What isn’t covered in the manufacturer’s warranty?
When you get a car warranty, you need to understand what is covered and what you will need to pay out of pocket to get repaired. At Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana, we are happy to take a look at your warranty and see what needs to be repaired within your warranty. While all warranties are a little bit different, some of the things that are not covered in a manufacturer’s warranty include:
It really depends on the type of policy or warranty you get. If you work with a bumper to bumper policy, this is a blanket term that will cover some specific components of the vehicle like the on-board audio, electrical parts, fuel systems, and air conditioning. These polices are not going to include some simple items like fluid top ups and oil changes. This type of warranty is often the first one that will expire on you.
You may also find that a new car comes with a power train warranty. This type of warranty is a little bit different and is meant to cover your vehicle for 10 years or up to 100,000 miles. They are not going to cover each issue that your vehicle may have either though. Car owners may choose to go with this kind of warranty to cover transmission and engine issues to save some money. This type will work well to prevent issues with the drive shaft and joints if those show up. You will not get things like tire rotations and tune ups covered with this though.
Many car owners are surprised by some of the things that are not covered with their manufacturer’s warranty. For example, most of these warranties are not going to cover things like the batteries, tires, and exhaust systems. If you have your own warranty or you get an individual brand warranty, it is possible that these will be covered, but you will need to look at your policy to see what is covered through it and what is not covered.
Before you get any kind of warranty, it is a good idea to read through everything. Each warranty is a little bit different and will cover different things. Some will even include some options that will allow you to add more services, but they do cost more than a traditional warranty. Always read through the warranty so you will fully understand what is covered and what you will need to pay for on your own when something breaks down on your vehicle.
Understanding the car warranty that you have, whether it is a manufacturer’s warranty or another type of warranty, can help you know what will be covered on your vehicle and what is not. When something goes wrong with your vehicle and you need to get it fixed, you may turn to the manufacturer’s warranty to help you get it fixed without all of the high costs to you. Visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales to get all of the work done.