Best Extended Auto Warranty Companies in Denver, CO
Aug. 15, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
An extended auto warranty covers any issues with your vehicle that are not included in the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s essentially an extra service protection plan that you can purchase for either a new or used car. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best extended auto warranty in Denver to keep you on the road longer.
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Denver drivers, as well as drivers in the rest of Colorado, have to deal with weather and road conditions that lead to car damage. Along with intense mountain driving and potholes, Colorado ranks as the state with the second most hailstorm damage claims. Extended auto warranties can provide coverage once your vehicle's manufacturer's warranty expires, cover services that your existing warranty doesn't or provide a “warranty” for a used car.
An auto warranty is different from an extended auto warranty, which is not actually a warranty at all. An extended auto warranty is an auto service contract that's unaffiliated with the dealership, the car and any existing warranty. It's sold for an additional fee to cover problems not included in the car manufacturer's warranty and is available for both new and used cars.
Services included in an extended auto warranty vary by company and plan. Possible features include:
Full or partial repair coverage, after paying a deductible
Rental car reimbursement
Assistance with flat tires
Free oil changes
Free tire rotations
When considering an auto warranty in Denver, it's important to read the fine print and understand the contract. Here are some questions to ask:
What is the deductible?
What is and isn't covered?
When does coverage begin?
What are the warranty limitations?
Who performs repairs?
Some companies have deductible ranges from $100 to $500 while others have the customer pay 50% to 75% of the cost.
Pay attention to what issues are covered and ask about when coverage may not be available, like if the customer is at fault or didn't maintain the car properly.
Often coverage begins after a waiting period to prevent immediate claims for existing problems.
Find out when your warranty is no longer active. Warranty lengths are measured by years or mileage.
Many companies require work done by a licensed mechanic. Some have restrictions and only work with in-network garages.
Endurance provides 24-hour roadside assistance and a variety of plans for your vehicle and financial needs. They are backed by an A.M. Best “A” rated insurance company. Endurance covers most repairs, per your plan, and also offers a 30-day money back guarantee. Denver customers gave positive reports about Endurance, saying they experienced great service from company representatives.
CARCHEX allows you to choose your own licensed repair facility (with 30,000 across the country). Some Denver customers were disappointed with certain services not being covered by the warranty, but others reported good service, helpful representatives and upfront information.
CarShield stands out for providing flexible mechanic choices, courtesy towing, flexible payment plans, 24/7 roadside assistance and rental car services. Getting coverage is as easy as requesting a free quote, personalizing your inclusions and picking the right plan.
Infinite Auto Protection offers three extended auto warranty plans. Each comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 roadside assistance. Customers like being able to take their vehicles to any dealership or certified repair shop and say Infinite Auto Protection has an efficient claims process and low deductible.
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