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Hyundai Extended Warranty: Coverage Plans, Prices, & More

BY: Alex Perrone

Hyundai’s tagline is “New Thinking. New Possibilities.”

That’s been their ethos for making cars for decades, and that’s what sets Hyundai drivers apart from other vehicle owners.

Hyundai works routinely to make and remake new cars better than the ones that came before.

Many Hyundai owners tend to keep their vehicles longer than the average car owner.

While Hyundai’s great when it comes to maintenance and repairs, eventually every Hyundai owner will have to deal with fixing their car sooner or later. All cars break down, including Hyundai’s. That’s why it’s smart to get vehicle protection with Endurance.

Our protection plans can save you thousands on future Hyundai auto repairs.

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It’s not to say that new possibilities will undoubtedly include bad ones, but if Hyundai drivers are open to new thinking and new possibilities as the motto suggests, they will ensure that they look into what Hyundai refers to as “America’s Best Warranty.”

Hyundai stands apart when it comes to providing a manufacturer’s warranty for their cars. However, the truth is that in embracing new possibilities and new thinking comes with new risks too. The cost of repairing and replacing the components for these Hyundai cars only grows with every innovation they test and equip on their vehicles.

However, no car is entirely immune to breakdown or potentially high repair costs. Just because Hyundai protects their vehicles for a very long time and makes long-lasting vehicles doesn’t mean they’ll last for as long as you want or need them to. And even Hyundai knows that.



What is the warranty coverage options for Hyundai?

It turns out America’s Best Warranty entails upwards of a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. That’s a lot to compete with since it completely covers the repair and replacement of powertrain components during that time of ten years or up to 100,000.

If you aren’t familiar with what the “powertrain” includes, it refers to the core parts of the car that keep it drivable and moving such as the engine, transmission components, and transaxle. If you buy a Hyundai new, you will get that coverage for the specified time and mileage.

It sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it?

However, like every manufacturer’s warranty, there are indeed limits.

For one, the Hyundai Factory Warranty requires owners to use only Hyundai service centers. Recently, there has been some controversy surrounding Hyundai voiding warranties of owners who don’t request the only repair and replace affected parts with OEM parts.

The language behind Hyundai’s warranties is thorough, but many owners have found themselves contesting the coverage details.

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Types of Hyundai Warranty Coverage:

  • New Vehicle Manufacturer’s Warranty                5-Years and/or 60,000-Miles
  • New Vehicle Powertrain Warranty                        10-Years and/or 100,000-Miles
  • EPA Inspection Standards Warranty                    8-Years and/or 80,000-Miles
  • Replacement Parts & Accessories Warranty        1-Year and/or 12,000-Miles
  • Anti-Perforation Warranty                                      7-Years and Unlimited Miles
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance                                 5-Years and Unlimited Miles

When it comes to purchasing used or certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicles you sadly just aren’t going to get the same level of coverage as you would a new car.

At that point your powertrain components coverage would fall under Hyundai’s 5-Year/60,000-Mile “New Vehicle Limited Warranty.”

Other options from Hyundai entail the 7 years/unlimited “anti-perforation warranty.” There’s also a 5-Year/Unlimited Miles Warranty that maintains driver access to 24-hour roadside assistance.

In your first year of ownership, you have access to the 12-Month 12,000-mile “Replacement Parts and Accessories” Limited Warranty that completely repairs and replaces defective or broken parts & accessories.

If emissions are something you worry about, Hyundai also offers 8 years and 80,000 miles to maintain the car enough to stay within your state’s EPA inspection standards.

Hyundai Coverage is available for the following Hyundai model vehicles no older than 2004 models (according to Hyundai’s website, 1999-2003 model year coverage is unavailable to anyone beyond the original owner and registered drivers of immediate kin):

Sonata Scoupe Accent
Elantra Tiburon Santa Fe
XG Sedan Azera Entourage
Tuscon Veracruz Genesis
Genesis Coupe Eqqus Veloster


Only brand new Hyundai’s qualify for that industry-leading 10-year powertrain warranty.

