In an industry-first, Porsche is extending its Approved Warranty programme to cover cars up to 15 years old in Singapore
Porsche has announced that it will extend its Approved Warranty programme to cover cars up to 15 years old in Singapore. The move is an industry-first, and offers official Porsche warranty coverage for owners here who intend to keep their cars beyond their first COE period.
“We want to ensure that our customers have a complete peace of mind when it comes to the quality of their Porsche,” says Jason Lim, general manager of Stuttgart Auto, the authorised dealer for Porsche in Singapore. He adds that 20 percent of Porsches currently registered in Singapore are 10 years old or older, and the extended Approved Warranty programme will be able to cover repair and labour costs for some of these owners.
All new Porsches sold in Singapore come with a standard five year warranty and free maintenance programme. The Approved Warranty scheme lets owners purchase additional coverage beyond the factory warranty period, in either 12 or 24 month durations each time. Porsche says that the Approved Warranty programme is comparable to its new car warranty in terms of servicing coverage.
Additionally, all cars covered under the Approved Warranty programme in Singapore are eligible for Porsche Assistance, which offers owners a replacement Porsche courtesy vehicle, subject to availability, if their own cars suffer a breakdown and cannot be driven or repaired immediately.
The Approved Warranty programme does come with some caveats however. For one, it does not cover regular wear and tear items such as tyres, brake pads and batteries. As well, only cars that have a mileage of less than 200,000km are eligible for the Approved Warranty programme.
“The Porsche Approved Warranty stands for our promise in quality. We are providing all-round protection and safety to our owners because we are confident in the reliability and performance of Porsche vehicles,” says Mr Lim.