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Ram Extended Warranty Coverage Options

While your manufacturer’s warranty has helped keep your Ram on the road, there comes a time when the warranty will expire. Then what? Buying a Ram extended warranty will keep your truck running longer and may save you hundreds—or possibly thousands—of dollars over time.

Learn more Ram extended warranty coverage and how a plan from CARCHEX can protect your vehicle down the road. To get a quote for your Ram, fill out the online form or call 866-261-3457.

Extended Coverage for Your Ram

Chrysler dealerships nationwide offer extended warranty coverage for your Ram, formerly known as a Dodge Ram extended warranty before Dodge and Ram split into two brands. An extended warranty is a good choice if you own a vehicle that is known to need frequent repairs and if you plan to keep your vehicle long past when the basic warranty expires. The Ram series has mixed reviews when it comes to reliability, but the recent 2020 Ram 1500 scored a high grade.

Buying extended warranty coverage through a third-party company like CARCHEX gives you peace of mind that you’re protected should something unexpected happen to your vehicle. When you buy a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan, you receive a number of benefits and services along with the warranty itself. CARCHEX aims to go above and beyond the service offered through other third-party providers and manufacturer extended warranties.

The chart below shows the five levels of extended coverage available from CARCHEX. We offer protection plans within each level to customize your coverage and meet your needs. You can cover your vehicle for up to 10 years.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Benefits of a Third-Party Extended Warranty

You may wonder why you should consider an extended warranty from a third-party provider instead of Ram’s extended warranty. Either way, you’ll get extended service, right? Consider these reasons:

  • Greater flexibility for servicing your vehicle: With a third-party extended warranty, you won’t have to take your Ram to a dealership for repairs or maintenance if you have a different mechanic you’d rather use. CARCHEX works with more than 30,000 repair facilities in the U.S. Chances are, some of them are in your neighborhood.
  • You won’t pay interest on your warranty: If you’re still paying off your Ram, you’ might pay interest on your extended warranty, too. Car dealers sometimes add the warranty in with the cost of your car, so if you took out an auto loan, you’re paying more money for your warranty than you think. By choosing a third-party extended warranty, the cost you’re billed is truly the cost you pay.
  • You can transfer your policy: If you sell your car, you can transfer your third-party warranty to the new owner. This makes your vehicle more appealing to potential buyers.

Costs of Repairing a Ram

Whether you were anticipating a fix or your vehicle surprised you with an untimely repair, it doesn’t matter. Repairs for Rams can be expensive to pay out of pocket. If you’re used to being covered by your Ram factory warranty, it can be easy to lose touch with the costs associated with repairing your truck.

Here are some common repairs performed on Ram trucks, according to RepairPal:

Replacement Estimated Cost
Head gasket replacement $810–$2,022
Fuel pump replacement $332–$821
Suspension ball joint replacement $187–$307
Spark plug replacement $102–$137
Water pump replacement $316–$498

While some of these common repairs might appear to be affordable, they can add up quickly. If you want to ensure that you’ll be protected from high repair costs, make sure to purchase an extended warranty. That way, you can avoid pricey lump-sum expenses like those listed above and extend the life of your Ram.

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

Is Your Ram Factory Coverage Enough?

Typical factory warranties cover you for only a few years. They can be broken down into two components: the basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty and the powertrain warranty.

Most Ram models have a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (or basic) warranty. Each warranty covers different aspects of your Ram.

  • Powertrain Warranty: The powertrain warranty covers the cost of labor and parts for repairs to the major systems that make the car run. Those systems include components such as the engine, driveshaft, and transmission. The Dodge Ram powertrain warranty outlasts the basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty, protecting your car’s powerhouse a little longer than some of its other parts.
  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: A good way to think about a typical bumper-to-bumper warranty is that it covers the majority of the components in between your front and rear bumper. Items covered typically include the air conditioning systems, suspension, oil systems, and other electrical systems.

Mopar® Vehicle Protection Plans

Mopar, Ram’s manufacturer, also offers its own extended warranties to cover your vehicle once its factory warranties expire. If you’re looking to add coverage, Mopar offers six main Vehicle Protection Plans under its extended warranty umbrella, two for new cars and four for used cars.

