The factory Chevy warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage on your vehicle, but only for three years or 36,000 miles. After that, you’ll be on the hook for unexpected and costly repair bills unless you purchase a Chevrolet extended warranty.
We’ll explain coverage details about the Chevy warranty in this piece before running through the industry’s best third-party auto warranty options. While Chevrolet will keep your car safe for the short term, it’s wise to look beyond your new vehicle limited warranty if you want to keep driving the car for years to come.
Chevy Warranty Coverage
There are multiple different sections of the Chevy warranty with varying coverage terms. We’ll break down each plan’s details and length in the section below.
Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
The Chevy bumper-to-bumper warranty lasts for either three years or 36,000 miles. The automaker covers nearly all repairs caused by material or workmanship defects through this warranty, and you’ll receive complimentary towing along with parts and labor as well.
Keep in mind that no plan covers every single car part, so some items will still be excluded from this plan. Still, bumper-to-bumper coverage is as comprehensive as it gets.
Powertrain Limited Warranty
The limited powertrain warranty for Chevy vehicles lasts for five years or 60,000 miles. It covers nearly every powertrain component, so you’ll get protection for your car’s engine, transfer case, drivetrain, and transmission or transaxle. Fleet vehicles receive a slightly longer coverage length of five years or 100,000 miles since they’re typically driven farther.
Corrosion Protection Warranty
The Chevy corrosion warranty provides sheet metal protection for three years or 36,000 miles, though rust-through coverage runs longer at six years or 100,000 miles. Note that cosmetic and surface corrosion, such as from stone chips or scratches in the car’s paint, aren’t covered by this Chevy warranty.
Emission Control Systems Warranty
Chevrolet follows both federal and California emission warranties, meaning that you’ll receive two years or 24,000 miles for most qualifying parts. The Chevy warranty is a longer eight years or 80,000 miles for certain other components like catalytic converters and engine control modules.
Chevy Warranty Benefits and Exclusions
For the length of your powertrain limited warranty, you’ll receive a few benefits that can make life easier in the event of a mechanical breakdown. There are also a few excluded parts and situations from the Chevy warranty that we’ll explain below.
Chevy Warranty Benefits
The Chevrolet factory warranty includes various perks that drivers can take advantage of during their coverage period. These include 24/7 roadside assistance services, courtesy transportation including rental car reimbursement, and one free vehicle maintenance visit.
Parts of your roadside assistance package include towing services, locksmith visits, flat-tire changes, battery jump-starts, and fuel and fluid deliveries. You can use the maintenance trip to get an oil change, tire rotation, or multipoint vehicle inspection.
Chevy Warranty Exclusions
There are a few excluded parts from your Chevrolet warranty worth keeping in mind before you file a claim. Below are situations and components that you won’t receive coverage for:
- Wear and tear parts like brake pads and windshield wipers
- Regular maintenance services like oil changes and tire rotations
- Damage from accidents, theft, vandalism, and severe weather
- Damage from improper modifications, neglected maintenance, or low-quality fuel
If you’re looking for complete details about a specific part, check your owner’s manual. Also note that different warranty repairs may be covered for heavy- or light-duty trucks versus for more basic GM vehicles.
Is the Chevy Warranty Transferable?
The Chevy warranty will be transferred to new car owners if the original warranty is still in effect. If you’ve got an extended limited warranty, the vehicle service contract can be transferred to new Chevrolet owners after you pay a $50 fee.
Chevy Extended Warranty Plans
General Motors offers extended car warranty coverage for Chevy vehicles through its three Chevrolet Protection Plans. Drivers can receive protection for their used cars for up to a maximum of eight years or 100,000 miles with either a $0 or $100 deductible.
Note that used car warranty companies like CARCHEX often offer similar coverage to extended Chevy warranty plans, but at cheaper rates. Drivers benefit from more plan options and added flexibility when it comes to pricing and coverage needs as well.
|Powertrain Coverage||Silver Coverage||Platinum Coverage|
|Hybrid / electric parts||✓||✓||✓|
|Front and rear suspension||✓||✓|
Chevy Extended Warranty Coverage Breakdown
Below are some differences between the three extended Chevy warranty plans:
- Powertrain: You’ll receive basic extended coverage for your car’s most critical parts such as its engine, transmission, and drivetrain.
- Silver: Get everything included in Powertrain coverage plus your car’s front and rear suspension, climate control system, electrical system, steering parts, and brakes.
- Platinum: This bumper-to-bumper coverage plan is the most comprehensive extended Chevy warranty, protecting nearly every component in your vehicle.
