Vauxhall has launched a new scheme to give drivers peace of mind between services by providing a safety net against unexpected expense.
From as little as £39 including VAT, customers enrolling for MasterCover ServiceLink can be confident that should the worst happen, key components of their car will be covered by the special insurance policy.
Aimed particularly at drivers of older vehicles out of warranty, it offers parts and labour coverage up to £2,000 in any one year. And free MOT test insurance, which covers owners against test failure, is an added benefit worth £25 for all customers taking out a MasterCover ServiceLink policy before the end of this year.
Most Vauxhall cars between three and eight years old are eligible under the new scheme, which offers four levels of cover. MasterCover ServiceLink Plan 1 at £39 covers most engine components, including valves, cylinder head gasket and oil pump, together with both manual and automatic gearbox parts.
Plan 2 adds items from the cooling and fuel systems including the water pump and thermostat, plus fuel pump, carburettor and fuel injection for £59. Key electrical components such as the alternator, starter motor and engine management system are included in Plan 3 at £79.
The most comprehensive package is Plan 4 at £129. This covers all of the mechanical and electrical components that were original equipment parts, except for wear and tear.
For customers without breakdown cover, all MasterCover ServiceLink Plans also provide £50 towards breakdown recovery where the cause of the breakdown is an item covered by the policy. All policies are valid for 12 months/10,000 miles. Vauxhall owners can obtain full details of the new initiative by contacting their nearest participating dealer.
Commenting on the launch of MasterCover ServiceLink, Nigel Griggs, Vauxhall aftersales marketing manager, said: "It offers real peace of mind to drivers of older cars with a safety net against big unexpected bills for major component failures. I am sure it will be a great success."Published 9 November 2002