All our cars come with a 3 month engine and gearbox warranty cover, but we would advise that you check out our extended and more comprehensive Safe & Sound packages.

Extended Warranty - Safe and Sound

German Car Specialist are proud to be a Safe and Sound dealership, which means that we will provide a complete motoring package as endorsed by Ben Collins.

The Safe and Sound used car scheme includes:

60 point safety inspection to rule out any accident causing defects
Provenance check which ensures it doesn't have a hidden past
Mileage verification to ensure that the mileage is genuine
A buy-back promise, meaning that we will guarantee to buy the vehicle back from you as a part exchange, regardless of its age, mileage and condition!


We use two types of cover

ULTIMATE COVER

For cars under 6 years/60000 miles at the start date.
An all-mechanical and all-electrical car warranty which also includes wear and tear, diagnosis and battery cover.

5 STAR COVER

For cars under 10years/100000 miles at the start date.

So all you need to do is select your vehicle from our wide range, and we'll take care of the rest. You can also choose to upgrade your warranty and breakdown cover to a longer term for a very competitive price, to find out more about the levels of cover please expand the box below


SAFE & SOUND ULTIMATE POLICY

The claim limit on both cover levels is up to the current market value of the car at the time of the claim. Individual claim limits of up to £2500 per claim.

Safe and Sound Ultimate Agreement Terms

This Agreement applies to vehicles which are up to 6 years old and have covered less than 60,000 miles at inception (original purchase mileage) and less than 85,000 miles at the time of claim. Agreements issued as Safe and Sound Ultimate will default to Five Star once the vehicle has exceeded 85,000 miles.

Parts Covered

During the specified period, almost all of the original manufacturer’s mechanical and electrical components of the vehicle are covered against total failure except those listed under parts not covered.

Cover also includes:

  • Camshaft Timing Belt
  • Providing there is evidence that the manufacturers’ replacement recommendations have been complied with and they are free from oil contamination.
  • Manufacturers’ Original in-Car Entertainment and Sat Nav Covered to a maximum of £500.
  • Battery (excluding Hybrid batteries) Included for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Diagnosis, Diagnosis is covered for up to one hour per valid claim.
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • In the event of a valid claim, Tow-in charges up to £100 including VAT will form part of the maximum claims liability.

Car Hire

In the event of a valid claim car hire is available for a maximum of 5 days at £20.00 per day after the first 24 hours of the vehicle being off the road, a receipt from a national car hire company will be required (i.e. Avis, National, Target, Budget etc)

Pre-authorisation must be obtained for this service in addition to the repair authorisation. 

Parts Not Covered

Chassis, bodywork, interior and exterior trim, locks, latches, catches, glass, panoramic sunroof, tyres, exhaust systems, exhaust manifold, diesel particulate filters, catalytic converters, fuel tanks, oil seals, external oil or fluid leaks, cleaning of fuel lines, carbon build up, brake and clutch friction material, wiring looms, road wheels, keys, key cards, remote fobs, tracker systems, head up display, all light units, bulbs including gas filled, LED’s, Xenon starter units, air conditioning recharging, heater elements, telephone, air bags, all service items, for instance brake pads, shoes and filters and any other part that has a service life.

Liabilities and Exclusions

Liabilities

Safe and Sound will be liable for the reclaimable cost of parts, labour and value added tax (where this is not reclaimable) to the aggregate of the vehicle purchase price. Providing that all requirements have been met, and the failure falls within the scope of this Agreement. This Agreement provides cover for Mechanical Breakdown which is defined as:

The complete failure of a covered component that no longer functions in any way. We do not cover failure caused by abuse, negligence or failure to take preventative measures to ensure minimum damage. 

Exclusions

  1. The following are not covered by this Agreement
    • a) Modified vehicles unless approved by the manufacturer
    • b) Vehicles used for hire and reward
    • c) Vehicles used for racing or competition.
  2. This Agreement does not cover death, bodily injury, third party claims, accidental damage, road hazard, fire damage, consequential loss, or any other damage howsoever caused.
  3. This Agreement does not cover faulty workmanship, cracked blocks, cracked cylinder heads, oil and fluid leaks, corrosion, carbon build up and accidental damage to radiator.
  4. This Agreement does not cover consequential damage: damage caused to any covered part if in the opinion of an independent engineer, that damage could have been prevented by stopping sooner; i.e. at the point that a fair and reasonable driver should have been aware of a problem. Inthe case of damage to a noncovered part, our liability will not include the cost of replacing these parts.
  5. Failure to observe the following will invalidate your claim:
    • a) Frost protection
    • b) Correct claims procedure
    • c) Servicing
  6. This Agreement does not cover damage caused by negligence, i.e. insufficient oil or water, overheating, or failure to ensure that minimum damage is incurred by taking preventative measures.
  7. Mechanical Breakdown or damage arising from the use of a grade of fuel not recommended by the manufacturers of the covered Vehicle.
  8. This Agreement does not cover commercial vehicles or car derived vans.


