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Published on April 14th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin

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SDAS Partners Guard My Ride For Extended Warranties

Greater peace of mind now afforded to pre-owned cars purchased from SDAS courtesy of Guard My Ride. 

Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS) has recently officiated its partnership with Guard My Ride (GMR), Malaysia’s ‘leading comprehensive extended service warranty provider’ and has since announced an extended warranty program exclusively for its pre-owned cars. 

Eligible for vehicles sold by SDAS that are less than 8-years old and have less than 140,000 km on the odometer, this new extended warranty program offers not only a comprehensive warranty coverage for these pre-owned car, but also offer repair and service that covers most of the major mechanical components on the vehicle too. These components that covered in this rather comprehensive warranty include the vehicle’s drivetrain, which range from its engine to the gearbox and axles, in addition to various other ancillary components like the air-conditioning, electronics, steering and braking systems.

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Priced from between RM2,200 and RM6,900 annually depending on the age and type of vehicle, this extended warranty program also comes with complimentary towing service to its nationwide panel workshops for repair and servicing, not to mention insurance coverage and insurance underwriting. GMR will be the service provider for all the extended warranty claims, towing service and repair work; while RHB Insurance is the auto insurance underwriter for this extended warranty program offered by SDAS.

To those unfamiliar with GMR, the company has been in the extended warranty business locally since 2015. Priding themselves in their ‘high level of efficiency and transparency when it comes to the processing of warranty claims’, the company touts to be the only ‘premium warranty service providers that ensures that their customers get to claim up to the full amount within the warranty service, inclusive of both parts and labour.’

In more recent news, GMR has recently expanded into establishing their own workshop in the Klang Valley region ‘as a collaboration with selected panel car workshops’. The first in a long chain of car workshops to be opened by the company, this is in the ambitious aim of ‘providing a higher standard of car servicing and maintenance quality in workshops across the country’. 

Getting back to the exclusive GMR warranty for SDAS pre-owned vehicles, the annual warranty (naturally) has a 1-year eligibility period and a 25,000 km milage cap. A pre-purchase inspection must be conducted by SDAS before the warranty can be activated, and there is a 7-day/500 km cooling off period before a claim can be filed. 

There is a RM 15,000 limit on every claim filed, with a total aggregate of up to RM 100,000. Customers who partake in this warranty are also required to perform routine maintenance at any of the authorised GMR panel or SDAS workshops too. 

Further information regarding this extended warranty program for the SDAS pre-owned cars can be found in the link here. 

PRESS RELEASE: Set your worries aside when it comes to sourcing for an extended warranty service during the purchase of a used or recond car with Guard My Ride (GMR), the local leading comprehensive extended service warranty provider. The brand is excited to announce their newly-launched partnership with the renowned Sime Darby Auto Selection. Sime Darby Auto Selection (SDAS) has a great reputation for being a multi-brand used car dealer in Malaysia that also offers trade-ins for any car brand, making this partnership a great step forward for GMR.

GMR provides an extended warranty service for used and recond cars in Malaysia, working with a definitive ethos of ensuring that vehicle owners have peace of mind through a comprehensive and properly insured extended warranty. The brand is one of the country’s pioneers and has been around since 2015, marking their fifth year in the extended warranty industry. CEO of Guard My Ride, Jonathan Tham, has over 10 years of experience in the industry up his sleeve since the initial inception of an extended warranty service locally. Through the partnership with SDAS, an exclusive comprehensive warranty service package will be readily available specially for Sime Darby customers.

Striving to Maintain A High Level Of Efficiency and Transparency 

Finding a reliable extended warranty service provider can prove to be challenging, as some providers are not upfront with their terms and conditions as well as have a slow rate of processing even upon the submission of complete documentation. At Guard My Ride, they combat both of these issues through their A-Z transparency and efficient turnaround rate, proving a high standard of service as promised to their customers. 

What really sets GMR apart from other extended warranty providers is their high level of efficiency and transparency when it comes to the processing of claims. GMR prides themselves with the ability to process an approval for claims within 48 hours – after the submission of full documentation. They are also one of the only premium warranty service providers that ensures that their customers get to claim up to the full amount within the warranty service, inclusive of both parts and labour. Throughout the whole claims process, GMR values transparency and that is what they promise to uphold with all of their customers. 

In lieu of their ethos and brand expansion, GMR has recently established their own workshop in Klang Valley as a collaboration with selected panel car workshops. Through their own line of workshops, GMR hopes to work towards collectively providing a higher standard of car servicing and maintenance quality in workshops across the country. This will be the first of a chain of car workshops under the brand as GMR has even greater expansion plans lined up. 

“We’re really excited to have SDAS on board with us. As a renowned multi-brand used car dealer, this partnership will definitely bring not only GMR but the extended warranty service industry to new heights. Through the new establishment of our own workshops in collaboration with several other panels as well, we really hope that we are able to ensure and set a higher standard of servicing and maintenance across car workshops locally,” says Jonathan.

Ensuring The Best Warranty Service For Their Customers Through Strategic Partnerships

Being the pioneer in the extended warranty service industry, GMR is also the only local extended warranty company backed by the trusted and reliable RHB insurance. With RHB insurance as a partner, all claims made through GMR are processed transparently – ensuring that there is no overcharge or unnecessary classification of void claims.

Other than this, GMR also shares other forms of partnerships with key players in the relative industries, including the partnership with MyTukar who acts as GMR’s official warranty partner as well as a media collaboration with established automotive forum Evo Malaysia. The collaboration with Evo is inclusive of a special extended warranty promotion exclusive to their Evo Club members. For more information on Guard My Ride and their services as well as their panel workshops, check out their website here: gmride.com.my. 

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