Manufacturer Ratings

All of Warranty Direct’s 50,000 live policies are used to build up a particular manufacturer’s ratings into one figure that should expose whether cars from this stable are generally reliable – or maybe not! Perhaps most models lack in a certain area, Audis suspensions might be a case in point. Any manufacturer can introduce the occasional misfit but this rating might give you the confidence to consider a later model edition or an alternative model from the same marque – or satisfy your general misgivings and encourage you to look elsewhere! Due to this being an average a single high or low scoring model can disproportionately affect the result however.

Maximum Labour Cost

This is the maximum labour rate that has been paid by Warranty Direct on a claim for that manufacturer. Labour rates have increased by an average of 40% over the past three years, contributing to the overall poor performance of some makes in the reliability index. Franchise dealers are on average charging £85 per hour (plus vat) against an independent specialist of £40 per hour.

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