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Chevrolet cars usually outlive their factory warranties, which means that owners are often unprotected against expensive auto repair bills. A Chevrolet extended warranty is a good investment and can help you save time and money on costly repairs.

To learn more about Chevrolet extended warranty plans and why you should consider a third-party warranty, read on. The CARCHEX experts will show you how to find the most comprehensive coverage for your Chevrolet at the most affordable price possible.

What Is Covered by the Chevrolet Extended Warranty?

Drivers have the option to purchase a Chevrolet extended warranty plan directly from the dealership when they buy a new Chevy. This extended car warranty increases the Chevrolet factory bumper-to-bumper warranty up to a total of five years or 60,000 miles.

The Chevrolet Extended Limited Warranty is backed by General Motors, does not include a deductible, and offers the same level of protection as the factory warranty coverage. However, this Chevrolet extended warranty must be purchased when you buy your Chevy and is not available to drivers in California, Florida, Maine, and Minnesota.

A Chevrolet extended warranty can also be found from third-party providers like CARCHEX, often for much cheaper rates. You can get a Chevy extended warranty from CARCHEX at any time, no matter which state you live in.

Chevrolet Extended Warranty Pros and Cons

Chevy Extended Warranty Pros Chevy Extended Warranty Cons
No deductible Only available at vehicle purchase
Backed by GM Only one option
Bumper-to-bumper coverage Not cancellable

Chevrolet Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan is relatively similar to the Chevrolet extended warranty. The plan covers over 1,000 parts on all major systems of the vehicle. However, the Platinum Protection Plan is a third-party vehicle service contract administered by AMT Warranty Corporation.

Here are some quick facts about Chevy’s Platinum Protection Plan:

  • Vehicles are eligible until they have passed 10 years or 80,000 miles
  • Coverage can add up to five years or 60,000 miles from the purchase date
  • Drivers can purchase the plan online

Extra perks to the Platinum Protection Plan include:

  • Rental car coverage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Lockout assistance
  • Trip interruption

The Platinum Protection Plan offers more benefits than the standard Chevrolet extended warranty. It costs more as well. According to the Chevrolet protection plan website, adding a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty to a 2016 Chevy Equinox with 70,000 miles would cost $3,584.

Chevrolet Factory Warranty Coverage

Your Chevrolet comes with different types of warranty coverage from the factory. The manufacturer-backed Chevy warranty includes:

Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

Chevy offers bumper-to-bumper protection for three years or 36,000 miles. This basic coverage option covers most parts between your bumpers, as well as defects in glass, seating fabric, interior trim, and more.

Powertrain Limited Warranty

Before 2016, Chevrolet offered a five-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. For model years 2016 and later, the Chevy powertrain warranty lasts five years or 60,000 miles.

This powertrain warranty covers the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. Also, coverage is completely transferable to new owners at no charge. Powertrain warranties do not cover as many components as bumper-to-bumper coverage, but they typically last a lot longer.

What Is Not Covered by Chevrolet’s Warranty?

Unfortunately, not everything is covered by powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties. Before you consider a Chevrolet extended warranty, it’s important to know what isn’t covered under your original Chevy warranty. Chevrolet’s factory warranty does not cover the following:

  • Damage from truck bed liners
  • Damage resulting from accidents, misuse, or alterations
  • Issues caused by environmental elements, chemical treatments, or aftermarket products like sealants
  • Damage from “insufficient or improper maintenance”
  • Routine maintenance like oil changes or tire rotations
  • Issues resulting from an accident
  • Problems resulting from using the wrong fuel grade
  • Components like third-party electronics (DVD players, wireless headphones, etc.)

It’s also important to note that anything not original to the vehicle or any part that is not an authorized Chevy part is not covered by this auto warranty.

Is a Chevrolet Extended Warranty Worth It?