SAFE & SOUND ULTIMATE POLICY

The claim limit on both cover levels is up to the current market value of the car at the time of the claim. Individual claims limit of up to £2500 per claim.

This Agreement applies to vehicles which are up to 10 years old and have covered less than 100,000 miles at inception (original purchase mileage).

Parts Covered

During the specified period, almost all of the original manufacturer’s mechanical and electrical components of the vehicle are covered against total failure except those listed under parts not covered.

This Agreement does not cover wear and tear

Cover also includes:

  • Camshaft Timing Belt
  • Providing there is evidence that the manufacturers’ replacement recommendations have been complied with and they are free from oil contamination.
  • Diagnosis, Diagnosis is covered for up to one hour per valid claim.
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • In the event of a valid claim, Tow-in charges up to £50 including VAT will form part of the maximum claims liability.
  • Car Hire

Car Hire

In the event of a valid claim and provided that the repair time in accordance with Autodata schedules is in excess of 8 hours, a maximum of £20 per day inclusive of VAT (excluding petrol and insurance) may be claimed for up to a maximum of 5 days, related to the actual repair times from the time repairs commence and provided that car hire is authorised by Us prior to the start of the hire period. A receipt from a national car hire company will be required (i.e. Avis, National, Target, Budget etc.)

Parts Not Covered

Chassis, bodywork, interior and exterior trim, locks, catches, latches, glass, panoramic sunroof, fabric roofs, tyres, batteries (including hybrid batteries), exhaust systems, exhaust manifold, diesel particulate filters, catalytic converter, glow plugs, fuel tanks, brake & clutch friction material, wiring looms, road wheels, clearing of fuel lines, injectors, oil seals and gaskets (except head gasket), satellite navigation, in-car entertainment, head up display, tracker systems, carbon build up, core plugs, seized brake calipers and all service items, heater elements, centralised locking pumps, car telephone, air bags, sensors, keys, key cards, remote fobs, all light units, bulbs including gas filled, LED’s, Xenon starter units, air conditioning recharging, anti-freeze, lubricants, filters, transmission fluids, external oil or fluid leaks, hoses & pipes, hardware e.g. bolts and fixings, pulleys/dampers, serviceable and ancillary items. Instrument gauges are covered only in the event of a single gauge which can be replaced separately not as a cluster.

Liabilities and Exclusions

Liabilities

Safe and Sound will be liable for the reclaimable cost of parts, labour and value added tax (where this is not reclaimed), to the limits as stated on the Proposal Form, providing that all requirements have been met, and the failure falls within the scope of this Agreement. This Agreement provides cover for Mechanical Breakdown which is defined as:

*The actual breakage of a mechanical component or the complete failure of an electrical component not by wear and tear, normal deterioration or negligence. We are not liable for parts that have reached the end of their normal working lives because of age or usage.

Exclusions

  1. The following are not covered by this Agreement
    • a) Modified vehicles unless approved by the manufacturer
    • b) Vehicles used for hire and reward
    • c) Vehicles used for racing or competition.
  2. This Agreement does not cover death, bodily injury, third party claims, accidental damage, road hazard, fire damage, consequential loss, or any other damage howsoever caused.
  3. This Agreement does not cover faulty workmanship, cracked blocks, cracked cylinder heads, burnt valves, oil and fluid leaks, corrosion, carbon build up and accidental damage to radiator.
  4. This Agreement does not cover consequential damage:damage caused to any covered part if in the opinion of an independent engineer, that damage could have been prevented by stopping sooner; i.e. at the point that a fair and reasonable driver should have been aware of a problem. In the case of damage to a noncovered part, our liability will not include the cost of replacing these parts.
  5. Failure to observe the following will invalidate your claim:
    • a) Frost protection
    • b) Correct claims procedure
    • c) Servicing
  6. This Agreement does not cover damage caused by negligence, i.e. insufficient oil or water, overheating, or failure to ensure that minimum damage is incurred by taking preventative measures.
  7. Mechanical Breakdown or damage arising from the use of a grade of fuel not recommended by the manufacturers of the covered Vehicle.
  8. This Agreement does not cover commercial vehicles or car derived vans.