Plan Covered Vehicle Term Length Description
MVP Maximum Care New Up to 8 Years / 150,000 Miles Comprehensive coverage of more than 5,000 components with a $200, $100, or $0 deductible
Added Care Plus New Up to 8 Years / 150,000 Miles Coverage of more than 800 stated components with a $200, $100, or $0 deductible
Maximum Care Used Up to 5 Years / Unlimited Miles Comprehensive coverage of more than 5,000 components with a $200 or $100 deductible
Added Care Plus Used Up to 5 Years / Unlimited Miles Coverage of more than 800 stated components with a $200 or $100 deductible
Added Care Used Up to 5 Years / Unlimited Miles Coverage of more than 600 stated components with a $200 or $100 deductible
Powertrain Care Plus Used Up to 5 Years / Unlimited Miles Coverage for the engine, transmission, driveline, steering, and air conditioning with a $200 or $100 deductible

What Ram Extended Warranty Plans Don’t Cover

No extended warranty covers everything. See what Ram excludes from their extended warranty plans. Exclusions vary depending on what coverage you purchase.

Ram Extended Warranty Exclusions

  • Maintenance services and items used for maintenance services
  • Catalytic converter and particulate filter
  • Glass
  • Plastic lenses
  • Light bulbs
  • Body and paint items
  • Snowplows
  • Winches
  • Trailer hitches
  • Wear and tear items, including tires, manual clutch assembly, brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, belts, and windshield wipers
  • Body mechanisms
  • Manual interior mechanisms
  • Safety and security
  • Full mechanical
  • Rear suspension
  • Luxury group
  • Instrumentation
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Expanded electrical

If you drive a Ram vehicle, chances are, you want to get more than a few years out of your investment. What will you do after your coverage has expired? What if you want to buy a used Ram that’s no longer under the factory warranty? Did you know that Ram owners give its reliability shaky reviews?

Because factory coverage quickly expires and manufacturer warranties often contain loopholes that void coverage, extended warranties are a good idea if you want to get the most life out of your Ram.

What Should I Look For in an Extended Warranty?

Trying to decide on which extended warranty to purchase can be daunting. Know what to look for when you’re searching for the best and most affordable extended coverage for your Ram truck before you buy. The best warranties will offer the following:

  • Accreditation from an organization like the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Endorsements from industry leaders
  • Competitive, transparent prices and money-back guarantees
  • Flexible repairs at the garage of your choice
  • Terms that can be customized to your needs, budget, and driving habits
  • Transferable policies, so you can increase your car’s resale value

Benefits of CARCHEX Extended Warranty Coverage

There are other options outside of the extended warranties offered by car dealers, like Ram. Many third-party car warranty companies offer plans that grant you more flexibility and power. CARCHEX is a third-party extended warranty supplier that has served drivers like you for more than 20 years. When you purchase extended Ram coverage through a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan, you get:

  • Your choice of repair shop—We partner with over 30,000 repair facilities so that you won’t have to switch from your favorite neighborhood garage.
  • Claims paid directly to the repair facility—That way, you’re not the middleman and don’t have to wait for the reimbursement.
  • An easy payment plan with transparent pricing and no down payment required—With CARCHEX, you won’t have any surprises when your bill comes.
  • Customizable and comprehensive coverage options—Want more coverage? We can provide it. If you just want the basics, we have that, too.
  • Hybrid component coverage available for all plans—Don’t worry about your hybrid battery with your CARCHEX extended warranty.
  • Customer-friendly contracts that are easy to understand—We’re not here to confuse you. We want you to understand what you’re getting with your protection plan.
  • A Better Business Bureau customer satisfaction rating of 99.9%—We truly value your happiness, and our ratings show that.
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™—We offer affordable prices every day and have flexible payment plans.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—Not happy with your protection plan? We’ll give you your money back.*
  • Impressive endorsements—CARCHEX holds many endorsements from key industry groups, including MotorWeek’s Pat Goss, Edmunds, Assurant, RepairPal, and CARFAX.
  • Extended warranty extras—Get free roadside assistance as well as rental car, towing, gas delivery, and trip interruption benefits.

Get Your Ram Extended Warranty Quote Now

If you’re interested in buying a Ram extended warranty to further protect your vehicle, check out the CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans that are currently available. Getting an extended warranty quote from CARCHEX is fast, free, and easy. Just call us at 866-261-3457.

Sources:

Consumer Affairs: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/dodge_ram.html

U.S. News & World Report: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ram/1500

RepairPal: http://repairpal.com/dodge/ram+1500

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

Mopar: https://www.mopar.com/en-us/care/mopar-vehicle-protection.html

Jeep: https://www.jeepfactorywarranty.com/maximum-care-plan/

*Refund methods vary by state. See extended service plan for complete details, including refunds, exclusions and limitations.

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