When your manufacturer’s warranty doesn’t cover all of your vehicle’s parts, it can be challenging to afford necessary repairs. Take a look at a few common Chevrolet repair estimates provided by RepairPal:

  • Radiator Hose Replacement—$187–$216
  • Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement—$290–$334
  • Oil Pan Gasket Replacement—$436–$516
  • Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement—$196–$217
  • Radiator Fan Motor Replacement—$447–$471

With a Chevrolet extended warranty, you have extra protection for repairs and damages that can be extremely expensive.

Where Can I Find The Best Chevrolet Extended Warranty?

Research shows that the average age of the cars on our roadways is at a record-high of 12.1 years—or more than twice that of the standard powertrain warranty offered by Chevrolet. This means that most Chevy drivers won’t have coverage once their factory warranty expires.

Since the average repair cost for Chevrolets over a 10-year period is $8,800, it is recommended that Chevy drivers get protection against expensive repairs to keep their cars on the road longer.

CARCHEX easily offers some of the best Chevrolet extended warranty plans available. We offer several levels of extended coverage with a number of warranty options within those levels. The chart below outlines the five coverage levels:

Consider purchasing your Chevrolet extended warranty from a third-party warranty provider like CARCHEX to get an affordable vehicle protection plan with great coverage. We offer the following benefits:

A Variety of Affordable Plans

Car dealerships frequently mark up the cost of their vehicle protection plans while third-party providers are incentivized to find the best price for your Chevrolet extended warranty.

At CARCHEX, we use our power in the warranty marketplace to provide affordable prices on extended car warranties. Our personalized quote process finds the right plan for your car and budget.

In addition, CARCHEX offers many more plan and term options compared to Chevrolet’s protection plans.

Great Resale Value

Purchasing a Chevrolet extended warranty for your vehicle can increase your selling price. If you’re hoping to sell your Chevrolet Traverse or other Chevy model in the near future, look for a third-party extended warranty that is transferable from owner to owner, like the Extended Vehicle Protection Plans offered by CARCHEX.

Options for Serving Your Vehicle

Many factory warranties stipulate that you can only have your car serviced at specific dealerships and repair shops. With third-party companies like CARCHEX, you can have your Chevrolet repaired at your choice of over 30,000 repair facilities—allowing you to find the best mechanic for your needs.

Additional Benefits of a CARCHEX Extended Warranty

list of additional benefits for carchex warranties

In addition to affordable coverage options and flexible repair locations, CARCHEX offers:

  • A 24/7/365 Direct Quote Engine—Our innovative system allows customers to speak with an Extended Vehicle Protection Plan specialist and simultaneously view the same online coverage information as they see. Customers can perform product comparisons, view contracts, and access warranty benefits and features while speaking to an expert.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—We offer a risk-free, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee period with each protection plan. If you are not satisfied with the contract you have purchased, you can contact CARCHEX within 30 days for a full refund.*
  • Peace of Mind Programs—CARCHEX offers benefits such as emergency roadside assistance, rental car and towing benefits, and trip interruption services.
  • A Commitment to Service—We value customer experience above all and ensure that our customers’ needs are being met on a daily basis. We have a 99.9% customer satisfaction rate due to our decadelong commitment to excellent customer service.

Get a Quote for Your Chevy Extended Warranty Today

CARCHEX makes it easy for consumers to find Chevrolet extended warranty options at an affordable price. We work with the top providers in the business to ensure that you get excellent coverage at the right price.

Our protection specialists can answer any questions you may have about our warranty offers and will provide guidance to help you find the best coverage for your car.

Get an instant free car warranty quote from CARCHEX today by calling us at 866-261-3457.

Frequently Asked Questions


Consumer Reports: http://www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/car-brands-reliability-how-they-stack-up/

Automotive News: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150312/RETAIL/150319950/gm-to-cut-chevy-gmc-powertrain-warranty-to-60000-miles-from-100000

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/07/29/new-car-sales-soaring-but-cars-getting-older-too/30821191/

IHS Markit: https://news.ihsmarkit.com/prviewer/release_only/slug/automotive-average-age-cars-and-light-trucks-us-rises-again-2019-118-years-ihs-markit-

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/problems/chevrolet

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/chevrolet

Chevrolet: https://www.chevrolet.com/protection/protection-plan

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