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Ford Extended Warranty Coverage

Are you thinking about buying a Ford extended warranty? Extra coverage can protect you from expensive bills at the auto repair shop after your factory warranty expires for your new, used, or pre-owned certified vehicle.

Below, we’ll give an overview of Ford’s manufacturer coverage, show you how to find protection for your Ford that fits your needs and budget, and explain why the Extended Vehicle Protection Plans from CARCHEX are great options.

What Does a Ford Extended Warranty Cover?

Authorized by Ford Motor Company, Ford Protect Extended Service Plans (ESPs) are the extended warranty plans that you can purchase from the car dealership. All four plans offer at least partial coverage of major engine components, as well as gaskets, seals, and internal parts. These plans include:

  • PremiumCARE—As the most comprehensive Ford extended warranty, this plan offers full coverage for engine, air conditioning and heating, electrical, high tech, audio, and safety components and more. PremiumCARE is the only plan to cover the powertrain control module (PCM) and more than a thousand other components.
  • ExtraCARE—This plan covers 113 components, including partial coverage for the engine, transmission, and electrical components. Ford ExtraCARE warranty coverage does not include the rear suspension, emissions, audio, safety, or PCM.
  • BaseCARE—This plan is meant to cover the powertrain and other essentials, such as steering, brakes, front suspension, air conditioning and heating, and electrical. While some engine components are included, BaseCARE does not cover the radiator, radiator fan, fuel tank and lines, flywheel ring gear, or gas fuel injectors and fuel lines.
  • PowertrainCARE—This plan is your basic powertrain warranty and includes partial coverage for the engine, transmission, rear-wheel drive, and front-wheel drive—a total of 29 components.

What to Know: Ford Extended Service Plans

When your Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty runs out, you’re responsible for paying for any repairs—unless you opt in for extended vehicle protection. You have the choice of continuing to purchase coverage from the Ford dealership, or looking to a third-party auto warranty company. How do you know which provider is best?

When you research Ford extended warranties online, you’ll be told that the Ford dealership has you covered from the tires to the body to the windshield. But consider this:

  • Ford’s PremiumCARE extended warranty policy covers thousands of components—but what about longevity? You want to get the most out of your car. How long will you be covered? Ford’s policies only protect you for a few years.
  • Ford manufacturer extended warranties don’t include items that wear and tear, such as tires, brake pads, and windshield wipers. They also don’t cover routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations. You need to pay for these on your own or purchase a separate maintenance plan from your local Ford dealership (called a Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan).
  • Ford also has separate protection plans for tires, dents, and windshields, so keep in mind that these items aren’t included in your Ford ESP warranty.
  • Ford’s plans keep you locked in to Ford-specific mechanics. Do you want the flexibility to take your car to be fixed wherever you want? Ford’s warranties only allow you to access Ford-branded repair shops.
  • When you purchase a Ford extended warranty from the dealership, the cost is often wrapped up into your auto loan. That means you’re paying interest on your warranty, too.
  • Not all Ford extended warranties are authorized by the Ford Motor Company’s official warranty brand Ford Protect. Extended Vehicle Protection Plans by CARCHEX are different from Ford Protect extended warranties and don’t bind you to using the dealership.

Ford Extended Warranty Prices

Wondering how much a Ford extended warranty costs? Ford extended coverage from the manufacturer comes with different levels of service at escalating prices. Be sure to read all of the fine print so you’re clear on what each plan covers and what it does not—and what you’re paying and when.

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Third-Party Extended Warranty Advantages

All car manufacturers try to keep purchases, repairs, extended warranties, and used car sales in-house. But a third-party extended warranty, such as CARCHEX, offers comparable coverage for your Ford and comes with several advantages over Ford Protect plans.

Flexibility

By getting an auto extended warranty from a third-party company, you’re now able to take your car to thousands of licensed mechanics anywhere, not just under the Ford umbrella. That makes it easier for you to find a convenient, trustworthy auto shop and get back on the road.

Also, repairs at the dealership are known for being more expensive. The ability to choose your own auto shop and mechanic can save you time and money. Sad but true, your car will inevitably run into breakdowns and malfunctions. It’s best to work with a company that doesn’t just serve one brand.

Longer Coverage

Standard Ford warranties cover you for 3–5 years, depending on the level of coverage you buy. Buying from a third-party company can keep you protected longer. In fact, CARCHEX plans run 5–7 years, even for cars that have 100,000 miles or more.

