A powertrain warranty is an extended warranty that covers the major components of a vehicle's powertrain. This includes the transmission, engine, and drivetrain.
Powertrain warranties are designed to protect drivers from major mechanical failures. The standard powertrain warranties typically cover new vehicles for a certain period, such as 5 years or 60,000 miles. Manufacturer factory-back powertrain warranties can provide peace of mind to drivers worried about expensive repairs.
Some powertrain warranties may be purchased from third-party companies. Such warranties can provide extended coverage, but they often require paying upfront for repairs rather than just the deductible as with Ford|Lincoln Protect ESPs.
Are Powertrain Warranties Beneficial?
Powertrain warranties can be beneficial for several reasons.
- They can provide peace of mind to drivers who may be worried about expensive repairs.
- Powertrain warranties can help drivers avoid paying the full cost of major drivetrain failures, instead of only the deductible you choose.
- Powertrain warranties also help drivers keep their vehicles in good condition because lower out-of-pocket expense encourages drivers to maintain their vehicle better and avoid problems down the road by fixing problems early.
- Ford|Lincoln Protect PowertrainCare Plans can also be a selling point for a vehicle. Since powertrain warranties can be transferred to new owners if a vehicle is sold, this can add value to a vehicle and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
What Does A Powertrain Warranty Cover?
A powertrain warranty typically covers the major components of the drivetrain -- including the engine, transmission, front/rear axles and driveshaft.
Some powertrain warranties may also cover other components, such as air conditioning. Since coverage varies from one service warranty to another, do your homework before buying a powertrain service plan. That's why, if you have a Ford or Lincoln and want the best coverage for your vehicle, consider the multiple of discounted, pre-owned Ford Protect PowertrainCare warranty plans from Zeigler before you buy.
How Long Do Powertrain Warranties Last?
After the Standard New Vehicle warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles, Zeigler Auto Group offers used Ford Protect PowertrainCare coverage for lengths ranging from 2 years/12,000 miles to 6 years/75,000 miles for the models 15 years old and newer vehicles.
In this day and age, buying a Ford Protect Extended Service Warranty has never been easier. You can get a Quick Quote for your PowertrainCare ESP warranty online from the Ziegler Auto Group homepage or call 269.685.3557 to get warranty information from one of their experts.