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Chevrolet Extended Warranty: Save Thousands with Chevy Protection

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Chevy asks their drivers to “Find New Roads.” One of America’s oldest and most popular automakers challenges their owners to find new paths just like they do every day through innovation and progress. And drivers of this particular make take pride in their vehicle’s ability to take them where they need to go, whichever way they want to get there. Many drivers say that there’s a special bond between Chevy owners and their cars, so it’s no wonder why Chevrolet drivers would want to protect their precious vehicles. But after your Chevrolet manufacturer’s warranty expires, Endurance can find new roads your Chevy can take you towards your savings thousands on auto repairs for your car, something you couldn’t do without a Chevrolet extended warranty.

But, did you know that most drivers actually choose a third-party provider to protect their vehicles? Why not get the same protection you had on your vehicle for a lower price with added perks?

These third-party service plans are called vehicle service contracts. They work just like the coverage you had on your car when it was brand new off the lot: parts, labor, and taxes for the repair are paid for. When your manufacturer’s auto protection has expired, wouldn’t it be nice if Chevy would lend a helping hand and cover your repairs? Unfortunately, they won’t. This is why you need extended coverage.

In fact, these vehicle service contracts are the same contracts that the dealerships sell but are less expensive because they come directly to the consumer and eliminate the middleman.

Does Chevrolet Offer an Extended Warranty?

Chevrolet provides their own coverage that is for the first 3-years and the first 36,000-miles, whichever comes first on all new Chevy vehicles.

After that they give you the option to purchase their “Protection Plan” which is their version of a Vehicle Service Contract. Many drivers believe they are getting a direct extension of their original Chevy factory warranty, but in reality it is a very limited in scope of what that original manufacturer’s protection. Because at this point, Chevy is less concerned with continuing the same level of coverage you had in the first 3 years of ownership with regards to repair and replacement from breakdown, they just want you to buy a new car.

So what does Chevy offer as an extended auto warranty for their vehicles? It is sort of like a hybrid of pre-paying maintenance expenses and additional benefits such as rental cars, trip interruptions, 24/7 roadside assistance with towing and lock out/lost key protection. However, while these maintenance tasks are performed and paid for in advance, it doesn’t protect you in the event of an electrical or mechanical breakdown.

These Chevrolet extended car warranties are more of a service agreement that locks you into using Chevy services for the remainder of the time that you choose to keep your car. It’s very convenient for people who want to keep everything they purchase with and for their car with Chevrolet but that convenience comes at a premium price with few options for flexible payment plans. Another restriction is that it is only accepted at participating Chevrolet dealerships, and unfortunately not all of them are.

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Vehicle service contracts work the exact same way as your original manufacturer’s coverage worked. When your car needs to be repaired, simply bring your car to the closest dealership or your chosen certified mechanic. Once your car is ready to be serviced, give them your membership card and your policy will cover necessary repairs. There is a standard deductible, but who’s going to worry about $100 when the total repair bill is well over $1,250??

With a vehicle service contract, you are never without coverage. Imagine being able to drive your Chevy all around town and never have to worry about having to pay for a repair. And depending on which coverage you choose, you can have everything covered from the power locks to the power steering to the power train. With a vehicle service contract, you’ve got a lot of power in your corner.

Plus, with a vehicle service contract, you get 24/7 roadside assistance including towing, battery charges, fuel delivery, and much more.

WHAT COMPONENTS ARE COVERED WITH A CHEVROLET EXTENDED CAR WARRANTY?

Chevrolet is a standout amongst automakers because they do have an option for customers as soon as the main warranty expires. Their warranty runs a little shorter than other manufacturers but they make up for it with their protection plan, which comes at an additional cost. But as we stated above, prepaid maintenance is not the same as manufacturer’s warranty coverage.

If you are only buying a Chevrolet prepaid maintenance plan, you are missing out on a variety of coverage options available for your vehicle. Depending on the age and mileage of your Chevy, your car could qualify for full-protection with a third-party company such as Endurance. You will most likely end up paying less than you would for that branded Chevrolet maintenance plan, while getting the same additional benefits and potentially full coverage for your car or truck.

A Chevy protection plan from Endurance can cover repairs for the following components:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Brake Systems
  • Cooling System
  • Drive Axle Assembly
  • Electronic Components
  • Engine
  • Front & Rear Suspension
  • Fuel System
  • Transfer Unit
  • Transmission
  • Turbocharger / Supercharger

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CHEVROLET EXTENDED WARRANTY: COVERAGE FOR NEW AND USED FORD VEHICLES

As with most automakers, Chevrolet emphasizes providing coverage for new vehicles as opposed to pre-owned or used ones, let alone cars long-past the factory warranty has expired and already in someone’s possession. If you bought a certified used Chevy second-hand, the options Chevy provides you will be significantly less than what they give new cars.

