Renault's standard warranty used to cover new cars for 3 years or 60,000 miles. However, in September 2011 that was increased to 3 years or 100,000 miles. In February 2012 it because 4 years or 100,000 miles.
In the Summer of 2012 Renault also ran a promotion for a limited time that means some cars will be covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles.
But beware, the warranty covers manufacturing defects only and excludes wear and tear. So an extended warranty may still be a good invesment, even before your original warranty expires.
Renault offer one level of extended warranty that is relatively straightforward and easy to understand.
If you want to compare buying a warranty from an independent company to buying an extended warranty from Renault, or their dealers, the following example prices from Renault may help:
|Renault||Clio||3 years||Up to 60,000, no excess||£233.00|
|Renault||Megane||3 years||Up to 60,000, no excess||£377.00|
|Renault||Laguna||3 years||Up to 60,000, no excess||£527.00|
Price correct at July 2012.
The Renault extended warranty is an insurance policy, which is administered by Car Care Plan and underwritten by Motor Insurance Company. This falls under the jurisdiction of the Financial Services Agency (FSA). Cover is available for cars with less than 80,000 miles on the clock and can be purchased in monthly or yearly durations from three months to thirty-six months.
Remember to compare cover level with the alternative warranties using our summary table. The cheapest warranty may not be the best buy.
We advise noting the following issues when considering any Renault extended warranty:
- How do Renault define ‘wear and tear?'
- Renault exclude ‘wear' and tear' but not define what they mean by ‘wear and tear' and therefore a check is essential. For example, if a part fails that has been gradual developing faults, will that be replaced under the warranty? We suspect not.
- In the warranty it is stated that ‘seat covers and cushions' are not covered - check to see if premature wear is considered.
- In the warranty, it is stated that the wheels are not covered - check to see if they are covered for premature corrosion.
- In the warranty, it is stated that ‘weather strips and seals' and ‘water ingress' are not covered. Check to see whether an item damaged by water ingress, say an electronic unit damaged by a door seal leak would be covered.
- The warranty states that bulbs are not covered. Does this extend to expensive Zenon bulbs that many modern cars are fitted with?
- Exhaust systems are not covered. Check to see if premature corrosion would be considered.
We also advise making sure you know the period you need the car to be covered for. This will affect the price of independent warranties that you may want to compare with the Renault warranty.
Terms & Conditions Summary
Read the key terms and conditions including covered parts and non-covererd parts: Renault Terms & Conditions.
The above information has been gained from the manufacturer's sales literature and press office, and is correct as of May 2012. Please contact us with any omissions or amendments.