Car warranties help protect your investment in a new, certified pre-owned, or quality used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle. There are specific systems, parts, and components covered under the warranty for a set period of miles or years, whichever comes first.
Tip #1: Read the warranty.
The type of coverage you have depends on whether you purchased a new, certified pre-owned, or used vehicle. All new vehicles come with “bumper-to-bumper” protection for major systems, parts, and components, including:
- Air Conditioning and Heating System
- Electrical Systems
- Audio/Infotainment Systems
- Suspension System
- Transmission System
- Safety Systems
- Exhaust System
- Corrosion/Rust Protection
- Roadside Assistance
With certified pre-owned vehicles, any remaining original “new car” warranty protection is transferred to you. For instance, the basic warranty provided three years or 36,000 miles of “bumper-to-bumper” protection. When you purchased the vehicle it was one year old and had 15,000 miles on it. You would have 21,000 miles of protection or two years of coverage left.
On used vehicles, it largely depends on the model year. It some cases if the vehicle is still within its original “new car” warranty period, any remaining warranty would be transferred to you. If it is beyond this period, the vehicle may come with a “limited” 90-day warranty for the major systems.
Tip #2: Find out what is not covered.
While warranty protection on your vehicle is great and provides peace of mind, not everything on your vehicle is covered. Normal “wear and tear” parts and components are normally not covered, such as:
- Brake Pads
- Wiper Blades
- Oil Filters
- Air Filters
In addition, failing to perform regular vehicle maintenance and service could possibly void certain types of warranty protections.
Tip #3: Consider an extended warranty.
You can purchase an extended warranty to provide the same protections as the original manufacturer’s warranty. It is highly recommended to buy this coverage for at least the length of your loan period.
For example, the original warranty is good for three years or 36,000 miles. You finance the vehicle for seven years. If anything went wrong with the systems originally covered in the warranty in years 5, 6, or 7, you would have to pay for the repairs. Yet, if you had an extended warranty, you would not have to worry about the added expense of major system repairs while still paying your car loan.
Tip #4: Request warranty work at an authorized Chrysler service center.
If you require Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram warranty services, it is best to get them performed at an authorized service center. This will ensure genuine Mopar® parts and components are used and the work is being done by a Mopar® certified technician. In addition, any warranty claim paperwork is completed by your technician for hassle-free service.
If you need service on your vehicle that is covered under your vehicle’s warranty, please feel free to contact Community Chrysler’s Service Department at 765-342-5000 to schedule a service appointment today!