All brand-new cars are covered by a manufacturer warranty.
Manufacturer warranties usually last for up to 3 years or 60,000 miles from new, although some manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia offer 5 and 7 years. A manufacturer warranty is there to give you confidence that the vehicle is of a high standard but if you were to have an issue (subject to a very small number of exceptions) they will put it right for you.
New car or extended warranty
When the manufacturer warranty runs out, or if you buy a used car which isn’t covered by the manufacturer warranty anymore, you do have the option of buying an extended warranty. This can be through the manufacturer or through a third party. The latter can often save you money but regardless of which option you choose, as with any insurance, you should thoroughly check the details of the cover to make sure you’re not caught out by any exclusions if you need to claim.