An extended car warranty is a great idea for both new and old car owners. If you own a car, you know how long and much you can rely on your factory warranty. Once that expires, which is usually after the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, you are left exposed. That means in case of any unexpected breakdowns of your car (which will happen as the vehicle ages), you have to pay out of your pocket hundreds and even thousands of dollars at once, to cover the repair.
An extended car warranty can have your back and cover you in such scenarios, so you won’t have to worry about coming up with huge amounts of money all at once. Here are some of the best extended car warranty services on the market right now:
Autopom! This company is without a doubt among the most reputable ones in the industry; it is highly rated by the BBB (with an A+), it is affordable and has a lot of comprehensive plans to choose from: 20, to be more specific. Autopom! operates in the entire US and in Canada and covers cars that are up to 10 years old and have up to 120,000 miles (in California) and cars that are up to 15 years old and have up to 200,000 miles on the meter (in most of the other states).
Autopom! offers 24/7 roadside assistance with all its plans, vehicle assistance and lets you spread your payment across 24 months. They offer a 30-day money back guarantee and their warranties are transferable.
AA Auto Protection. It offers over 20 plans and has an excellent customer support department. AA Auto Protection covers the entire US but not Canada. You can extend your car coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. They have a standard $100 deductible and a 30-day money back guarantee.
Endurance. Endurance covers both the US and Canada and offers coverage up to 5 years. Your car can’t have more than 160,000 miles. You can pay them in 24 months and they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. There are 4 plans to choose from and all of them are accepted at your auto dealership and by 350,000 certified mechanics in US and Canada.
CARCHEX. CARCHEX is another popular name in this industry, especially because it’s been around for a long time, more than 20 years. This company offers 18 plans to choose from. The longest coverage is for cars that have up to 250,000 miles and those plans can be found in the Titanium level. Those plans also have the most comprehensive coverage. The benefits drop with the other levels.
EasyCare. This is an even older company and it’s been on the market for over 30 years. It covers more than regular vehicles: you can also insure your RV, leased vehicles or commercial ones. The only problem with EasyCare is that it is a bit strict when it comes to its requirements. It will only cover vehicles that are 2 years old or newer and have a mileage of maximum 24,000 on them. That is a pretty big disappointment. However, if you do fit into their requirements and are eligible, you can extend your standard car policy to 5 years or 120,000 miles.