A Maintenance Plan covers all aspects of the servicing and maintenance of your car, keeping your vehicle on the road for longer and offers you a convenient way of budgeting so that you can spend less time worrying about car servicing and maintenance cost and unexpected auto repair bills.

What is a Maintenance Plan?

A car Maintenance Plan through MotorHappy makes scheduled maintenance easy, by taking care of everything included in a Service Plan, plus wear-and- tear components such as wiper blades and brake pads. The plan also covers unscheduled repairs, parts and labour and not just routine servicing as per the car Service Plan.

Benefits of a Maintenance Plan?

Scheduled maintenance can be expensive, but buying a car Maintenance Plan through MotorHappy comes with the following benefits:

  • Provides peace of mind that your car servicing is taken care of
  • Includes all **OEM required services and parts
  • Qualified technicians
  • Genuine parts
  • Provides cover for specified wear-and-tear parts
  • Car maintenance checklist – done

**OEM is the original equipment manufacturer of a new vehicle, who manufactures the original parts and components used during the construction of your vehicle. In certain countries, the OEM is often represented by an Importer of a specific brand of vehicle

What is the difference between a Maintenance Plan and a Service Plan?

A Service Plan pays for specified aspects of the recommended services of your car by an approved facility for a specific term or kilometers travelled, whichever comes first, in the Republic of South Africa. Filters, spark plugs and lubricants are normally covered by our car servicing providers. A Maintenance Plan pays for everything included in the Service Plan, plus the replacement, maintenance or repair of specific wear-and-tear parts, when necessary.

Additional benefits with the purchase of a car Maintenance Plan

When buying a Motor Plan through MotorHappy, the chances are good that the plan will come standard with additional benefits such as Roadside Assistance. The car Maintenance Plan through MotorHappy includes free Roadside Assistance with benefits such as:

Towing

If you experience a mechanical breakdown or electrical failure which was not directly caused by a road accident and cannot be repaired on the spot, a Roadside Assistance agent will dispatch a roadside team to tow your vehicle to the nearest approved facility for repairs.

Car hire or Overnight accommodation

In the event of a mechanical breakdown or electrical failure and we authorise the towing of your vehicle to the nearest approved repairer, MotorHappy will contribute towards the cost of any overnight accommodation or car hire you will require immediately after the tow.

Message relay

In the event of a mechanical breakdown or electrical failure, we can send a message to a family member; friend or business associate on request.

Tyre change

Assistance will be provided should you require assistance with a tyre change.

Fuel run

If your vehicle runs out of fuel and you are stranded on the side of the road, we will dispatch a contractor with a canister of fuel for your vehicle so that you can reach the nearest petrol station and re-fuel your vehicle.

Jump-start

If your vehicle has a flat battery, we will send a contractor to help you jump-start your vehicle.

Key lockout

Should you accidentally lock your vehicle’s key in your vehicle, we will send out a locksmith to open your vehicle and retrieve your key.

Why MotorHappy?

  • Experience a hassle-free & efficient process
  • Access to advice you can trust
  • Motoring plans for all car brands
  • Trained professionals
  • A Motus company

What is included?

What does my Maintenance Plan cover?
A Maintenance Plan will provide you with peace of mind that your car will get serviced according to your manufacturer specifications for the selected time period or or kilometers, whichever occurs first.

Wear-and-tear parts

Alternator
Rear brake discs or drums
Rear wheel cylinders
Clutch and clutch cables
Front and rear shock absorbers
Fuses and globes
Starter motor
Turbo assembly
Wheel bearings
Fuel system
Water pump
Steering components
Factory fitted door locks, boot locks and electronic ignitions
Air conditioner

Service Plan parts and elements

Oil filter
Engine oil
Sump plug gasket
Air filter
Fuel filter
Spark plugs
Brake and clutch fluid
Pollen filter
Cambelt
Coolant
Workshop consumables

Get a quick online quote to see the exact detail of benefits, inclusions and limitations of a Maintenance Plan and related additional benefits for your car

**The above list is for illustration purposes only. Only key components shown above. Limitations apply. Get a quick online quote now to compare what you are covered for with a car Maintenance Plan offered through MotorHappy.

What cars qualify for cover?

Through our partners, we offer maintenance for most car brands and models. Here are just some of the brands.

