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Our 5 Year Premium Mechanical Protection Plan is available for purchase on qualifying pre-owned vehicles.


We put customers peace of mind at the top of the list when it comes to repairs or breakdowns. Our Protection Plans lets you know that we are here when you need us. We like our customers to know that we only sell quality vehicles and we show this by giving a FREE standard protection plan on all qualifying vehicles.

Premium Protection

Comprehensive Parts covered*
5 years / 225,000 km term
$3,000 per claim limit
Vehicle Purchase Price* Total claims limit

Includes 24/7 Roadside Assists

What exactly is covered?



All internally lubricated parts, including: Camshaft, connecting rods and rod bearings, crankshaft and main bearings, gudgeon pins, oil pump, pistons, piston rings, push rods and lifters, rocker arms, timing chain, timing gears, valves, valve guides and seats, valve springs, balance shafts, big end bearings, camshaft pulley, camshaft tower, distributor, EGR valve, flex plate, flywheel, harmonic balancer, idler pulleys, oil pressure relief valve, oil sender unit, rocker arms and shafts, starter ring gear, throttle cables, throttle linkages, timing belt pulleys, turbo (factory fitted), valve stem seals, waste gates.


Differential & Drive Line

 Bearings, centre bearings, crown wheel and pinion, drive axle housing if damage is due to failure of internally lubricated components, drive shafts, gears, half shafts, limited slip clutch pack, U and CV joints, Axle hub bearings, axle shafts, bushings, front hub bearings, locking hub assemblies, swivel hubs.



Internally lubricated parts only. Transmission case if damage is due to failure of internally lubricated components, Accumulators, bearings, chain and sprockets, clutch and band assemblies, electric shift control unit, gears, inhibitor switch, interlock control unit, oil pump, over drive clutch, pressure switches, selector forks, selector shafts, servo units, solenoids, speedo transducer, synchromesh assembly, torque converter case and transmission case if damage is due to failure of internally lubricated components, valve body.


Electronics &

Alternator, engine management computer, starter motor, voltage regulator, wiper motor, aerial motor, air suspension compressor, central locking actuator, door light actuator and switch, electric boot release, hazard light switch, headlight motors, headlight switches, indicator switches, key remote, load proportioning valve, mechanical switches, mirror motors, mirror switch, power seat motors, rear demister switch, remote fuel release mechanism and cable, sun roof motor, window motors, window regulators, windscreen washer motors, windscreen wiper arms and linkages, wiper switches.


Fuel Management System

Fuel pumps, injectors, injector pump, accelerator pump, fuel relay, fuel sender unit, pressure regulator, solenoids, vacuum pump.



Idler arms, pitman arms, power steer box, power steering pump, steering rack, tie rod ends, centre links, power steering pulley, steering column and bushes, steering lock, tilt lever.


Clutch Assembly

2WD vehicles only. Clutch fork, clutch master, pressure plate, slave cylinder, throw out bearing, clutch cable, clutch linkage, clutch pedal box, spigot bearing.



Brake booster, calipers, hydraulic brake lines, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake linkages, brake pedal box, brake pressure limiter, handbrake cable, handbrake mechanism, proportioning valve.


Cooling System

Electric fan thermostat, fan hub, radiator cooling fan motor, thermostat, water pump, heater



Control arms, top and bottom ball joints, radius rod bushes, stub axles, wheel bearings, bump stop cushions, steering rack mounts, sway bar bushes, tension rod. (Applies to front and rear suspension)


Air Conditioning

Compressor, compressor clutch, A/C switch, blend door motor, compressor bearings, idler pulley, idler pulley bearing, recycle vent flap, TX valve, vacuum control switch.


Body & Interior

Accelerator pedal and cable, bonnet hinges, bonnet lock and cable, bonnet striker, bonnet struts, boot hinges, boot lock and cable, boot lock striker, boot struts, door handles and rods, door hinges, door locks and cable, door strikers, glove box lock, locks, seat belt tensioners and locking mechanism, seat recliner mechanism, seat runners, speedo cable, T/bar and bushes, vent cables.

 27/4 Roadside Assist


National Roadside Assist offers a nationwide emergency breakdown program with 400 service providers on our network in New Zealand, on call 24 hours, 7 days a week delivering peace of mind motoring with quality road rescue services.

Roadside Response

Simply call our toll free number. We will jump start your car when you get a flat battery, fit your spare when you get a flat tyre, unlock your vehicle when you’ve locked your keys inside (up to $250 per year), and bring some petrol for you when you run out (up to 5lt free).

