I don't know how many people here are interested in the extended warranty from Chrysler, but my dealer just made me a great offer and I asked if I could extend it to a few "Close" friends.
I think it's a good deal anyway.
It was the 7 year, MaxiCare, 100,000 transferrable warranty with $100 deductible and it was $2,000.
The prices get better if you have lower miles, but since I was close to the 36,000 mile mark, I had to pull the trigger.
Maximum Care is an exclusionary extended warranty, often referred to as a "Bumper-to-Bumper warranty" and as such if it's not excluded, it's covered. The only parts and labor not covered are:
Towing And Roadside Assistance
- Maintenance services and items used in such services.
- Glass, plastic lenses.
- Body and paint items, including soft trim.
- Wear items such as manual clutch assembly, brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums and belts are not covered at any time.
- Snow plows, winches and trailer hitches
Maximum Care provides 24 hour "Sign-And-Go" towing and roadside assistance (up to $100 per occurrence). Benefits include towing, flat tire change (with your good spare), battery jump, out-of-gas fuel delivery (maximum 2 gallons), lock out service (i.e. keys locked in car or frozen lock). Towing assistance will only be dispatched for mechanical disablement which renders the vehicle inoperative. The plan will cover towing and roadside assistance in instances where it is not covered by the factory warranty.
First Day Rental
Maximum Care provides a $35 first day rental allowance in the event your covered vehicle requires any mechanical repairs or maintenance service at a participating dealership.
Car Rental Allowance
Maximum Care will pay up to $35 a day for a maximum of five days ($175 maximum) anytime a covered component described in your Plan Provision or Basic Chrysler Warranty fails, rendering the vehicle inoperable and in need of overnight repairs. Car rental allowance coverage is not provided where loaner vehicle coverage is provided by the warranty or the dealer. The rental car must be obtained from a dealer or from a licensed rental agency. Rental coverage is subject to state and local laws and those imposed by the rental agency. Chrysler is not responsible for any refusal of a rental agency to rent a vehicle to you.
$1,000 Trip Interruption Protection
Maximum Care will pay up to $1,000 for lodging, meals and transportation expenses in the event your covered vehicle encounters a mechanical breakdown while you are 100 miles or more away from home.
Auto Valet Concierge Service
Maximum Care provides a range of specialty services via a 1-800 phone call. A quick toll-free call provides immediate 24-hour assistance for the following:
One-Time Plan Transfer
- Directions Assistance–providing trip route guidance (mapping, approximate drive time and mileage) and driving "Turn-by-Turn" directions to most cities and towns across the U.S.
- Lodging reservations.
- Location & listings of restaurants and other businesses.
- Airline Information–Available flights, times and fares.
- Even updates of major news, sports scores and weather reports.
A service contract can make your vehicle more valuable and easier to sell. Remaining plan coverage may be transferred to the subsequent purchaser of the vehicle at the time of vehicle sale. Maximum Care allows you to transfer your extended warranty one time in the event you sell your vehicle (a transfer fee of $50 applies in most states).
Personalized Plan Provisions And Identification Card
Upon receipt and approval of a Chrysler Service Contract application form, you will be mailed a Personalized Plan Provision and Identification Card. They will identify you and your vehicle to the servicing dealer as eligible for plan service.