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Find the Best Third-Party Auto Warranty

The best third-party auto warranty helps you maintain a high value for your used vehicle by keeping it in good shape. By protecting you from expensive car repairs, you’ll keep your money out of the repair shop. Learn about the best third-party auto warranty options on the market and how CARCHEX can help keep your car on the road.

To get a quote on a flexible, affordable extended warranty plan from CARCHEX, call 866-261-3457 or fill out the online form.

Choosing the Best Third-Party Auto Warranty

Once the manufacturer’s warranty on your car expires, you could end up paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars out of pocket for extensive repairs. This is why finding a good extended car warranty can be a smart choice that could save you a lot of money and keep your mind at ease.

Often times, buying an extended protection plan from a reputable third party provides more affordable and flexible coverage than a dealership. Your plan options from a dealership will typically be limited with fewer levels of coverage. The dealer could also add on the cost of the coverage to your monthly car payments, which means you will end up paying more for the plan over time because of interest.

There are many third-party options out there, and it’s critical that you research your options before buying a warranty. CARCHEX offers one of the best third-party auto warranties on the market because we provide our customers with a great experience. We have been in the business for over 20 years, and we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Comparing CARCHEX with Other Warranty Companies

On top of our flexible and affordable plans, we lead other third-party providers in terms of our years in the industry, Better Business Bureau profile, and partnerships and endorsements. Compared to some of our competitors, Liberty Bell Auto Protect, AutoAssure, Concord Auto Protect, and Endurance, we have the most years of experience and partnerships, and we are the only one with an accreditation through BBB.

CARCHEX Liberty Bell Auto Protect AutoAssure Concord Auto Protect Endurance
Years in Business 21 10 9 6 14
Instant Quote Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BBB Accreditation Yes No No No No
BBB Rating A+ B+ B B+ C+
BBB Complaints 77 7 516 8 566
Partnerships and Endorsements CARFAX
Vehicle Protection Association
Goss’ Garage
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Chamber of Commerce.com Verified Member
Consumer’s Advocate
Vehicle Protection Association
Dun & Bradstreet Verified
Consumer Affairs Accredited Courtney Hansen
Katie Osbourne
Vehicle Protection Association

Accurate as of May 2020

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Researching Extended Car Warranties

When looking for the best third-party auto warranty for a used car, you should buy the most comprehensive coverage you can afford. Here are some factors to consider when researching third-party car warranties:

  • Level of coverage: Extended warranty providers offer a range of coverage, from bumper-to-bumper that protects almost all components to powertrain that covers specific components.
  • Length of coverage: Extended warranties work like factory warranties in that its coverage lasts for a certain number of years or miles, whichever comes first. You’ll want to choose a plan with the length that is best for you.
  • Mileage restrictions: Companies will have restrictions on how many miles your car can have on it to be eligible for coverage. Some won’t cover a car with over 100,000 miles, but we max our coverage at 250,000 miles.
  • Payments: Some warranties have a yearly premium, while others have monthly payments. It is also important to consider what your deductible will be if your car needs a repair. A more expensive plan will often have a lower deductible.
  • Vehicle manufacturer: A luxury car will cost more money to protect because of its higher quality components that will cost more to repair or replace.
  • Vehicle age: Companies will typically charge more for an older car because of the increased likelihood that a repair will occur.
  • Extra benefits: All companies will offer some level of coverage for repairs or replacements, but some, like CARCHEX, go above and beyond and offer other benefits with their plans, such as trip interruption services, towing, and rental car reimbursement.

CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan Options

CARCHEX has five extended warranty plans with flexible terms to fit the needs of all drivers. For those that want maximum coverage, CARCHEX offers bumper-to-bumper protection. For those that want minimal coverage, there is also a plan for powertrain protection. For those that want coverage somewhere in between those two, there are three other plan options. The chart below gives more details on the plans.

Plan Description Coverage Length
Titanium This is CARCHEX’s highest level of coverage with bumper-to-bumper protection that covers everything minus a short list of exclusions. Up to 10 Years
Platinum This is the highest level of component coverage, which means the contract lists all of the covered components instead of the excluded components. It covers hundreds of parts for all of your major systems. Up to 10 Years
Gold This plan is a step lower than the Platinum, but it still provides comprehensive coverage for your major systems. It is also a good fit for cars with more than 60,000 miles. Up to 10 Years
Silver This plan provides just a little more coverage than your basic powertrain by covering essential elements of your major systems. It is suitable for high-mileage vehicles. Up to 7 Years
Bronze This is the powertrain plan that covers the most common and expensive repairs, like those for the engine and transmission. Up to 6 Years
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Third-Party Auto Warranties Made Easy

CARCHEX works with you to find the best extended warranty for your used car. That’s why we have researched the market and created the best selection of vehicle service contracts.

Furthermore, we want to make your extended used car warranty shopping experience easy. Visit our website at any time, and you’ll have access to free quotes, plan and coverage options, and safe checkout.

If you want the best third-party auto warranty in the market, chat with one of our experienced experts by calling us today at 866-261-3457.


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CARCHEX markets and sells extended warranties on behalf of third party extended warranty providers, and your extended warranty will be between you and the provider. This website site is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information regarding the purchase of extended warranties. Specific contract terms, rates, taxes, fees and other charges are determined upon validation of vehicle information and acceptance by the extended warranty provider, for which CARCHEX is not responsible. Extended warranties may not be sold where prohibited by law.
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