Towing Breakdown

If you break down, we will transport you back to the dealership where you bought your car within a 250km round trip, or to the nearest authorised service centre if during business hours. If your vehicle breaks down due to mechanical failure and requires emergency towing, we will reimburse up to $200 per year for onward travel expenses.

If you break down whilst towing your caravan or trailer (up to 3.5 tonnes), we will assist with transporting your caravan/trailer home or to a secure location of your choice, within the 250km round trip limit.

EXTRAS up to $1,200 per year

Car Hire, Accommodation, Emergency Travel Fares, Trailer Hire, Transport Fees, Ambulance Cover

In the event of major mechanical failure of your vehicle, we will assist with reimbursement of immediate costs of any combination of the following: Car Hire (up to $120 p/day), Emergency accommodation ($250 p/day), emergency travel (airfare/bus/train up $300 per ticket), Trailer Hire ($120 p/day), additional transport fees (Long Distance Transport ie: Roadtrain or Vehicle Transporter up to $400 per breakdown). Excludes fuel, km charges, administration charges, rental/travel insurance/cover/excess reduction, excess baggage, one-way drop off/collection fees, premium location fees, meals and refreshments.

In the event of an accident where the registered vehicle is involved, and as a result, the driver or passengers require an ambulance, we will assist with reimbursement of ambulance fees.

 Roadside Assist


0800 717 887

Keeping your Mechanical Protection Plan Valid


For New and Preowned MPPs to remain valid the vehicle must be serviced at one of our Nicholson Franchise Branches. Including throughout the New vehicle warranty period. If the vehicle does not return for service, the MPP is cancelled.


Manufacturer service intervals apply. Services are at customer expense from our base line service menu, oil, filter and fluids and safety check. Customer will be advised if any other work is due, they can choose whether to get that done or not. If a customer chooses not to get the scheduled/advised work done future claims may be affected.

Where are your Service Centers?


Nicholson United Autos 
328 Thames Street 


Nicholson United Autos
145 Lake Road


Nicholson United Autos
152 Commerce Street


Nicholson United Autos
139 Commerce Street 

Exclusions and Limitations

Trucks, buses, vehicles used for hire or reward including, but not limited to taxis, limousines, chauffeured vehicles and rental/loan cars. Vehicles that require excess labour, specialist or heavy equipment (i.e. trolley wheels, cradle lift trucks, non-standard ramps) for removal, extraction from multi-storey or underground car parks, are bogged or are not within easy reach of a public road. Vehicles already at a repairer and vehicles which have been involved in an accident/collision or have sustained damage due to impact, malicious or criminal damage and/or flood damage. Excess labour and battery installation fees, heavy vehicles, trucks and equipment over 3.5t gross weight. Ferry/barge costs, freight costs, including tolls and sea crossings. National Roadside Assist will not be liable for increased/additional costs and expenses as a result of a breakdown in a remote location. Service may be refused for unregistered vehicles and vehicles that are not roadworthy or that have been modified from the manufacturer’s specifications i.e. excessively lowered vehicles, modified for racing/4×4 tracks. Repeated/excessive call-outs due to driver related faults, aftermarket accessories, vehicle neglect or abuse, as reasonably determined by National Roadside Assist or its contractors, including pre-existing faults and faults/breakdowns caused by a nonauthorized repairer. National Roadside Assist at its discretion may refuse service or suspend/cancel a driver’s membership if they are deemed abusive, threatening or violent towards National Roadside Assist staff or its contractors, or attempts to receive service by deception or has any excess owing for previous call-outs. In the event that a driver requests their vehicle be broken into, whether to recover keys/ belongings, National Roadside Assist or its contractors will not accept responsibility or liability for damage that may occur as a result.

Terms & Conditions

To keep the Mechanical Protection Plan valid you must have your car serviced only at our service centre. If your vehicle is still under manufacturer’s cover, you will enjoy the benefits of the extended plan if the car is serviced by us, in accordance with the specifications set out in the owner’s manual at prevailing rates, until that warranty expires. If you choose to have these services done elsewhere you may not necessarily void your Manufacturer’s Warranty, however we will not be able to offer you our extended coverage. Any claims/repairs must be taken back to our dealership unless you are outside a 50km radius from the Dealership, then you should contact 0800 700 004 to get an authorisation. A claim will not be paid without an authorisation number. The plan covers wear and tear of all covered components. Services done elsewhere will not be approved or recognised. The cover provided by the plan begins on the expiry of your Manufacturer’s Full Warranty, but the Terms & Conditions start from day one. This Contract is not transferable. Refer to the Mechanical Protection Plan booklet for complete terms and conditions including full benefits.

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