Cars from Toyota and its sister brand Lexus come with the best warranties available on the UK market.
That is according to a poll of industry representatives by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which that the two brands provided the fairest warranty deals for both dealers and customers in the winter period of 2011.
Both Lexus and Toyota car parts are covered by a five-year or 100,000-mile warranty, but the brands were also judged highly for the efficient way in which claims are dealt with and the level of technical support they provide.
Toyota has maintained the top position in the NFDA poll since winter 2010, while Lexus moved into joint first, up one place from second.
Both brands are owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, with Lexus aimed at the luxury end of the auto market.
Jon Williams, president and managing director of Toyota GB said the result of the survey was "an especially strong endorsement" as it reflects the opinions of dealers across the industry, not just those representing Toyota or Lexus.