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Protect Your Vehicle with a Jeep Warranty

Whether you like to keep your Jeep on the street or take it off road, you need to make sure your vehicle is kept in top shape. Your Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram factory warranty gets you part way through your Jeep’s life, but what about the rest?

If you want your car to be protected for its entire life, additional Jeep warranty plans offer great options. That’s why CARCHEX offers protection plans that extend your warranty to keep you covered—no matter where you choose to take it.

Jeep Warranty Coverage

Chrysler Jeep offers a list of quality warranty plans, from basic limited to powertrain to a few different corrosion coverages. These warranties will protect your Jeep from manufacturer or workmanship flaws in the first few years of ownership, with your Jeep’s powertrain system getting the longest factory coverage.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the warranty coverage offered by Jeep:

Basic Limited Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

From the date of purchase, a Jeep Basic Limited Warranty (or Jeep bumper-to-bumper warranty) covers the cost of repairs throughout most of your vehicle. It also covers the cost of parts and labor due to defective materials, workmanship, or factory preparation. A basic warranty also covers roadside assistance for towing to a dealership during the first three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The Basic Limited Warranty does not cover unwired headphones, tires, or parts and accessories added to customize a Jeep—only aspects of the Jeep that were included at the time of purchase or have been purchased through a Jeep dealer.

Mopar Warranty

Outside of the Basic Limited Warranty, some Jeep parts have separate warranties. Jeep’s genuine Mopar products have different time and mileage limitations, depending on the part.

These Mopar parts include:

  • Batteries
  • Alternators
  • Collision parts
  • Water pumps
  • Catalytic converters
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Diesel parts
  • Performance parts
  • Powertrains
  • Shocks/struts
  • Mufflers
  • Starters
  • Brake pads/shoes

Note that some components (like brake pads and rotors, wiper blades, and clutch discs) are covered only for the first 12 months or 12,000 miles.

Jeep Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the cost and labor of parts and components for your engine, transmission, axle, and transaxle parts for FWD, AWD, RWD, and 4×4 vehicles. These parts build your Jeep’s powerhouse and keep the vehicle running. It does not cover the following:

  • Scheduled lubrication
  • Engine tune-ups
  • Filters, plugs, and bulbs
  • Cleaning, coolant, brake pads, worn wiper blades, or clutch linings

Specific Corrosion and Emission Warranties

The powertrain and basic plans are the most well known, but it’s worth checking in on some of the other Jeep warranty plans that are available. Jeep offers an anti-corrosion warranty for all the vehicle’s panels, as well as a plan that covers only the outer panels. Both plans cover parts and labor needed to cover repairs or replacement of metal panels that form holes due to rust or corrosion.

In Jeep’s Federal Emissions Warranty, emissions parts are covered for three years or 36,000 miles under the basic limited warranty. Emissions parts covered under this plan include:

  • Air system controls
  • Fuel injection system
  • Fuel cap, fuel pump, and fuel lines
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Oxygen sensors
  • Spark plugs
  • Throttle and transmission control
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Jeep Warranty Limitations

Both the basic limited warranty and the powertrain warranty are restrictive in two major ways:

  • In order to be covered for repairs and replacements, you must take your Jeep to an authorized dealer repair shop for service.
  • Only parts original to the vehicle are covered by the warranty.

Other Ways the Jeep Factory Warranty is Restrictive

  • Some modifications to your Jeep aren’t covered, but won’t void your warranty.
    • Using non-Chrysler parts
    • Using non-Chrysler additives or materials
    • Installing accessories except those installed by a dealer
    • Rustproofing or protection products
    • Using non-Chrysler approved refrigerant
  • Some modifications to your Jeep aren’t covered, but will void your warranty.
    • Tampering with or changing the odometer, unless your repair technician follows the legal requirements for repairing or replacing odometers
    • Attaching any device that disconnects the odometer
  • The Jeep Basic Limited Warranty doesn’t protect your vehicle from weather or nature in general, including airborne fallout, chemicals, tree sap, salt, ocean spray, acid rain, and road hazards. Warranties also do not cover damage caused by hailstorms, windstorms, tornadoes, sandstorms, lightning, floods, and earthquakes.

