Home Page About Us Contribute

Escort, Inc.

Tweets by @CrittendenAuto

By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Car Warranty

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Car Warranty

Seth Miller
March 1, 2006

Every car owner should understand the extent and coverage a car’s warranty. If you still haven’t thoroughly read the warranty agreement between you and your car’s manufacturer, now is the time. Remember: what you don’t know about your car warranty can hurt you.

Do not assume that your car warranty entitles you to free repairs on any car problem. Warranties do not work this way. You are still responsible for all the maintenance requirements of your car, such as regular oil changes and tune-ups. Problems arising from your failure to perform these routine maintenance tasks are not covered by warranty and do not entitle you to free repairs. Among those not covered are problems with filters, belts and other wearable items.

If your car is new, it is probably covered by a comprehensive warranty that entitles you to free service for problems related to suspension, steering, power train, drive train and major systems (electrical braking, emission and exhaust systems). Comprehensive warranties usually last for 12 months. After that time, the manufacturer can offer you a part-by-part warranty, if applicable.

If you have a power train warranty, you can get free repairs if there are problems with major engine components such as cylinder heads, flywheels, pistons, engine blocks, etc. On the other hand, a drive train warranty covers transmission-related problems like glitches in the axles and wheel hubs, clutch, etc. Some manufacturers also give a corrosion warranty, so you can have your car’s sheet metal repaired if you find rust spots. Read the warranty information booklet that comes with your car for details. Before you go to a shop demanding free service, make sure that your car’s problem is covered by– otherwise you’ll just waste time and make a fool of yourself.

New Car Warranty provides detailed information on Car Warranty, New Car Warranty, Extended Auto Warranty, Used Car Warranty and more. New Car Warranty is affiliated with Extended Auto Warranty.

Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr

The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute