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So I need all of your help I have a 2014 JGC V-8 small problems here and there but nothing major. Ive blown through my 36k mile warranty and have been contemplating a lifetime max care warranty. ~$2500 is a lot of money to gamble on this Jeep and Im having a hard time accepting this expense. Im going to be putting even more miles on it as my commute to work is increasing in the coming months. Is this a smart purchase? I know it would give me a great piece of mind but Im afraid all my repairs will be washed out when I have to pay my $100 deductible. What would the Jeep Garage community do? Any and all comments are appreciated.


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I drive a LOT. I had the MaxCare on my last jeep. (2012 Wrangler). Like you, I blew through the pathetic 36k mile factory warranty in the first 9 months. and went to relying on my maxcare warranty.

I ended up using it several times.

I just traded my Wrangler for my Shiny new 2015 Summit. My Wrangler had 135,000 miles.

In the 2 years and 99,000 miles that I relied exclusively on the MaxCare Warranty...that $2300 investment (that I purchased from chryslerwarranties.com 9 months after buying the vehicle and financed with reasonable payments) covered nearly $9,000 worth of misc repairs here and there. SOME of which were not mechanical failures. The warranty replaced my fuel tank TWICE. It replaced my 430N stereo three times. And since the "stereo" is now the entire central nervous system for my Jeep....I bet its gonna be pricey.

In short. The MaxCare is BY FAR....the wisest financial move I've EVER made. I am so pleased with it that I have narrowed my vehicle purchase options to only FCA candidates since they are the only manufacturers that I know of that offer something like MaxCare.

And with all of the gizmos and gadgets on this new JGC....especially the Summit....I think I would be insane not to have the peace of mind of knowing that Im covered.

MaxCare isnt perfect....it does not cover EVERYTHING. I had to pay $1700 for two Catalytic converters 2 weeks before I traded my Wrangler.

But what it does cover...make it WELL worth the price....in my opinion.

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Re: Maxcare opinions

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So I need all of your help I have a 2014 JGC V-8 small problems here and there but nothing major. Ive blown through my 36k mile warranty and have been contemplating a lifetime max care warranty. ~$2500 is a lot of money to gamble on this Jeep and Im having a hard time accepting this expense. Im going to be putting even more miles on it as my commute to work is increasing in the coming months. Is this a smart purchase? I know it would give me a great piece of mind but Im afraid all my repairs will be washed out when I have to pay my $100 deductible. What would the Jeep Garage community do? Any and all comments are appreciated.


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i would ask you dealerwhat they deal with before i bought you might be able to get a mopar warranty from the dealer some of those warranties you have to pay first then get money back ,my buddie had one in the 1998 and it was a bitch getting refunded after you paid out the cash. just a note to watch for this
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:01 AM
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My personal view is that the Maxcare warranty is one of the most compelling reason to buy a Jeep. No other car company gives you the chance to buy a comparable warranty that is unlimited mileage. For those of us that drive their vehicles for 200k+ miles, it is pure gold.
This ^^^^^^^

If you plan on keeping the vehicle for a long time, I can't see not getting it. As for the cost, it is worth every penny if it saves you from just one single large repair bill. Mine was $2,300.00 and change at the time I purchased the vehicle new. That's really not bad at all considering the protection and peace of mind it gives you for that price. (A damn Sunroof is over $1K).

Chrysler Jeep Max Care Unlimited time and mileage extended warranties are second to none. You're covered until the cost of the repair exceeds the value of the vehicle, which is a long, long time. And even then you'll get that value before they write you off.

Considering how expensive these thing are to repair, with all of the electronics and such, (and the fact many dealers today charge over $100.00 an hour for labor), it would be financial suicide not to get it. All you would be doing is taking on monumental risk with little financial reward.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:36 AM
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I am a heavy driver, 30K+ per year, with a plan to keep the Keep until I am forced to get something new. Purchasing the Maxcare was a no brainier. For the money it will be paid for typically after 1 or 2 repairs.

My previous Jeep (2004 Liberty) did not have the Maxcare. Over the 6 years I owned her I dished out easily 5-7K for repairs and such.


