May 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM
As modern cars are becoming more and more efficient and reliable, manufacturers are taking steps to ensure that their customers benefit for as long as possible. One of the ways they are doing this is by providing longer warranties as standard.
MITSUBISHI 5 YEAR WARRANTY
One manufacturer leading the way in providing a longer warranty is Mitsubishi, who now provide a five year, 62,500miles (125,000 miles for the L200) warranty in the UK, as standard, across its entire line-up. This covers all their vehicles including commercial vehicles, as well as domestic, and doesn’t come at any additional cost.
This long warranty applies to any new Mitsubishi purchased after the 1st January 2015, vehicles purchased before this date will still benefit from the previous warranty length of three years.
WHAT’S COVERED BY MITSUBISHI’S BASIC WARRANTY ITEMS?
Under terms and conditions by Mitsubishi Motors Europe, the vehicle will be covered for all “basic warranty items” which shall be free from defects resulting from materials or workmanship under normal use. This basically means that absolutely everything in (and outside) your vehicle is covered with the exception of:
- Air Conditioner refrigerant
- Light bulbs
- Non-factory fitted in-car entertainment systems
- Fluids and lubricants
- Expendable items
This means that your engine, transmission, electrics and pretty much everything else will be covered for 5 years or 62,500 miles (125,000 miles for the L200). Great news for Mitsubishi owners, as this could potentially save you thousands in the case of a breakdown!
MITSUBISHI ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
If the long warranty wasn’t enough to sway you, Mitsubishi have also rolled out a plan that provides every new owner with a three-year, pan European roadside assistance package. This is being called the MAP, or Mitsubishi Assistance Package, and means that every customer will be able to drive anywhere in Europe without the worry of vehicle downtime.
This is a similar service to that offered by third party breakdown companies, and means that if your vehicle has any issues then a mechanic will come out to fix it roadside. This helps to ensure that if the worst happens, you are able to continue your journey with the minimum amount of delay and inconvenience. If the vehicle cannot be fixed on the side of the road then they will provide you with a hire car, offer vehicle recovery and even redelivery of your car.