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Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:06 pm

I've tried to price up how much it will be but it just advises me to contact them directly but I'm at work so sadly can't.

Any ideas on what sort of cost I will be looking at?

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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by john1945 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:49 am

I paid £262.38 for my extended warranty on a 2012 116i in November 2015. Might have gone up since then.
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:31 am

Thqnka.

What level cover was that?
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Post by andyc1988 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:31 am

I don't think you'll get a quote until it's out of the AUC warranty. You'll also have to make sure you service the car at BMW to keep the BMW Insured warranty valid, but this is quite cost effective when you find a good dealership that will offer you BMW Value servicing. Or just have a look at https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/ for surprisingly cheap servicing on cars over 3 years old. Most dealerships wont volunteer this website or those prices to you.

Comprehensive cover is well worth it, you can increase your excess to £250 as the likelihood of a claim is slim compared to the hike in premium vs the £100 excess policy. BMW Emergency Services are good but nowhere near worth the money, look up AutoAid for breakdown recovery, full breakdown service for £43.

All in all you should be looking at less than £300 per year if the policy is configured correctly and the car is under 60k, if the car is likely to exceed 60k before renewal then choose to pay monthly as it'll avoid the 60k price hike (which can be 75% on top of base price).

A very good policy that saved me thousands more than it cost me over the 4 years I used it.
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:49 pm

andyc1988 wrote:I don't think you'll get a quote until it's out of the AUC warranty. You'll also have to make sure you service the car at BMW to keep the BMW Insured warranty valid, but this is quite cost effective when you find a good dealership that will offer you BMW Value servicing. Or just have a look at https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/ for surprisingly cheap servicing on cars over 3 years old. Most dealerships wont volunteer this website or those prices to you.

Comprehensive cover is well worth it, you can increase your excess to £250 as the likelihood of a claim is slim compared to the hike in premium vs the £100 excess policy. BMW Emergency Services are good but nowhere near worth the money, look up AutoAid for breakdown recovery, full breakdown service for £43.

All in all you should be looking at less than £300 per year if the policy is configured correctly and the car is under 60k, if the car is likely to exceed 60k before renewal then choose to pay monthly as it'll avoid the 60k price hike (which can be 75% on top of base price).

A very good policy that saved me thousands more than it cost me over the 4 years I used it.
Thanks for this reply. Great info.

Car is on 39k at present and full BMW service history. I estimate approx 6-7k miles per year.

Hopefully get it at a good price. Keeps the mind settled too with what ifs etc.

Car is still under the 5year service pack which it had its last full service in August. Runs out just before the brake fluid change is due. Convenient
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:54 pm

Reading the auto aid website and they use the term reimburse quite a lot.

Do you have to arrange your own tow and then claim the costs back?
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Post by andyc1988 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:35 pm

GarryK wrote:Reading the auto aid website and they use the term reimburse quite a lot.

Do you have to arrange your own tow and then claim the costs back?
Hi Garry,

You contact AutoAid to organise recovery of your vehicle, it's your choice where you want it taking, they send the nearest available recovery agent in your area. You pay the breakdown recovery agent at trade rates (cash or card) there and then, and submit a claim for reimbursement which is promptly paid.

I've had to use them twice, both for tyre punctures where I had removed my run-flats and didn't carry a spare. Both times recovery was within 60 minutes, I paid a trade rate at the time (£30 once and £50 another to be low-loaded 30 miles due to having 2 flats at the same time). I submitted claims both times and received a cheque within a week.

They started out at £39 a few years back and now have increased to £43-odd. Clearly they adjust their premium level based on how many claims are received, a bit like a "mutual society" type product - quite reassuring really, shows they aren't likely to go under.

I've had all my family signed up to them too.

I'm not affiliated with them, I'm just very pleased with the product and price so recommend them whole heartedly. I heard about them via Money Saving Expert, they are still recommended by them.

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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by andyc1988 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:36 pm

GarryK wrote:Car is still under the 5year service pack which it had its last full service in August. Runs out just before the brake fluid change is due. Convenient
Brake fluid should be every 2 years if I remember correctly, so you should get your 4 year service out of them. After that it's pretty cheap to have the fluid replaced at BMW Value Service rates - £65 last time for me.
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:27 pm

I will be checking when its been done on the idrive then and seeing if its overdue. Its not in the red at all though and the date definitely says next year for its next change
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by jallen » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:42 pm

andyc1988 wrote:
GarryK wrote:Car is still under the 5year service pack which it had its last full service in August. Runs out just before the brake fluid change is due. Convenient
Brake fluid should be every 2 years if I remember correctly
I'm not sure about that. My 2014 has never had it changed and Idrive suggests it won't need doing until feb2017.


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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:35 am

jallen wrote:
andyc1988 wrote:
GarryK wrote:Car is still under the 5year service pack which it had its last full service in August. Runs out just before the brake fluid change is due. Convenient
Brake fluid should be every 2 years if I remember correctly
I'm not sure about that. My 2014 has never had it changed and Idrive suggests it won't need doing until feb2017.


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It must be 3 years then. I totally forgot to check anyway
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by andyc1988 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:39 pm

It does appear to be 3 years, not 2. In most cars brake fluid is rated to last for 2 years but BMW's must be magic :lol: or the system is very well sealed from external moisture.
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:40 pm

What cover do people tend to take out?

Comprehensive or the named component?

£392 comp with emergency assistance £250 excess

£360 named component with emergency cover £250

Seems little difference and fully comp seems all bases covered.

Any thoughts or opinions?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by spl23 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:59 pm

I always took comprehensive with the highest excess. That way, you are covered for anything expensive that goes bang, which is the main purpose of a warranty. Named Component excludes a lot of potentially pricey things that can fail, like the media system.

Comprehensive with a £250 excess means you know the biggest bill you will see is £250, and that most of the car is covered.
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Re: Extending the warranty

Post by GarryK » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:12 pm

That was my thought process towards it. Thanks for the input. Appreciate it
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