Straffords Warranty Options

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    Any vehicle purchased from Straffords automatically receives a FREE 3 MONTHS comprehensive warranty covering all the items listed below. The only stipulations are that you must return the vehicle to us, the mechanical breakdown must not have been caused by driver negligence or neglect and the vehicle cannot be modified in any way from its original sale date. Customers are urged to purchase extended and enhanced warranties that can cover your used vehicle for up to 3 years. These extra warranties are highly recommended for all types of used vehicles and are particularly advised for higher mileage specialist vehicles, just ask your Strafford salesperson at the time of purchase.

    • Definition of mechanical breakdown
      For the purposes of this Free 3 month guarantee the definition of Mechanical Breakdown shall mean, the sudden and unforeseen failure of a component arising from any permanent mechanical or electrical defect, (for a reason other than wear and tear, normal deterioration, or negligence) causing a sudden stoppage of its function, necessitating immediate repair or replacement of the component before normal operation can be resumed. Consequential mechanical damage caused by negligence will not be covered.
    • Rear Wheel Drive (2 wheel drive & 4X4)
      Drive shafts, universal joints and couplings, constant velocity joints, half shafts, and bearings. (Excluding: gaiters and bushes).
    • Differential/s (2 wheel drive & 4X4)
      Planetary gear assembly, crown wheel, and pinion assembly. Internal shafts, bearings, bushes, thrust washers, spacers, bevel gears. This includes front, rear, and centre differentials. (Excluding: viscous couplings and fluid differentials).
    • Propshaft/s (2-wheel drive & 4X4)
      Propshaft, universal joints, couplings, bearings, including front and rear transfer shafts. (Excluding: gaiters).
    • Wheel Bearings
      Front and rear wheel bearings.
    • Steering and Suspension
      The steering rack and pinion, power steering rack, steering box, power steering box, and idler box. (Excluding: gaiters, oil leaks, coil springs, shock absorbers, arms, tracking, and balancing).
    • Braking
      Brake master cylinder, callipers, wheel cylinders, brake bias/restrictor valve. (Excluding: disc brakes, brake pads, brake shoes, brake shoe fitting kits, wheel cylinders, and brake drums).
    • Electrical
      Alternator, voltage regulator, starter motor (including pre-engaged solenoid), starter solenoid (inertia drive starters), indicator relay, front windscreen wiper motor, front windscreen washer motor, ignition coil, and horn. (Many electrical items excluded including Sat-Nav, Radio, CD Player, heated seats, and any manufacturer optional extra IE non-standard equipment).
    • Casings
      Damage to casings caused by the failure of a covered component will constitute part of the total claim within the coverage limits.
    • Cylinder Block
      excluding cracks and porosity), cylinder bores and liners (excluding cracks and porosity), crankshaft, crank bearings, big end bearings, oil pump, con-rods, gudgeon pins, small end bearings, pistons, piston rings, cylinder head (excluding cracks, porosity), rocker shaft, rockers, hydraulic lifters, camshaft and cam followers, push rods, camshaft bearings, inlet and exhaust valves, valve springs, valve guides, cylinder head gasket, inlet manifold, timing gears, timing chains, timing belt/chain tensioner, flywheel or flex plate, starter ring gear. (Excluding: overheating, de-coking, burnt, pitted, and sticking valves).
    • Timing Belt 
      If the timing belt has been changed in accordance with the time/mileage requirements specified by the manufacturer (receipt required) it will be covered against mechanical Breakdown.
    • Important 
      See notes on the page headed "Service Schedule" / "Timing Belt Warning"
    • Cooling
      Engine thermostat, water pump, thermostat housing, viscous fan coupling, engine temperature gauge sensor, engine oil cooler, heater matrix, radiator, expansion tank.
    • Fuel System (Petrol)
      Fuel Injected Engines: petrol injection pump, air flow meter, fuel pressure regulator, metering head, auxiliary air valve, idle speed control valve. (Excluding Breakdown as a result of contamination or failure to meet current emission legislation).
    • Engine Management
      Engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU), automatic transmission governor (computer governor), anti-knock sensor, MAP sensor.
    • Manual Gearbox 
      The following internal mechanical Components are covered: gears and gear clusters, selectors and shafts, synchromesh assemblies, bushes, ball and roller bearings, needle bearings, and transfer gears.
    • Clutch
      Release thrust bearing, centre plate (oil contamination - centre plate only), pressure plate, master and slave cylinders, clutch Cable including self-adjusting mechanism, and clutch damper.
    • Automatic Gearbox
      The following internal mechanical Components are covered: governor, valve block, oil pump, gears, brake bands, servos, clutches, seals, shafts, bearings and bushes, modulator valve, transfer gears
    • Working Materials
      Should any authorised repair to any of the above components require essential replacement of or topping up of lubricants, oils or coolant or replacement of the oil filter these shall be covered as part of the total claim within the coverage limits. It is essential that if a claim is made that the vehicle is returned to Strafford Sales at 74 Preston Road Brighton BN1 4QG for the repairs to be carried out, no 3rd party repairer is allowed for the free 3-month warranty.
    • Available for up to 3 years (upgrade options are only available on the date of purchase).
      Provided that the terms and conditions of this Extended Guarantee fully comply with the following specifically listed components and labour costs are covered against mechanical breakdown. Please refer to your Schedule for Dealer Care Extended Guarantee claims limits. Within the period of the Extended Guarantee, the number of claims is unlimited. Items not specifically listed will not be covered by this Dealer Care Extended Guarantee. Engine

    Optional Additional Cover

    The following will only be included if selected as optional additional cover items on the Schedule, and the appropriate additional payments paid. Turbocharger / Supercharger / Kompressor The complete unit is covered providing it is of original manufacturer’s equipment (including the wastegate if it is an integral part of the unit and cannot be bought separately).

    Four Wheel Drive Vehicles (4X4)

    If you have paid for the additional cover for your 4-wheel drive vehicle, the cover above will be extended to cover the additional drive train components found on your vehicle beyond its 2-wheel drive equivalent. Additional cover is denoted in the certificate marked with the term "4X4".

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