- Maintenance services
- Battery and battery cable or harness
- Key fobs and tire pressure sensors
- Lenses, sealed beams, and lightbulbs
- All exhaust components
- Trim items
- Tires and wheels or rims
- Several emission components
Standard Chevy warranties only provide a few years of coverage, but is that really enough? Many Chevy drivers don’t think so, according to Consumer Affairs.. Whether your warranty from Chevy is expired or still active, you can likely find a way to get better coverage and save thousands if your car breaks down.
Through an extended warranty, you can protect your car or truck for years after your Chevy limited warranty expires. Learn more about the affordable Extended Vehicle Protection Plans available from CARCHEX.
Here is a breakdown of the limited warranties you get when you buy from Chevy.
Chevy’s bumper-to-bumper limited warranty is three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Chevy covers repairs caused by material or workmanship defect. Towing, parts, and labor are provided at no charge. Unlike many other factory limited warranties, tires are included in Chevy’s warranty on a prorated basis.
Keep in mind that no plan covers everything on a car, and there will be some items excluded in this plan, but bumper-to-bumper coverage is as comprehensive as it gets.
The Limited Powertrain Warranty for Chevy vehicles is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. It covers the parts that make up the powertrain and related components, including the engine, transfer case, drive systems, and transmission/transaxle.
Chevy also offers a powertrain warranty specifically for truck engine coverage. 2500 and 3500 Series Heavy Duty Pickups with 6.6L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine have a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Chevy’s corrosion warranty provides sheet metal protection for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Rust-through coverage runs six years or 100,000 miles.
Note that cosmetic or surface corrosion, such as from stone chips or scratches in the paint, isn’t covered in this warranty.
Most GM accessories are covered under the bumper-to-bumper or powertrain Chevy warranty, but those that aren’t have a 12-month, unlimited mile warranty.
If the accessory is purchased separately or doesn’t require installation, then the warranty is 12 months from the purchase date.
Chevy offers both Federal and California Emissions Control System Warranties. For cars and light duty trucks, the warranty is two years or 24,000 miles and eight years or 80,000 miles for the catalytic converter and other parts.
Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 lb. are covered for five years or 50,000 miles.
In addition to the bumper-to-bumper Chevrolet warranty, certain components on these hybrid and electric vehicles are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
There are many exclusions and events that can void your warranty, so be sure to read your contract and understand what’s covered before making your claim. Some examples include:
In October 2018, General Motors released a new type of warranty called the Extended Limited Warranty. Through this option, you can select to extend your 3-year, 36,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty to five years or 60,000 miles.
You can roll the expense into the overall car payment, but keep in mind that you’ll then be paying interest on your extended protection.
Some Chevy warranties are transferable to subsequent owners, which can help your car maintain its resale value.
If your Chevy truck or car needs repairs covered under the limited warranty, you may be eligible for rental car reimbursement. This is offered through the Courtesy Transportation Program, not your limited warranty.
The Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL were recently named the least reliable cars in the large SUV class by Consumer Reports. As a brand, Chevy was also toward the bottom in 2019 Consumer Reports reliability rankings. Not a glaring red flag, but not exactly a selling point.
Let’s suppose you want to get more than a few years out of your car. Three years or 36,000 miles—or even the 5-year, 60,000-mile Chevy powertrain warranty—won’t cover you for the long haul. Once those plans expire, you’ll be on the hook for expensive repairs.
Here’s what that will look like for your bank account without an extended warranty:
|2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||A/C stopped working||$900|
|2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500||Power steering repair (locks up at low speeds)||$1,500|
|Chevrolet Camaro||Water pump replacement||$284–$424|
|Chevrolet Tahoe||Fuel filter or pump replacement||$78–$119|
|2010 Chevrolet Malibu||Replace or rebuild transmission||$3,250|
|Chevrolet Cruze||Shock absorber replacement||$284.75–$646.47|
Most people know about the manufacturer’s warranty. However, not everyone knows you can also buy an extended warranty. Both of these serve the same purpose, taking the guesswork out of unexpected repairs. One big advantage of an extended warranty is that they can help people on a fixed budget. Could you afford a $3,000 repair if your engine breaks down? Additionally, with third-party warranty companies, you’ll be able to tailor the warranty to your specific needs and budget.
Most extended warranties might feel the same to the shopper. They are not. Look at the exclusions — i.e. things the warranty does not cover (tires, brakes, shocks, etc.). Decide which ones you need based on the make and model of your car. The warranty will be transferable and companies like CARCHEX also offer a risk-free, 30-day Money Back Guarantee with all of our extended warranties.
When you’re at the dealership, you better believe they will try to sell you an extended warranty for your Chevy. The Extended Limited Warranty explained above the primary option for this. In the past, they have had two plan options: Silver and Platinum. The Silver Protection Plan is comparable to a powertrain warranty, and the Platinum Protection Plan is more comprehensive. Like most extended warranties, roadside assistance is included in your plan.
CARCHEX offers great warranty protection for your Chevy. Unlike with the dealer, you can tailor your extended warranty to your specific vehicle and needs, choosing how long you’ll have coverage and what will be covered.
We have five levels of Extended Vehicle Protection Plans: Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Under each level, there are several flexible plans, which are backed by trusted industry leaders competing for your business. That’s why CARCHEX can get you the lowest price available. Here is a breakdown of our affordable and flexible vehicle protection plans:
More coverage, made to fit your needs and budget. It’s that flexibility that has helped CARCHEX achieve an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau and a top score from Thoroughly Reviewed.
With CARCHEX, you’ll also find the following benefits:
CARCHEX is proud to have accreditation from the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and be trusted throughout the industry. We’re backed by Kelley Blue Book, CARFAX, AMAC, the Vehicle Protection Association, and more. Whether your Chevy warranty has just expired or you’ve just purchased a used Chevy, you can trust us with extended vehicle protection and keep your vehicle running for years to come.
Getting a Chevy car warranty quote is free, fast, and easy with CARCHEX. We’ll customize your quote to your vehicle, driving habits, future plans, and budget. Get a quote online or call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 to speak to a vehicle protection specialist and cover your Chevy today.
Consumer Affairs: www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/gm-warranty.html
Consumer Reports: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/the-most-and-least-reliable-cars-by-class/
Consumer Reports: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability-owner-satisfaction/who-makes-the-most-reliable-cars/
Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/
Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869
These industry-leading brands trust and endorse CARCHEX.
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