Once your manufacturer’s warranty expires, somewhere in the ballpark of five years or 60,000 miles, your wallet is vulnerable to costly repairs. A transmission repair, for example, can set you back between $1,500 and $4,000, and a major engine repair can start at $2,500. But with a CARCHEX extended vehicle protection plan, you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars on vehicle repairs.
How do you choose the right coverage tier? We can help. Read about our CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans below. To get a free, customized quote on a plan, call (877) 226-7328 or fill out the online form.
CARCHEX offers five levels of coverage to match the mileage, age, model, and ownership of your car. Do you have a car with high mileage or a pre-owned vehicle? We have a plan to suit your needs and driving habits. Take a closer look at our plans:
Best for: Ultimate repair and replacement protection
Longest terms available: Up to 7 to 10 years
This is our most comprehensive coverage and closest to your car’s factory warranty. Under a CARCHEX Titanium protection plan, you’ll get exclusionary coverage, which means that only components not covered are listed.
Best for: Protection for hundreds of stated components
Longest terms available: Up to 5 to 10 years
CARCHEX extended protection plans under the Platinum Level are just shy of exclusionary and include the highest level of stated coverage for CARCHEX protection plans.
These plans cover all components listed in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze plans, as well as suspension, enhanced electrical, and heating and cooling components.
Best for: Vehicles with more than 60,000 miles
Longest terms available: Up to 5 to 10 years
Gold vehicle protection plans cover most of your vehicle’s major systems at an affordable price.
In addition to components covered under the Bronze and Silver plans, Gold Level service contracts cover steering and braking components for fuel vehicles, as well as certain components for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Examples of these components include:
Best for: Protection for your vehicle’s essential systems
Longest terms available: Up to 6 or 7 years
Silver Level plans offers more than your basic powertrain extended vehicle protection plan and provide coverage for electrical, fuel delivery system, and air conditioning components.
Some examples include:
Best for: Protection from the most common and expensive repairs
Longest terms available: Up to 5 or 6 years
As the most basic and affordable plan, Bronze Level coverage is equivalent to a powertrain or drivetrain vehicle protection plan. It covers the costs of repairs for the engine, transmission, and drive axle, as well as related components, such as:
Similar to most extended warranties, CARCHEX vehicle service contracts do not cover the following items:
When your car breaks down or needs serious repairs, you often have to pay extra in roadside assistance costs. When you shop for an extended vehicle protection plan, you should only choose providers that include peace of mind benefits in their protection plans.
Here are the 24/7 roadside assistance benefits you’ll receive with a CARCHEX extended vehicle protection plan:
You’ll also receive:
CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans are provided through industry leaders like American Auto Shield and Royal Administration. Though CARCHEX does not handle claims directly, we will communicate on your behalf to make the claims process simple and quick. All our providers compete for your business, allowing us to offer you a low, competitive price.
American Auto Shield is a vehicle service contract administrator that has provided insurance-backed extended auto warranties since 2002. Their insured coverage gives you extra security, so you won’t be stuck paying for repairs on your own.
Royal Administration Services is also a vehicle service contract administrator that has provided coverage and customer satisfaction since 2000. Their BBB A+ rating and low customer complaints make it a reliable provider for vehicle protection plans.
Want more tips for finding the perfect extended protection plan? Here are the basics you should know while shopping for a protection plan.
A: No. An insurance plan protects against accidents and risk, and an extended vehicle protection plan covers the costs of mechanical breakdowns. However, it is important to purchase an extended vehicle protection plan or vehicle service contract that is backed by an insurance company or reputable administrator. CARCHEX extended vehicle protection plan providers are reliable administrators that are proven to fulfill and pay on claims. No. An insurance plan protects against accidents and risk, and an extended vehicle protection plan covers the costs of mechanical breakdowns. However, it is important to purchase an extended vehicle protection plan or vehicle service contract that is backed by an insurance company or reputable administrator. CARCHEX extended protection plan providers are reliable administrators that are proven to fulfill and pay on claims.
A: Though CARCHEX offers vehicle inspection services, you do not need a vehicle inspection to purchase an extended protection plan.
A: You should consider these two things if you want to get the most from your plan:
A: Yes. If the leased vehicle is no longer covered by its leaseholder’s warranty terms, then it may be a good idea to consider extended protection with a vehicle service contract.
If you want the best protection for your vehicle, follow these helpful tips:
It’s easy and fast to get a free quote customized to your vehicle and driving habits. Our vehicle protection specialists are ready to answer your questions and give you the best deal for your budget with a CARCHEX protection plan today.
*Figures accurate as of May 2017. Average monthly coverage cost is based on the average total price of the Vehicle Protection Plan over a four year coverage period. Actual monthly payments will vary per plan’s payment policy. Individual pricing is subject to change based on the combination of make, model, and mileage as well as coverage level and term length.
While some people refer to them as “extended warranties” CARCHEX protection plans are technically vehicle service contracts that protect your vehicle from mechanical breakdowns. For more information, see this FTC link or learn more here or by reviewing CARCHEX’s website.
CARCHEX markets and sells vehicle service contracts on behalf of third-party vehicle service contract providers, and your vehicle service contract will be between you and the provider. This website site is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information regarding the purchase of vehicle service contracts. Specific contract terms, rates, taxes, fees and other charges are determined upon validation of vehicle information and acceptance by the vehicle service contract provider, for which CARCHEX is not responsible. Vehicle service contracts may not be sold where prohibited by law.