What You Can Get out Of an Auto Warranty
When shopping for a warranty for your car, it’s essential to know what a warranty is and what it can do for you.
There are manufacturers’ warranties, dealer warranties, and third-party warranties on the market, like the ones offered by Protect My Car.
These vehicle warranties usually come in three forms: bumper-to-bumper, powertrain, and corrosion.
The first two are the most common and the most important, covering just about every aspect of your vehicle.
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Bumper-to-bumper coverage generally lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Some automakers offer more extended coverage, but that’s rare.
Typically brands that are known for reliability will be able to offer longer terms on their warranties.
This type of warranty covers just about everything on your car, from the powertrain to the air conditioner to the audio system.
It is what it’s named after, covering everything between the two bumpers of your car.
The Powertrain Warranty
This is a step down from the bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers only the “powertrain,” which consists of the engine, transmission, and drivetrain.
This coverage will only provide protection for the most essential systems in your car.
Powertrain warranties for vehicles can be offered for a much more extended period than bumper-to-bumper warranties.
This is because the powertrain is typically the most reliable and long-lasting part of a car.
For example, while a bumper-to-bumper warranty on a Honda might only last three years or 36,000 miles, the company’s powertrain warranty extends to five years or 60,000 miles.
This type of warranty protects against rust and corrosion.
It’s typically included in the bumper-to-bumper warranty, but some automakers offer it as a standalone warranty.
This is important if you live in an area with harsh winters or salty air, as these elements can accelerate the corrosion process.
Knowing what each type of warranty covers is essential, but knowing what isn’t covered by a warranty is also necessary.
There are a few things that are almost always excluded from vehicle warranties, including:
-Normal wear and tear
-Maintenance items like oil changes and brake pads
-Damage caused by accidents or misuse
Keep all of this in mind when shopping for a warranty for your car.
It’s important to know what you’re getting and what you’re not.
Otherwise, you might pay for something that doesn’t do anything for you.
On the other hand, if you’re looking a the list of what is excluded from coverage and are thinking that that’s precisely why you’d want a warranty, then there’s good news.
You can opt for a more premium extended warranty plan, which will knock your socks off with vast sweeping coverage of everything and anything related to your car.
Or, you can double dip, opting for a reasonably priced maintenance plan in combination with a reasonably priced extended warranty for more comprehensive coverage.
A Maintenance Plan
There are maintenance plans that cover the wearable parts mentioned above.
Maintenance plans typically cover oil changes, tune-ups, brake pads, and other items that need to be regularly replaced.
They help take the guesswork and the expense out of car maintenance.
Protect My Car offers maintenance plans starting at just $11.99 per month.
These are a great way to reduce the amount of thought, care, and planning that goes into car ownership.
If you own an exotic car, a classic car, or if you just want to take exceptional care of your daily driver, a premium warranty can be a wonderful resource.
No matter how fringe, non-essential, or cosmetic, any part can be covered.
They can even provide roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement.
If you’ve got the money to spend, there’s almost nothing that a premium warranty can’t cover.
Those with cars they love should look into getting an ultra-premium warranty to protect their investment.
Protect My Car Can Help
No matter which plans you choose, you can be confident that you are getting the best coverage available.
Protect My Car has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is backed by AM Best, one of the world’s most respected insurance rating organizations.
Also, as a warranty provider, we are ranked third place nationwide by Consumer Affairs.
We have grown and nurtured Protect My Car to offer a variety of plans to meet your needs and budget, so you can drive with peace of mind knowing that you’re covered.
Get started today by getting a free, no-obligation quote on the warranty or maintenance plan that’s right for you!
Warranty Cost Savings
Compared to repairs, the cost of a warranty is usually a bargain.
For example, let’s say you have a $200 deductible on your powertrain warranty, and your transmission needs to be rebuilt.
The cost of the repairs would likely be well over $3,000, which means you would save thousands of dollars by having a warranty.
Just with a single repair on your vehicle’s core components, you can offset the total price of a warranty.
And that’s including the cost of the deductible!
Having to pay for repairs yourself can be anxiety-inducing and financially stressful.
A warranty can help you avoid those expensive repairs and spikes in your blood pressure.
An extended Warranty can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,500.
The price will depend on the make and model of your car, as well as the length and terms of the warranty.
You can get a quote for an extended warranty from Protect My Car in just minutes!
How to Get a Warranty
In general, a warranty is a good idea if you’re worried about expensive repairs down the line.
They can give you peace of mind and protection when you need it most.
Just make sure to do your research and understand what you’re getting before you sign on the dotted line.
No matter what kind of warranty you’re looking for, we can help.
Here at Protect My Car, we strive to build a better, more straightforward world for drivers and vehicle owners.
Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about the different types of coverage we offer and how we can help keep your car on the road for years to come.