This is why even though Chevy does offer extended warranties for used and pre-owned vehicles, it is still worth looking into third-party providers. Companies like Endurance will be able to match automakers, like Chevrolet, when it comes to the comprehensive coverage. Not to mention independent providers can go above and beyond the usual limits for contract terms, discounts on coverage prices, and offer an array of additional benefits to attract drivers.

CHEVROLET MAKES & MODELS COVERED UNDER CHEVY WARRANTY:

Sonic Cruze Malibu
Impala Avalanche Aveo
Cavalier Cobalt Monte Carlo
SS Camaro Corvette
Tracker Equinox Traverse
Tahoe Suburban Trailblazer
HHR Colorado Silverado

 

DOES A VEHICLE SERVICE CONTRACT WORK THE SAME WAY AS A MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY?

Chevrolet drivers are always looking for new roads ahead. And that means they will never settle for less when it comes to having the best options for keeping and protecting their car. That is where vehicle service contracts come in. Working with a provider like Endurance means you can have your Chevy uniquely protected for its specific needs. And you’ll have plenty of options that even manufacturers as big as Chevy might not be able to match.

Let us say for example, that you will need to repair the transmission on your Chevrolet Silverado. After your car is diagnosed by an ASE ensured technician (you aren’t limited to General Motors/GM dealers), you should simply hand them off to your provider.  That would mean Endurance, in this example. Endurance would then go on to pay for parts, work, and even the extra charges should you need them such as rental car and trip interruption needs like food or lodging. We aren’t replacing Chevrolet and General Motors’ warranty options, we are simply extending them above and beyond for drivers who are looking to keep their Chevy car or truck once the manufacturer’s auto warranty has expired.

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We know that you bought your Chevy as an investment, and Chevrolet knows that too. And that is why third-party extended coverage companies like Endurance, exist. To keep your vehicle driving long past the time that Chevy is covering your vehicle. Smart shopping means looking for every possible choice and you should never skimp out when it comes to providing your car with a new safety net.

Through a combined effort of coverage options and payment plans and the freedom to find alternatives outside of Chevrolet or GM, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider opting for worry free driving from Endurance.  A vehicle service contract – most commonly referred to as an extended auto warranty, can give you and your Chevrolet peace of mind behind the wheel for years to come.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EXTENDED CAR WARRANTIES:

  • What is a vehicle service contract?
  • What do extended car warranties cover?
  • How much do extended car warranties cost?
  • Do I need a vehicle service contract if I am still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty?
  • What are deductibles and how do they work when it comes to car warranties?
  • Why do car warranties have a waiting period and what’s the standard length?
  • Where can I go for repairs that are covered?

What is a vehicle service contract?

A vehicle service contract is the formal name for an extended auto warranty. A vehicle service contract, is a service guarantee that will financially cover the costs associated with the parts and labor necessary for repairs and replacement of covered mechanical and/or electrical breakdowns.

What will an extended car warranties cover?

Every plan is different and every provider is different. Endurance focuses on electrical and mechanical breakdowns, because it is an industry standard to not cover routine maintenance or wear & tear components. These third-party policies pick up where the manufacturer’s warranty coverage ends and can come with additional benefits and add-ons that can be chosen by the customer.

How much do extended car warranties cost?

Prices can vary vastly on extended car warranties. Depending on the Make/Model of your vehicle, its current mileage, its age, and your annual driving habits, all of these factors contribute to the final total of your extended car warranty price.

Do I need a vehicle service contract if I am still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty?

Many customers believe they need to wait until the manufacturer’s coverage ends before considering extended coverage. However, since the cost of a car warranty is based on the mileage, age, and condition of the vehicle at the time of purchase, the sooner the better to get your extended vehicle protection. Not only will you save more money in the beginning, you’ll qualify for better coverage now and save even more in the long run. Typically, plans purchased while under a manufacturer’s warranty will not begin until after the warranty ends, and by that time you could have fully paid off your extended coverage plan.

What are deductibles and how do they work when it comes to car warranties?

