Originally Posted by canis
Is the Xyr, XX,XXX mile part from the date the warranty is purchased or from the date of manufacture? If date of manufacture, then why wait until the factory warranty is about to run out?
From date of in-service. Some of the extra benefits that come with the MaxCare service contract (Again...it's not a 'warranty') are nice to have, even while the vehicle is still covered under the factory warranty, such as Trip Interruption, Taxi coverage, Rental, Roadside assistance, etc. I did wait until just before I ticked over 12K miles, but that was more of a money decision. I plan on driving this JGC for 5-7 years and chose the lifetime version simply because my current driving patterns would blow through 100K miles long before I'm ready for my next one.
That said, it's a nice option to have available if someone suddenly decides to keep a car longer than they might have originally intended and wants to gain or re-gain 'warranty like' coverage for that extended period of time. They pay an additional amount to subscribe and any mileage/time limit still dates from the original in-service date, but they get some coverage for things that might be expensive out-of-pocket.
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