What is appliance insurance?
Appliance insurance is another name for an extended warranty. They cover mechanical breakdown of an appliance after the manufacturer standard cover has expired. The manufacturers cover normally last 1 year and then you can pay to extend the cover for typically 3/5 years although some providers will cover the product up to the end of its 8th year after purchase.
Shop around for the appliance insurance before buying the product you want to cover.
Where ever possible you will get a better deal if you can shop around for the cover before buying the product you want to cover. A lot of the providers of products which cover you for mechanical breakdown are only available if you have bought the product from their shop. It doesn’t have to be bought at the time of purchase but it has to be done within a specific period of time. The office of fair trading say that retailers have to hold the price of the quote for at least 30 days from the date of purchase.
Choose which product you want to cover with your appliance insurance
We have written a number of specific guides covering some of the main product categories to give you some help learning about each product specifically.