Vehicles on the road are now 11.8 years old which increased over 4% on average over the last five years. As a result, your car is probably close (or about to) hit over 150k miles mark!
Unfortunately, the downside to keeping your car a long period of time is qualifying for the type of coverage you want. Most vehicle protection providers cut off the limit at 100k miles.
Not to mention, high mileage vehicles are susceptible to sudden breakdown and malfunctions which typically cost a pretty penny.
You’re in luck! Endurance can help protect you from sudden maintenance issues and breakdowns, especially if you’re someone with over 150k miles on your car.
In today’s post, we’ll be covering:
- How extended car warranties for high mileage cars work
- The reasons why an extended warranty is vital for your high mileage vehicle
- How High Mileage Coverage from Endurance differs from the rest
Extended Car Warranties for High Mileage Cars
There are different versions of extended car warranties, but they are typically through a third-party broker. In other words, you are dealing with different entities throughout the process.
A plus to Endurance is the fact that we are the direct administrator and obligatory of most plans we offer. You can count on us to be with you from the initial quote to filing a claim with us.
The Reasons Why An Extended Warranty is Vital For Your High Mileage Vehicle
What Endurance can do is provide assistance when you need to get back on the road.
If you later decide to sell your vehicle, you can transfer your Endurance protection to the new owner. Selling your car with protection already registered can actually increase the value of your sale too!
Common problems for cars with over 150k miles
Some examples of common car part failures that can pop up are:
- Engine Failure
- Faulty transmission
- Fuel System Issues
- Broken Driveshaft
The prices have the potential to make you and your wallet scream in fear, but as we said—Endurance has you covered.
Let’s walk through it together.
Find And Choose a Repair Facility– A key benefit to the coverage provided by independent companies Endurance is that the network of repair facilities goes beyond what automakers have to offer. Take your car to any affordable, reliable and trustworthy mechanic or repair.
Get Your Car Diagnosed– If you don’t already know what is wrong with your car then all you need to do next is have the mechanics run several diagnostics to pinpoint the issue with your vehicle. They will relay this to your coverage provider.
Give the Mechanic Your Coverage Membership Card– All coverage holders with Endurance are issued a membership card. They will use this whenever their car needs repairs and give it directly to the mechanic so they can relay the info and pricing to us.
Pay the Deductible (if applicable) – Some contracts may or may not have a deductible. This is typically paid at the end of the repair after your car is back in your possession.
Once those steps are taken care of, you just have to wait for the repairs to be done!
How High Mileage Coverage From Endurance Differs From The Rest
Endurance offers certain perks that can’t be found anywhere else. For one, the Endurance Elite Membership is included in our plans which offers amazing benefits!
Members are immediately provided $250 in redeemable points that can be used at local restaurants, movies, or shopping centers.
They also have the chance to have up to 2 tire replacements or reimbursements per year! These perks add the total package to all of our plans.
Additionally, many companies cut off car owners with over 100k miles on their cars. Endurance covers up to 150k miles which opens up the door for people who’ve had the door slammed on.
Maintenance Tips for Cars with Over 150k Miles
Cars still require continuous maintenance to ensure no sudden breakdowns happen so here are some to consider:
- Oil Change routinely
- Replace Spark Plugs
- Replace Coolant
- Check brake fluid
- Rotate Tires
- Check Tire Pressure
- Spare tire/donut pressure
- Other maintenance needed for your specific car model
These steps become especially important after the 150k mark so set a reminder to always get them done when necessary!
Looking to save some money on maintenance? Of Course, you are!
Here are some steps you can do at home to keep your high mileage vehicle young at heart (or engine should we say?)
- Check all the lights for burnt-out bulbs
- Check the pressure of your tires
- Vacuum the interior and clean leather/vinyl with proper cleanser/wipes
- Check wipers and replace when they are worn