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What Is a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?
A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers nearly everything from the front to the back of your vehicle, usually with the exception of cosmetic components, wear and tear items, and items damaged by neglect or extreme weather and driving habits.
There are two types of bumper-to-bumper warranties: stated component and exclusionary. A stated component warranty will list all of the covered components under the warranty. An exclusionary bumper-to-bumper warranty will list only those items that are not covered under the warranty. Therefore, you can assume that all other components are covered if they meet the qualifications of the warranty (such as non-wear-and-tear items).
What Is GMC Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage?
According to GMC, their comprehensive warranty covers parts and labor for original factory parts located between the front bumper and the back. This coverage extends for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the date of purchase on new vehicles. Benefits of the manufacturer’s warranty include:
- No deductible
- Parts and labor coverage to correct defects in materials and workmanship
- Towing to a GMC dealership for service
- Transferable warranty to the new owner if conducted during the warranty period
Because powertrain components are also included in the bumper-to-bumper warranty, you will also receive coverage for 2500 and 3500 Series Heavy Duty (HD) pickups equipped with a 6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel Engine. This coverage lasts even longer at five years or 100,000 miles.
For GMC certified and pre-owned vehicles, the terms are different. Comprehensive coverage is covered for only a 12-month/12,000-mile limit.
What Is Covered Under the GMC Extended Limited Warranty?
The GMC Extended Limited Warranty is an optional bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers parts and labor on defective parts. This warranty can be added at the time of purchase of your new GMC vehicle so that you can extend the manufacturer’s 3-year warranty to five years. Coverage lasts five years or 60,000 miles (whichever occurs first) and is automatically transferable to a new owner at no extra cost during the duration of the warranty.
Additional benefits include:
- No deductible
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- Reimbursement of certain transportation costs associated with a breakdown
A GMC-certified technician will replace your vehicle’s parts with new or refurbished GMC parts.
GMC Protection Plans
GMC offers Silver and Platinum protection plans for extended, bumper-to-bumper coverage. The Silver plan states the components covered under warranty, including the powertrain, steering, electrical, brakes, and air conditioning. The Platinum plan is an exclusionary contract, which is the highest level of coverage.
Plans range from 24 months, 24,000 miles to 60 months, 60,000 miles.
Before your factory warranty expires, talk with a CARCHEX representative about extended warranty coverage for your GMC.
Benefits of an Extended Warranty
Over time, your GMC will need repairs and replacements beyond the scope of your limited 3-year, 36,000-mile coverage. According to CarComplaints.com, common issues for GMC vehicles include transmission failure, which can cost over $3,000 to repair, as well as A/C failure, which can cost $1,100 on average. The cost of an extended warranty, which can be $1,000 to $1,500 from the manufacturer or less from CARCHEX, can often be hundreds to thousands of dollars less than the cost of repairs.
Consider getting an extended warranty in place to protect your GMC vehicle systems and parts before your original warranty expires. For new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, CARCHEX has five personalized plans that can meet your needs and budget. To see our list of the best extended warranty companies for used cars, click here. To see how to choose the best extended warranty for your used car, click here.
With CARCHEX, your comprehensive benefits extend from up to five to 10 years longer. In addition to repairing the main power and electronic systems of your car, an extended warranty from CARCHEX also offers the following benefits:
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- Rental cars
- Gas delivery
- Trip interruption service
- Diagnostic fee coverage
- Part repair and replacement
CARCHEX Extended Warranty Plans
From basic to exclusionary plans, CARCHEX can help you find a plan for your vehicle and lifestyle.
Choose from one of five coverage tiers and several contract options under each tier:
- Titanium—Exclusionary coverage and the highest coverage level available.
- Platinum—The highest level of stated-component coverage at a good value. This level covers hundreds of components.
- Gold—Flexible but affordable, this comprehensive coverage tier covers all major vehicle systems.
- Silver—Limited but essential coverage that goes beyond the powertrain.
- Bronze—Powertrain coverage for the most important systems of your GMC.
Platinum and Titanium plans are considered bumper-to-bumper coverage. If you are looking for a GMC bumper-to-bumper warranty, then consider a Platinum and Titanium plan for the most benefits.
The Added Value of a CARCHEX Warranty
A GMC bumper-to-bumper warranty can save you time and money in more ways than one. With our 99.9% Customer Satisfaction Rate, your questions will be answered and your claims will be met with ease and efficiency.
You won’t have to wait for reimbursement from your warranty provider, as all claims are paid directly to the mechanic. And, you can choose from a large network of authorized mechanics that are closest to you. Just call your claims department, and they will handle payment and authorization for repairs.
CARCHEX guarantees your satisfaction with a No-Haggle, Low-Price Everyday Guarantee™ and a 30-Day, Money Back Guarantee. Low monthly payments allow you to protect your vehicle without breaking the bank.
Your Extended Warranty Specialists at CARCHEX
At CARCHEX, our team of experts has researched every angle to get you the best prices to extend your GMC bumper-to-bumper warranty. We boast an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and take pride in our “Customer Experience of All” philosophy.
Getting a customized quote online is fast, easy, and free. Call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 today.
GMC Warranty Quick Facts
New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles (5 years/100,000 for some models)
Corrosion/Rust-Through Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles or 6 years/100,000 miles
eAssist Warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles for select components
Extended Limited Warranty: Up to 5 years/60,000 miles
Popular GMC Models: Yukon, Sierra 1500, Acadia, Terrain, Canyon, Savana
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