Last year we saw the introduction of the lifetime warranty from car manufacturers Vauxhall and Opel. However, last week Opel announced that they have withdrawn the offer.
Opel have chosen to offer the standard manufacturers warranty to customers instead, although it will be possible to extend the warranty at an extra cost.
Interestingly, Vauxhall, Opels sister company will continue to offer the lifetime warranty for its customers, claiming it is one of the main reasons why people now decide to purchase a Vauxhall vehicle.
In the past the lifetime warranty has come under fire, many criticising whether it truly meant a ‘lifetime’. The warranty actually lasts until the car reaches 100,000 miles. In the early days this only applied to the first owner of the car, but since then the Vauxhall Network Q dealers now also offer the same warranty to customers, providing the car is less than one year old, and has less than 30k miles on the clock.
This should please anyone in the market for a new or nearly new Vauxhall model, a lifetime warranty will provide peace of mind and reassurance for customers, especially in the current economic climate.
A Vauxhall spokesperson confirms in a statement, “The Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty is 12 months old, and is now an established Vauxhall brand value. It is important to Vauxhall customers and has a positive bearing on their purchase decision – Vauxhall has no intention to withdraw from its lifetime warranty.”
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