For those of you who bought a Hyundai pre-owned or second-hand, your car could only be covered between 5 to 8 years. Even if coverage is still present on older cars, the components included are much more limited.

This is just an industry standard. Ford does this as well. Automakers will forever be reluctant to continue protecting vehicles that have been driven and resold or traded with the same level of completeness as a brand new car that will be fresh off the factory and dealer lot.

However, you can still have that same or close to the same level of coverage for your Hyundai with a few miles put on it as you would a brand new one. And it comes from reputable third-party coverage providers.

Whenever you buy coverage from an accredited independent provider – some of you may know it as an “Extended Auto Warranty,” but they are actually referred to as a vehicle service contract or vehicle protection plan.

The names are to distinguish the coverage from a “warranty” which implies the automaker or manufacturer is directly involved.

Hyundai offers America’s Best Warranty, but no automaker directly provides extended coverage beyond that.

Essentially they should switch their tagline to “America’s Best Factory Warranty.” Either way, it ultimately falls to the responsibility of a third party to deliver.


Situations like this are where Endurance comes in. The best part? We can offer you a quote quickly and run through your coverage options in a matter of minutes.

There’s no real official Hyundai extended warranty. Even dealers who offer such coverage will tell you it doesn’t come directly from Hyundai themselves.

They are selling you extended coverage from another provider.

Now you may feel more comfortable dealing with your Hyundai dealer but there’s a catch.

Dealers will often up-charge you on the extended coverage they sell you (provided by a third party) to make a profit.

These added revenue streams are easy money for dealerships and often are rolled into your payments causing you to pay a higher interest amount over time. Choosing a third-party provider to protect your vehicle AND saving money in the short and long run is just easy math.

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Hyundai is one of the most comprehensive warranty providers in the industry. In fact, their main competition when it comes to coverage doesn’t come directly from other automakers. It comes from third-party vehicle service contract providers. However even that’s not necessarily a competition, it’s more like a continuation.

Hyundai delivers such comprehensive coverage that it pushes independent providers to provide coverage that can at least match their original warranty, to continue from when it ends.

Like all factory warranties, Hyundai’s warranty will end eventually, leaving you liable for all future automotive repairs.

Ten years is a long time, but given the quality of their cars, we suspect many vehicle owners might end up holding onto their Hyundai for even longer. Even if you fall into the “sell it before it hits 10 years” category, you still would want expensive and much-needed parts won’t be covered under Hyundai’s powertrain warranty.

These Parts and Components Include:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Brakes
  • Cooling System
  • Drive Axle Assembly
  • Electronic Components
  • Engine
  • Front & Rear Suspension
  • Fuel System
  • Seals & Gaskets *
  • Transfer Unit
  • Transmission
  • Turbocharger / Supercharger

Those parts do not have coverage under the main powertrain warranty or any of the limited warranties from Hyundai we mentioned above, but they will be protected by third-party extended coverage providers that you can purchase from a reputable company, such as Endurance.


Endurance knows that drivers and vehicle owners are smart and unwilling to settle when it comes to keeping and protecting their vehicles. Vehicle service contracts were put together to work no differently than factory coverage to truly act as a proper continuation of that level of protection.

Let’s say for instance you need to repair or replace your Hyundai’s transmission.

Once diagnosed by an ASE certified mechanic (and it doesn’t also need to be one who works at a Hyundai service center), all you need to do is hand them off to your coverage provider.

In this hypothetical, that would be us, Endurance. We will pay for parts, labor and even the taxes should your car break down or its parts break down, as long as the part is covered by your protection plan.

You aren’t just saving money on repairs in this case. However, you are extending the life of your Hyundai even beyond what America’s Best Warranty can offer.


You bought that Hyundai because you saw it was a wise investment. How could you not, they are one of the world’s most renowned and reputable automakers, and they deliver a quality automobile.

