If you’re looking to purchase a Nissan extended warranty, you may be asking, What does the factory warranty offer, and is it the best Nissan warranty option? What about protection plans from third-party providers? The car warranty experts at CARCHEX can help you understand and compare your options and make the best choice for your needs.
Nissan Extended Warranty Plans
If your Nissan factory warranty has or is about to expire, it’s wise to consider extended warranty coverage. You may wonder, Is a Nissan extended warranty worth it? If you want to make the most of your car’s life and keep your Nissan beyond the length of your manufacturer’s warranty terms, then choosing an extended warranty for your Nissan is the best way to save hundreds—possibly thousands—of dollars in the long run.
Your Nissan dealer will likely encourage you to buy an extended warranty from the dealership at the time you purchase your new or used Nissan. But experts recommend that you research other extended warranty plans from third-party companies before you step into the Nissan showroom.
Nissan Factory Warranty: What’s Covered and What’s Not
When you drive a new Nissan off the lot, here’s what is included in your Nissan manufacturer warranty coverage:
- 3-year / 36,000-mile Basic Coverage limited warranty, which covers the repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of parts supplied by Nissan
- 5-year / 60,000-mile Powertrain Coverage warranty, which covers the car’s major systems, such as the transmission, engine, and drive systems that were supplied by Nissan
- 10-year / 120,000-mile warranty extension, which is included for some 2003–2010 vehicles that have a continuously variable transmission (CVT)
An extended warranty protects you from unexpected and costly repairs on your Nissan after the standard Nissan manufacturer warranty expires. If you buy an extended warranty for your Nissan from the dealership, you are limited to their levels of protection.
For example, with the Nissan extended warranty, you can only take your vehicle to a Nissan dealer for repairs. The extended warranty won’t cover repairs made by non-Nissan mechanics. While you may be thinking, That’s not a problem. I have multiple Nissan dealers in my area, remember you can’t choose where your vehicle breaks down.
With so few options when it comes to dealer extended warranty plans, you may end up paying a high price for coverage that you don’t need. Learn how Nissan extended warranties from a third-party company can be customized for your driving habits and budget.
CARCHEX Extended Warranties at a Glance
CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans offer affordable, flexible extended warranties for your Nissan vehicle. Purchasing a Nissan extended warranty can protect your investment and provide peace of mind should an unexpected or untimely need for a repair arise.
Here’s what you get when you purchase an extended warranty from CARCHEX:
- Affordable Payment Options—We offer budget-friendly monthly payment plans, so you can avoid those $2,500 out-of-pocket repair bills that aren’t so budget friendly. The average monthly coverage cost of a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan for a 2007–2014 Nissan is just $65.*
- Your Choice of Repair Shop—CARCHEX partners with over 30,000 repair facilities, so you’re free to choose the mechanic you trust most.
- Extended Warranty Extras—Get free roadside assistance, as well as rental car, towing, gas delivery, and trip interruption benefits.
- Claims Paid Directly to the Repair Facility—We make it easy by paying your repair shop directly, so you don’t have to wait for reimbursement.
- No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™—We believe you shouldn’t have to haggle to get the lowest price.
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—We’re committed to providing the best extended warranties on the market. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your money.
- A 99.9% Customer Satisfaction Rating—Customer satisfaction is what’s most important to us, and CARCHEX is proud to boast a 99.9% customer satisfaction score and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
CARCHEX offers five levels of coverage, with a number of customizable protection plans within each level.
- Titanium Coverage, or our version of bumper-to-bumper coverage, covers all components of the vehicle with a few exceptions.
- Platinum Coverage is our highest level of stated-component coverage available.
- Gold Coverage includes components on all major systems of the vehicle (often ideal for vehicles with mileage over 90,000 miles).
- Silver Coverage is our plan that gives essential coverage to your vehicle’s major systems.
- Bronze Coverage is designed to protect you from the biggest costs associated with repairing your vehicle’s engine and transmission
How Much Can a Nissan Extended Warranty Save You?
