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extended warranty queston

what is a reasonable price for mopar maxcare lifetime warranty with $100 ductable now?

I found one guy purchased it at 1885 last year.

Do I have to follow the maintenance schedule at dealer to keep the warranty? May I do the maintenance myself or at third-party store?

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what is a reasonable price for mopar maxcare lifetime warranty with $100 ductable now?

I found one guy purchased it at 1885 last year.

Do I have to follow the maintenance schedule at dealer to keep the warranty? May I do the maintenance myself or at third-party store?


Dealer offered it for 2300 to me. I bought it online for 2k. you can do the maintenance.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:58 AM
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Re: extended warranty queston

There are a number of online dealer sources for the MaxCare Extended Service Contract (it's not a "warranty") that you can use to solicit competitive pricing from your dealer. If they agree to provide a price you are comfortable with, you can buy from your dealer, but you are not required to buy from them. If the deal is better elsewhere, buy from any authorized dealer. I bought mine from Ziegler online. At that time, the price was $2180 for the $100 deductible lifetime contract. It's slightly higher now due to price increases.
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Re: extended warranty queston

Picked one up for $2600. LINK
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Re: extended warranty queston

Got mine from Clay@Zeller for 2315 lifetime and 285 for tire/wheel protection (no tax).

Dealer started at like 3600 for lifetime and after I told him the price range I was looking for, he said his dealer cost is like 2600 and that's the lowest he could offer it.
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Re: extended warranty queston

Just curious for those of you who did buy the extended warranty/service plan, when did you buy it? My GC is only 3mo old and I'm wondering if I should stick with the 3/36 for a year or two vs getting this now since prices could go up.

The dealer swapped out a busted cargo bucket under warranty and it's little things like that I don't want to lose.

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Re: extended warranty queston

Agree, the Chrysler Service Contract is the only one to buy. However there are two to conside: the MAXCARE for those who can't change a lightbulb. and the ADDED CARE PLUS for those who can. Compare the coverages for both before deciding but for $100 deductable and several hundred less initially I can change a lot of bulbs.

That said be careful if you are in a state (like Florida) that requires transferability and buy from a dealer in a state that doesn't. Chrysler is saying "abandon all hope" but the state Department of Insurance says otherwise. Will only come up if you sell the car though.

ps had one rep say Florida sets rates. Not true, Florida used to require sellers of service contracts to post their rates but hasn't this decade. If their lips are moving...
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Just curious for those of you who did buy the extended warranty/service plan, when did you buy it? My GC is only 3mo old and I'm wondering if I should stick with the 3/36 for a year or two vs getting this now since prices could go up.

The dealer swapped out a busted cargo bucket under warranty and it's little things like that I don't want to lose.

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You won't lose anything by buying the maxcare. you will still have your factory 3/36 bumper to bumper with no deductible and the powertrain,the maxcare picks up the mechanical/electrical after they are done. you can wait but the prices do go up. when I bought mine 2.5 years ago the Ziegler web price was $2165 now the Ziegler web price is 2515 for the same thing so it went up $350 in 2.5 years
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You won't lose anything by buying the maxcare. you will still have your factory 3/36 bumper to bumper with no deductible and the powertrain,the maxcare picks up the mechanical/electrical after they are done. you can wait but the prices do go up.
This is what I'm having a hard time with. Let's use the 8yr contract for this example...

The cost is $2160 on Zeigler over 8yrs, so 2160/8 = $270/yr. But, it doesn't kick in until after 3/36 like you mentioned. Let's say you hit 36k at the end of year two, you've wasted $540 of maxcare since it takes effect when the vehicle first enters service, correct?

Seems like it's in the buyers best interest to burn through that 36k as fast as possible so maxcare (or whichever contract) kicks in or purchase it later in the first year in order to maximize purchase costs.

Am I doing this right or am I missing something that lowers the numbers? Short of a discount coupon.
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This is what I'm having a hard time with. Let's use the 8yr contract for this example...

The cost is $2160 on Zeigler over 8yrs, so 2160/8 = $270/yr. But, it doesn't kick in until after 3/36 like you mentioned. Let's say you hit 36k at the end of year two, you've wasted $540 of maxcare since it takes effect when the vehicle first enters service, correct?

Seems like it's in the buyers best interest to burn through that 36k as fast as possible so maxcare (or whichever contract) kicks in or purchase it later in the first year in order to maximize purchase costs.

Am I doing this right or am I missing something that lowers the numbers? Short of a discount coupon.
Whatever your best price is now it will be $50-200 ish higher in 2.99yrs/35.99k....so besides price increase "protection" if u buy now u get the free rental during your service visits if dealer doesn't offer free loaners....of course there "should" not b many visits and u r likely to get a rolling ashtray for your rental like I have !).
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Re: extended warranty queston

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This is what I'm having a hard time with. Let's use the 8yr contract for this example...

The cost is $2160 on Zeigler over 8yrs, so 2160/8 = $270/yr. But, it doesn't kick in until after 3/36 like you mentioned. Let's say you hit 36k at the end of year two, you've wasted $540 of maxcare since it takes effect when the vehicle first enters service, correct?

Seems like it's in the buyers best interest to burn through that 36k as fast as possible so maxcare (or whichever contract) kicks in or purchase it later in the first year in order to maximize purchase costs.

Am I doing this right or am I missing something that lowers the numbers? Short of a discount coupon.
I have only ever dealt with the lifetime maxcare so someone can correct me if I'm wrong but the for the term service contracts its the inservice date of the vehicle when they start. so it doesn't matter when you buy it in the allotted time period you would still get the same number of years coverage form the inservice date. but by waiting you risk the price increases. the lifetime is only like $350 more than the 8 years so if you think you will keep it a long time its a good one to go with. But if you are someone that does normal miles and trades cars every 5 years personally I would not buy one at all and just take the risk the last 2 years after the 3/36. maxcare lifetime will be very cost effective if you plan to hold onto it for the long term, if you hold the car shorter periods I think its a roll of the dice if the service contracts will be cost effective
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^^^correct, mileage and date of first titled owner is in-service date from which the mile/yr clocks start....e.g., a dealer demo (never titled to end user) that is say a 14 leftover with 8k on it purchased today...all factory warranties and MVP extended plans start at 8k (meaning 8k=0) and today....
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