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. Joe Duffy Extended Warranty is available for 24 months.

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 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.


  • Cylinder block
  • Cylinder bores and liners
  • Crankshaft
  • Crank bearings
  • Big end bearings
  • Oil pump, con-rods
  • Gudgeon pins
  • Small end bearings
  • Pistons
  • Piston rings
  • Cylinder head
  • Rocker shaft
  • Rockers
  • Hydraulic lifters
  • Camshaft and cam followers
  • Push rods
  • Camshaft bearings
  • Inlet and exhaust valves
  • Valve springs
  • Valve guides
  • Cylinder head gasket
  • Flywheel
  • Starter ring gear (excl overheating, de-coking,
  • burnt, pitted and sticking valves)


  • Engine thermostat
  • Water pump
  • Thermostat housing
  • Viscous coupling
  • Engine temperature gauge sensor
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Heater matrix
  • Radiator
  • Expansion tank


  • Petrol injection pump
  • Airflow meter
  • Fuel pressure regulator
  • Metering head
  • Auxiliary air valve
  • Idle speed control valve (excl breakdown as a result of combination or failure to meet current emission legislation)


  • Engine electronic control unit (ecu)
  • Automatic transmission governor (computer
  • governor)

  • Antiknock sensor
  • Map sensor


  • Gears and gear clusters
  • Selectors and shafts
  • Synchromesh assemblies
  • Bushes
  • Ball and roller bearings
  • Needle bearings
  • Transfer gears

  • Release thrust bearing
  • Centre plate (oil contamination - centre plate only)
  • Pressure plate
  • Master and slave cylinders
  • Clutch cable incl self-adjusting mechanism
  • Clutch damper


  • Governor valve block
  • Oil pump
  • Gears
  • Brake bands
  • Servos
  • Clutches
  • Seals
  • Shafts
  • Bearings
  • Modulator valve
  • Transfer gears



  • All internal mechanical components and seals


  • All internal mechanical components and seals


  • Transfer gears
  • Selectors
  • Shafts
  • Transfer shafts
  • Needle and roller bearings
  • Output shafts
  • Bushes


  • Drive shafts
  • Universal joints and couplings
  • Constant velocity joints (excl gaiters and bushes)


  • Drive shafts
  • Universal joints and couplings
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Half shafts and bearings (excl gaiters and bushes)


  • Planetary gear assembly
  • Crown wheel and pinion assembly
  • Internal shafts
  • Bearings and bushes
  • Thrust washers
  • Spacers
  • Bevel gears
  • Front, rear and centre differentials (excl viscous
  • couplings and fluid differentials)


  • Prop shaft
  •  Universal joints and couplings
  • Bearings and rubber couplings
  • Front and rear transfer shafts 4x4 vehicles (excl
  • gaiters)


  • Front and rear wheel bearings


  • Steering rack and pinion
  • Power steering rack
  • Steering box
  • Idler box
  • Coil springs
  • Power steering pump and reservoir
  • Wishbones and ball joints
  • Suspension arms and torsion bars
  • Anti-roll bars
  • Front struts are covered up to 100.000km only (excl gaiters, oil leaks, tracking and balancing)


  • Master cylinder and reservoir
  • Callipers
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Brake bias/restrictor valve
  • Vacuum servo
  • Brake vacuum pump
  • ABS wheel sensors


  • Alternator
  • Voltage regulator
  • Starter motor (incl pre-engaged solenoid)
  • Starter solenoid (inertia drive starters)
  • Indicator relay
  • Front and rear windscreen wiper motor
  • Front and rear windscreen washer motor
  • Ignition coil
  • Horn
  • Electric window motors and switches
  • Glow plug relay (diesel vehicles)
  • Electric sunroof motor and switch
  • Central locking systems (excl remote control
  • unextending)

  • Distributor
  • Electronic ignition module
  • Electric radiator fan and temperature sensing
  • switch

  • Oil pressure sensor
  • Indicator and wiper switches (column stalks)
  • Heater fan motor
  • Fuel tank sender unit
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Speedo head and speedo transducer
  • Door mirror motors and switches


  • Consequential damage to casings by the failure
  • of a covered component will constitute part of the total claim within the warranty limits


  • Fuel injection pump
  • Low pressure supply pump
  • Fuel injection governor
  • Fuel shut off mechanism
  • Hydraulic or electrical injection timing mechanism
  • High pressure fuel metering head
  • Manifold boost
  • Pressure compensator
  • Altitude compensator (where fitted)
  • Pump drive gear
  • Glow plug relay
  • Mechanical lift pump
  • Brake vacuum pump (excl fuel lines, injectors,
  • glow plugs, high pressure pipes, injection timing

    adjustments, calibration, bench testing and

    emission test failures)


  • Components other than those specifically listed in
  • the ‘what is covered’ section of this warranty.

  • Cracked or porous cylinder heads, liners and bores
  • General maintenance
  • Components failing due to wear and tear
  • Faults which occur during the period of guarantee
  • of a manufacturer or supplier

  • Items which are subject to a manufacturer’s recall
  • Damage caused by overheating, freezing, corrosion
  • or the intrusion of harmful substances (e.g.

    water), incorrect grade of fuel, additives, oil or

    contamination, lack of antifreeze, lubrication

    or servicing. Multimedia units e.g. Sat Nav, CD

    player, radio, are only covered up to a maximum

    of €1,000. Any parts that are blocked or corroded

    or which have suffered failure due to flooding/

    freezing, water ingress, burning, melting or

    incorrect coolant, lubricant or fuel.

  • Blockage due to sludge, soot or carbon build up.
  • Improper use of the vehicle, neglect or abuse of any
  • kind, or drive-on damage after a fault has occurred

  • Faults which were on the vehicle at the time of
  • purchase caused by neglect, poor servicing or

    previous repair

  • Consequential damage, caused by the failure of
  • components not covered by this warranty. Any

    repairs not authorised by us prior to repair work

    being carried out

  • Any costs other than those specifically agreed and
  • authorised by us

  • Adjustments, the cleaning of components or
  • ‘prefacing’ costs (e.g. skimming or honing) and


  • Costs in excess of the equivalent Irish/UK/EU
  • specification vehicle, if your vehicle has been imported. Any use of contaminated fuel, or

    sub-standard fuel

    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.