What is a Mechanical Warranty?

People are often unsure of what a Mechanical Warranty is. Bidvest Insurance explains exactly what a Mechanical Warranty is.

Being inconvenienced by a mechanical or electrical breakdown can leave you in a difficult situation. You do not want to find yourself in the terrifying situation of being stranded or being left with the high cost of emergency repairs to your car.

A Mechanical Warranty is designed to take the sting out of unexpected mechanical and electrical breakdowns. Our Mechanical Warranty product provides extensive cover for cars of various ages and kilometres.

With a Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance, your vehicle is well taken care of as it ages.

Why do I need a Mechanical Warranty?

We’d love to believe that regular servicing and checkups would be enough to ensure that our cars are well taken care of. Even when we keep to the right service schedules, mechanical and electrical breakdowns still happen. Those unexpected expenses can put a ding in your car, your day, and your budget.

Your vehicle makes life a lot easier for you. Being inconvenienced by an unexpected breakdown will surely ruin your schedule, or worse, it could put your life at risk. A Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance keeps you and your vehicle covered, when you need it most.

The Mechanical Warranty policy has benefits tailored to help you in the event of a mechanical or electrical breakdown. The policy benefits are available to you 24/7. When you need help, it’s just one call away.

What components am I covered for?

  • Engine
  • Gearbox
  • Differential
  • Emission System
  • Vehicle Infotainment
  • Management System
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Suspension
  • CV Joints
  • Turbo/Super Charger
  • Prop Shaft
  • Steering Mechanism
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Braking System
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Ignition

What assistance does a Mechanical Warranty provide?

  1. Roadside Assistance: Nothing says, “worst-case scenario” like your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere. Mechanical Warranty roadside assistance benefits include:
  • Towing: If our registered professionals can’t fix your car on the spot, we will cover you for towing of up to 400 kilometres, to make sure your car gets where it needs to be.
  • Changing of flat tyres: If you’re left in despair and without a spare, we’ll send someone out to help you get back on the road and safely home.
  • Flat battery assistance: Need a quick boost? Mechanical Warranty provides flat battery assistance to give your vehicle the spark it needs to get your day going.
  • Locksmith for locked key retrieval: Silly mistakes happen to the best of us. If you have accidentally locked your keys in your car we will send you a locksmith to help you get back on the road.
  • Car hire: If your car is out of action because of an electrical or mechanical breakdown, we give you car hire for up to 5 days.
  • Hotel accommodation: If you’re stranded more than 100 kilometres from your home, we give you up to R3000 for any hotel accommodation.
    1. Medical Assistance: Our Mechanical Warranty’s medical assistance benefits include:
      • Telephonic medical advice: Available 24 hours a day, our medical and information hotline gets you the best medical advice.
      • Emergency medical transportation: Medical assistance benefits include emergency services transport, across South Africa. Our network of partner ambulance services are available by land and/or by air.
      • facility transportation: Should you need to be moved to a different facility for medical assistance, you are covered.
      • Medical repatriation: If you are hospitalised far from home, we have you covered. Our Mechanical Warranty will pay the full cost of moving you to a medical facility that’s closer to your home.
      • Escort of minors: You would never want to leave your children stranded, and neither would we. The medical assistance benefit will cover the cost of making sure that your children are taken to a place where they are safe and well taken care of.
      • In-hospital monitoring: If you are hospitalised far from home we will monitor your progress. Keeping your loved ones up to date with information about your well being.
      • Compassionate visits: The thought of being hospitalised far from home and your loved one is a daunting thought for anyone. Bidvest Insurance understands this and that is why we will cover a loved one to come and visit you if you are hospitalised for more than 5 days.

3. Repatriation of Mortal Remains: Should your death occur while you are away from home, your remains will be repatriated to the city you live.

Why do I need a Mechanical Warranty?

Car troubles are inconvenient at best, and are often accompanied by costs like call-out fees, towing charges and more.

As vehicles get older, and Manufacturer’s Warranties fall away, vehicles become more prone to breakdowns.

A Mechanical Warranty offsets the repair costs when mechanical or electrical breakdowns occur. A Mechanical Warranty protects your pocket against the breakdown of a range of important components in your car.

How much is a Mechanical Warranty?

No two vehicles are alike. Our premiums are tailored to suit your specific vehicle model, age, and mileage. For more information and a free quote click here.

How do I claim from a Mechanical Warranty?

If you would like to submit a claim. Click here and submit a form. A claims assessor will then be in contact with you to guide you through the claims process.

It’s alway best to be safe, rather than finding yourself in a world of regret later. Bidvest Insurance understands that, as your car gets older, it is more prone to mechanical breakdowns. Our policy benefits have you covered, making sure that your wallet is protected and your car is in tip top shape. Get a Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance.

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Cover for you and for your car.

Bidvest Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet both your personal and vehicular needs.

Insurance options for you:

  • Cyber Rescue
  • Panic Alert
  • Legal Angel
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance options for your car:

  • Scratch and Dent
  • Tyre Angel
  • Theftbuster Plus
  • Warranty
  • Driver Assist
  • Key Angel

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