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While I agree with what everyone has said about post warranty expenses, I only opted for the 6/100 warranty at appx 1300.00. I have had many new vehicles that I swore I would have for "life". But proven history has shown that those vehicles leave the stable around the 6 yr mark for me. I either tire of them, Something quantum better comes out, give them to my kids, or God forbid it gets totaled.
As fast as technology is moving now, anything over 4-6 yrs old will be a dinosaur by 2020. While the warranty may help you sell it, I don't think it will bring you much cold hard cash on the table.....
The main good it will do is the "good" or peace of mind it gives you while you own it....
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Re: Maxcare opinions

While buying a MaxCare extended service contract for the time and mileage that you are going to drive that vehicle makes sense, for some of us that only intend to keep our vehicle for 5-6 years, but put on a lot of miles, the "lifetime" version is the real deal because of the "unlimited" mileage. I blew through the OEM warranty in far less time than three years and the continued coverage that the lifetime contract brings has paid for itself and should continue to do so until I buy my next one in a couple years.
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I didn't get it and so far I'm ahead of the game. I never buy extended warranties and have not been sorry. I have 70k miles and the only expense I paid so far, has been a exhaust manifold and a wheel hub bearing. All the consumer guides do not recommend getting extended warranties. I figure they are not in the business of losing money so I went with the consumer guides recommendation. If I get an high cost repair I will just dump this Jeep and buy something else. If it gives you peace of mind then go for it, otherwise just skip it.
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peckmv, traditional thinking is exactly as you describe. I think that tide is turning a little with the huge increase in "tech" that's in vehicles these days, particularly in higher trim levels. For many of us, the MaxCare Extended Service Contract (it's not a "warranty") is just pre-paid maintenance that we expect to have to do over the intended ownership time period of the vehicle. It's a choice, however, and self-insurance is also a valid choice.
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Re: Maxcare opinions

I honestly think that the decision is about probabilities.

IF...you are an "average" owner...you drive under 20k/yr. You trade-out every 5yrs or so....

Then Max Care will likely not be a huge benefit to you. It certainly COULD be...but I think the odds are that it wouldnt be worth the cost.

There is a demographic (like me) who rely heavily upon the MaxCare and wouldnt own a vehicle without it.

But I would ASSuME that the majority of owners would break-even, at best.
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I honestly think that the decision is about probabilities.

IF...you are an "average" owner...you drive under 20k/yr. You trade-out every 5yrs or so....

Then Max Care will likely not be a huge benefit to you. It certainly COULD be...but I think the odds are that it wouldnt be worth the cost.

There is a demographic (like me) who rely heavily upon the MaxCare and wouldnt own a vehicle without it.

But I would ASSuME that the majority of owners would break-even, at best.

I'd be happy if it got me a few loaners and I broke even on it.....
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peckmv, traditional thinking is exactly as you describe. I think that tide is turning a little with the huge increase in "tech" that's in vehicles these days, particularly in higher trim levels. For many of us, the MaxCare Extended Service Contract (it's not a "warranty") is just pre-paid maintenance that we expect to have to do over the intended ownership time period of the vehicle. It's a choice, however, and self-insurance is also a valid choice.
^^^^This is what I agree with, things have changed. taking a car in for $150 repair is a thing of the past now its $2000 for a quadra lift compressor or $1700 for 1 air shock or $1800 for that ACC center eye sensor thing, among a multitude of other expensive gadgets. I have never bought an extended service contract on cars or anything before because I did not believe in them and I believe that served me well in the past but times change. buying this maxcare lifetime at $2100 is the best bargain I have spent money on in a long time. The key here is keeping the cars a long time or high in mileage whichever you do more of. I have no doubt over the next 10+ years this maxcare will pay for itself many times over. but if you are someone that does average miles and trades a car every 4 or 5 years don't waste your money just put the 2k towards repairs it will probably be breakeven. Its keeping it the long term where you will make out. the other advantage of the maxcare is the onsite rentals, I have an early 2014 and it has been back a lot, maxcare has given me at least a dozen multiday rentals in less than 3 years so far, several hundered dollars worth if renting on my own. Good rental cars too, v8 challenger, Ram Crewcabs, no econoboxes I think the worst I ever got was a patriot once. times change its always good to reevaluate once in a while and change with them if its right.
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I wished they did the lifetime option for diesels. I'm about to replace my '97 Honda (yep, about time for a new car...lol) with a new JGC. I really, really like the diesel, but 8 yr/120k miles is the longest MaxCare option. Not sure I'll keep the JGC as long as I had the Accord, but I plan to drive it as long as possible. Which might end up being 7-8 years, if something big breaks after the MaxCare expires.
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