After buying your car that is eligible for the free 7 days warranty*

  1. Activate your free 7 day warranty

    Up to 7 days after your car purchase, call 0800 018 2820
    Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Please note that any faults found before the policy activation will not be covered
  2. Enjoy your peace of mind

    Learn more about your cover below - what is and is not covered

  3. After 7 days what happens next?

    Enjoy the peace of mind on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in buying a new warranty for a longer period after your 7 day cover is over please call Warranty Direct on 0800 018 2820.

* 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.

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 cover after 7 days by calling Warranty Direct on 0800 018 2820.

What's covered

  • Engine
  • Casings
  • Gearboxes
  • Superchargers
  • Transmissions
  • Turbochargers
  • ECUs and Computers
  • Flywheels & Drive Plates

What's not covered

  • Auxilary drive belts
  • Hoses and pipes
  • Manual transmission clutch plate, clutch cover and release bearing
  • Engine: Catalytic converters, engine covers
  • Body work, paintwork, trims, upholstery and windows
  • Wear & Tear
Please note that the Warranty policy does not cover all elements of these parts. Click here for a list of terms and conditions including what is and what is not covered in your free 7-day warranty. Once your 7-day FREE Warranty runs out, you can easily take out a new policy 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

    Part of the BNP Paribas Group

    Warranty Direct is part of one of the leading global financial organisations.

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.