Renault extends warranty to three years

The warranty, which covers the car for up to 100,000 miles or three years, whichever comes first, will be available for all Renault cars from next month to coincide with the launch of the new ’61’ registration plates.

Previously only available on a number of specially selected Renault cars, the new warranty will be offered with ever Renault model, from the small Twingo city car to the larger models in the range such as the Renault Scenic and Renault Grand Scenic.

However, Renault has not revealed if the warranty will also apply to its forthcoming electric car range in the UK, which begins with the introduction of the Renault Fluence saloon from next year.

Car makers have increasingly turned to longer car warranties as a way of expressing their confidence in the quality and reliability of the brand.

Kia currently offers one of the best warranties on the market with its seven year warranty, which also covers the car for up to 100,000 miles.

The South Korean car maker also allows the warranty to be passed on to a second owner of the car if it is sold within the seven year period.

Similarly, Vauxhall offers a 100,000-mile warranty, but there is no time limit on the warranty, leading Vauxhall to label it the ‘lifetime’ warranty.

Like the Kia warranty, the Vauxhall lifetime warranty can be passed on to a second owner if the car is sold, and is ideal for drivers who do not cover large distances with their car because theoretically it could last forever (or until the odometer hits 100,000 miles).