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What Exactly Is A Powertrain Warranty?

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.

  1. They can provide peace of mind to drivers who may be worried about expensive repairs.
  2. Powertrain warranties can help drivers avoid paying the full cost of major drivetrain failures, instead of only the deductible you choose.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/10,000 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.


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