AS CARS get more expensive and their level of technology increases, used car buyers can find the thought of something going wrong without a warranty in place gives them sleepless nights.
Now some of them can rest a little easier: Jaguar Land Rover has announced changes to its used car warranty programme that mean secondhand cars bought from a Jaguar or Land Rover dealer now come with a two year warranty.
The move is significant for the British car brands as they try to exceed the standards of customer care of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, which only offer a year’s warranty through their approved used car programmes – the same level of cover previously offered by JLR. Porsche is one of the few rival car makers to offer a two year package.
And it is equally significant for drivers, as it brings increased peace of mind to those concerned by the increasing level of technical sophistication in modern cars and the propensity for gadgets and gizmos to go wrong.
From now on, any approved used Jaguar or Land Rover that is under five-years old and has travelled less than 100,000 miles gets two years of warranty cover with no restriction on mileage during that period.
It will have been subjected to a 165 point inspection, an independent history and mileage check and comes with a 30 day, 1,000 mile vehicle exchange policy – in the event something goes wrong. There is also the reassurance of MOT test cover, which should make good any issue that causes the car to fail an MOT during its warranty period.
Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, commented: “With new model introductions across both Jaguar and Land Rover brands, we are committed to providing our customers with an excellent ownership experience.”