What the Jeep Warranty Doesn’t Cover Maintenance-Wise

The Jeep factory warranty does not cover the cost of repairing damage caused by poor or improper maintenance on your part. It also does not cover damage caused by the use of contaminated fuels, or by the use of fuels, oils, lubricants, or fluids other than those recommended in the Owner’s Manual. Routine maintenance is not covered in the basic limited warranty, as well.

What Happens When Your Jeep Warranty Expires?

One of the most important things you have to consider as a car owner is what to do when your Jeep factory warranty expires.

Factory warranties tend to last just long enough to cover minor repair costs and expenses that occur early in the life of your vehicle. Major repairs and replacements tend to pop up just after that 60,000-mile mark (right after the longest-lasting Jeep powertrain warranty expires).

Though Mopar used to offer a Jeep Lifetime Warranty with unlimited miles and terms, this is no longer an option. Jeep’s Maximum Care plan, however, which is an extended warranty, is capped at 8 years/125,000 miles.

According to Edmunds.com, at 70,000 miles, your car will probably need at least one expensive service visit (meaning over $1,000), and after 100,000 miles, dependability decreases significantly.

The major thing to remember is that after your warranty expires, you are responsible for covering costs.

The Cost of Repairing Your Jeep

Jeep brand vehicles recently ranked 23rd out of 28 brands in 2019 car reliability rankings. Driving a Jeep is a lot of fun, but that low ranking can’t be ignored. Chances are, you’re going to face some problems with your car and need protection. Consider this example of how much you might end up on the hook for to repair your Jeep:

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

Let’s dig a little deeper. Here are the most common Jeep Cherokee repairs Jeep Cherokee owners see:

Common Jeep Cherokee Replacement Costs

Replacement Cost
Head gasket $679–$788
Lower ball joint $392–$398
Heater core $646–$654
Water pump $271–$392
Ball joint replacement-upper $450–$978
Starter replacement $257–$364
Alternator replacement $701–$1,022
Suspension shock replacement $493–$1,463
Transmission replacement $4,759–$5,040

Engine, transmission, and radiator replacements can be even more expensive. But for a fixed fee every month, you could be covered when you find yourself in the repair shop holding a heavy bill. How? With a Jeep extended warranty.

How to Get the Best Extended Jeep Warranty

Many people realize the value of having an extended warranty on their Jeep, but most don’t know how to get the best deal. What’s more, how do you get a deal that fits your specific needs? Here are some tips that will help you make the right choice:

  • Check Out Third-Party Providers
    • Dealerships mark up the price of a warranty when they roll it into the car’s purchase price—and you’ll end up paying interest on it. A warranty from a third-party company is billed separately and will save you money in the long run.
    • Choose a third-party company that is backed by an insurance company or reputable provider that can uphold its promise and cover costly repairs.
  • Buy Before Your Jeep Factory Warranty Expires
    • Keep the price of an extended warranty low by buying a plan before your current Jeep warranty expires.
  • Don’t Feel Pressured to Make a Decision Right Away
    • Trustworthy warranty companies will not pressure you to make a decision on the spot. Consider all of your options before saying yes.

When you do your homework beforehand, you’re already halfway to enjoying savings.

What Is Covered Under a Jeep Extended Warranty?

Mopar offers extended coverage for new and pre-owned Jeep vehicles once the factory warranty expires. All plans are transferable for a $50 fee.

The two types of plans below cover vehicles from 60,000 miles to 125,000 miles, and deductibles range from $0 to $200 depending on coverage level.

Jeep Maximum Care Warranty for New Vehicles

If you want maximum coverage for your Jeep, then this is Mopar’s best extended Jeep warranty. The Maximum Care plan covers 5,000 components, from the powertrain to heated seats and navigation systems. Wear items, such as tires and brake pads, however, are not covered.

