In most cases, this warranty covers the transmission, engine and all related moving parts like CV joints, drive axle and timing belt. Some dealers will also toss in air bags and seat belts.
This warranty covers any part of the vehicle not protected by other warranties. Parts generally include audio systems, major electrical components and air conditioning. Be sure to check with your dealer for exact specifications. This warranty is also known as "New Car," "Factory Coverage" or "Premier Plus."
This is the most comprehensive out of all warranties. It covers many major parts and often includes roadside assistance, towing, rental car reimbursement and common wear and tear. Despite the name, however, it does not cover all components. Be sure to read the fine print before signing.
This is a good alternative to a full coverage policy, protecting designated components at a good price. Make sure you know exactly what the warranty covers, before you sign.
This plan provides help with flat tires, dead batteries, towing and locked cars. Depending on your dealership this may be offered in the Bumper-to-Bumper package, or as a separate warranty.
Bumper-to-Bumper warranties often cover batteries. Although some dealerships do offer separate battery warranties, usually lasting two to three years.
These warranties, as the name implies, cover hybrid components like HV batteries, battery control modules and hybrid assist motors. Coverage is lengthy, usually up to eight years and 100,000 miles.
Rust or Corrosion
This warranty covers you against rust-through problems with the vehicle's sheet metal. Protection usually comes with no mileage limits. In most cases, surface rust is not covered.
There are two types of coverage: performance and design and defect. The performance warranty kicks in if your vehicle fails an emissions test during the first two years or first 24,000 miles. Some emission components, however, may be protected for up to eight years or 80,000 miles.
Design and defect protection is also good for two years or 24,000 miles, depending on which comes first. Under this warranty you're covered against manufacturing design defects.