Answering that question isn’t necessarily easy. The answer depends on factors like the model and age of your car and your driving habits. But to give you an idea of the cost to repair a Nissan, here are the common repairs reported by Nissan drivers:
Average Repair Estimates for Nissans in 2017
- $766–$3,996 for a head gasket replacement
- $125–$1,117 for a drive axle replacement
- $70–$1,002 for a valve cover gasket replacement
- $1,800–$3,500 for a transmission replacement
- $199-$1713 for a water pump replacement
Protecting Your Nissan for Years to Come
Consider Nissan’s track record for reliability and the fact that most Nissan models are not very expensive to maintain, ranking 8th out of 30 car brands in a maintenance cost comparison. (However, if you drive a Nissan Murano, you may not find this to be true.)
Nissan cars generally last a long time, but after your 3-year/36,000-mile Nissan manufacturer warranty expires, you’re on the hook for all repairs as the car ages.
Without coverage, you could end up driving a Nissan for as long as a decade without protection.
Should You Buy Your Warranty from the Dealership or a Third Party?
Nissan offers Nissan Security Plus Protection Plans, which are warranties backed by the dealership. Factory warranties are often described as “bumper-to-bumper coverage.” This term may make you feel pretty safe, as if every item on your car is covered. If anything goes wrong in between the front and back bumpers, you’ll be protected, right?
In truth, there really isn’t a plan that covers every single part and system of your car. Here’s a list of common items that aren’t covered in most factory warranties classified as bumper-to-bumper:
- Tires, which usually require a separate warranty
- Other wear and tear items, such as windshield wipers and brake pads
- Factory accessories, or anything that’s considered “extra”
- Electronic systems
Nissan offers powertrain warranties, which are meant to cover repairs for defects in your vehicle’s materials or workmanship. The powertrain warranty is meant to give you some peace of mind as you drive off the lot. You don’t want to get stuck with a lemon, right?
While the powertrain warranty does provide coverage to keep you from footing the bill for maintenance issues in your first 60 months or 60,000 miles, there are some exceptions. Here’s what is included in your Nissan powertrain warranty:
- Transmission and transaxle
- Restraint system
Benefits of a Third-Party Extended Warranty
You may still be wondering why you should purchase a Nissan extended warranty from a third-party provider. Consider these points:
1. More Options for Service
With a Nissan warranty from the manufacturer, you are covered for service and repair only if you take your vehicle to a Nissan dealership.
At CARCHEX, you pick the licensed auto repair shop of your choice (Nissan dealership, local mechanic, or national chain such as Goodyear, Firestone, or Pep Boys). With over 30,000 repair facilities in the US, you’re sure to find one you trust.
2. Interest Payments on an Extended Warranty
A Nissan dealership will usually roll the cost of an extended protection plan into the purchase price of the car. Over time, you’ll pay interest on that cumulative amount.
To avoid paying interest on your warranty, consider a separate third-party provider like CARCHEX that bills separately from your car payments.
3. Quick and Easy Policy Transfer
You can’t transfer a Nissan extended warranty. Suppose you have a Nissan Leaf and sell it so you can upgrade. If you have an extended warranty from Nissan, that plan ends when you sell the vehicle.
Third-party providers like CARCHEX generally allow you to transfer your policy to the new owner, which can increase the resale value of your car.
Get the Best Extended Warranty for your Nissan Today
CARCHEX works with you to find the best extended warranty for Nissan vehicles. Our goal is to deliver the finest experience to our customers, which is why we offer benefits other companies don’t. Here is what you will receive, if you choose a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan:
- No down payment required
- Easy payment plan
- Flexible time and terms for every driving habit
- Customized coverage options
- A contract that is easy to understand
- Protection against lost, stolen, or damaged keys
Call Now for Your Free Extended Warranty Quote
To get a free Nissan extended warranty quote from CARCHEX in seconds, call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 and learn about the Extended Vehicle Protection Plans that are available today.
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*Figure accurate as of May 2017. Average monthly coverage cost is based on the average total price of the Vehicle Protection Plan over a four year coverage period. Actual monthly payments will vary per plan’s payment policy. Individual pricing is subject to change based on the combination of make, model, year, and mileage as well as coverage level and term length.