Purchasing an extended auto warranty when purchasing a new or used vehicle is an additional expense. Sometimes that adds thousands of dollars to your purchase, especially if you finance your car. Before deciding if an extended warranty is proper for you, it’s time to ask yourself a few questions.
How long will you be keeping your car?
A car warranty extension generally takes effect after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. This means that if you plan to keep your vehicle for only a few years, the original contract may be sufficient, and an extension may be a waste of money. An extended warranty, on the other hand, can save you money in the long run if you intend to buy a new vehicle and drive it until you die.
Have you done your homework?
When researching which vehicle to buy, it is good to look at each vehicle’s history for repairs. This is especially true if you plan to buy a used car. If the make and model you want requires major maintenance at some point, you can always buy an extended car warranty for additional security. Or you can replace the vehicle before repairs are needed.
Another thing to consider is the extended car warranty. Dealers are often the “middle man” when warranties and mark the cost to earn a little extra cash. If you decide to have an extended warranty, you can save money by purchasing one from an independent vendor.
What Does a Dodge Factory Warranty Cover?
A new Dodge is covered by a three-year or 36,000-mile basic limited warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Factory warranties, including the Dodge Manufacturer’s Warranty, only cover defective items after they leave the factory. The factory warranty does not cover the typical failure of a function over time. This restriction means that extended warranty for a Dodge may not protect from accidents due to everyday driving activities.
Basic Limited Warranty
A basic three-year limited warranty is sometimes referred to as a bumper-to-bumper warranty.Unfortunately, the simplest contracts only last three years, which means your car will most likely require more expensive repairs before then. While it will offer full coverage, most drivers will not use their limited warranty until it expires. Many drivers never needed significant maintenance in the first few years when they owned their Dodge vehicles.
Driveline limited warranty
Driveline warranties last much longer than their bumper-to-bumper counterparts, but they cover much less. Engine warranty coverage is limited to the following parts:
- Transfer box
- Transmission shafts and Axles
When these warranties expire, a Dodge Extended Warranty can provide up to 10 years of additional coverage for your vehicle’s critical components. This means that you always get the same good coverage and more when you buy a used Dodge.
How much does a Dodge extended warranty cost?
The price of a Dodge Extended Protection Plan is determined by the method you select, as well as your vehicle’s mileage, age, and model.Expensive cars cost more to cover because they require particular parts, and older cars also cost more because they are more likely to require more frequent repairs. The price of a Dodge warranty extension increases after more than a year of using your vehicle.