Get a free 7-day warranty*

Drive your new car with confidence knowing
you're protected against the unexpected.

Call 0800 018 2820
to activate your free warranty

*To receive the free 7-day extended vehicle warranty, you must call to active within 7 days of the date of purchase. Cover is available for advertised cars on Auto Trader that have displayed a 7-day warranty badge aged between 3 and 12 years and with less than 120,000 recorded miles.

Selling a car? Attract buyers with a free 7-day Warranty Direct cover.

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Get covered in 3 simple steps

  • Call

    Call 0800 018 2820

    Call for free within 7 days of buying your car to activate your free extended vehicle warranty. Available Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm and Sat, 9am-4pm.

  • Value

    Verify your details

    You'll just need to provide a few details about your new car, so it would be good to have this information handy.

  • Covered

    That's it. You're covered.

    No need to wait for the email confirmation. You can now drive your car with peace of mind knowing you're covered.

What is an extended vehicle warranty?

An extended vehicle warranty is a hassle-free way to protect against the costs of mechanical or electrical breakdown if the manufacturer warranty has expired.

Warranty Direct's 7-day cover will help protect you from the cost of unexpected failures during your first week of owning the car. You can easily extend the cover after 7 days by calling Warranty Direct on 0800 018 2820.

Why Auto Trader recommends Warranty Direct

  • Experienced

    Insurance experts

    Warranty Direct is an industry-leading provider of vehicle warranties, with over 20 years' experience.

  • Trusted garage

    Garages you can trust

    Choose where repairs are carried out from a network of trusted garages. Warranty Direct can handle your claim directly with the garage, saving you time and hassle.

  • FCA Regulated


    Warranty Direct is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Terms and conditions
Auto Trader Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to consumer credit and insurance mediation activities. Our FCA firm number is 735711.

Warranty Cover is arranged and administered by BNP Paribas Cardif Ltd, trading as Warranty Direct. Warranty policies are underwritten by Pinnacle Insurance plc. BNP Paribas Cardif Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 3233010 at Pinnacle House, A1 Barnet Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 2XX and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Register No.309075.

Click here for a full list of Terms and Conditions including what is and what is not covered in your free 7-day warranty.