New Car Warranty Information and Overview

New Car Warranty Overview - Germain Cars

New Car Warranty Overview – Germain Cars

When shopping for a new car, it’s easy to focus your attention on the latest styling, technology, performance, or safety features offered on the latest models. Before you let your excitement get the best of you, it’s always a smart idea to consider the type of new car warranty coverage offered by the manufacturer.

Some brands offer extensive powertrain warranties for their vehicles, although that coverage typically only involves the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. In comparison, bumper-to-bumper coverage — commonly known as “basic” warranties — cover most everything else aside from wear items such as tires, brakes, and maintenance components. Powertrain and basic warranty coverage can overlap at some brands. Germain Cars has assembled this guide to help you compare warranty coverage for new vehicles in order to help you make an informed buying decision.

Other Benefits May Include

Roadside Assistance

Most brands typically include complimentary roadside assistance coverage to help you with jump starts, key lock outs, fuel delivery, or a breakdown which has left you stranded on the side of the road.

Corrosion Protection

Purchasing a new vehicle means that there’s a good chance that your new ride will be covered from rust or corrosion. Today’s automotive finishes are so advanced that most brands stand behind them for longer than the powertrain or basic warranty.

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

Another great benefit of buying a new vehicle can include complimentary scheduled maintenance. Select brands will take care of your first few scheduled maintenance visits at no cost to you.

Special Financing

Several brands offer special financing terms in order to incentivize buying a new vehicle instead of a pre-owned model. These special rates and terms help make purchasing a new vehicle more attractive to potential buyers.

New Car Warranty Programs

Audi

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BMW

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Cadillac

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Ford

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Honda

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INFINITI

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Jaguar

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Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 3 Years / 36,000 Miles 3 Years / 36,000 Miles 4 Years / 60,000 Miles 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Powertrain Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 6 Years / 70,000 Miles 5 Years / 60,000 Miles 5 Years / 60,000 Miles 6 Years / 72,000 Miles 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation Protection 12 Years / Unlimited Mileage 12 Years / Unlimited Mileage 12 Years / Unlimited Mileage 5 Years / Unlimited Mileage 5 Years / Unlimited Mileage 7 Years / Unlimited Miles 6 Years / Unlimited Mileage
Roadside Assistance 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 5 Years / 60,000 Miles 3 Years / 36,000 Miles 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance First scheduled maintenance service at 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever occurs first 3 Years / 36,000 Miles, whichever comes first First scheduled maintenance service within 12 months 5 Years / 60,000 Mileage (regular maintenance)

Land Rover

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Lexus

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Mercedes-Benz

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MINI

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Porsche

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Toyota

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Volkswagen

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Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 3 Years / 36,000 Miles 6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Powertrain Warranty Coverage 4 Years 50,000 Miles 6 Years / 70,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 5 Years / 60,000 Miles 6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation Protection 6 Years / Unlimited Mileage 6 Years / Unlimited Mileage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 12 Years / Unlimited Mileage 12 Years / Unlimited Mileage 5 Years / Unlimited Mileage 7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 4 Years / Unlimited Mileage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles 2 Years / Unlimited Mileage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance First and second scheduled maintenance services, provided at 6 months / 5,000 miles and 12 months / 10,000 miles 3 Years / 36,000 Miles, whichever comes first 2 Years / 25,000 Miles, whichever comes first. Covers normal factory scheduled service.