unitrans maintenance plan and warranty products

What products are available for you under the Unitrans (UM) vehicle maintenance plans?

Trading under the Unitrans Insurance Limited (U-Insure), Unitrans registered as an insurance provider, car warranty is an insurance product, that provides the South African public with these motor warranty products: Credit Protection, New Vehicle Warranty, Used Vehicle Warranty and ExtraCover (Top Up) Insurance. They use Motorite Insurance Administrators (Pty) Limited as their claims administrator, and AA Fleetcare does the towing of vehicles in the unfortunate case of a breakdown.

The cover that takes care of New Vehicle Warranty and Used Vehicle Warranty is Autocare Warranty. It is a Mechanical Breakdown Insurance. You can claim in case of mechanical failure of the engine, gearbox, differential, drive shafts, steering, fuel system, and braking or cooling systems. Wear and tear of some of the components is not covered.

To claim against the warranty call Contract Lease Management (Pty) Ltd (CLM ) on Tel: (011) 450-3939

Their car maintenance plans offered include:
Full maintenance plan: you can claim against some repairs and vehicle servicing.
Service maintenance plan: you can claim against servicing costs.
Maintenance and service plans are no-insurance products.

TO extend your maintenance plan, you can qualify if:

Your vehicle is younger than 5 years
You less than 120 00 km mileage
You have a good vehicle service history and have not skipped services.

If you would like to contact Unitrans Insurance Limited, make sure you understand their terms for what is covered, what you pay for and what they pay for.

Car Warranty Cover in South Africa

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If you’ve ever bought a vehicle second hand, you will know that a car warranty is a must-have! Car dealerships also have specific warranty cover companies that offer car warranties for your vehicle. And what they offer also spans from mechanical breakdown insurance, engine break-down to offering road-side assistance in case of a break down.

Vehicle warranty extenders work like an insurance product because you claim against an insurance policy. You also have to get these through an actual insurance broker/representative.

Car warranty cover is used as an extended warranty after your vehicle has gone out of the manufacturer’s warranty. You will be able to replace certain major parts that have failed, have broken down or simply need replacement.

Your car will also need to be serviced with an approved dealerships at required intervals. This is required so that the insurer knows the vehicle has at least been taken care of.

You will also take care to take your car warranty early on as it becomes much more affordable. More factors that determine the price include the mileage of your car, and the year of manufacture.

Car manufacturers such as Toyota, VW or Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz often have their own in-house warranty and warranty plan extenders that they sell in-house. They will often add them for an extra 20 000 kms or 2 years after the original plan has elapsed.

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extended warranty plan

Extended car warranty with Hollard Motor Xtender

Is your motor warranty running out? Worried about the mechanical well-being of your vehicle? Extend the warranty of your car with Hollard Motor Xtender. It is an insurance policy that covers your vehicle in the event of a mechanical breakdown. It’s also helpful if your vehicle is over hundred thousand kilometers as it will start to give you mechanical issues.

Hollard gives you the following benefits with its motor warranty extender:

  • Selected (21) mechanical components
  • mechanical breakdown
  • roadside assistance

How does motor warranty work?

The insurer mostly will break down the entire amount into components and will pay for each component at a specified amount. All wear and tear components are excluded.
All pre-existing damages of the vehicle are excluded. Benefits reduce by 50% once a vehicle has reached either 10 years of age or mileage has exceeded 200 000km’s.