A bumper-to-bumper warranty will cover your car for mechanical breakdown repairs and replacements on thousands of components.
Examples of parts/repairs typically included with bumper-to-bumper coverage:
✔ Air conditioning
✔ Braking system
✔ Electrical system
✔ Engine cooling
✔ Fuel injection
✔ Powertrain (engine, transmission, driveshaft, differentials and axles)
✔ Seals and gaskets
While the term “bumper-to-bumper” is widely considered full (or comprehensive) coverage, you’re not necessarily covered for everything. This is something to keep in mind for both OEM warranties and most extended car warranties: within the term of the bumper-to-bumper warranty, you may still have to pay out of pocket for certain repairs.
Examples of parts/repairs typically NOT included with bumper-to-bumper coverage:
✘ Accident or collision damage
✘ Brake lights
✘ Brake pads
✘ Body panels
✘ Interior trims
✘ Lost key and fobs
✘ Regular maintenance
✘ Tires and wheels
✘ Windshield and wiper blades
OEM bumper-to-bumper warranties usually last a shorter period of time than an OEM powertrain warranties (some manufacturer’s powertrain warranties may even last up to 10 years).
In general, the standard bumper-to-bumper warranty length on the vast majority of new cars is three years or around 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Today some automakers have started prolonging that period to five years as a way to increase car sales.
Here are some recent new bumper-bumper warranty term lengths on a few of the most popular car manufacturers:
|BMW||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Chevrolet||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Ford||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Honda||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Hyundai||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Kia||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Toyota||3 years/36,000 miles|
Yes. In fact, after your bumper-to-bumper warranty ends, you’ll be left to pay expensive repair bills unless you look into an aftermarket warranty.
Remember, you don’t have to get extended coverage through the dealership. You can get it through an independent company (third parties). The good news is that independent companies offer different options for you to choose from, more flexible terms and more affordable prices. You can even add coverage to parts not normally covered through a bumper-to-bumper warranty.
There are different options available when it comes to buying a bumper-to-bumper extended warranty. And you’ll be able to purchase one through a dealership or an independent company.
You have to take your time weighing your alternatives. Dealership warranties might seem like a good immediate choice because you know them and worked with them when you purchased your car, but oftentimes their extended car warranties are very expensive due to huge markups (or interest rates if they get included on your loan), and they lock you into a contract that you’ll find hard to get out of if you change your mind.
Independent companies can offer greater convenience and flexibility with their aftermarket coverage. At Uproar.car, all of our coverage is available 100% online, there are no big mark-ups or hidden fees that you’ll see with dealerships, and you aren’t stuck into any long-term contracts.
Uproar.car offers comprehensive coverage that’s the same as bumper-to-bumper warranties. It’s called Vehicle Repair Protection. Unlike most bumper-to-bumper extended warranties, Vehicle Repair Protection is a low-cost monthly subscription. This means that there are no long-term contracts and you simply pay a set cost month-to-month. The Essentials, Good and Great plans put you in control. You get to choose the number of components covered, annual claim limits and extras.
While there are plenty of independent extended warranty providers, not many can offer the benefits Uproar.car offers.
On a monthly subscription that anyone can afford you get coverage that finally makes the extended car warranty experience simple and transparent:
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