In addition to component coverage, Mopar also includes the following:

  • Car rental benefits
  • Key fob repair/replacement
  • $100 roadside assistance and towing allowance
  • $1,000 trip-interruption coverage

Jeep Added Care Plus Warranty for New Vehicles

If you’re looking for some extra coverage, but you don’t need full protection, then an Added Care or Added Care Plus plan is sufficient. The Added Care Plus plan covers 800+ components, including the following:

  • Engine components
  • Transmission components
  • Rear-wheel, front-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drive
  • Steering components
  • Engine cooling and fuel parts
  • Suspension parts
  • Brake parts (brake lines, cylinders, seals and gaskets, etc.)
  • Electrical components (starter motor, alternator, ignition coil, etc.)
  • Luxury and accessory components (convertible top motor, audio systems, etc.)

Plans under this category also include peace of mind benefits, such as roadside assistance and trip-interruption coverage.

Are Jeep Extended Warranties Different for Used Vehicles?

While coverage is basically the same, the contract terms for used or CPO vehicles is usually shorter. The model, year and condition of your car will dictate your terms, but you can expect coverage between one and five years or from 12,000 to unlimited miles. This is true for both Maximum Care and Added Care plans.

Extended Coverage for Your Jeep with CARCHEX

If you want to ensure that you are protected from expensive repair bills for the life of your Jeep, choose an extended warranty from CARCHEX. For the low monthly payment price, you’ll get the peace of mind you deserve.

CARCHEX customers enjoy the following benefits, in addition to great extended warranty coverage.

CARCHEX Customer Benefits

  • Low monthly payments
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™
  • Your choice of repair shop
  • Easy claims process
  • Sample contracts available online
  • Customized quotes from helpful specialists
  • Claims paid to the repair shop (so you never have foot the bill then wait to be reimbursed)
  • Fully transferable plans
  • A 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • An A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • A long list of partners and endorsements, including CARFAX, Edmunds, Sirius XM, Repair Pal, Kelley Blue Book, and more
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CARCHEX Plans Fit Your Car’s Needs

Along with low monthly payments, CARCHEX offers five different levels of Extended Vehicle Protection Plans, so you can customize your coverage for the lowest price. At each of these levels, there are different options to make your plan exactly what you need.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

For more than 20 years, CARCHEX has been a leader in the warranty industry for Jeep drivers. Not only does CARCHEX offer flexible and affordable coverage, but you’ll enjoy the following features:

  • Air conditioning repair
  • Electrical repair
  • Engine replacement
  • Suspension repair
  • Transmission replacement
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Towing
  • Rental cars
  • Gas delivery
  • Trip interruption service
  • Diagnostic fee coverage

Instead of having Jeep tell you what’s covered, third-party providers, like CARCHEX will help you determine what is best for you and your vehicle.

Want to seek a third-party warranty, but not sure about CARCHEX? See how the competition stacks up.

As you can see, CARCHEX is a smart choice. We value your satisfaction, we have an 99.9% customer satisfaction rate from the Better Business Bureau, and we have a number of quality endorsements from trusted voices in our industry.

Protect your Jeep during its most vulnerable years. Getting a Jeep warranty quote online is fast, free, and easy. Call 866-261-3457 to speak with a CARCHEX vehicle protection specialist and get your free quote today.

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Sources:

Mopar: https://www.mopar.com/jeep/en-us/care/current-model-year-coverage.html

Mopar: https://www.mopar.com/content/dam/mopar/pdf/mvp/2016-12%20MVP_New%20Maximum%20Care%20Web.pdf

Edmunds.com: https://www.edmunds.com/sell-car/for-buying-or-selling-it-pays-to-know-used-car-milestones.html

Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/car-brands-reliability-how-they-stack-up/

RepairPal: www.repairpal.com/estimator/jeep/cherokee/air-filter-replacement-cost

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0054-auto-service-contracts-and-warranties

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