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Research Best New-Vehicle Warranties in 2018

17:56  05 june  2018
17:56  05 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

A Brief History of Automobile Warranties

  A Brief History of Automobile Warranties Caveat emptor, or buyer beware, was the guiding principle during the earliest days of the automobile eraCaveat emptor, or buyer beware, was the guiding principle during the earliest days of the automobile era. Cars were an amalgam of crudely tooled parts made from questionable materials and workmanship that varied by the day and the supplier. It wasn’t until Henry Ford perfected the assembly line and supply chains that consistent quality could be assured and backed by a definable warranty.

Some automakers offer lengthy powertrain warranties for their vehicles , but that typically covers only the engine, transmission and driveline. Why they're here: Even when you consider their transferability limitations, these are still the best warranties for 2018 .

In fact, it has just released its 2018 study on new - vehicle warranties , which also includes information about seat belt and airbag coverage as well as hybrid or electric powertrain coverage.

Every year, automakers revise their various warranties from limited vehicle and powertrain coverage to emission control and corrosion protection. Sometimes, the customer wins; other times; they lose some benefits.

What you need to know about warranties on replacement parts

  What you need to know about warranties on replacement parts If you're having a large job done on your car, it's a good idea to ask some questions and request details in writing . If you’re dealing with a reputable shop with which you have a long and successful history, you may decide to trust their electronic database to keep these records for you. If not, you may need to ask for the parts invoices that your shop received from their suppliers. This may be a difficult ask, as most shops are protective of their mark-ups – but you can simply ask them to redact that cost info on your copy.

Best Car Warranties . Why Buy an Extended Car Warranty ? Most extended car warranty companies require that you maintain your vehicle based on the manufacturer’s recommendations for the policy to stay in effect.

What makes ours better ? Our transferable 2018 New Vehicle Limited Warranty (which includes powertrain coverage) is longer, in years and mileage, than our competitors’.9. Now let’s cover what we cover.

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As you may know, CAA-Quebec has created a tool to shed light on the matter. In fact, it has just released its 2018 study on new-vehicle warranties, which also includes information about seat belt and airbag coverage as well as hybrid or electric powertrain coverage.

Some of the most noteworthy changes include Volkswagen reducing its perforation corrosion warranty for the second consecutive year, from 12 years/200,000 km to 7 years/unlimited km. On the other hand, Mitsubishi, which already leads the auto industry with 10 years/160,000 km powertrain coverage, now offers the same for the entire vehicle on several models as part of a promotion.

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Warranties are a great tool to help you budget exactly how much it will cost to own your new car. What’s even better , we think, are new cars that come with free maintenance in addition to long warranties . 2018 Best Vehicle Brand Awards.

For most new 2018 Chevrolet vehicles , coverage is for the first 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, see dealer for details. See “California Emission Control System Warranty ” in your Chevrolet Limited Warranty booklet.

The CAA-Quebec study also reveals that a number of manufacturers—including most European automakers along with Nissan—cover the battery in their plug-in hybrid and electric cars for a longer period of time than other components of the electrified powertrain.

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Best new-vehicle warranties in 2018

Entire vehicle: Genesis, Hyundai and Kia (5 years/100,000 km), Mazda (3 years/unlim.), Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km during promotion)

Powertrain: Mazda (5 years/unlim.), Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km), Tesla (8 years/unlim.)

Hybrid or electric drive system: Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km), Tesla (8 years/unlim.)

Audio, DVD and navigation: Mazda (3 years/unlim.)

Emission control system: Variable

Corrosion (perforation): Audi, BMW, MINI and Porsche (12 years/unlim.)

Seat belts: INFINITI and Nissan (10 years/unlim.), Mazda (5 years/unlim.)

Roadside assistance: Mitsubishi (10 years/unlim. during promotion), Genesis, Hyundai and Kia (5 years/unlim.)

Consult the full study on the CAA-Quebec website.

For engines and transmissions, when do you repair or replace? .
It takes an expert eye and common sense when dealing with these major and complex componentsBut what about the big two items under the hood; engines and transmissions? When is it time to draw the line between repairing and replacing? The first battle is finding a shop/tech that can do both. Engine rebuild specialists for mainstream vehicles seem to be an endangered species. Fortunately for automatic transmissions, the situation isn’t nearly as dire, but few small independent shops have the specialized tools and technician skill-base to complete gearbox overhauls.

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