Mechanical Breakdown Warranty

When purchasing a used vehicle you need to consider how you will protect yourself against any unforeseen costs during the period of ownership

No one plans for an unexpected repair bill but as your car increases in age and mileage, so does the risk of mechanical failure.

Our warranty has been designed to protect you against the costs incurred in the event of an electrical or mechanical failure of an included component or breakdown/immobilisation of the vehicle.* All mechanical and electrical components are included against any mechanical breakdown during the warranty period, provided that the terms and conditions of the agreement are fully complied with. Refer to the warranty schedule for conditions and exclusions.


  • The rocker assembly, including hydraulic followers.
  • Inlet and exhaust valves (not burnt valves).
  • Springs and guides.
  • Cylinder head (not cracks, de-coking or porous heads).
  • Cylinder head gasket (except skim).
  • Push rods.
  • Camshaft and followers.
  • Timing gears and chains (excluding tensioners and connected electrical devices).

  • Oil pump.
  • Pistons and rings.
  • Cylinder bores (excluding cracked or porous bores).
  • Con rods.
  • Gudgeon pins and bearings.
  • Crankshaft and bearings.
  • Inlet manifold.
  • Flywheel and ring gear.
  • Timing belts are included provided that the last due change of belt has taken place.

Manual Gearbox

  • Internal gears.
  • Synchromesh hubs.
  • Selectors.
  • Shafts.
  • Bearings, bushes and transfer gears (excluding oil leaks).


  • Internal crown wheel and pinion
  • Gears
  • Shafts
  • Bearings and bushes

Torque Converter

Automatic Gearbox

  • Internal shafts.
  • Gears.
  • Clutches.
  • Brake bands.
  • Valve block.
  • Governor.
  • Oil pump.
  • Bearings and bushes.
  • Servo.
  • Drive plate and transfer gears (excluding oil leaks).


  • Centre plate.
  • Pressure plate.
  • Release bearing.
  • Oil contamination (centre plate only).
  • Master and slave cylinders

Rear-wheel Drive

  • Half shafts.
  • Rear-wheel external drive shafts including constant velocity joints, universal joints and couplings (not gaiters).
Front-wheel Drive

  • Drive shafts including constant velocity joints.
  • Universal joints and couplings (not gaiters).
Four-wheel Drive

  • All four wheel drive components are included.
Wheel Bearings

  • Front and rear wheel bearings

  • Universal joints and couplings.
Fuel System (Diesel and Petrol)

  • Carburettors.
  • Automatic choke.
  • Lift pump.
  • Mechanical or electrical fuel pumps and tank sender unit.
Fuel Injection System

  • Throttle body. Airflow meter.
  • Idle control valve.
  • Warm up regulator and map sensor (except injectors and heater plugs).
  • Overrun cut off valve.
  • Throttle potentiometer.
  • Fuel accumulator.
  • Pressure regulator.

  • Steering (including power assisted steering).
  • Steering rack and pinion (not gaiters).
  • Steering box.
  • Power steering rack and pump.
  • Power steering reservoir and idler box.

Front and Rear Suspension

  • Hydrolastic displacers and hydropneumatic spheres.
  • Coil springs.
  • Upper and lower wishbones.
  • Ball and swivel joints.
  • Shock absorbers.

Electrical System

  • Starter motor and solenoid.
  • Alternator.
  • Window and sun roof motors.
  • Electric window switches.
  • Sunroof switch.
  • Central locking motors.
  • Heater fan motor.
  • Indicator flasher relay.
  • Front and rear windscreen wiper and washer motors.
  • Thermostatically-controlled radiator fan motor.
  • Horn.
  • Multi-function stalk switch.
  • Working Materials
  • Oils, oil seals and gaskets.
  • Oil filter and anti-freeze.


  • If any of the parts included fail and damages the casings, they will also be included.


  • Brake master cylinder.
  • Wheel cylinders.
  • Electronic handbrake.
  • Brake calliper seals.
  • Servo

Air Conditioning (Factory Fitted)

  • The air conditioning compressor unit is included.

Turbo Charger (factory fitted)

Anti-Locking Brake System (Factory Fitted)

Catalytic Convertors (Factory Fitted)

In Car Entertainment (Factory Fitted)

Satellite Navigation (Factory Fitted)

Oil Seals

  • Crankshaft front seal, camshaft oil seal, auxiliary shaft oil seal, gearbox rear seal, drive shaft(s) seals and differential pinion seal.

Working Materials

  • Oils, oil filter and anti-freeze are included only if it is essential to replace them because of the failure of a part which is included in this agreement

Important Conditions

  • Your car must be kept serviced to the manufacturer’s schedule as failure to do so could invalidate your policy.
  • All warranty work must be authorised prior to work being carried out.


  • Body, paint, glass, interior/exterior trim. Cracked or porous cylinder heads and bores, skimming/pressure testing, burnt valves, wheels, airbag, electrical wiring and wiring looms, hoses, pipes, brake seizure and corrosion. Service items and other components subject to routine maintenance or periodic repair or replacement such as plugs, HT leads, brake frictional material, clutch facings, wiper blades/rubbers, auxiliary belts, cables, light bulbs/units, batteries, tyres and exhaust systems.

*The benefits summarised above are subject to the terms and conditions. There are also certain limitations in the maximum amount paid in the event of a breakdown. Please ask your supplying dealer for further details.

Full Recovery Assistance Included with Mechanical Breakdown Warranty

Call Assist Breakdown Recovery is a dynamic emergency assistance service designed by experts to suit you. Call Assist operates a 24 hour, 365 days-a-year service for you to contact should your vehicle experience a breakdown.

Call Assist are trained to the highest degree and are backed by the latest computer technology and mapping facilities together with a fully trained network of Recovery Operators throughout Ireland.


Roadside Assistance and Recovery

If your vehicle suffers a breakdown:

  • An electrical or mechanical failure which immediately renders the vehicle immobilised.
  • Running out of fuel.
  • Flat tyres.
  • Locking your key in the vehicle.

  • Help will be sent to the scene of the breakdown and we will pay call out fees and mileage charges needed to repair or assist with the vehicle. If, in the opinion of the Recovery Operator, they are unable to repair the vehicle at the roadside the Recovery Controller will assist in the following way:

  • Arrange for your vehicle, you and up to five passengers to be recovered to the nearest garage able to
  • undertake the repair, or;

  • If the above is not possible at the time of the breakdown they will arrange for your vehicle, you and
  • up to five passengers to be transported to your home address or original destination.

    Home Assist

    A Recovery Operator will be dispatched to your home address or within a one mile radius. Attempts will be made to repair your vehicle on the spot. If a repair is not possible they will transport your vehicle to the nearest repairing garage.