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Time to move the beer is better too in Germany.:grin:



Besides its more practical uses, a warranty is a truly invaluable for the peace of mind it offers to the vehicle owner. Knowing that should something terrible happen to the car’s engine, transmission or other major components, the owner won’t have to pay a dime is a great feeling to have.

Warranty is becoming more and more important these days, especially since cars have an increasingly steady longer life. In fact, a recently conducted study shows that the average service life for a vehicle on German roads has now risen to nine years. Whether that’s down to the financial crisis and people’s reluctance to change their cars so often or the fact that cars simply don’t become obsolete that fast anymore is absolutely irrelevant from the insurer’s perspective.

The thing is, the older a car gets, the more likely the possibility it will require maintenance increases, so the ability to insure a car after the standard warranty expires should be very well received by owners of used cars as well as those who are just purchasing a new vehicle.

In the case of Mercedes-Benz and smart cars, their owners will be able to extend the warranty - or sign up for a new one, if the vehicle is pre-owned - every year until the cars reach the tenth year of their lives. This service will become available in early 2016 and will be provided by Daimler’s newly established Mercedes-Benz Versicherung AG. The important thing to note is that the warranty is tied to a specific vehicle and continues even if the owner changes.

“Because warranty products strengthen the ties between customers and dealers, we want to offer such products from our own brand in the future,” says Dr. Ingo Telschow, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Daimler Insurance Services GmbH. “This way, we can ensure that any repairs that become necessary are made with genuine spare parts from Daimler.”

The warranty insurance will be sold by Mercedes-Benz Bank and also still be brokered by CarGarantie GmbH.
 

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I bet you're only half joking. My SLK is such a joy that I'll probably at least hang onto it for a while whenever it's time for the next car. A used R171 with low-ish miles isn't all that expensive anymore. But when the day finally comes, hopefully someone (maybe on SLKWorld?) will appreciate and care for it.
 

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I bet you're only half joking. My SLK is such a joy that I'll probably at least hang onto it for a while whenever it's time for the next car. A used R171 with low-ish miles isn't all that expensive anymore. But when the day finally comes, hopefully someone (maybe on SLKWorld?) will appreciate and care for it.

Ive never paid for warranty and prob never will unless its free when you purchase a car .

As i said some of the yearly warranty i hear is laughable and when you way up the cost of the car the years you have the warranty you could of bought two and used for spares . :wink:

Mind you im the only one who touches my car . :grin:
 

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In Europe there is one Korean car maker offering 7 years warranty on their cars at no extra cost.

This is pure marketing as their cars are not more reliable than the others on the market and second when there is a claim in most of the cases HQ in Korea refuses to cover anything. They always find an excuse to not cover the case. The main one being the car was not service at one point or the other at an official dealer.
 
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