Global Three-Year Vanguard Limited Warranty

With the announcement of the new Vanguard Engine Limited Warranty (PDF), Briggs & Stratton becomes the only manufacturer of small, commercial engines to offer a three-year limited warranty on a global scale for a full horsepower range.

This warranty covers all Vanguard air-cooled gasoline engines entering the market worldwide as of July 1, 2010.

This warranty includes:

  • Vanguard air-cooled engines/products in OEM inventory that are put into service after July 1, 2010

  • Vanguard air-cooled engines/products in dealer inventory that are put into service after July 1, 2010

Please note that Vanguard air-cooled engines powering Home Standby Generators (two-year consumer/no commercial warranty) and utility vehicles (two-year consumer/two year commercial warranty) are exceptions and are covered under their own specific warranties. Also, Vanguard 3-cylinder liquid cooled engines maintain their three-year consumer/3-year commercial (major parts only in third year) warranty.


Download the operator's manual for your Vanguard engine or equipment by following our step-by-step process.


Take advantage of the expertise your local dealer can provide for service and support on your Vanguard engine.

Please read and abide by any applicable Safety Information contained in your engine Operator's Manual. The material provided above is not intended to replace work performed by a Briggs & Stratton authorized dealerTerms and Conditions apply to all of the information presented on this website. Always be sure to completely read and understand your engine Operator's Manual.