Land Rover, Jaguar and Vauxhall have the most claims post-manufacturer warranty, according to data from Warranty Direct.
Warranty Direct has been able to examine the average cost of repairs and the most common issues that occur once a manufacturer warranty has expired. Manufacturer warranties typically last for three years so Warranty Direct has analysed authorized claims made across four-year-old vehicles.
Warranty Direct’s chief executive Simon Ackers said: “Our latest information on the most common costs and claims for vehicles post-manufacturer warranty should offer valuable insight for consumers whose vehicles are approaching the four-year mark. Those who currently possess certain brands, which have displayed more issues or expensive repairs, would be wise to consider purchasing an extended warranty once their manufacturer’s runs out. This could be more cost-effective in the long run and a good way to prepare for any future concerns.”
Land Rover had the largest number of authorised claims for vehicles of this age with the Defender model accounting for nearly a third (30%) of all Land Rover claims. This was closely followed by the Discovery (28%), the Range Rover (26%) and finally the Freelander (16%). Jaguar, Vauxhall and Renault led other manufacturers with the highest proportion of authorised claims.
The vehicle brand with the most expensive authorised claims for vehicles of four years of age was Bentley with costs averaging £1,358 per claim. Land Rover followed closely behind with an average of £1,324 per claim and Nissan was in third place with a £1,284 average.
The most common authorised claims across all makes were axle and suspension repairs, the likelihood of which often increased after 3 years due to wear and tear from increased mileage. These made-up 21% of claims across all makes.
Data taken from 2014-2017 claims reports and examines all 4-year old vehicles
All claims authorised by Warranty Direct