Owners of Ford vehicles can renew or extend the vehicle's factory warranty by visiting Ford's official website or an authorized dealer to purchase an extended service plan. All Ford vehicles that are purchased brand new come with a manufacturer's warranty that covers the vehicle for a specified amount of time or miles.
New Ford vehicles typically come with a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a 5 year/60,000 mile drivetrain warranty. These warranties cover major components such as the engine, transmission and other interior parts. Items that are more subject to wear and tear, such as wiper blades, brake pads and filters, are not covered. When these warranties expire, a consumer can purchase an extended service warranty straight from Ford or through an authorized dealership.
Ford offers four extended service-plan options, as of 2015. PowertrainCare covers 29 components, including the transmission, engine and drive axles. The BaseCare package covers 84 components that include brakes and steering, as well as the components included in the PowertrainCare plan. ExtraCare covers more than 100 components, such as heating and air, as well as those covered in the other lesser plans. Covering more than 1000 components, including audio, Ford SYNC and emissions, the PremiumCare plan is the most comprehensive extended service plan Ford offers. Many dealerships recommend extended service plans to keep your car running long after the initial manufacturer's warranty has expired.