The deductible refers to how much money you will pay out of pocket before the benefits of your coverage pays for the repair of your mechanical or electrical breakdown. Some companies allow for per-visit or per-repair deductibles. The difference is that per-visit deductibles are paid each time a car is brought in for breakdown repair/replacement service, regardless of the extent of what is needed while a per-repair deductible is paid based on each part that is fixed or replaced.

Why do car warranties have a waiting period and what’s the standard length?

Think of the waiting period as a “trial period.” This will allow customers to get a better sense of their policy choices and better ensure to providers that the car in question is in the state claimed when coverage was purchased. No provider or manufacturer will cover pre-existing conditions, so the waiting period lets them know that there are no current issues with the vehicle. This also gives the policy holder an opportunity to discuss coverage with their trusted mechanic or preferred repair facility.

Where can I go for repairs that are covered?

Manufacturers’ warranties limit customers to only use their dealership service centers and OEM parts. Endurance allows drivers the flexibility of taking their car to any ASE certifies shop of their choice of parts for repair or replacement.

BUYING A CHEVY EXTENDED WARRANTY:

It’s our job to provide the best after-warranty coverage for your Chevy on the market. An extended coverage plan from Endurance is absolutely risk-free. We give customers the opportunity to try our products for up to 30-days with our unconditional money-back guarantee. Most importantly, Endurance’s coverage for Chevy vehicles nearly matches the factory warranty and is backed by familiar and well-respected insurance companies with a long history of paying claims.

Some websites will claim that they can offer a customer Chevrolet extended warranties, but for it to technically be called that, it would have to come directly from Chevrolet. Regulatory guidelines state that a company cannot sell “extended warranties” unless they are being supplied by the original manufacturer. This is because a warranty by definition comes from the original manufacturer and must be included in the price of the original product. This is a common sales tactic that many websites and even dealers try to use to confuse the consumer into buying an inferior product without really knowing what they are getting themselves in to. But we know you’re too smart to fall for one of these laughable attempts to make a sale.

You’ve already spent a lot of hard-earned money on your automobile, then you shouldn’t have to spend any more on costly repair bills. Protect your investment with the #1 administrator of vehicle service contracts in the nation. Get your Endurance coverage today to protect your vehicle… and your wallet!

MORE ABOUT THE CHEVY FACTORY WARRANTY:

Get help here to select the appropriate Chevy extended warranty for your car. The information below can guide you through some useful information regarding your vehicle’s reliability and safety history. You’ll want to know what kind of breakdowns to expect when the Chevy warranty provided by the manufacturer runs out. A little research can go a long way… as does a reliable vehicle protection coverage from Endurance.

Chevrolet Company Phone Number: 1-800-222-1020

Chevy Company Website: Chevrolet.com

 

New/Used Chevy Auto Recalls: My.Chevrolet.com/recalls

General Recalls, Problems, and Defects: NHTSA.gov/Recalls

Mazda Owner Reviews: ConsumerReports.com/Chevrolet

 

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*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.*

Author: David Velez

David Velez is a Vehicle Protection Specialist at Endurance Warranty. He has been part of Endurance team for over two-years. He currently resides in Chicago, IL where he was born and raised. David graduated from Chicago Masters Commission - a college based discipleship missionary program. Unlike most Chicago residents, David considers himself a Chicago fan and equally enjoys both his Chicago Whitesox and Cubs! Connect with David on Google+!

3 Comments

  1. At first I thought that extended warranties aren’t generally worthwhile. But then I started doing my own research and found that they can actually end up saving you a lot of money. Let’s put it this way if over the lifetime of your vehicle you bought one, you would end up spending far less than if you had simply repaired or replaced things if and when they broke. If your car is already broken down, it might just be best to get a new car and put a warranty on the new one. We did this and our vehicle is now protected from virtually everything.

  2. Hi Max,

    Thanks for reading our articles on the Endurance Learning Center, we are glad it was able to help you with your purchase decision.

    We totally agree with you, protection and peace of mind are completely worth it when dealing with a car because they break down so often. I couldn’t tell you how many times in my 26-years on this earth that I have been stuck in a repair shop for hours only to be called up to the service desk and pay a fortune to get my vehicle back on the road. It’s rough, we know it.

    That’s why protection is so important, it gives drivers a chance to completely safeguard their vehicle if anything goes wrong. I know I would personally rather pay a low monthly payment rather than have to shell out thousands of dollars on a repair. Wouldn’t you?

    Glad you got yourself a new vehicle and protected it. But it better have been with Endurance! 😉

    Thanks again for reading, Max!
    -David V

  3. I have a 1990 Chevy 1500 v8 I’m wanting a after market warranty

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