Best Price

Ford extended warranty prices are standardized and don’t consider the warranty market to find the best price for you. Third-party providers are incentivized to find great deals to save you money. At CARCHEX, we promise a No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™, so you can get the fair price that you deserve. What’s more, the cost of an extended warranty won’t be included in your auto loan, so you won’t have to pay additional interest.

Additional Benefits

Many third-party warranty companies include extra services that protect you if something goes wrong on the road. For example, CARCHEX provides customers with 24/7 roadside assistance, towing, rental cars, trip interruptions services, and gas delivery at no additional charge.

Compare CARCHEX to Other Third-Party Auto Warranty Companies

Now that you see the benefits of protecting your Ford by purchasing your warranty coverage with a third-party brand like CARCHEX, what company offers the best extended coverage for your Ford vehicle? See the chart below to compare CARCHEX to our competition.

CARCHEX Competitors - March 2019

Not only does CARCHEX have almost 20 years in the business, but we have a trusted reputation throughout the industry. Along with a long list of partnerships and endorsements, we have high customer reviews from Thoroughly Reviewed and have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009.

Quality, Affordable Warranty Protection Plans from CARCHEX

Whether you own a Lincoln, Fusion, Focus, Ranger, or Mustang, CARCHEX has a variety of flexible and affordable extended warranty plans to cover your vehicle for years to come. We research what’s on the market for you and only work with top providers in the industry. That way, we can be confident that we’re offering the best selection of plans for our customers.

Our Extended Vehicle Protection Plans have several options within each level to suit your needs.

  • Titanium Coverage (7 years)—As our version of a bumper-to- bumper warranty, this extended plan offers the most comprehensive coverage, with only a short list of exclusions.
  • Platinum Coverage (5–7 years)—This extended warranty covers hundreds of components, including all major vehicle systems.
  • Gold Coverage (5–7 years)—Offering comprehensive coverage and flexible terms at affordable prices, our Gold Level plan is great for customers who have a Ford vehicle with more than 60,000 miles.
  • Silver Coverage (5–7 years)—This plan is more than your regular powertrain warranty and provides the Ford extended coverage essentials, including all major systems.
  • Bronze Coverage (5 years)—This basic extended warranty covers the most common and expensive repairs.
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Can You Afford These Common Ford Repairs?

When you purchase a Ford—or any vehicle, for that matter—it’s important to know what repairs are common for your make and model and how much you can expect to pay.

  • A Ford Explorer costs an annual average of $722 to repair.
  • You can expect to pay about $1,391 a year to maintain and repair a Ford F-350 Super Duty.
  • The average maintenance cost for a Ford Fusion is about $375.
  • It could cost you an average of $632 a year to maintain a Ford E-350 Club Wagon.
  • On average, it costs $569 to repair a Ford Escape.
Car Issue Fix Cost
Ford V8 F-150 Spark plug ejection from the cylinder head Cylinder head gasket replacement $1,400–$1,500
Ford Escape Ignition misfire Ignition coil replacement $224–$344
Lincoln Town Car Broken CV joint CV axle/shaft assembly replacement $192–$464
Ford Focus Worn motor mounts cause vibration Motor mount replacement $201–$244
Ford Mustang Corrosion on the hood Hood replacement $1,700 average
Mercury Capri Clogged or leaking evaporator AC evaporator replacement $707–$757

Are these repairs out of your budget? A Ford extended warranty can help offset the cost and provide relief.

Why Get an Extended Warranty for Your Ford With CARCHEX

For nearly two decades, CARCHEX has been a leader in the extended warranty business. That’s clear from our A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau. We also have partnerships and endorsements from reliable industry experts, including Edmunds.com, Pat Goss, Kelley Blue Book, Autoblog, and more.

Why else should you go with CARCHEX?

  • With CARCHEX, you get the same level of coverage offered by Ford manufacturers and a long list of benefits to give you peace of mind on the road.
  • If you’re not happy with your plan, CARCHEX offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • “Customer Experience Above All” is our motto, so you can expect professionalism and expertise from our representatives.
  • Since we have so many protection plan options, you can find one that fits what you want in a warranty and not pay extra for unwanted services.
  • We offer monthly payment plan options, so you won’t continue to feel burdened by the cost of taking care of your vehicle.
  • When your car needs a repair, we pay the auto shop directly. That way, you can avoid footing the bill upfront and waiting to be reimbursed.
  • Quotes are customized to your driving habits, vehicle, needs, and budget, so you can be sure you’re paying a fair price.

Request a Free Quote Today

CARCHEX has your best interest in mind when it comes to extended vehicle protection. If you have questions about your options, our representatives are knowledgeable and available to help.

Get a free instant quote online or call CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 and find the best extended warranty for your Ford today.

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