What is a Nissan Extended Car Warranty?

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
December 7, 2021
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Are you considering a Nissan extended warranty? Whether you are keeping your car after the manufacturer warranty has ended or you are buying a previously owned vehicle, having a mechanical protection plan in place could save you thousands in repair bills down the road. Extended car warranties are often available via the manufacturer as well as third-party providers. Either option offers you peace of mind and stress-free driving. Read on further as we explore the warranty options, what the best extended warranty is, and what they typically cover.

What are the Nissan extended car warranty options?

Nissan offers fairly decent coverage from the day of purchase. Their philosophy is no car should run with defects, but the plans only last for a certain number of years. Third-party providers are able to offer you an extended car warranty (Vehicle Service Contract) as you come to the end of your manufacturer warranty or even take out a warranty before the end of your factory warranty. Whatever your situation there is a solution that suits your needs and budget.

Nissan Manufacturer Warranty

All new vehicle purchases from Nissan included a limited coverage car warranty that lasts 3 years or 36,000 and a limited powertrain car warranty that lasts 5 years or 60,000, whichever comes first.

The limited coverage option is designed to cover the repairs of defects in the materials or workmanship of the original Nissan parts. Like with all factory warranties, the powertrain limited coverage has no flexible terms. This plan is coverage that protects the critical components of your car. The engine, transmission, and axles will be covered in case of a mechanical breakdown as per the terms and conditions. Other items that are covered include the oil pump, water pump, and fuel pump.

Nissan offers another warranty option that you can add on if you wish to do so. This is corrosion coverage, in other words covering the body panels for rust damage for 5 years (unlimited miles).  Other warranty add-ons include:

Nissan Manufacturer Extended Warranty

Once you come to the end of the new vehicle warranties you have the option of getting a Nissan manufacturer extended warranty from a dealership.  They come in three different tiers, namely:

The Powertrain plan covers the critical parts in your car and has the longest lifespan while the Gold plan gives you total coverage in case of a mechanical breakdown. However, the Silver plan is a nice in between, giving you coverage of the powertrain plan along with additional coverage on your  transmission, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, steering, electrical, brakes, and air conditioning

Nissan Third-Party Extended Warranty

Third-party warranty providers go above the average car warranty you get from a dealership. The extended Nissan warranty plans are available in a number of variations that have many optional add-ons that will ensure that your car is covered. No matter what your drivetrain, suspension, or driving frequency, there is a warranty out there that is right for you.

Along with flexible terms, third-party warranties give you access to many additional benefits to the terms of service. You get extras like towing services, fuel delivery, trip interruption, and 24/7 roadside assistance to name just a few. All this at truly affordable rates.

Is a Nissan Extended Warranty Worth it?

There are two reasons to have an extended car warranty. One, to have the peace of mind that your car is protected in the event of a mechanical breakdown. Two, if you are a frequent driver or regular long-distance driver as the wear and tear of the vehicle will inevitably lead to repairs.

Repair bills for a Nissan can range between $200 and $5,500 depending on the part that has been damaged and the extent of that damage. There are some instances a full part replacement may be in order or a whole system replacement. Mechanical issues tend to happen sporadically. So unless you have the option to keep upwards of $1,000 for unforeseen auto repair bills, then yes I would certainly say it is worth investing in an extended car warranty.

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