A car owner submits a claim to the provider (whether a dealer or a third-party warranty company), who determines whether the repair or replacements is covered under the warranty. If it’s covered, the owner takes their car to the approved facility to complete the repair.
Is my car problem covered under warranty is one of the common questions I receive here at the auto repair information blog. In most cases this is a question that I can only shed some light on because ultimately whether it is covered under warranty or not is unfortunately a question that the dealership has to answer.
Many vehicles come standard with at least a three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, whichever comes first. Power-train warranties, which cover major components of the engine and transmission, are also common.
You’re about to sign the papers for your new car when the dealer solemnly advises you to buy an extended car warranty to cover repairs after the included warranty expires.
If it’s not covered on the contract, naturally the claim will not be paid. Listed under the inclusion contracts the first level beneath a bumper to bumper would be referred to as a very comprehensive program, beneath that is comprehensive, and the lowest level of coverage is the power trained coverage.
What warranties cover The basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty covers virtually everything in the car-including air conditioning, the audio system, and electrical components.
From the first 2 years or 24,000 miles to 3 years or 36,000 miles, defects in material or workmanship continue to be covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper coverage. Specified major components are covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first, see dealer for details.
During Warranty Coverage During the manufacturer's specified warranty period, any manufacturing defect or failure is covered under the warranty at the maker's expense. There are exclusions however; glass items, lights, belts, hoses, tires and other wearable parts may not be covered by some manufacturers past an initial period.
However, if your car is under warranty for a covered problem, in most cases you will have little trouble getting the dealer to submit a warranty claim. After all, the dealer gets paid by the ...
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