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Ford Vehicle Protection: Review, Price, and Coverage Options

BY: Alex Perrone
Smiling young man driving a Ford car

Ford drivers are a very distinct group of car enthusiasts. The company’s tagline, “Built Ford Tough,” stamps quality manufacturing and ruggedness onto their vehicles and alludes to the fact that a Ford can tolerate any rough rides you put it through.

Unfortunately, according to Consumer Reports, Ford only ranks as the 22nd most reliable car brand out of 30. Combined with their average annual repair costs of $775, owning a Ford vehicle may become expensive over time.

Drivers can find mechanical coverage in the form of Ford’s manufacturer warranty; however, factory warranties don’t last forever. While Ford may offer extended warranties to customers, a vehicle service contract from a third-party provider is another option that can help you avoid the high costs of repair bills if an unexpected breakdown occurs.

Manufacturer’s Warranty Expiration Information

When you purchase a new car from a dealership, it comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. In some cases, a pre-owned vehicle from a used car dealership can also come with a factory warranty. This coverage is placed on your car for a specified period of time as a type of “safety net” in case anything happens to your vehicle. It will help cover the cost of repairs and other eligible services.

The manufacturer’s coverage on your automobile only lasts so long (on average, three years or 36,000 miles), and after that time is up, you may be liable for the cost of all future repairs. Auto insurance or mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) policies can offer some assistance, but you may want to consider additional coverage.

Manufacturer coverage is available for many Ford model vehicles:

Club Wagon F150 Harley Davidson F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
E250 Cargo F-150 Lariat F350 Super Duty Super Cab
E350 Super Duty F150 Regular Cab Five Hundred
Econoline E250 F-150 Styleside 4WD Focus
Edge F150 Super Cab Focus SE
Escape F150 SuperCrew Cab Focus ZX3
Escape XLS F-150 XLT Lariat Freestyle
Excursion F250 Fusion
Expedition F250 Crew Cab Fusion Energi
Expedition EL F250 Super Cab Fusion S
Explorer F-250 Super Duty 4WD Mustang
Explorer Sport F-250 Super Duty Lariat Mustang GT
Explorer Sport Trac F350 Pickup
F150 F350 4×4 Turbodiesel Ranger
F150 (Heritage) Regular C F350 Crew Cab Taurus
F150 (Heritage) Super Cab F350 Regular Cab Transit Connect Cargo

To prolong the life of your vehicle and continue to avoid costly repair bills, many drivers purchase an extended warranty. An extended warranty is basically an extension of your vehicle’s original manufacturer’s warranty and is generally provided by the automaker.

However, you can also find a similar type of coverage in the form of vehicle service contracts (VSCs) or vehicle protection plans, and many providers offer extra perks or savings. Endurance, for example, offers 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car coverage, and more as standard features of our vehicle service contracts.

Extended Warranty Coverage for New and Used Vehicles

If you are purchasing coverage for your Ford vehicle from a third-party provider, it can come in the form of a vehicle service contract or a vehicle protection plan. Endurance Warranty Services offers drivers vehicle protection plans to help cover the cost of unexpected repairs and breakdowns. It works similarly to factory coverage and will pay for covered parts, labor, and taxes for your car’s repairs. By extending your vehicle protection, you could save money on repairs and end up extending the life of your car.

An automobile is a big investment in your life, and it’s important to protect that asset. With affordable monthly payments and a 30-day money-back guarantee, there is no reason you should drive unprotected one more mile. Request a quote from Endurance to find out how you could save thousands and benefit from worry-free driving.

Extended Warranty Costs: What to Know Before Buying

It’s important to seek out information and educate yourself about a vehicle’s reliability and safety history. Regardless of whether you are in the market for a VSC or extended warranty, you can benefit from knowing about defects or issues other drivers have experienced.

Endurance offers a risk-free vehicle protection plan with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Claim the opportunity to try our vehicle protection for a full month and learn exactly how it works. Each auto protection plan also includes 24/7 roadside assistance, car rental coverage, trip interruption benefits, and much more. When you need it, Endurance has your back.

More About Ford Motor Company:

For more information about Ford’s performance history, visit one of the resources below. Read about recalls, defects, or other issues before your manufacturer’s warranty coverage runs out.

FAQs: Vehicle Service Contracts & Extended Warranties

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

Since the cost of a vehicle service contract or car warranty is based on the mileage, age, and condition of the vehicle at the time of purchase, we recommend purchasing a contract as soon as possible. Not only will this save you more money from the start, but you may also qualify for better coverage and overall plan cost if you purchase sooner.

Do I have to go to a certain repair facility to still be covered?

Unlike most extended warranties or vehicle protection plans, Endurance auto protection plans are honored anywhere at ASE Certified repair facility. Even if you relocate to another state, your vehicle will still be covered! You’ll gain peace of mind of knowing your protection plan is honored nationwide. Additionally, many Endurance plans are also transferable from one vehicle owner to another, which may help increase your list price at resale.

How does Endurance Warranty pay claims?

Generally, the certified repair shop where you take your car will submit your claim. Once your claim is approved, the shop performs the repairs and submits an invoice directly to Endurance. Claims are paid upfront, directly to the repair shop, for ALL covered repairs. We take care of the costs of parts, labor, and taxes associated with your auto protection plan. There is no waiting for reimbursement, no high out-of-pocket expense, and we get you back on the road fast.

What types of charges would not be covered by Endurance?

The amount of coverage differs depending on the vehicle protection plan. For a list of our exclusions, check out our plans. We offer many options, but you can also customize a plan based on your vehicle, needs, and budget.

How do I get a quote for a vehicle protection plan?

Secure an auto protection plan for your Ford or any vehicle up to 20 years of age with unlimited mileage with Endurance. Learn more by requesting a FREE quote or visiting our online store for quick plan and pricing information. Our knowledgeable plan advisors are also available at (800) 253-8203 to speak with you and help customize your vehicle’s coverage.

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