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Powertrain Warranty

By Brandon Griner | October 17, 2018

What does a Power Train Warranty Cover?

A warranty is a formal guarantee that the manufacturer of a product makes, promising that their product will perform in a way for a specific period-of-time. A warranty is put into place if the product doesn’t perform precisely as specified within the warranty period. If this is the case, the manufacturer will cover all necessary repairs or replace it. When the original manufacturer warranty has expired, sometimes manufacturers will choose to offer additional protection, known as an extended warranty. However, if the original manufacturer does not offer an extended warranty, there are third-party options available in the form of vehicle protection plans or vehicle service contract. These are not called warranties because they did not come directly from the manufacturer, but rather a third-party provider.

How it works:

As a car owner, when you purchase an extended powertrain warranty (car warranty), that car is to be covered in the event of a malfunction or mechanical failure occurring. If you have an extended auto warranty from DriveSmart and require repairs; Simply take your car to any repair facility of your choice, if the facility has ASE-certification.  Before making the repairs, the auto repair facility will contact DriveSmart to start the claim process and satisfy any needs authorize paperwork before repairs are made. Once we have verified that your vehicle service contract is up to date, we pay the repair facility directly for covered repairs. Keep in mind that you would be responsible for paying the deductible (if any) that is required for your plan. DriveSmart’s highest selling plans tend to have a normal deductible of $100 while others offer $50 or even Zero-dollar deductible. Imagine getting thousands of dollars of repairs done to your vehicle and only having to pay $100!

Being a smart costumer has upside, by taking care of your car the longer it will last. As a result, you might be inclined to follow up with the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance. We at DriveSmart, strongly encourage this meticulous behavior, routine maintenance is just not enough to protect your car. Time is the true test of durability and how well a car is manufactured.  Once the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty expires, you are left responsible for paying for repairs. While considering common repairs cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the part; there is no reason a driver should be driving without vehicle protection.

Your factory powertrain warranty was put into place as a guarantee of manufacturer defects, and you aren’t likely to have serious issues while it is in place. Think about it, you’re getting a warranty for a brand-new pristine machine, that’s been tested to not fault. Additionally, multiple automotive research sites attest that your powertrain components are most likely to fail well outside of the manufacturer warranty timeframe. Don’t be caught without coverage get a DriveSmart Warranty today! DriveSmart offers Four very unique protection plans, all of which can be tailored to fit the needs for everyone that desires the piece of mind that comes with industry leading coverage. Don’t go a day without the coverage you could use down the road, Drive Smart!


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Disclosure: DriveSmart offers Protection Plans or Vehicle Service Contracts (VSC) may be referred as “extended car warranty”, or “auto warranty”. A VSC is not a warranty but provides repair coverage for your vehicle after your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty has expired. The VSC contract is with you and the vehicles owner and the VSC provider or administrator that will state what is covered in each plan.