If you want to protect your Audi well after the factory warranty ends, you may benefit from purchasing the Audi extended warranty. The extended warranty, called Audi Pure Protection, can protect your vehicle for many years beyond the standard factory warranty, and Audi drivers have three levels of coverage to choose from. Learning about the Audi extended warranty, your options for levels of coverage, and how much it costs can help you decide if getting this warranty is right for you.
What Is an Audi Extended Warranty?
The Audi extended warranty is the coverage your car has after the factory warranty expires. With Audi, the factory warranty protects your vehicle for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Your extended warranty kicks in once you hit either of those limits, and it covers your car for up to 10 years or 150,000 miles. This means if your car develops a problem many years after your purchase due to a manufacturer defect, your warranty plan can save you from paying out of pocket for the repairs.
What Does the Audi Extended Warranty Cover?
Audi drivers can choose between three tiers of coverage for their extended warranty. All three of these tiers have some basic benefits. Here are the benefits you can get with all three plans:
- Genuine Audi replacement parts and service for your vehicle
- Nationwide service at any participating Audi dealership
- 24-hour roadside assistance, including extra benefits like battery services and flat tire assistance
- Up to $100 of towing reimbursement
- Rental car reimbursement up to $35 per day for up to 10 days if needed
- Deductible options at $0, $100, $100 disappearing, and $250 per visit
- Trip interruption coverage up to $200 per day for up to five days
- Transfer of $50 if you sell your vehicle
- Option to cancel your policy at any time after 30 days
In addition to these standard perks, each coverage tier loads on more benefits. Let’s take a look at what you can get with each level of protection.
The Powertrain coverage is the lowest tier of extended warranty that Audi offers. With this level of coverage, you get protection for your engine parts, transmission, axles, and the components of your car’s hybrid system if it has one. Be aware that it may only cover some basic components of your hybrid system.
At the second tier of coverage, you get all the same protections as the Powertrain package, plus a little more. In addition to the parts covered under the Powertrain option, the Gold coverage tier protects your climate control system, suspension components, and fuel and electrical system. It also covers more of your hybrid components than the Powertrain tier.
Platinum is the top tier of extended warranty coverage. This is an exclusionary contract, meaning that it covers everything that isn’t explicitly excluded from the plan. Getting this level of coverage protects all mechanical components of your vehicle in the event of a mechanical breakdown, such as your brakes, steering, audio system, and navigation. It may not cover maintenance items, like wiper blades, spark plugs, upholstery, trim pieces, and body panels.
It’s also helpful to understand your options for term protection. A term protection plan can cover maintenance costs and is separate from your extended warranty plan. Here are the two tiers of term protection coverage Audi offers:
Platinum Term Protection
Adding Platinum term protection to your vehicle helps you manage some common maintenance costs. With this tier of coverage, you get one brake pad replacement service and one battery replacement service. Additionally, drivers with this level of coverage get a wheel alignment and replacements for their belts, hoses, and wiper blades when they wear out. However, this coverage only lasts up to six years or for 75,000 miles.
Platinum Plus Term Protection
This term protection plan is a step up from the Platinum term protection. It includes the same coverage as the Platinum tier but adds a replacement set of brake rotors to the list of parts it covers. For both tiers of protection, drivers have no deductible.
How Much Does the Audi Extended Warranty Cost?
There are many variables that can affect the cost of your extended warranty. Some factors that can affect the price of your warranty include:
- The type of Audi you have
- The age of the vehicle
- The expected maintenance and repair needs of the car
- The level of coverage you purchase
- Your deductible
- Your provider
For example, coverage packages with low or no deductibles often cost more. The higher price of the package offsets the benefit of having low or no deductibles to pay when you need to get your car serviced. Further, the more maintenance needs your car is likely to have, the higher the cost of your warranty is likely to be.
Should I Get the Audi Extended Warranty?
There are many variables to consider when deciding whether getting an extended warranty is right for you. In general, the extended warranty may not save you money in the long run, but it may give you some peace of mind. Since Audis are luxury vehicles, they often have high repair costs. This tendency is reflected in the price of an extended warranty. In the long term, you may end up paying more for the warranty than you would out of pocket for repair costs, but the tradeoff is that you can minimize the number of unexpected repair payments you need to make.
For example, having an extended warranty means your vehicle is protected for up to 10 years or 150,000 miles, so if there’s a defect in any part of your car covered by your package within those 10 years, you won’t face a large, unexpected repair bill. Instead, you would have already paid into a plan that covers the bulk of the expense. This means less worry about up-front, out-of-pocket car repair expenses for a significant portion of your vehicle’s lifespan.
Overall, Audi Pure Protection can be a great investment if you want to extend your warranty beyond what the factory offers. Although the cost of purchasing the extended warranty may not save you money on repairs across the lifespan of your vehicle, it can grant you peace of mind in knowing your car is covered long after the factory warranty expires.
At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.