Prices from 567.00 for 12 months cover, from our high performance vehicle park, typically saving around 300.00 per year from the manufacturer offers


For Vehicles up to 3000cc
Policy Term Individual Claim Limit Price
12 Months 2,000 567.00
24 Months 2,000 897.00
36 Months 2,000 1,077.00
For Vehicles above 3001cc + all 4X4 Vehicles
Policy Term Individual Claim Limit Price
12 Months 2,500 855.00
24 Months 2,500 1,584.00
36 Months 2,500 2,184.00

Engine (Mechanical)

  • Rocker Assy and Followers
  • Valves (I and E) - not burnt
  • Valve Springs & Guides
  • Cylinder Head (exc. cracks & de-coking)
  • Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Camshafts & Followers
  • Timing Gears & Chains
  • Oil Pump
  • Pistons and Rings
  • Cylinder Bores
  • Con Rods, Gudgeons & Bearings
  • Crankshaft & Bearings
  • Inlet Manifold
  • Flywheel and Ring Gear
  • Crankshaft Front Seal
  • Auxiliary Shaft Oil Seal

Engine Management

  • Engine Management

Rear Wheel Drive

  • Half Shafts
  • Rear-Wheel External Drive Shafts
  • Constant Velocity Joints
  • Universal Joints & Couplings
  • Wheel Bearings

Front Wheel Drive

  • Drive Shafts
  • Constant Velocity Joints
  • Universal Joints & Couplings
  • Wheel Bearings

Engine Cooling Systems

  • Radiator
  • Water Pump
  • Engine Cooling Fan
  • Thermostat & Housing
  • Oil Cooler & Heater Matrix

Diferential

  • Internal Crown Wheel & Pinion
  • Gears
  • Shafts
  • Bearings & Bushes
  • Differential Pinion Seal
  • Drive Shaft Seals

Clutch

  • Centre Plate
  • Pressure Plate
  • Release Bearing
  • Master Cylinder
  • Slave Cylinder

Prop Shaft

  • Universal Joints & Couplings

Suspension

  • Coil Springs
  • Hydraulic Displacers & Hydro-pneumatics
  • Upper & Lower Wishbones & Ball & Swivel Joints
  • Shock Absorbers

Manual Gearbox

  • Internal Shafts
  • Synchromesh Hubs
  • Internal Selectors
  • Gears
  • Shafts
  • Bearings, Bushes and Servo
  • Transfer Gears
  • Gearbox Rear Seal

Auto Gearbox

  • Internal Shafts
  • Gears
  • Clutches
  • Brake Bands
  • Valve Block
  • Governor
  • Oil Pump
  • Bearings, Bushes and Servo
  • Drive Plate & Transfer Gears
  • Rear Seal

Steering (inc. PA)

  • Steering Rack & Pinion (not gaiters)
  • Steering Box
  • Idler Box
  • Power Steering Rack & Pump

Brakes

  • Master Cylinder
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Restrictor Valve
  • Callipers
  • Servo

Electrical System

  • Starter Motor & Alternator
  • Coil
  • Indicator Relay & Windscreen Wiper & Washer Motors
  • Electric Window Motors & Switches
  • Parking Sensors
  • Electronic Control Units
  • Central Locking Motors
  • Heater Fan Motor
  • Indicator Flasher Relay
  • Distributor
  • Radiator Cooling Fan Motor
  • Horn & Multi-Function Stalk Switch

Fuel System

  • Mechanical / Electrical & Injection Pump
  • Throttle Body
  • Lift Pump
  • Tank Sender Unit
  • Air Flow Meter
  • Idle Control Valve
  • Cold Start Valve
  • Warm Up Regulator
  • Overrun Cut Off Valve
  • Throttle Potentiometer
  • Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Fuel Accumulator
  • Map Sensor (except heater plugs)

Oils Seals & gaskets

  • Crankshaft Front Oil Seal
  • Camshaft Oil Seal
  • Gearbox Rear Seal
  • Drive Shaft & Differential Pinion Seal

Exclusions

Bodywork, paint, glass, trim, in car entertainment, satallite navigation, catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters, other items listed in the warranty schedule including wear and tear.

Transfer of ownership

The benefit of your warranty is transferable should you sell the vehicle to a private individual. This is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed in your warranty agreement.

The benefit of your warranty is transferable should you sell the vehicle to a private individual. This is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed in your warranty agreement.

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