Let’s face it, there will be repairs you need to deal with eventually when you own a car. Even brand new vehicles can have problems which is why they include a factory warranty. But when that coverage runs out, are you prepared to pay for repairs that come up? If you aren’t, an extended warranty is a great investment.
If you’ve purchased an extended warranty and need a problem diagnosed and repaired, Xavier’s Auto Center is a trusted choice in the Philadelphia area.
What does extended warranty cover?
Vehicle service contracts are warranties that offer additional coverage on many of your vehicle’s components after the factory warranty has lapsed, typically three years or 36,000 miles from new. There are many different levels of coverage and companies that offer service contracts, and each one has a list of components that may be listed as covered repairs.
Generally, coverage options include:
- Powertrain warranty – this covered the parts necessary to propel your vehicle including the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
- Mid-level coverage – it commonly includes powertrain coverage AND mechanical repairs like wheel hubs, CV joints, and charging system part replacement.
- Premium coverage – this comes as close to a bumper-to-bumper warranty as possible and includes things like A/C repairs, wiring repairs, and more.
Many warranty plans include roadside assistance coverage and rental car reimbursement as well. They do not cover physical damage such as vandalism or an accident, and they won’t cover maintenance or wearable items either.
Is extended warranty worth it?
No question, the warranty cost is a substantial investment. It isn’t uncommon for premium coverage to cost $2,000 or more. But if you plan on keeping your vehicle beyond the factory warranty, any repairs you need add up quickly. Imagine if you need a major engine repair – it can cost more than your extended auto warranty’s initial price in a single repair!
Extended coverage hedge against inflation for auto repairs since labor and parts aren’t getting any cheaper. As well, it’s peace of mind that you won’t have any major costs for mechanical breakdowns you could encounter.
Which extended warranties does Xavier’s Auto Center work with?
If you buy an extended warranty, Xavier’s Auto Center can take care of any repairs that it covers. Major names include Endurance, Carchex, CarShield, Concord, Liberty Bell Auto, and Protect My Car.
If you’re wondering if we work with your service contract or you’d like to book an appointment for extended warranty work, give us a call!