Vauxhall in the United Kingdom are now offering a limited lifetime warranty on all new cars sold from 1 August. In theory, a new Vauxhall could remain under full factory warranty forever, the only caveats being the warranty expires after the car has covered 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometres) and it only applies to the first owner.
Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors, Duncan Aldred, explains the company’s new found confidence, “With the Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty, we are making a strong statement of confidence in the quality of our products and a clear intent to provide the very best customer service in the UK.”
In Australia factory warranty has been used as a strong marketing feature by brands like Hyundai and Mitsubishi to name a few. Will we ever see a “lifetime” warranty offered locally?
VAUXHALL FIRST TO OFFER LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL NEW CARS
All new Vauxhall cars now covered by lifetime warranty from day of registration
Comprehensive OEM warranty covers all major components throughout car’s life
Enhances appeal of Vauxhall’s world-class car range still further
Luton – In an unprecedented industry move, Vauxhall is introducing a lifetime warranty on all its new cars with immediate effect, providing the potential of comprehensive coverage throughout each vehicle’s life.
Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty will apply to the first owner of any Vauxhall car registered from August 1 2010. Warranty coverage continues throughout the life of the car until it reaches 100,000 miles.
‘With the Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty, we are making a strong statement of confidence in the quality of our products and a clear intent to provide the very best customer service in the UK,’ said Duncan Aldred, Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors.
The comprehensive new OEM warranty cover includes powertrain, steering system, brake system and electrical equipment throughout the life of the vehicle. To maintain the Lifetime Warranty, owners simply need to visit a Vauxhall retailer annually for a free vehicle inspection. Vauxhall is also set to announce details of a further programme enabling second owners to purchase the Lifetime Warranty.
Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty is the latest innovation from the UK’s oldest surviving car maker, which this year celebrates its 107th anniversary. Since 2006, the company has launched a raft of world-class products, including the latest Corsa, Agila, Meriva and Astra models, as well as the European Car of the Year-winning Insignia.
‘Great design, engineering excellence and innovative thinking come as standard with every new Vauxhall so a lifetime warranty, with its boost to the customer ownership experience, is a natural extension to the appeal of our products,’ added Duncan Aldred.