Buying a 3 year old Car from Carshop - advice regarding warranty + paint protection.

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Posted 26th Sep
Hi Guys

I've found a car that i like at a price that i think is good (ive been to view it today) - ive compared lots on the internet and from shopping around quite a few forecourts - im now at the stage where i am ready to purchase, but first i would like some advice from members.

The vehicle is a Jeep Renegade (i know these aren't everyones taste but i like it), The vehicle is 3 years old and has 30k miles on clock (this is average for a 3 year old car).

The vehicle is for sale with the Car Shop but ontop of the cost agreed for the car - Carshop have asked would i like to pay additional for Extended Warranty on the Car, which would be £649 for 2 years and also there is an option to pay for Paint and interior upholstery protector (something called GardX) with is a further £299 - so this has added £948 onto the vehicle price (if i want it).

The Paint protection and extra warrenty is optional, not compulsory - so i just wanted member views / based on experience - have you bought these add ons/ are they worth spending the extra money??
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Forget the extras in my opinion.
Any sort of warranty or other insurance is designed to cost more than it pays out on average so the company doesn't go bust, so you'd normally only go for that if a breakdown would be particularly costly for you in other ways.

Interior fabric and paint protection is a more straightforward thing to decide on whether it's worth it for you. Do your cars normally have issues with the fabrics getting dirty or the paint getting damaged?

Although, even if one or another is useful to you I wouldn't get them from the dealer. Both are the sort of thing you're better off going to a specialist for as you'll get lower prices and better coverage.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 26th Sep
Couldn’t you just get this additional cover from another company. I’m sure it would be much cheaper than the quoted £1000
Hassxn78626/09/2019 17:24

Couldn’t you just get this additional cover from another company. I’m sure …Couldn’t you just get this additional cover from another company. I’m sure it would be much cheaper than the quoted £1000


Thats a good point - to be honest as i was in the shop inspecting the car and giving it a test drive i hadnt thought of that... however that then opens a new can of worms in finding who does extra warrenty and who does paint and fabric protection at a cheaper price.
Warranty’s are not worth the paper there wrote on especially used car garage ones , you will try claim and clause 6387 will say you can’t because you drove your car in the rain

It’s a load of tosh and these warranty company’s never pay out and will try anything to stop you claiming
Edited by: "ashmac" 26th Sep
Both a complete waste of time imo. Just a money making con.

If it's only 3yrs old there's not much going to go wrong. What's the manufacturer warranty.?

They would replace anything which goes wrong which isn't down to wear and tear so long as it's serviced.
ashmac26/09/2019 17:34

Warranty’s are not paper there wrote on especially used car garage ones , y …Warranty’s are not paper there wrote on especially used car garage ones , you will try clam and clause 6387 will say you can’t because you drove your car in the rain


Ive never really bought a new car before - so the above is exactly the kind of reason why i was worrying it would be a waste of money spending on the extra warrenty if they dealers just attempt to wriggle out of problems should the worst happen.
MonkeysUncle26/09/2019 17:34

Both a complete waste of time imo. Just a money making con. If it's only …Both a complete waste of time imo. Just a money making con. If it's only 3yrs old there's not much going to go wrong. What's the manufacturer warranty.? They would replace anything which goes wrong which isn't down to wear and tear so long as it's serviced.


Its my understanding brand new Jeep cars get 3 years manufacturers warrenty (so thats literally just abouts to run out as the car is now 3 years old) - however the seller (The Carshop) offers 3 months warrenty from the date of sale.
nick198126/09/2019 17:32

Thats a good point - to be honest as i was in the shop inspecting the car …Thats a good point - to be honest as i was in the shop inspecting the car and giving it a test drive i hadnt thought of that... however that then opens a new can of worms in finding who does extra warrenty and who does paint and fabric protection at a cheaper price.


Yeah I understand... depends really if you don’t want the hassle of looking into different companies. Just look very carefully at the terms and conditions. Also enjoy your new car!
Gardx yes extended warranty I wouldn’t bother with
Whatever you end up buying, you can almost always buy the same product (warranty, GAP insurance, etc) cheaper directly, i.e not via the dealer. So I would buy the car without the add-ons, then decide what add-ons you would like/need, do some reserahc online, and tghen buy directly from the relevant company/ies.
Interior protection-do you have kids, do you take drinks in with you, do you eat in the car? What I'm saying is there a big danger of the interior getting messed up or are you pretty careful? I'm just getting rid of a Jeep renegade and the interior is pretty basic imo, so it's not something that I sort to protect over and above being careful.
Edited by: "shepademus" 26th Sep
nick198126/09/2019 17:32

Thats a good point - to be honest as i was in the shop inspecting the car …Thats a good point - to be honest as i was in the shop inspecting the car and giving it a test drive i hadnt thought of that... however that then opens a new can of worms in finding who does extra warrenty and who does paint and fabric protection at a cheaper price.


Finding is easy. Stick 'car warranty' in your favourite search engine for the first, then swap to the maps tab and put in car detailing for the second. Job done.

We are talking significant amounts of money here, so it's worth doing a few hours research. See which warranties cover your needs, talk to some local detailing places.
I would think twice before buying a jeep. Parts are a nitemare to get and expensive also. I hate getting these in the workshop as you just know they'll sit there for weeks waiting on parts
nick198126/09/2019 17:37

Its my understanding brand new Jeep cars get 3 years manufacturers …Its my understanding brand new Jeep cars get 3 years manufacturers warrenty (so thats literally just abouts to run out as the car is now 3 years old) - however the seller (The Carshop) offers 3 months warrenty from the date of sale.


Also consider giving your local Jeep Dealership a ring as they do sell Manufacturer extended warranties also. Far as the GuardX stuff goes, not worth it one bit, I'd go like the below forum posts say and spend less than half the money at a local detailing company who will know what they doing.

pistonheads.com/gas…371
When you do buy it they will also try to sell you gap insurance. That is also much cheaper to buy elsewhere.
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