Standard Chevy warranties only provide a few years of coverage, but is that really enough? Many Chevy drivers don't think so. Whether your warranty from Chevy is expired or still active, you can likely find a way to get better coverage and save thousands if your car breaks down.
Chevy Warranty Basics
Here is a breakdown of the warranty plans you can find when you buy from Chevy:
Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty
- 3 years / 36,000 miles (whichever comes first)
- Keep in mind that no plan covers everything "bumper-to-bumper". There will be some items excluded in this plan.
Powertrain Limited Warranty
- 5 years / 60,000 miles (whichever comes first)
- Chevy also offers a warranty specifically for engine coverage
- Provides sheet metal protection for 3 years / 36,000 miles
- Rust-through coverage runs 6 years / 100,000 miles
Save Big When You Protect Your Chevy
The Chevy Suburban and the GMC Yukon were recently named the least reliable cars in the large SUV class. As a brand, Chevy was exactly in the middle in this year's reliability rankings. Not a glaring red flag, but not exactly a selling point.
Let's suppose you want to get more than a few years out of your car. Three years or 36,000 miles won't cover you for the long haul. Once those plans expire, you'll be on the hook for expensive repairs. Here's what that will look like for your bank account without an extended warranty:
Extended Warranty Advantages
Most people know about the manufacturer's warranty. However, not everyone knows you can also buy an extended warranty. Both of these serve the same purpose, taking the guesswork out of unexpected repairs. One big advantage of an extended warranty is that they can help people on a fixed budget. Could you afford a $3,000 repair if your engine breaks down? Additionally, with third party warranty companies, you’ll be able to tailor the warranty to your specific needs and budget.
Most extended warranties might feel the same to the shopper. They are not. Look at the exclusions — i.e. things the warranty does not cover (tires, brakes, shocks, etc.). Decide which ones you need based on the make and model of your car. The warranty will be transferable and companies like CARCHEX also offer a risk-free, 30-day money back guarantee with all of their extended warranties.
Chevy Coverage With CARCHEX
CARCHEX offers great warranty protection for your Chevy. You can tailor your extended warranty, choosing how long you’ll have coverage and what will be covered. Here is a breakdown of our affordable and flexible vehicle protection plans:
More coverage, made to fit your needs and budget. It's that flexibility that has helped CARCHEX achieve an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau. You'll also find the following benefits:
- Engine replacement
- Suspension repair
- Air conditioning repair
- Transmission replacement
- Towing, rental car coverage and trip interruption service
- Diagnostic fee coverage
- 24/7 roadside assistance
Getting a Chevy warranty quote online is free, fast, and easy. Or call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 to speak to a vehicle protection specialist and cover your Chevy today.
Consumer Affairs: www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/gm-warranty.html
Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/car-brands-reliability-how-they-stack-up/
JD Power: http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/tips-advice/do-you-need-extended-warranty
Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869