All three of these coverage plans are transferable for a $50 fee, and you can receive a prorated refund if you cancel your plan while it’s still in effect. You’ll receive the same roadside assistance services, trip interruption benefits, and rental car reimbursement through an extended Chevy warranty as with a manufacturer’s warranty.
Do I Need a Chevy Warranty?
Chevrolet models aren’t known to be the most reliable on the market, but they scored relatively well in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study͈℠. The company ranked 10th out of 32 automakers when it comes to overall reliability.
Still, those without an extended Chevy warranty face annual repair costs of $649, according to data from RepairPal. While that’s an average amount compared to other automakers, drivers with certain Chevrolet vehicles could face much higher repair bills.
Average Chevrolet Repair Costs
Below is data from RepairPal on what drivers can expect to spend on common repairs to Chevy vehicles:
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500||AC condenser replacement||$517 to $596|
|Chevrolet Equinox||Water pump replacement||$935 to $1,175|
|Chevrolet Camaro||Alternator replacement||$625 to $674|
|Chevrolet Malibu||Head gasket replacement||$1,529 to $1,786|
|Chevrolet Tahoe||Powertrain control module replacement||$489 to $527|
|Chevrolet Cruze||Clutch replacement||$923 to $1,090|
Each Chevy make and model year has varying upkeep needs. Because of this, remember that a Chevrolet Corvette and a diesel-engine Silverado 2500 Series heavy-duty pickup won’t have the same repair costs.
Why Choose CARCHEX?
CARCHEX offers the best car warranty for those looking to protect an aging Chevy model. That’s because the company has some of the industry’s most impressive customer service standards along with extremely competitive rates. Additionally, our five extended auto warranty options guarantee warranty accessibility for most drivers.
Below are a few more benefits to covering your Chevy with a CARCHEX warranty:
- Low prices every day: We provide competitive Chevy warranty rates to drivers from the start instead of requiring haggling to receive our best rates.
- Added warranty benefits: All plans come with perks like 24-hour roadside assistance, towing, trip interruption benefits, and rental car reimbursement.
- 30-day money-back guarantee: Drivers can get a full refund if they rethink their decision to get CARCHEX coverage within the first month.
- Affordable monthly payments: Instead of dealing with unexpected and costly repair bills, you’ll pay a reasonable monthly rate for a vehicle protection plan.
- Transferable plans: If you sell your Chevrolet, the CARCHEX warranty can be given over to the car’s following owner.
- Your choice of auto repair shop: Chevy warranties require drivers to go to one of the company’s dealerships, but you can head to nearly any mechanic with our plans.
- Claims paid directly to the repair facility: We’ll pay for your warranty claims directly, rather than requiring you to get charged upfront and wait for a refund.
- Customer experience above all: Our A+ rating and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) combine with strong review scores to offer evidence of our customer-centric approach.
CARCHEX vs. Competitors
Below is further proof of how CARCHEX outperforms its competition in the extended auto warranty space:
|CARCHEX||AutoAssure||Concord Auto Protect||Endurance||Protect My Car|
|Years in Business||23||12||9||16||17|
|BBB Rating||A+||Not Rated||B||Not Rated||A+|
|BBB Complaints (last 36 mo.)||167||166||82||1,449||273|
|Partnerships/Endorsements||CARFAX, RepairPal, Edmunds.com, Autoblog, SiriusXM, Vehicle Protection Association, and Goss’ Garage.||Vehicle Protection Association, Dun & Bradstreet||Consumer Affairs||Courtney Hansen, Katie Osborne, Vehicle Protection Association||ACVPP, Contact Center Compliance, DataOne Software|
Updated January 2023
CARCHEX Extended Warranty Plans
CARCHEX offers five flexible levels of coverage to those hoping to extend a Chevy warranty. From the powertrain protection of the Bronze plan up to the bumper-to-bumper warranty found in Titanium coverage, drivers will likely discover a CARCHEX plan that provides them with peace of mind.
Here’s a quick breakdown of our affordable and flexible vehicle protection plans:
If you’ve got a Chevrolet vehicle with plenty of advanced and high-tech components, Titanium or Platinum coverage could be your best bets. Those with older and high-mileage cars, on the other hand, may want to look carefully at our Gold and Silver plans.
Get a Free CARCHEX Warranty Quote
It’s extremely simple to get a car warranty quote from CARCHEX. We’ll customize Chevy warranty coverage to your vehicle, driving habits, future plans, and budgetary needs. Get a quote online or call us at 866-261-3457 to speak with a CARCHEX representative today.