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What Does an Gulf Warranty Extended Car Warranty Cover?


Extended warranties give you the option of prolonging your vehicle’s warranty coverage. Your level of coverage under an extended warranty will depend on what type of plan you choose. Extended warranty plans are usually organized by tiers: an entry-level powertrain plan, a mid-level mixed coverage plan, and a comprehensive bumper-to-bumper plan.

These tiered options sound a lot like standard new car warranty features. We’ve listed three key differences to help distinguish between car warranty and extended car warranty coverage with Gulf Warranties:

  1. By definition, extended car warranties aren’t actually “warranties” at all since they’re separate purchases. They are technically vehicle service contracts or protection plans.

  2. The average length of coverage for an extended car warranty is longer than the average length of coverage for a standard car warranty. While you may be able to buy just a few years of coverage, most plans last from three Years and five years or within 200,000 Kilometres.

  3. A standard new vehicle limited warranty typically starts on the car’s in-service date. Until this warranty expires, your car’s coverage is restricted and guaranteed by the manufacturer. Some extended warranties, such as like Gulf Warranties  - third party, start on the day you purchase the contract. If buying an extended warranty from a manufacturer, make sure to note the start date, as the terms are often years or kilometers from the original service date.

What Are The Benefits of Third-Party Extended Warranty Coverage?


If you want an extended warranty, your first instinct may be to purchase the manufacturer’s version when you buy your new car. While many of these programs and contracts are solid options, but third-party extended warranty contracts can be just as or more appealing. They often provide more comprehensive coverage tiers, more customization options, and more reasonably priced plan structures like us. For example, We have five coverage tiers with multiple plans under each level. That amounts to more than 15 contracts, each with additional customizations. 

Affordability is another key factor. Because third-party providers aren’t exclusively affiliated with specific car manufacturers, they work in a much larger, more competitive market, especially in comparison with the average dealership service contract department. The uptick in competition has driven third-party providers to offer more flexible and more cost-effective plans.

When shopping for an extended warranty, it’s definitely worth looking into third-party providers as well as the manufacturer. Gulf Warranties take care of thier customers professionally and assist them in selecting correct extended warranty coverage. 

FAQ: What Does a Car Warranty Cover?


Does a car warranty cover paint damage?

In some cases, paint damage will be covered by your car warranty. If your car’s paintwork is peeling or rusting due to a manufacturer defect, it will be covered by your car’s warranty. On the other hand, your car warranty will not cover paint damage if it is verifiably caused by environmental effects or general wear and tear.

If my car is under warranty, do I have to pay for a service?

In general, you are responsible for paying for routine maintenance and scheduled service appointments. However, some manufacturers do include a few years of scheduled maintenance in their new car warranties.

What is the difference between a car warranty and car insurance?

Car warranties and car insurance plans are entirely different agreements. A car warranty guarantees your vehicle against manufacturing defects, while a car insurance plan protects you against external damages. Different types of car insurance typically include coverage for the following events:

Post-accident car repairs.
Personal or passenger medical bills.
Liability payments for medical bills or property damage.
Repairs due to fires, storms, flooding, falling objects, vandalism, and theft.

Does a car warranty cover accidental damage?

No, car warranties are not designed to cover vehicle damage from single-car accidents or multi-car collisions. The intention behind a car warranty is protection against poor workmanship, malfunctioning components, or defective systems. If you are looking for accident coverage, you’ll need to take out a car insurance plan.

Is it worth buying an extended warranty on a used car?

If you buy a used car, you should definitely invest in a high-quality extended warranty plan. Without extended warranty coverage, you’ll be wholly responsible for the vehicle’s repair and service bills. When you factor in the increased risk of a used car breaking down, it’s easy to understand how the cost of a used car warranty can pay for itself.

See our list of the best used car warranty companies.

Does an extended warranty cover air conditioning?

Yes, most mid-level and high-level extended warranty plans provide coverage for interior climate control systems, such as cabin heating and air conditioning.

What isn’t covered by a bumper-to-bumper warranty?

Even though bumper-to-bumper warranties offer comprehensive coverage, you’ll still encounter some minor component exclusions. The most common bumper-to-bumper exclusions are the chassis frame, interior trim, exterior panelling, cabin fabrics, seat upholstery, window glass, and tires.

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