The Opel Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty programme unveiled in Britain and Germany recently will not apply to the Republic of Ireland in the short term.
General Motors Ireland has confirmed this warranty applies to the first owner of any Opel/Vauxhall car registered from August 1 2010 purchased in Germany or the UK.
Warranty coverage continues throughout the life of the car until it reaches 100,000 miles.
However it is expected that another programme enabling second owners to purchase the lifetime warranty will be unveiled in these markets in the near future.
A spokesman for General Motors Ireland said: “The Opel/Vauxhall lifetime warranty is offered in the UK and Germany only. We are evaluating the possibility of extending it to other markets in future. This is a long term brand initiative and we will carefully monitor the reactions in these two markets before considering an extension to other markets.”