New Ford cars come with a three year warranty which consists of a one year unlimited mileage warranty plus a second and third year warranty with an overall 60,000 mile limitation.
You extend the Ford warranty, to cover up to 5 years, but only within twelve months of the car's date of first registration.
So rather than purchasing a new extended warranty, you are replacing the original warranty with a longer warranty.
The fourth year warranty consists of one year's unlimited mileage coverage plus three further years' coverage with an overall 80,000 mile limitation.
The five year warranty consists of one year's unlimited mileage coverage, plus four further years' coverage with an overall 100,000 mile limitation.
Any unexpired warranty period can be transferred to the next owner.
For further Ford car warranty details, and a warranty comparison to alternative warranty providers, please refer to our Ford Car Warranty Comparison Chart.
We advise noting the following issues when considering a Ford extended warranty and comparing them to the offers from independent warranty companies:
- Ford provide the warranty directly - it is not from a 3rd party insurer.You will not therefore be able to use the Financial Ombudsman Service if there is a problem, so make sure you understand their complaints procedure.
- Make sure you know the period you need the car to be covered for. This will affect the price of independent warranties that you compare the Ford offer to.
Terms & Conditions Summary
Read the key terms and conditions including covered parts and non-covererd parts: Ford Terms & Conditions.
Ford Dealer Prices
If you want to compare buying a warranty from an independent company to buying an extended warranty from Ford, or their dealers, the following example prices from Ford may help.
Remember to compare cover level with the alternative warranties using our summary table. The cheapest warranty may not be the best buy.
Prices correct at July 2012.
The above information has been gained from the manufacturer's sales literature and Press Office, and is correct as of March 2012. Please contact us with any omissions or amendments.