Difference between warranty, guarantee and maintenance

Dear Alan

Please explain what is the difference between warranty, guarantee and maintenance?

Thanks a lot,

Hi Phiphil,

To me both warranty and guarantee both mean approximately the same although I think a warranty is very often a document. A guarantee could also be a document but is frequently used in everyday conversation as in: I’ll try to arrive on time but there’s no guarantee I will be there to see the opening ceremony. Maintenance means keeping something in proper order as in: This maintenance book tells you how to look after your washing machine.


PS I’ve made some changes in bold in your original message