The Best Extended Warranty for VW

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
January 10, 2024
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Exploring the Best Extended Warranty Options for VW Vehicles

There is a pretty decent chance that you are on the lookout for an extended warranty for your VW. And perhaps you are not sure what the best route is. Well, worry no more. Here we are going to take a look at the Volkswagen factory warranty, the manufacturer's extended warranty, and vehicle service contracts. All of which offer coverage in the event of a mechanical breakdown. They just differ slightly in what they offer. So, let’s jump in and find out more about the best extended warranty for VW.

What is an Extended Warranty and why should you consider getting one?

After the manufacturer's warranty expires, you can purchase an extended warranty for your vehicle. Expenses resulting from malfunctioning parts are covered.

Extending your warranty can save you money in the long run on repair costs. As well as providing peace of mind, it provides financial protection in case something goes wrong with your car.

By understanding what an extended car warranty is and why it is important, you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you and your vehicle.

Comparing the Pros & Cons of VW Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty vs Third-Party Providers

Volkswagen Factory Warranty

Volkswagen offers a car warranty at the original purchase of the vehicle. The coverage is a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Previously the warranty ran 6 years or 72,000 miles but recently that has changed. Cars from 2020 onwards receive a 4-year or 50,000-mile warranty. This comes with something they call Carefree Maintenance. It is a 2-year or 20,000-mile coverage that provides the first two services for free. The first service is at 1 year or 10,000 miles and covers oil and oil filter change, plus brake wear inspection. The second is at 2 years or 20,000 miles which covers an oil change along with a long list of “check” items and a road test.

VW also offers pretty nifty roadside coverage along with the warranty. Volkswagen’s 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program runs for 3 years/36,000 miles. This will offer you roadside services which include:

Volkswagen Extended Warranty

VW has an extended warranty option. The plans are administrated by a third-party contractor and can be bought through Volkswagen dealers. The plans are:

The terms of each plan differ slightly according to the model year. For 2018 and onwards the terms are for 10 years or 150,000 miles, depending on which comes first. For models from 2017 and older the terms max at 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.

What does Chaiz Offer for VW Vehicles?

Chaiz is an online comparison marketplace for extended auto protection in the form of vehicle service contracts. The service contracts are offered by third-party providers. You can use Chaiz to research the various plans offered by the providers and compare the plans so you can find the one that is best suited to your needs and budget. 

Powertrain, powertrain plus, and most comprehensive are the three tiers of plans. You will get a quote based on your driving needs since each plan has terms that can be adjusted. Here are some examples:

VW Atlas 2019 with around 105,000 miles on the odometer:

VW Golf 2016 with around 110,000 miles on the odometer:

How to Choose the Right Coverage Plan for Your Specific Needs & Budget?

Every driver has different needs. There is no specific method for determining which plan will suit you best due to this complexity. Nonetheless, calculating your yearly mileage is a good starting point. Based on this metric, you can decide whether you need comprehensive coverage or simple protection. Then, determine which plan options will be a suitable compromise between your budget and needs based on what you can afford on a monthly basis. 

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