Published By: Shriparna

Ensuring car safety! Here’s How You Can Keep A Car Warranty Intact!

There are some of the most important factors you should keep in mind when keeping your vehicle's warranty intact.

A typical car comes with a 1-3year comprehensive warranty and a 6-month or 1-year warranty for spare components. The manufacturer will either replace the vehicle or repair it free of charge if it breaks down within this period.

Many car brands offer extended warranties that provide customers with a worry-free drive for 10 years. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do that can void this warranty.

Modifications to the engine

Some of these include modifications to the engine that can void the warranty. For instance, if you add a turbocharger or change the engine mapping, this could cause the warranty to be void. However, other factors such as the use of an airCar or an onboard diagnostics device (ODB Device) can still help keep the warranty intact.

Playing with the wiring

Most of the time, car owners modify their vehicles through electronic modifications. Although plug-and-play electronic components are safe, it's still important to make sure that the internal wiring is not obstructed.

Structural changes

Despite the lack of a set of rules or metrics regarding the level of structural modifications that can be allowed, the Indian government has stated that no changes are allowed. This means that any minor alterations, such as a third-party rear bumper or a car's overall design, can void the warranty. Manufacturers claim that these kinds of modifications can affect the vehicle's structural integrity and safety.

Changes in wheel and tire sizes

Most car owners agree that bigger tires and wider wheels look cool, but these modifications can also kill the warranty. The issue is that the suspension units are tuned by the manufacturer according to the tire size and wheel type.

Using wrong fuel

One of the most horrifying things that can happen to a car is mistakenly using the wrong fuel. Although it rarely happens, some owners have tried to claim their vehicle's warranty after their car broke down due to this issue. Always make sure that the fuel that you use is the correct type.

There are some of the most important factors you should keep in mind when keeping your vehicle's warranty intact.