A Chrysler extended warranty can provide real peace of mind when your limited factory warranty expires. It’ll resume coverage for vital components and their (usually expensive) repairs when they break down. But not every car owner is sold on this package.
To this end, we take a closer look at the Chrysler extended warranty so you can decide whether to purchase this additional protection.
What Is the Chrysler Extended Warranty?
The Chrysler extended warranty is a vehicle service contract that protects your new Chrysler once the limited factory warranty expires. When covered parts fail during the warranty period, certified factory-trained Chrysler mechanics will fix the problem and get you back on the road again. Also, the Chrysler extended warranty is sometimes called a Mopar vehicle protection plan. Mopar is the automotive parts and accessories division of Stellantis, the global parent company of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram.
What Extended Warranty Plans Are Available?
There are two main Mopar vehicle protection plans: Mopar Added Care Plus and Mopar Maximum Care. Mopar Added Care Plus is the basic plan, with coverage for more than 800 key car components. In contrast, Mopar Maximum Care is more comprehensive, with coverage for more than 5,000 components. You can customize both plans with different terms and deductible amounts. Coverage is available for new and pre-owned Chryslers, although pre-owned vehicles must pass an inspection before they’re eligible for Mopar Maximum Care.
What Parts Does a Chrysler Extended Warranty Cover?
A Chrysler extended care warranty covers major car components, including:
- Brakes (plus anti-lock braking parts)
What Parts Aren’t Covered by a Chrysler Extended Warranty?
Chrysler extended warranty plans won’t cover the following parts:
- Body and paint items
- Routine maintenance
- Brake rotors and drums
- Glass, light bulbs, and plastic lenses
- Snowplows, trailer hitches, and winches
- Tires and wheels or rims
Are There Any Additional Benefits of a Chrysler Extended Warranty?
The Chrysler extended warranty also includes rental car and towing benefits. These perks entitle you to tow services anytime covered parts break down when you’re away from home. You’ll also get a complimentary rental car for as long as your vehicle is in the shop. What’s more, if your key fob malfunctions during the warranty period, you’ll enjoy key fob repair or replacement for up to $600.
These extended warranty plans also include $100 roadside assistance, which can prove invaluable if you get into car trouble when you’re out and about. To activate this benefit, simply call the roadside assistance provider to organize a jumpstart, replacement battery, locksmith, and more. Trip interruption protection worth up to $1,000 is another great benefit that eases your financial burden when things go wrong away from home. Roadside assistance and trip interruption are available on vehicles that have traveled less than 100,000 miles.
How Long Does a Chrysler Extended Warranty Last?
Chrysler has a wide range of extended warranty options ranging from five years or 60,000 miles to eight years or 125,000 miles. Chrysler once had a lifetime plan for original owners, but the manufacturer discontinued this option.
How Much Does a Chrysler Extended Warranty Cost?
The cost of a Chrysler extended warranty depends on the terms you choose, but these plans typically range from $1,800 to $4,000. Chrysler has several options so you can create an extended warranty that suits your needs and budget. To get a quote, you can contact your local Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or Ram dealership or contact Mopar directly. These experienced customer care experts can talk you through the extended warranty options and help you create a personalized plan that’s right for you.
What Are My Responsibilities as a Chrysler Extended Warranty Holder?
Chrysler expects all extended warranty owners to operate and maintain their vehicles properly. That’s why you’ll find operation guidelines and a maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. Further, keeping all receipts and work orders for maintenance is a good idea to prove you’ve followed the maintenance schedule.
How Do I Make a Claim Under My Chrysler Extended Warranty?
Visit your nearest Chrysler dealership and they’ll handle all the paperwork. You can visit any Chrysler dealership in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guam, or Puerto Rico under these plans.
Will I Pay a Deductible?
It all depends on the way you set up your Chrysler extended warranty. Chrysler offers plans with zero deductible, $100 deductible, or $200 deductible. The higher the deductible, the more affordable the plan. A zero deductible plan could provide real peace of mind, but a plan with a higher deductible could save you more money in the long run.
Should I Buy a Chrysler Extended Warranty?
It is reported that 13% of unexpected Chrysler repairs are severe. Fortunately, buying a Chrysler extended warranty can come in handy. Warranty holders can breathe easy knowing they won’t be the party to fund costly repairs if covered components fail. Severe repairs cost at least three times as much as standard repairs. It is estimated serious repairs cost more than $1,800, so a Chrysler extended warranty can be a real money saver. That being said, Chryslers are also supremely reliable vehicles. They usually don’t need unscheduled repairs, so you may never need those repairs the warranty covers.
Remember, an extended warranty does more than just help you save on repairs. It brings additional perks like roadside assistance and trip interruption.
When Should I Buy a Chrysler Extended Warranty?
You can buy a Chrysler extended warranty at any time. However, if you buy a plan when your Chrysler has many miles on the clock, you may have fewer options. This limitation informs many owners’ decision to purchase their extended warranty when they first buy their Chrysler. Buying early ensures you get seamless coverage when your limited factory warranty expires. You’ll also lock in the price, so you won’t pay more for your warranty if Chrysler increases its prices. Further, you can roll the cost of your extended warranty into your finance deal to spread out the payments.
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