Shoppers should read what warranty options and extended warranties that their vehicle qualifies for before signing the sales contract on a car or truck. This ensures that their vehicle is protected from basic items such as rust protection to vehicle powertrain.


 

Magnuson Moss Warranty Act 

 

Title I of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act enacted in 1975, the federal statute governs warranties on consumer products. If a product that is purchased does have a warranty, the warranty must comply with this law. This law authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to regulate the manufacturer's new vehicle warranties, enforce implied warranties, and demand compensation for a breach of the warranty contract. 

 

Additional Vehicle Coverage

Below are examples of of vehicle warranties that are available for purchase: 

 

-Powertrain: Transmission, axles and driveshaft 

-Roadside assistance: Flat tires, emergency repairs 



-Corrosion or rust: Ziebart vehicle rust protection 
-Bumper-to-bumper: Warranty on parts, which may exclude wear and tear items


Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Coverage: 


Federal law requires battery coverage of hybrid and electric vehicles for 8 years or 100,000 miles



 

Additional Insurance 

 

Used vehicle warranties are additional insurance on your vehicle! Automotive manufacturer warranties offer plans that cover routine vehicle services and repairs. It is recommended that shoppers purchase an extended warranty before their manufacturer warranty expires, this way there is no gap in coverage. Buying a used vehicle does not mean you will lose out on vehicle coverage, almost every used vehicle qualifies for an extended warranty.