What Are The Benefits of Extended Warranties?

what is an extended warranty

Extended vs Powertrain vs Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties

An Extended Auto Warranty is a common automobile service contract that offers long-term automobile security that is in addition to the manufacturer warranty. Extended Vehicle Warranties are routinely available in two different forms, Bumper-to-Bumper and Powertrain. A Powertrain Warranty typically only safeguards the engine and transmission from failure. Virtually every part of your car may be covered in “Bumper-to-Bumper” Coverage (some exceptions apply). Extended Warranties do not cover replacement service due to careless behavior and normally do not replace wear items like brake pads, air filters, engine oil, or tires. Perks like Travel Interruption Reimbursement, free satellite radio trial period, Rental Car Reimbursement, and even Roadside Assistance might even be part of your Auto Warranty, depending on the plan you buy.



Are Extended Auto Warranties Worth It?

The regular reason to request an Extended Auto Warranty is to save money on repairs. Without an Extended Warranty, if your vehicle’s transmission system fails you would be responsible for a sizable repair. With a Powertrain Warranty, the identical repair may just call for a modest payment to be made. The Extended Vehicle Warranty would provide payment for the balance as long as the issue and components are part of the contract. Someone that keeps a vehicle for many years will see the biggest reward, but even if you switch your vehicles a lot an Extended Vehicle Warranty will still be advantageous. Even dependable cars can have components deteriorate, due the years and miles. An Extended Warranty can diminish the anxiety of long-term vehicle ownership.

extended car warranty benefits fully personalized to fit your needs

Made to Fit Your Needs

An Extended Vehicle Warranty lets you decide the length of your vehicle warranty. Standard factory warranties often give a longer powertrain warranty and a shorter bumper-to-bumper extended warranty. By picking an extended warranty you could extend the bumper-to-bumper warranty to match the powertrain warranty and have the best possible coverage for your vehicle. Our service professionals can help sift through the options and select the one that is best for you.


payment & paperwork made easy

Payment & Paperwork Made Simple

When you purchase an Auto Warranty here all you have to do is get the vehicle here, take care of your deductible, and we’ll complete the rest. You aren’t required to take time and effort to give receipts and wait for repayment. We get that being without your vehicle can be stressful, so we offer simple options for all Extended Vehicle Warranty needs.


less worry

Reduced Anxiety

In the event a car part breaks down, An Extended Warranty offers peace of mind. If you are a gambler you may want to save a few bucks and take on the chance of costly repairs. You may want the protection of an Auto Warranty, if you are not able to pay for a costly repair on your own. Buying a car can be expensive, so securing the ultimate assurance of that investment seems shrewd.



Learn More About Acura Extended Warranties in Houston

Sterling McCall Acura offers a range of extended warranties on our new and certified pre-owned Acura cars and SUVs. Contact one of our Houston area warranty specialists to learn more.


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