When buying a car in South Africa, most of us are set on looking for a vehicle that will suit your needs, maybe something pretty, or fast.
If you are an avid camper and enjoying taking the old caravan on holiday you will need a decent tow car.
If you only require transport to and from work then something small and light is best suited for you.
Have a large family? Then an MPV or SUV would be needed.
At the end of the day, we all want security, a vehicle that won't give you endless problems, and a vehicle that comes with a decent manufacturer's warranty giving you peace of mind for the foreseeable future should be a top priority when browsing for your next set of wheels.
Let's have a look at some of the more popular brands here in South Africa for who offers what when it comes to factory warranties:
All Volkswagen passenger cars and light Commercial vehicles come with a 3 year / 120 000 km warranty which protects your vehicle against the failure of most mechanical and electrical components due to manufacturing defects.
Ford South Africa offers a standard manufacturers warrantee of 4 years / 120 000 km.
BMW South Africa offers a 5 year / 100 000 km motor plan which can be extended to a maximum of 7 years or 200 000 km.
Audi South Africa offers a Freeway Plan that covers you for a period of 5 years or 100 000 km.
Hyundai Automotive South Africa has announced that it will introduce a manufacturer's warranty of 7 years, or 200 000 km, on its vehicles, up from the 5 year / 150 000 km warranty introduced at the end of 2007.
Kia South Africa offers a 5 year/ 150 000 km warranty except for the deletion of the mileage restriction, but Kia Motors South Africa has further upgraded its standard Roadside Assistance programme from 3 years / unlimited mileage to 5 years / unlimited mileage.
Mercedes Benz South Africa offers a (PremiumDrive) Maintenance Plan option which includes:
As of the 1st September 2019, "Peugeot Pride" is offered across the entire Peugeot passenger car range and covers:
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