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Shell Helix Engine Warranty takes your mind off costly engine repairs for 12 years

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You don’t need to roll back the decades to revisit days when carmakers sold cars with only a year’s worth of warranty. Customer care in the automotive industry has generally improved over the years, with five-year warranties being the norm these days. But ask yourself this: Is a five-year coverage truly sufficient for something that you’re likely to pay for in instalments for close to a decade?

If a smartphone can cease to operate properly within a year, so can an engine that runs under plenty of physical stress at extremely high temperatures on a regular basis. Some companies go the extra mile to take this concern off the shoulders of their customers such as Hyundai with its eight-year warranty for the engine and gearbox of the Sonata. But you’ll still find yourself in a sticky situation should the powertrain malfunction right after the eighth year when you’ve taken out a nine-year loan.

Everyone dreads engine failure because of the cost and time involved in getting a broken motor up and running again. This is why Shell has always invested much of its technological efforts into its engine lubricants – the very substance that could make a difference between a long-lasting engine and a problematic one. These efforts have led to Shell Helix becoming one of the most trusted brands in engine lubricants today. But this position is not without its responsibilities.

With so many drivers relying on Shell Helix lubricants to keep their engines in tip-top condition, especially in this trying economic climate, Shell has taken its customer care initiatives to another level with the introduction of Shell Helix Engine Warranty (S.H.E.W.), the first engine warranty programme of its kind in the world that lets you drive your car worry-free for up to 12 years or 200,000km.

The best part about S.H.E.W. isn’t its 12-year warranty period, but rather the fact that it’s free with every purchase of a four-litre pack of Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix HX7 lubricants. This is applicable to all cars under eight years old that have clocked less than 100,000km, giving you the chance to inject new life into your car’s engine with S.H.E.W. even after its five-year manufacturer warranty has come to an end.

With the festive season around the corner, there is no better time to give your car an oil change that’s bundled with a warranty that will likely outlive your entire ownership period. Registration for S.H.E.W. is easy, and can be done at participating Shell Helix workshops, Lubebays and Shell petrol stations nationwide. With that done, you can embark on your cross-peninsular journey back home without the fear of stalling by the roadside halfway through the journey. If that happens, S.H.E.W. will keep your emergency funds well protected as it covers the cost of replacing or repairing 15 engine components that could fail due to improper lubrication.

It doesn’t matter if you’re holding off on a new car purchase for financial reasons or if you’re simply paranoid about having to visit the workshop for a pricey procedure, S.H.E.W. is offered to make the lives of everyone who owns a car, big or small, easier and stress-free. The warranty is tied to the vehicle, which means that you’re also selling total peace of mind to the next owner of your car when the time comes, during which you can shop for a new car and look forward to another 12 years of worry-free driving thanks to S.H.E.W.

Author: TopGear
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