Vauxhall has announced that all of its new cars registered from 1 August 2010 will come with a 'lifetime' warranty.
The Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty covers the cost of replacement parts for the first 100,000 miles, but there is no time limit.
Vauxhall expects that this will equate to a lifetime's worth of cover for 90 per cent of its customers.
The comprehensive OEM warranty applies to the first owner of any Vauxhall car from the day of registration and covers all major components, including powertrain, steering system, brake system and electrical equipment.
Car owners will need to have a free annual vehicle inspection at a Vauxhall dealer.
It is not currently transferrable from first owners, but details of how second owners can purchase the warranty are set to be announced soon.
Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's managing director, said, “We are making a strong statement of confidence in the quality of our products and a clear intent to provide the very best customer service in the UK.”