How would you describe a BMW? Luxurious… sophisticated… upscale? Truthfully, the list could go on and on. BMW has become a cultural icon all over the globe and attracts a distinct clientele. A BMW can be a power statement. It can be a sex symbol, as well as a nightmare when you get a repair bill. But not if you have a BMW extended warranty.
When you purchase such an expensive vehicle you should expect to pay equally expensive repairs. Dropping $30,000 on a car is practically a one-way ticket to costly repair bills. Instead of being forced to empty your pockets when your manufacturer’s warranty expires, a BMW extended warranty can take care of repairs.
With the hourly labor rate in the U.S. at an all-time high, it seems like every vehicle make and model will experience higher repair costs in the year 2015. But luxury vehicles like BMW’s are expected to be hit the hardest.
BMW Manufacturer’s Warranty and Extended Warranty Options:
BMW drivers whose cars are no longer covered under the original manufacturer’s warranty and wish extend their BMW warranty protection really only have one option offered directly from BMW – Powertrain Plus. Furthermore, in order to qualify, the enrolled vehicle must have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer at the time of purchasing coverage and less than seven years of in-service time. If a BMW owner does meet these two requirements, the following three service terms are available:
- 12-months or 12,000-miles
- 24-months or 24,000-miles
- 36-months or 36,000-miles
Drivers wishing to buy a BMW Extended Warranty whose cars are still covered by an original manufacturer’s warranty, are welcome to participate in the previous plans listed above, but also have the option of three additional programs offered from BMW. These are as follows:
- 5-years or 100,000-miles
- 6-years or 100,000-miles
- 7-years or 70,000-miles
- 7-years or 100,000-miles
Please note that the time and mileage requirements above for vehicles still under the original factory warranty are calculated with the initial in-service date and from a zero odometer reading, rather than the odometer reading taken at the time of enrollment in the extended warranty program. For an example, a new car purchased on 3/21/2013 and enrolled in the 6-year/100,000 mile Extended Warranty Program will have a contract expiration date of 3/20/2019 or at 100,000 miles on the odometer, whichever of the two comes first. We stress this because many drivers believe their warranty coverage begins at their first repair service, but this is not the case. It should also be understood that all BMW warranties, new car factory coverage or any of the extended warranties BMW offers, carry a deductible of $50 per service visit.
How Much Does it Cost to Fix a BMW?
After reading that chart, you’re probably a bit nauseous. We feel ya! And not to make matters worse, but those estimates are from 2014 and the prices of auto repairs have only skyrocketed since. Feel free to take a minute and let that sink in… you may want to take a seat.
The only thing you can think about right now is getting a BMW extended warranty from Endurance. Unfortunately, we cannot sell you a extended warranty, because nobody can sell one except for BMW itself. But we CAN sell you a vehicle service contract. This service contract will work in the same way that a BMW extended warranty would: paying for parts, labor, and taxes for repairs.
You see, for a service plan to be called a warranty it has to come directly from the manufacturer. This means that anything that is called a BMW extended warranty would have to be sold and produced by BMW. However, even BMW doesn’t call their product as such, they refer to it as “BMW Extended Vehicle Protection”.
Why Choose a BMW Extended Warranty that is Not From BMW?
Shopping for any extended warranty can be as simple as knowing who to trust. Endurance Warranty can show you important information you should know as an owner, including the claims history of BMW owners, customer reviews, and reliability ratings.
One of the most obvious reasons is price. Third-party service plans are typically less expensive. This is because they go directly from the source to the consumer. The majority of service plans that you can purchase at a dealership are the same exact plans that we sell. While BMW does offer a form of vehicle protection, you might feel that nausea return when you see the price. Choosing a service contract with us saves YOU money!
A vehicle service contract can be placed upon a new or used vehicle at any time, whereas most dealer service plans must be purchased at the time of sale when the vehicle is new. Whether you have 100 or 100,000-miles, we can provide coverage for your car.
All of Endurance’s extended BMW warranties are backed by reputable, well-respected insurance companies with long histories of paying claims in a prompt and efficient manner. Any policy you purchase from Endurance is absolutely free of risk. We give customers the opportunity to try our products for up to 30-days with our unconditional money-back guarantee. We’re in the business of providing the best warranty coverage you can buy.
So why should you spend extra money on the same thing? Don’t wait until it’s too late and your BMW is sitting in the shop. Call us today to get your vehicle service contract and return to the world of worry-free driving!
More About BMW Warranty:
For more information about BMW’s performance history, visit one of the sites below. You’ll want to know what kind of breakdowns to expect when the BMW warranty provided by the manufacturer runs out. A little research can go a long way. So does a reliable BMW extended warranty from Endurance.
BMW Phone Number: 800-831-7771
BMW Website: http://www.bmwusa.com
Maintenance Schedules, Recalls, and TSBs: http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/select.html
Prepare for Repairs: http://www.autohausaz.com/bmw-auto-parts/bmw-oil-pressure.html
Recalls, Problems & Defects: http://www.internetautoguide.com/auto-recalls/01-int/bmw/index.html
General Automotive Recalls: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/aaarecalls_auto.htm
*A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended warranty”, but is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not. Endurance is an administrator of VSCs and does not sell warranties.*