Are there additional benefits with extended warranties?

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
July 26, 2022
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Are there additional benefits with extended warranties?

The short answer is yes, yes there are awesome benefits that come with extended auto protection. These benefits or perks may vary depending on the plan and the company that has the offering. Read on as we go through what an extended car warranty is and how the perks will be a benefit to you.

What is an Extended Car Warranty?

When a new vehicle is purchased it is sold with a warranty that covers the mechanical components in case of defects. An extended car warranty is specifically offered by the vehicle manufacturer. They are an extension of that initial factory warranty. Many manufacturers do require you to take out the extended warranty at the original purchase of the vehicle.

Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned vehicle warranties for vehicles with a full history. Extended car warranties come with roadside assistance, depending on the manufacturer, and are often quite limited.

What is a Vehicle Service Contract?

A vehicle service contract, or VSC, is often referred to as an extended car warranty colloquially due to the fact that the contracts offer coverage for certain mechanical parts. A VSC is mechanical breakdown coverage for vehicles that are out of their warranty period.

The VSC is offered by third-party providers and often comes with great roadside assistance services, which we will get into shortly. The plans are also available in a number of coverage levels, unlike standard extended warranties. A vehicle service contract is a great choice for older vehicles or pre-owned vehicles that do not already have mechanical coverage.

What are the additional benefits or perks?

As mentioned, there are some awesome perks that come with a vehicle service contract. Here the perks in form of roadside assistance:

Jump-start service

On occasion, your battery could run flat and require a jump start to at least get it going again. In the case of a flat battery, you will know that there is a service available.

Towing service

There are times when there is an engine or transmission fault which causes the engine to stop running. Often getting to the nearest shop or at least home is what you need to comfortably sort the situation out. This service will tow your vehicle to the nearest mechanic to your breakdown site.

Locksmith/Lockout service

Sometimes keys get locked inside the vehicle or stop working correctly. In this case, a lockout service provider will be sent through to try and open a car door. If unsuccessful then a locksmith will be called to get into the vehicle and assist with replacing the locks and keys.

Fuel-delivery service

Should you unexpectedly run out of gas while out driving then the roadside assistance will be sent through a service provider that will deliver fuel. It will be a conservative amount but enough to get you to the nearest station to top up.

Flat tire service

If you have changed a tire on your own before then you know just how frustrating it can be. Especially if you are not familiar with that particular vehicle. The roadside assistance will send through a tire service provider to give a hand with changing that tire and getting you back on the road.

Winching service

Getting stuck in the mud or the snow is fun if you are out on an adventure weekend, not so much when you are on the way to work. Should this happen you can rely on a winching service sent to you to get you out of there and back on your way.

Why Choose a Vehicle Service Contract through Chaiz?

Chaiz is the first online marketplace for vehicle service contracts where you can research, compare, and purchase mechanical coverage. With no fuss, you can easily pick the plan that best suits your budget and driving needs.

A vehicle service contract is designed to alleviate the stress of covering the repair bills occurring under unforeseen circumstances. Taking into account that mechanical issues do tend to happen in an unpredictable way it may be beneficial to shop around for extended auto protection that will suit your needs.

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