- Fuel/cooling system
- Steering and suspension
- Brake system
- Heating and air condition
- Electrical systems
- Vehicle body
- Comfort electronics
From the 911 to the Cayenne, no matter what Porsche model you get, you can expect that maintenance and repairs will not be cheap. Vehicle protection is necessary, whether it’s through the Porsche New Limited Warranty, which provides coverage up to four years or 50,000 miles, or through an extended warranty.
Find out how much protection you’ll get with a Porsche warranty, but remember that all vehicles—Porsche or not—lose protection once the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Read on to see how a third-party warranty, like those through CARCHEX, offer comprehensive, extended coverage for new and used vehicles.
While many car manufacturers separate new car warranty terms into powertrain protection and bumper-to-bumper coverage, Porsche’s factory warranty provides the same length of coverage for both.
What is covered and for how long?
Despite Porsche’s extensive warranty coverage, there are still standard exclusions that apply to most manufacturer’s warranties, including:
Yes, the Porsche warranty is transferable to new owners whether the car is sold privately or to a Porsche dealer. One exception is that the Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty applies to the original owner only.
No, the Porsche warranty does not cover routine maintenance, lubricants, refrigerant, and other fluids or services such as tire alignment.
Bring your vehicle to the nearest Porsche dealer with proof of purchase date as soon as the problem exists. Allowing the problem to worsen could void your warranty coverage for the issue.
Your vehicle may be repaired at a Porsche dealer by a certified Porsche technician.
Oftentimes it is less expensive to purchase a luxury Porsche as a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. Having coverage for a used vehicle gives you extra confidence in your purchase and can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars down the line. Edmunds lists the Porsche CPO warranty as one of the best in luxury brand vehicles, stating:
Porsche stands out by certifying cars that are as old as eight years, meaning you can get a reasonably old car with a two-year Porsche warranty. This coverage becomes even more appealing when you realize that the mileage of Porsche sports cars tends to be much lower than average.”
Here’s what you should know about the Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty:
A manufacturer’s CPO warranty often requires a thorough inspection and certification in order to qualify for coverage, which some third-party extended warranty companies do not require.
In order to qualify for a Porsche CPO warranty, your vehicle must meet the following criteria:
If you don’t have savings already stashed away for an emergency repair, then a mechanical breakdown can be a major blow to your budget. This is especially true for expensive Porsche parts.
|Porsche Cayman||Fuel pump replacement||$1,764 to $1,997|
|Porsche Cayman||Exhaust manifold replacement||$1,975 to $2,020|
|Porsche Panamera||Oil pan gasket replacement||$2,270 to $2,726|
|Porsche Boxster||Radiator fan motor replacement||$1,153 to $1,206|
|Porsche Macan||Brake line replacement||$406 to $416|
|Porsche 928||Alternator voltage regulator replacement||$358 to $418|
RepairPal also estimates the average annual maintenance cost for a Porsche at $1,192. This is more than the average annual cost of maintaining a vehicle, which is close to $750 per year.
In order to qualify for Porsche warranty coverage, whether under the manufacturer’s warranty or a third-party extended warranty, you will have to schedule regular maintenance to prove that your vehicle’s problem is not related to poor maintenance or neglect.
Porsche vehicle owners should service their cars every 10,000 miles or at least once per year. This includes general inspections, oil changes, filter changes, tire changes, and new brake pads. Even an oil change can cost between $200 and $400 for a Porsche model.
If you are already paying hundreds of dollars for routine maintenance, a breakdown can double or triple your costs. A Porsche extended warranty can save thousands of dollars for major system repairs and replacements. Porsche extended warranties can be bought from the manufacturer, a dealership, or from a third-party broker.
Let’s take a look at the options.
The Porsche Protection Plan is Porsche’s extended warranty plan, which is an optional plan for all Porsche vehicles. The plan kicks in once the manufacturer’s warranty expires.
Vehicles up to 10 years or 100,000 miles are covered under two plans: Powertrain and Platinum.
The Powertrain plan covers the engine, transmission, drive axle, seals and gaskets.
The Platinum plan covers:
Each plan also includes roadside assistance:
Deductible options are $100 or $250 per claim. A higher deductible can lower the overall price of the vehicle service contract. However, if you choose a $100 deductible, it can be waived if repairs are performed at the dealer where you purchased the vehicle.
Yes, Porsche’s extended warranty can be transferred to a private buyer for a fee of $50.
Exclusions are similar to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and include wear and tear items, accidents, etc.
Porsche does not cover routine maintenance items, but you can purchase additional coverage plans, such as:
The retail cost of the Porsche Protection Plan is estimated between $6,300 and $6,800.
Yes, you can incorporate your protection plan into your monthly auto financing.
No matter what vehicle brand you own, an extended warranty can save money and reduce stress in the event of a breakdown.
Third-party warranties are offered through brokers or directly from an independent provider, which gives vehicle owners more protection and pricing options.
Why is a third-party warranty a helpful option?
For new or used vehicles, CARCHEX offers multiple plans with varying degrees of coverage, from powertrain warranties to bumper-to-bumper plans. All plans are insured and backed by reputable providers.
With CARCHEX, you’ll also receive generous roadside assistance benefits, such as emergency fuel delivery, towing and rental reimbursement, trip interruption coverage, and other standard services.
When shopping around for an extended warranty, you’ll come across many third-party companies with similar offers. Here’s what CARCHEX has that many others don’t offer:
Yes, all warranties can be transferred to a new owner for a fee of $50, or $40 for Florida residents.
CARCHEX does not require an inspection like one would encounter with a CPO warranty program, but your vehicle should still be scheduled for routine maintenance each year to ensure coverage.
Find an extended warranty that fits all of your needs and stays in your budget. CARCHEX can help you find the best plan for your vehicle. Speak to an auto warranty expert by calling 866-261-3457 or fill out the online form for a free, direct quote.
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