With a plethora of payment options and coverage options that are customizable and completely free of added fees, there’s no need to lose that peace of mind Hyundai once provided once their warranty is up. All you need to do is give us a call to see what those possibilities are and continue worry-free driving.

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Hyundai owners should be open to seeking out all the information they can, to educate themselves about their chosen car’s reliability and even safety. The road ahead of them is rife with possibilities, and so a Hyundai owner needs to be prepared for any scenario involving their car.

Hyundai recently came under industry scrutiny for allegedly voiding customer warranties when they had their cars serviced or repair outside of Hyundai facilities or replaced components without OEM Hyundai parts.

Endurance allows you the freedom to choose any ASE Certified repair facility or mechanic to get work done on your Hyundai vehicle, and the use of non-OEM parts is not grounds for contract termination.

Although it is usually recommended that you strive to use OEM parts, we understand that many customers will do the research and decide the cost/benefits of using non-OEM parts too.

As for the benefits of Hyundai warranties such as towing, trip interruption or rental cars let alone roadside assistance for 24/7, Endurance will match them and far exceed them, even when it comes to customer care.

Think of us as an additional award-winning safety net beyond the protection of Hyundai’s award-winning benefits. Remember, car insurance covers you in the event of an accident, but Endurance has your back when your car breaks down.

Insurance + Endurance = Total Protection

Endurance is proud to have a customer base that knows what they want when it comes to protecting their vehicle, and we’ll work very hard to deliver it.

We are well aware that competitors and even some automakers make a choice to avoid delivering on automotive protection. And that’s why we allow our customers to try products, risk-free for up to 30-days and get a full refund if it isn’t up to their standards.

We know that you will be satisfied with this exceptional level of protection. However, we want everyone to know we stand behind our products. And just like America’s Best Warranty, our coverage is backed by only well-established and B+ rated insurance companies with a long history of paying claims to vehicle owners.


If you are seeking further info about Hyundai or their performance history, visit anyone one of the sites below. All drivers should be prepared to know what kinds of typical breakdowns and repairs they’ll experience with a Hyundai. This is especially true for after America’s Best Warranty ends.

Information goes a long way, and vehicle protection for your Hyundai should go even longer thanks to Endurance.

General Recalls, Problems, and Defects: NHTSA-Safety Issues & Recalls

Hyundai Owner Reviews: Hyundai Car Brands

Hyundai Automotive Recalls: Hyundai Service Campaign

FAQ’s: Hyundai Extended Warranty Cost

  • Can my Hyundai vehicle be serviced anywhere?

Endurance provides well-rounded coverage for both new and used vehicles that allow you to take your car to any certified mechanic. In order to remain covered under Hyundai’s warranty agreement, they must go to a Hyundai dealership which limits the customer from receiving service anywhere.

  • What extended car warranty covers the most for the best price?

Endurance offers four different coverage plans, with the Supreme Plan covering everything from AC to turbo and supercharger, and the Select Premiere eliminating coverage on power items like brakes, gaskets, and steering. Everybody looks for something different in their protection plans, so we recognize that and work to provide an option that is suitable for everyone.

  • What types of charges would not be covered by Endurance?

For a list of our exclusions, check out each plan we offer which also includes sample contracts with full details. The amount of coverage differs from plan-to-plan, but each one comes with our Elite Membership which means total protection.

  • What’s the difference between an extended warranty from a dealer and Endurance?

Aside from being the direct administrator and obligor of most plans we offer, we launched our Endurance Elite Membership which offers total protection to our customers. Our program provides 24/7 Roadside Assistance and $250 to spend with select partners. You can also stay up-to-date with your plan on our Endurance Protect App that allows for easy access to your account. To top it off, we offer up to $5,000 in repair loans that can be paid in easy payment installments!

  • How do I get a quote for an extended car warranty?

You can request a quote at the Endurance homepage by easily filling out your vehicle information, phone number, and email to a get a free quote in as quick as minutes!


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