Your engine and transmission are heavy. Really freaking heavy. Your transmission can be up to 400 pounds, while a large engine can be up to 600 pounds.
In order to hold all that stuff in your car, you’re going to need some tough mounts.
In this case, your engine and transmission are held on the car’s subframe by engine mounts, also known as motor mounts.
These mounts also need to absorb all the shocks and vibrations during driving.
They’re pretty important.
How Much Does A Motor Mount Repair Cost?
The problem with most repairs isn’t that the parts are expensive, it’s that the job takes a lot of labor which drives up the total price of the repair.
The mounts themselves are cheap enough – you can score a set of 2 for $60 dollars on Amazon. However, to change out the motor mounts you’ll need to be handy enough to disconnect the engine from your subframe and hold it without damaging it.
If your capable of this, the whole job can cost less than $100 bucks.
However, if this seems like a stretch, then you may be looking at a bill for up to $1,500 dollars or more. It’s the labor hours that are the killer here. Luckily though, if you have an extended warranty, you may not have to pay for this expensive repair out of pocket.
Are Motor Mounts Covered Under Your Extended Warranty?
If you have a vehicle protection plan from Protect My Car, your engine mount repair is covered. Even our most basic plan (which also tends to be the lowest priced) covers any expensive motor mount repair.
Because motor mounts (also known as Engine Mounts) on your extended warranty are a part of the engine, they’re almost always covered under any plan that includes engine coverage. That means if you have a powertrain extended warranty or better, the chances that you’re covered are pretty good.
However, we know we aren’t the only extended warranty company out there, so we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of the top 4 warranty providers and if their plans cover motor mounts.
Protect My Car:
Plans that cover motor mounts: Driveline, Select, Supreme
Direct Warranty Provider: Yes
Notes: All of our plans cover motor mounts because we wouldn’t want you to be on the hook for such a potentially damaging repair! Even our driveline, which is our lowest priced coverage.
Plans that cover motor mounts: Select Premier, Secure, Secure Plus, Superior, Supreme
Direct Warranty Provider: Yes
Notes: All of Endurance’s plans also cover the engine mounts, including their lowest-priced coverage.
Plans that cover motor mounts: American Auto Shield Power Train, American Auto Shield Enhanced Power Train, American Auto Shield Comprehensive, American Auto Shield New Car
Direct Warranty Provider: No
Notes: All of the 3rd party plans Car Shield sells cover the engine mounts, however, Car Shield is not a direct provider, meaning that they’re selling you American Auto Shield’s plans, which has some notable downsides, as we’ll explain later.
Plans that cover motor mounts: CARCHEX Care By Royal Bronze, American Auto Shield Bronze, American Auto Shield Powertrain Plus, CARCHEX Care By Royal Silver, Royal Administration Services Centennial, Allegiance Silver, Alliance Select Elite, American Auto Shield Deluxe, CARCHEX Care By Royal Gold, Royal Administration Services Preferred, Allegiance Gold, American Auto Shield Platinum, CARCHEX Care By Royal Platinum, Royal Administration Services Premium, Allegiance Platinum, CARCHEX Care By AAS Titanium Plus, CARCHEX Care By AAS Titanium, American Auto Shield Diamond, CARCHEX Care By Royal Titanium, Royal Administration Services Ultimate, Allegiance Ultimate
Direct Warranty Provider: No
Notes: All of the 3rd party plans Carchex sells to cover the engine mounts, however, Car Shield is not a direct provider, meaning that they’re selling you American Auto Shield/Royal/Allegiance’s plans, which has some notable downsides, as we’ll explain later.
What Is A Direct Warranty Provider?
So you’re probably wondering what the direct warranty provider bit is above. It’s an important distinction that is worth talking about.
A direct warranty provider is a warranty company that administrates and services its own claims, legally speaking. What that means, is when a direct warranty provider sells you an extended warranty, they are responsible for paying your claims, as well as handling any customer service issues that arise.
Direct providers can offer lower prices for their plans and better customer service because everything is handled in house.
Currently, only Protect My Car and Endurance are direct warranty providers.
Other extended warranty companies aren’t selling their own plans. When you buy a policy with them, they then transfer the responsibility for your future claims to a 3rd party finance company. They get paid, and then that finance company that you didn’t choose becomes the legal entity responsible for paying your claims.
This can be a huge hassle. Claims take longer to get paid, and we’ve seen prices that are more expensive.
That’s not to mention that the 3rd party finance company has no connection to you as a human being and has every financial incentive to pay as little as possible on your claim.
With over 13 years in this business, everyone will tell you that choosing a direct warranty provider is the best way to go. You’ll avoid getting a run around from claims agents, and instead will get help from a real person who wants to see you off smiling.
Want To Get The Best Value On An Extended Warranty For Your Motor Mounts? Protect My Car Can Help
While the motor mounts are covered with just about any extended warranty, Protect My Car is far from “any” extended warranty company. Our lowest-cost plan, the Driveline covers more than the basic powertrain coverage you’ll get from other extended warranty companies, including your air conditioning, and important bits like your alternator, windshield washer pump, and starter.
Best of all, we’re able to do this at a lower price than our competitors because we’re a direct warranty provider.
As a proud direct warranty provider, you’ll never be mistreated when you join us. There’s a reason our average review score (TrustPilot, Consumer Affairs, BBB) is a 4.3/5.0, and I want you to find out why.
We know there are a number of other great extended warranty companies out there, we know we’re the best and we want to prove it to you.
That’s why, for a limited time, we’re giving away $50 dollars in rewards just for getting a quote with us. From there, you’ll be able to shop all of our different plans, online, with no phone call needed. You can even buy the driveline in less than 5 minutes and have your engine mounts covered and ready to go.
Because we’re a direct warranty provider, you may find that our plans are significantly cheaper than what you’re paying right now.
So don’t wait, get your free quote today and claim your $50 dollars in free rewards. You’ll be one step closer to not having to shell out thousands for an expensive motor mount repair.