FAQs

A Service Plan pays for specified aspects of the recommended services of your car by an approved facility for a specific term or kilometres travelled, whichever comes first, in the Republic of South Africa. Filters, spark plugs and lubricants are normally covered by our car servicing providers. A Maintenance Plan pays for everything included in the Service Plan, plus the replacement, maintenance or repair of specific wear-and-tear parts, when necessary.

A Maintenance Plan includes everything that is included in the Service Plan, plus the replacement, maintenance or repair of specific wear-and-tear parts, when necessary.

You can buy a Maintenance Plan in the following way

  • Full upfront payment - pay the full price by credit card or EFT
  • Monthly payment option is available for a car Maintenance Plan

Your car is eligible for a Maintenance Plan if, at the date of purchase, your car:

  • has travelled less than 80 000 km; and
  • Is less than 4 years old (calculated from date of first registration).

Your Maintenance Plan starts at the start date and runs either for a specific term (e.g. 3 years) or kilometres (e.g. 45 000 km), whichever comes first, as stated in the owner’s manual. The contract months start on the date of purchase and the end of the existing or manufacturer plan, whichever comes first. If an existing plan or manufacturer plan ends on term instead of kilometres, the contract will be changed with our consent, at your request and by way of a signed document between us.

Your Maintenance Plan is not a fixed-term contract. It runs for a specific term (e.g. 3 years) or kilometres (e.g. 45 000 km), whichever comes first.

Your Maintenance Plan will automatically end when:

You reach the prescribed kilometres or term as stipulated in your owner’s manual. If you reach the specific term (e.g. 3 years) or kilometres travelled (e.g. 45 000 km) before the:

  • next service is due; services will not be paid for.

You fail to service your car within the manufacturer-specified service interval for the second consecutive time.

Your car is damaged beyond repair or destroyed before the expiry of the Maintenance Plan

It is possible to cancel your Maintenance Plan. You can do this by giving us at least 20 business days’ notice in writing, or by contacting our Customer Care Centre at customercare@motorhappy.co.za or phoning us on 0861 642 779. You can also contact the Maintenance Plan administrator directly. Full details of cancellation procedures are available in the Maintenance Plan booklet provided when the plan is purchased.

If your Maintenance Plan is fully paid up and you want to sell your car, you can transfer your Maintenance Plan to the new owner. This Maintenance Plan may only be transferred once and only by the original Maintenance Plan holder. You must notify MotorHappy within 15 days of the transaction. If you don’t, you waive the right to cancel your Maintenance Plan and we will assume that your Maintenance Plan will be transferred to the new owner.

Manufacturers require that you service your car at a specific term or kilometres (e.g. every 15 000 km). Some manufacturers will require that your car be serviced at a specific term (e.g. 12 months from date of first registration) even if you have not driven the specified number of kilometres. Refer to your owner’s manual for requirements.

Yes: Roadside Assistance and RoadCover benefits will be available from the start date of your Maintenance Plan.

Testimonials

Thank you for keeping to your word and for a speedily response. Thanks, the motor vehicle is happy.

Dumsani

Been covered with MotorHappy going on 2 years now and they have paid out each time when my car was due for a service at the dealership…this one time they paid for replacement of brake pads, a full service (more than once) and wiper blades – sounds unreal but I’m a happy reference.

Thabiso

THE BEST. MotorHappy have never let me down. My car is serviced at the dealer every time. Try them.

Bloko

Thank you MotorHappy for the last four years.

William

MotorHappy called me on time as promised and gave us so many different options. The consultant even went to the extent of comparing our current insurance cover benefit for benefit. We ended up saving R400 pm with MotorHappy.

Denzel

Find out more about Maintenance Plans

What is a Maintenance Plan?

A car Maintenance Plan through MotorHappy makes scheduled maintenance easy, by taking care of everything included in a Service Plan, plus wear-and- tear components such as wiper blades and brake pads. The plan also covers unscheduled repairs, parts and labour and not just routine servicing as per the car Service Plan.

Why do I need a Maintenance Plan?

  • Provides peace of mind that your car servicing ids taken care of
  • Includes all **OEM required services and parts
  • Qualified technicians
  • Genuine parts
  • Provides cover for specified wear-and-tear items
  • Car maintenance checklist – done

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