Servicing your own car 'could be costly mistake'

Drivers with second-hand modified cars may want to be wary of carrying out their own servicing if they do not want to invalidate their warranty, if the comments of one company are anything to go by.

Mondial Assistance acknowledged motorists could make short-term savings by conducting maintenance themselves or even using an independent garage.

However, it warned this may render their manufacturer extended or approved used warranty void.

The group explained this could prove costly in the long run, if something goes wrong with the vehicle and owners have to cover the repair costs themselves.

Warranty manager Liz Grindell pointed out this may not be the only negative consequence.

She stated: "A misunderstanding over terms and conditions can not only leave consumers out of pocket, it can cause bad feeling between them and the manufacturer."

Meanwhile, motorists who do not want to invalidate their modified car insurance policy may be well advised to let their provider know of any changes they make to their auto.


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