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Understanding Your Chevrolet Warranty Coverage (2019)

Do you know what is and, more importantly, what isn’t covered under your Chevrolet warranty? Keep reading to see our list of the most common repairs and issues with Chevrolet vehicles, and determine whether your standard Chevy factory warranty is enough coverage to meet your needs. Extended vehicle protection from CARCHEX can fill in the gaps. Get a free, customized quote today.

What’s Included in a Chevrolet Warranty?

When you purchase a new car from the Chevrolet dealer, it comes with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty through General Motors (GM) that covers vehicle defects due to faulty materials or workmanship. More details on the 2019 Chevrolet New Limited Warranty are below.

Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

The current Chevrolet bumper-to-bumper warranty lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles, and covers, as the name implies, most things that might go wrong with the vehicle during the initial period of ownership. It’s not 100% comprehensive, as there is a short list of exclusions. If the needed repair or replacement is covered, then towing, parts, and labor are also included. This warranty also covers most GM parts and accessories.

Unlike many other factory warranties, the Chevrolet warranty covers tires under the bumper-to-bumper warranty. General wear and tear isn’t included, but defective tires will be replaced on a prorated adjusted basis, and labor is always included.

Chevy Powertrain Warranty

The Chevy powertrain limited warranty lasts for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Your powertrain is what mechanically propels your vehicle. These parts and their related components are covered under the warranty:

  • Engine—internally lubricated parts, engine oil cooling hoses, lines, actuators, etc.
  • Transmission/transaxle—internally lubricated parts, case, torque converter, seals, gaskets, etc.
  • Transfer case—internally lubricated parts, case, seals, gaskets, mounts, etc.
  • Drive systems—internally lubricated parts, axle shafts and bearings, final drive housings, differentials, etc.
  • Diesel components—cylinder block and heads, all internal parts, timing gears, flywheel, etc.

These items related to the drive systems or any drive system control module aren’t included:

  • Wheel bearings
  • Drive wheel front and rear hub bearings
  • Locking hubs
  • Drive system cooling
  • Lines
  • Hoses
  • Radiators
  • Sensors
  • Wiring
  • Electrical connectors

Sheet Metal Warranty

Sheet metal corrosion is covered for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, and rust-through is covered for 6 years or 100,000 miles.

Emissions Control System Warranty

The Chevrolet warranty includes both Federal and California Control System Warranties. The length of these warranties depends on your type of vehicle and how far along you are in your bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Exceptions for the Chevrolet Volt, Bolt EV, and Malibu Hybrid

In addition to bumper-to-bumper coverage, Chevrolet also covers certain components of the Chevrolet Volt, Bolt EV, and Malibu Hybrid for up to eight years or 100,000 miles.

What’s Not Included in the Chevrolet Warranty

Though these warranties sounds extensive, it’s important to remember that coverage is only offered for repairs and replacements due to defective factory workmanship and materials. That means that breakdowns from normal wear and tear aren’t included, as well as a long list of exceptions. This is because your car insurance should cover many of the events, or the repairs are a result of not taking proper care of your vehicle.

Some examples include:

  • Tire and wheel damage
  • Damage due to accident, misuse, or alteration
  • Damage due to bedliners
  • Damage or corrosion due to chemical treatments, impact, use, the environment, or aftermarket products
  • Damage due to improper or insufficient maintenance
  • Third-party externally connected electrical products
  • Damage due to improper, contaminated, or poor-quality fuel

Regular maintenance and related parts, such as brake pads and linings, oil changes, tire rotations, and wiper replacements, also aren’t included.

To understand exactly what’s covered, read your Limited Warranty and Owner Assistance Information manual that the Chevy dealership provides for your specific make and model. That way, you’ll take correctly care for the car and won’t accidentally void your warranty.

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How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Chevrolet?

In 2019, the average annual repair cost of a Chevrolet is $625. However, this could depend on your exact make, model, and year, as well as your car’s reliability. Consumer Reports ranked Chevrolet #22 when comparing 28 car brands.

The most common Chevrolet problems and their repair or replacement costs include:

Here is a breakdown of additional repair estimates:

  • Lower ball joint replacement—$95–$3,342
  • Head gasket replacement—$484–$5,040
  • Water pump replacement—$173–$1,534
  • Fuel pump replacement—$153–$2,938

When your Chevrolet warranty expires, or if the repair isn’t covered, affording these repairs is up to you. Because these prices are so high, an extended warranty is worth it when it comes to saving you from these repair prices.

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

Is an Extended Warranty Worth It?

Nobody wants to worry about running into significant repair costs every time they hear a strange noise in their car. While your original Chevrolet warranty might have been good enough, consider what happens when your coverage lapses.

Extended warranties offer peace of mind far beyond the end of the factory warranty while covering many more service options than the basic warranty. Though the standard Chevrolet warranty on a new vehicle covers most problems for a limited time, an extended warranty can assure that same level of protection for the duration of vehicle ownership.

With plenty of options to extend your Chevrolet warranty coverage with a third-party protection plan from CARCHEX that can last as long as you need and cover the things you care about most, there’s never been a better time to consider getting your car covered.

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How to Pick the Right Extended Protection for Your Chevrolet

We’ve compiled a list of the nine most important factors to consider before purchasing a Chevy extended warranty:

  1. Years in business and experience
  2. Better Business Bureau accreditation
  3. Better Business Bureau rating
  4. Better Business Bureau complaints
  5. Whether or not the plan is insured
  6. Endorsements and partnerships
  7. Readily available sample contract
  8. Positive ratings from customers and reviews sites
  9. Instant quote access

See how some of the most well-known warranty companies measure up based on these qualities:

The CARCHEX Advantage

If you’re considering a Chevrolet warranty, make sure you understand the benefits of protecting your vehicle with a third-party extended warranty. Choosing a protection plan from CARCHEX gives you the peace of mind of an easy, affordable, and personalized extended warranty solution that works for you.

With an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau, great value and the flexibility to choose between several options, CARCHEX will go the extra mile to ensure your vehicle is covered into the future. Our plans are backed by industry leaders all competing for your business, ensuring you get an affordable price. Choose from five coverage tiers and several plan options under each tier.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

What to Expect from CARCHEX

In addition to our variety of plans, protecting your Chevrolet with CARCHEX provides these benefits:

  • Free quote that’s tailored to your specific make, model, driving habits, and needs
  • 24/7 roadside assistance, trip interruption services, towing, gas delivery, and rental car reimbursement included in each plan
  • Affordable monthly payment options that are more manageable than an expensive surprise repair
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday GuaranteeTM so that you’re offered get the best price up front
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee to back our products and your satisfaction
  • Customer Experience Above All promise and high customer ratings from BBB
  • Trusted partnerships and endorsements from Kelley Blue Book, the Vehicle Protection Association, Edmunds, Royal Administration Services, and more
  • Coverage for high-mileage vehicles, including those with more than 100,000 miles

Get an instant quote online in just seconds or call us at 866-261-3457 to protect your Chevrolet today.


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