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I had an offer from Motoreasy , I have a look from time to time as my 2014 is getting close to the battery warranty expiring in December 2022 (whatever thats worth) , car is serviced annually (Bellingers) and I may look to move to HEVRA past december next year but the cost of the Hybrid Warranty for 3 years with £50 excess is around £1000 , the question is has anyone used motoreasy with an ampera and had a payout.

1K for 3 years may appeal especially next year when I could choose motoreasy garages to fix the car , the maximum pay-out is the value of the car so I am guessing if the traction battery went the car would be written off with a payout of around 6-7 K max , possibly less.

Would be interested in any members who have 3rd party warranties on an Ampera and if they used them in anger and how they got on.
 

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Surely if the battery went, Motoreasy would just give you scrap value if it's beyond economical repair? I cannot see how you could claim its worth £6-7k.
The small print requires very careful scrutiny.
 

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I did ask the question they stated they would pay up to the value of the vehicle in repair , this is likely a problem as battery repair in the uk means changing the whole pack I believe and this can cost around £10,000 (did anyone confirm this ?) , not sure if this is still the case but you would then pickup a bill for 3 -4K , however and this is a big however will the ability to change the battery still be on option once the warranty runs out.
 

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I did ask the question they stated they would pay up to the value of the vehicle in repair , this is likely a problem as battery repair in the uk means changing the whole pack I believe and this can cost around £10,000 (did anyone confirm this ?) , not sure if this is still the case but you would then pickup a bill for 3 -4K , however and this is a big however will the ability to change the battery still be on option once the warranty runs out.
That says to me that they'd pay scrap value - ie its the value before the repair is commenced if a new battery is required.
Speak to the guys at an EV specialist for their advice, feasability and costs:

 

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I have also been considering the motoreasy warranty. There is a discount for 6 months free when you buy a years warranty.
I am considering it not so much for the battery but for the other EV components that are very expensive and hard to source. If the inverter, on-board charger, radiator/cooling system breaks its very expensive and the hybrid warranty covers those parts and hopefully would come to less than the value of the car.
 

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I have also been considering the motoreasy warranty. There is a discount for 6 months free when you buy a years warranty.
I am considering it not so much for the battery but for the other EV components that are very expensive and hard to source. If the inverter, on-board charger, radiator/cooling system breaks its very expensive and the hybrid warranty covers those parts and hopefully would come to less than the value of the car.

This is the $64000 question.
Any of the EV stuff would have to be done by the dealer and not by one of Motoreasy's repairers. So it must be forseeable that the cost of the parts and labour might (according to Motoreasy), make the car beyond economic repair.

So would this mean they would not payout at all, or would they contribute to the repair, leaving you to pay thr balance?

The 'small print' should be crystal clear on this, especially for an EV warranty but if it isn't, I would walk away.
 

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This is the $64000 question.
Any of the EV stuff would have to be done by the dealer and not by one of Motoreasy's repairers. So it must be forseeable that the cost of the parts and labour might (according to Motoreasy), make the car beyond economic repair.

So would this mean they would not payout at all, or would they contribute to the repair, leaving you to pay thr balance?

The 'small print' should be crystal clear on this, especially for an EV warranty but if it isn't, I would walk away.
You can pay more on your plan to use a garage of your choice rather than the motoreasy network, which would 100% be the way to go in this case. That way you could use a HEVRA garage. From what I can see in the t&c's document they will always pay 100% of the labour charges and you will pay a percentage towards the parts costs dependent on age/mileage. E.g. at 8 years old and/or 80k miles they'll cover 70% of the parts cost. I can't see anything referring to the maximum payout so it is something I'd have to contact them about.
 

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You can pay more on your plan to use a garage of your choice rather than the motoreasy network, which would 100% be the way to go in this case. That way you could use a HEVRA garage. From what I can see in the t&c's document they will always pay 100% of the labour charges and you will pay a percentage towards the parts costs dependent on age/mileage. E.g. at 8 years old and/or 80k miles they'll cover 70% of the parts cost. I can't see anything referring to the maximum payout so it is something I'd have to contact them about.
Using a HEVRA garage is the way to go and yes, you need to know what the max payout is - ie is it 70% of £5k, £10k, or what?
And at what car value would they say the repair cost is too high even if only paying say 50%?
 

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I did ask the question they stated they would pay up to the value of the vehicle in repair , this is likely a problem as battery repair in the uk means changing the whole pack I believe and this can cost around £10,000 (did anyone confirm this ?) , not sure if this is still the case but you would then pickup a bill for 3 -4K , however and this is a big however will the ability to change the battery still be on option once the warranty runs out.
I would be very careful about the warranty on battery. No insurance company will offer a warranty on batteries be it LV or HV. I would ask for a written statement on what the policy would cover if the problem is related to a battery failure.
 

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I would be very careful about the warranty on battery. No insurance company will offer a warranty on batteries be it LV or HV. I would ask for a written statement on what the policy would cover if the problem is related to a battery failure.
I can predict them saying that their warranty doesn't cover wear & tear, it only covers unexpected, and unpredictable breakdowns. A old battery is not this, it's fair wear & tear.
 

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I've remembered a Rover owner with a Warranty Direct warranty claiming for gearbox failure on his 5year old car.
He was told it wasn't covered because 5years was the service life of the gearbox. (they new he couldn't disprove this because Rover were no more)
Of course 5years is not the service life but the point being that if the battery is out of manufacturers warranty by several years, then they may just claim its reach the end of its life and not covered.
 
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