warranty claim, call Skoda on 03330 037 504.
In the unlikely event your Smart car develops a fault, all new generation Smarts are covered by a 36-month warranty without a mileage limit. The warranty protects against failures in the vehicle caused by any manufacturing defects that may have occurred when the vehicle was built. To make a claim, call Smart on 0345 641 9757.
All Subaru vehicles are covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile (whichever is sooner) manufacturer's warranty. This includes a 12-Year Anti-Corrosion Warranty for the bodywork, a three-year warranty for the paintwork and a comprehensive three-year Recovery and Assistance Programme, valid in the UK and Europe. To make a claim, contact Subaru on 0800 777 127.
Every new Suzuki comes with a warranty that covers three years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first). You also receive a 12-year anti-perforation warranty, as standard. To make a claim, call Suzuki on 08085 011959.
All Tesla models are covered by a new vehicle limited warranty for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. The battery and drive unit in your vehicle are also covered for eight years (of 150,000 miles) for Model S and Model X, eight years (of 100,000 miles) for Model 3 Standard or Standard Range Plus and eight years (of 120,000 miles) for the Model 3 Long Range or Performance. You can contact Tesla on 0162 845 0660 in case of a claim.
Toyota provides a three-year warranty as standard across the range from the vehicle's registration date, which can be extended with regular servicing at a Toyota dealer. This warranty covers any mechanical fault caused by a manufacturing defect. You can claim by calling Toyota on 0800 246 824.
Vauxhall's new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration). It guarantees to repair or replace parts and substitute parts for your new vehicle at no charge by a Vauxhall trained technician. You can call Vauxhall on 0800 55 33 88 to make a claim.
Volkswagen's manufacturer warranty covers new vehicles for three years, with unlimited mileage in the first two years and 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) in the third year. It covers all problems with the vehicle, including minor corrosion due to a manufacturing defect. To find out more, call Volkswagen on 0800 279 7508 to make a claim.
Volvo offers a three-year / 60,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first. Any component failure attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be rectified free of charge by an authorised Volvo retailer. You can call on Volvo on 0800 777116 to make a claim.
Can I buy a warranty for my lease car once the manufacturer's standard warranty has expired?
If you are worried about potential mechanical issues once the standard manufacturer's standard warranty on your lease car has expired, you may want to consider purchasing an extended warranty.
There are three main types of extended car warranty:
- A manufacturer's extended warranty - this is offered by the vehicle manufacturer and can be purchased when the car is new or before the car's original warranty expires.
- A used car warranty - this is typically supplied with a used car sold by a car supermarket or franchised car dealership.
- An aftermarket warranty purchased from an independent provider - this is usually purchased by an insurance broker or online via a comparison site.
The cost of an extended car warranty depends on various factors, including the vehicle make/model, value, age, mileage and the level of cover.
NB: Nationwide Vehicle Contracts does not offer an extended car warranty, so if you are interested in this product, you will need to source this from another provider.
Is an extended car warranty worth purchasing if I'm leasing?
This all depends on your circumstances, needs and the term of your lease agreement. All new lease vehicles come with the standard manufacturer's warranty, which covers the cost of parts and labour for most mechanical or electrical faults (exclusions apply).
However, if you plan to keep your lease vehicle for longer than the standard manufacturer's warranty (e.g. typically, for three years or more), then an extended car warranty may offer you peace of mind regarding unexpected costs.
It is worth noting that extended car warranties can be costly and don't cover every type of repair, so it's always worth weighing up the pros and cons before deciding to purchase.
Should I get an extended warranty on my new lease car?
There are many pros and cons to purchasing an extended warranty for your new lease car.