Volvo offer one level of extended warranty.
We advise noting the following issues when considering a Volvo extended warranty:
- Volvo provide the warranty directly - not via a third 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.
- How do Volvo define ‘wear and tear?'
- Opinions on what constitutes ‘wear and tear' vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and insurer to insurer.
- Volvo specify that body seals and weather strips are not covered by the warranty. Check to see if damage caused to a covered part (so called ‘consequential damage') by water ingress as a result would be covered.
- The warranty states that ‘cosmetic finishes, carpets and trim, upholstery' are not covered by the warranty - check to see if premature wear to these areas would be considered as valid reason for a claim.
- The 'exhaust system' is not covered - does this mean that the DPF filter on diesel cars is also not covered. Also check see how premature corrosion of the system would be dealt with.
- Wheels are not covered. Find out of premature corrosion/deformation to the wheels would be considered.
There is a link to the policy below and we suggest carefully considering the differences in cover between this and independent warranties before making a choice.
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 Volvo warranty.
Terms & Conditions Summary
Read the key terms and conditions including covered parts and non-covererd parts: Volvo Terms & Conditions.
Volvo Dealer Warranty Prices
If you want to compare buying a warranty from an independent company to buying an extended warranty from Volvo, or their dealers, the following example prices from Volvo may help.
Remember to compare cover level with the alternative warranties using our comparison table. The cheapest warranty may not be the best buy.
|Make||Model||Age (at purchase)||Cover||Price|
|Volvo||S40||3 to 5 years||Up to 100,000 miles||£455.00|
|Volvo||S60||3 to 5 years||Up to 100,000 miles||£595.00|
|Volvo||XC90||3 to 5 years||Up to 100,000 miles||£835.00|
Prices correct at July 2012.
New Volvo Warranty Periods
The table below shows the new Volvo models and the limitations on their warranty periods in terms of the number of years and the limits on the mileage. Outside of these periods, an extended Volvo warranty would be required from either Volvo or from an alternative warranty provider.
For further Volvo car warranty details, and a warranty comparison to alternative warranty providers, please refer to our Volvo Car Warranty Comparison Chart.
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.