What is covered under a Chevy powertrain warranty?

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
November 23, 2021
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You have a Chevy and you want to get an idea of extended car warranty options. Specifically, the parts that are covered under powertrain warranties. Read on further as we take a dive into what is covered under a Chevy powertrain warranty and the potential monthly costs you can expect.

What is a Chevrolet Powertrain Warranty?

A Chevrolet powertrain warranty is coverage for the parts of your vehicle that make up the powertrain. There are three ways you can get a powertrain warranty for your Chevy. The first is at the original purchase of the vehicle. When cars are sold new they come with a manufacturer warranty that is also called a factory warranty. The second way is through an extended car warranty that be gotten from the vehicle manufacturer. The third is a vehicle service contract, sometimes called an extended car warranty colloquially.

Is the Chevrolet Factory Optional Extended Warranty Worth it?

When purchasing a new vehicle with Chevrolet you have the option of the Optional Extended Warranty. The extended warranty lasts 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.  The plan covers more than just the powertrain but it can only be purchased when at the original purchase of the Chevy. If you know that you are going to keep your car for more than 5 years it could be beneficial to take out the extended warranty so that it can kick in once your factory warranty comes to n end.

What’s Covered under a Vehicle Service Contract Chevrolet Powertrain Plan?

Let’s take the example of a 2016 Chevy Silverado with around a 63,000-mile odometer reading. A Chevrolet vehicle service contract typically range between 36 months or 36,000 miles and 48 months or 100,000 miles for the 2016 Silverado under a powertrain plan.

Coverage under a powertrain extended protection plan will ensure that the most critical parts of your car will be repaired or replaced in the case of a mechanical breakdown. Though some of these warranty plans do vary in what exactly they cover all of the plans most often cover the following components of your car or truck:

All of these parts are essential to keeping your vehicle running correctly and driving safely for you and your passengers. You could save yourself time and money by having a Chevrolet extended warranty in place. Knowing that your vital parts are covered will give you peace of mind that your car or truck is always there for you to rely on and that your repairs will happen without delay.

What does a Vehicle Service Contract Chevrolet Powertrain Plan Cost?

To maintain a continuous story let’s keep using the example from before, the 2016 Chevy Silverado with around a 63,000-mile odometer reading. With this odometer reading, we are looking at about 10,500 miles driven per year. On the lower end of powertrain plans, you could expect about $53 per month, and on the higher end of the powertrain plans, you could expect about $118 per month.

Is a Vehicle Service Contract Chevrolet Powertrain Plan Worth It?

Considering the limited factory warranty options, a third-party Chevrolet powertrain extended protection plan could be just what you need. You will be able to purchase this coverage at any point in time, even after your factory warranty has come to an end. These plans also give you access to considerable perks that make vehicle ownership much easier. These benefits include towing services, car rental services, and fuel delivery services should you find yourself stuck on the side of the road. Ultimately it is definitely worth it, as an investment for your peace of mind and a happy drive.

Keep in mind that the yearly mileage you travel, the vehicle trim, and model influence the pricing so please do use the Chaiz search tool to get the most accurate rates for your vehicle.

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