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Any Dealings With Warranty Direct.

njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 5:56PM
Not a photography question....... But.............

Has anybody had any dealings with a company called Warranty Wise. I have just bought myself a second hand Jeep with a three month warranty but want to take out a further warranty to cover any major problems. They appear to be good value but the quality only shows when and if you make a claim.

Has anybody had to claim through Warranty Wise?

Any advice appreciated.

Bristol UK.

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User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Jan 2010 6:09PM

I'm in the trade.

And ANY, non-manufacturer Warranty is a waste of money.

Frankly - stick with what you have - and keep the rest in your pocket for when you need it.

andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 6:14PM
Just do a google. some happy some not so.
njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 6:17PM

Thanks for your comment. I have always been sceptical about warranties. The Jeep I have bought is a 3ltr. Turbo Diesel.

I know very little about diesels and if I did I don’t have the equipment to work on the engine, not like my 1600 Cortina’s years back where I could strip the engine.

I was just considering stashing away a ‘few’ pounds a month to cover repairs etc. but have heard if the diesel pump goes I could be looking at a £3000 bill which started me looking for Warranties etc.

njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 6:19PM

Thanks, I've done that but thought I would ask if anybody in this group had first hand experience.

User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Jan 2010 6:25PM
Nick - Love Chrysler Jeeps BUT...

Chrysler spares are expensive, not normally held in stock by the dealership (certainly since the recession hit - they like many other manufacturers dealerships who sent the bulk of their stock back to the main distributor) and, they can cost an arm and a leg.

For things like diesel pumps etc, then (maybe) the Warranty premiums may be worthwhile but....

Just to give you an idea...

I have a Chrysler Neon in the garage (been there sine since just before Christmas) that needs a new exterior lighting control stalk (sides/heads/fogs etc)... the parts are on THREE-WEEK back order.
nikon 16 146 1 England
3 Jan 2010 6:29PM
Bought a Renault grand scenic three years old with 12K on the clock from a main ford dealers (Taken in as a trade in).
Bought an additional warrantee at £150 to cover twelve months.
Have had two problems Interim pulley failure and a new alternator job priced at £1200 at Main Reault dealers. Second problem with camshaft sensor failure, again repaired by main Renault dealers. Both bills picked up by warantee company (L.G.H.) without hassle paying main dealer direct
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Jan 2010 6:31PM

That's Renault.

We're talking Chrysler here.

nikon 16 146 1 England
3 Jan 2010 6:36PM
Thought the initial question was directed at non manufacturer warantee's
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Jan 2010 6:39PM
Which is what is being replied to David.

More specifically - what Chrysler parts availability is like - IF the 3rd-party Warranty provider is behaving reasonably.

When it come to Chrysler.
nikon 16 146 1 England
3 Jan 2010 6:43PM
Mike ,
Just offered a personal experience of dealings with a non manufacturer warantee company and their customer service.
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Jan 2010 6:45PM
Understood... Smile
njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 6:47PM

I was told Jeep parts were expensive as a result of them being imported etc. but still went for the jeep, which I love, it's like driving an armchair comfort wise.

I've never bothered with warranties on my other cars but as this is a large 4x4 with two gear boxes and all that implies I got a little paranoid about breakdown etc. though I have never suffered any major faults with any of the cars I have had since 1979.

Warranty Wise want £1026 for 24 months cover. The dealer (non Jeep) I bought the Jeep from was twice as much for two years cover.

I am now thinking more along the lines of salting money away each month to cover any major repair. I always have my cars regularly serviced so hopefully any faults will be found before they turn 'Major'.

Nikon, thanks for your comment. glad to hear your experience of warranties is a good one.

cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
3 Jan 2010 6:49PM
I would agree with Mike, If an expensive item fails, There is a very healthy used part market.

Lost count of the number of Jeeps I have seen being broken for parts, Then all you need is a good independant garage.
njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 6:53PM

I hadn't thought of used parts. I do use a 'freindly' trustworthy garage which I use to service my cars. The non warranty way is seeming more and more the way to go.....


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