What is not included in a car warranty?
Car Warranties are Not Insurance
Car warranties do not cover damage caused by accidents, theft, weather, or similar factors that have nothing to do with the quality of the car. For those, you’ll need car insurance.
Does warranty cover servicing?
Servicing your car at an independent garage won’t invalidate a manufacturer warranty, as long as you follow our advice. If you choose to get your car serviced at an independent garage while it’s in its warranty period, pay attention to the details – and learn from the story of reader Rob MacKay.
What is a car service contract?
A service contract, also called an extended warranty, is a contract that covers certain vehicle problems or repairs after the dealer’s or manufacturer’s warranty expires. … If your car needs repairs and it’s covered under the contract, you’ll submit a claim to the service contract provider.
Do I have to go to main dealer for service?
It’s important to mention that you don’t have to use a main dealership to service your car. But doing so ensures the correct parts are used and the right jobs are carried out at the right time.
Do I have to service my car at the dealership?
Short Answer: No. By law, automakers and dealerships cannot make you perform regular maintenance at a dealership for a new car warranty to remain valid.
Do car dealers have to give a 3 month warranty?
Many used cars are sold with a three-month warranty, some have one year while others may have none. This is entirely legal. Although warranties do not have to be offered Lawgistics recommend car dealers provide customers with something in writing (dealer guarantee, claims procedure or simple terms and conditions).
Is timing belt covered under warranty?
As a rule, extended warranties do not cover scheduled maintenance items such as oil changes, timing belt replacements or tune-ups. Most extended warranties don’t cover items that wear out, such as brake pads and windshield wipers.
Is an alternator covered under warranty?
The alternator is an electrical component that transfers mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. It’s covered under bumper-to-bumper comprehensive warranties and most mid-range extended warranties that include electrical components.
Is a water pump covered under warranty?
Normal powertrain warranties cover the engine and all of it’s components. … This typically covers everything in the engine block including the cylinder block and heads, the engine’s seals and gaskets (including the head gasket), the fuel injectors, and the water and oil pumps.