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It is transferable in NC and one other state.

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Re: Maxcare opinions

I just bought my MaxCare Lifetime from Trish at Riedman Motors Co., Inc.
800-825-4340 (direct number is 765-222-1353) or trish@riedmanmotors.com for a 2014 JGC Overland with the tech package for 2615.

When i searched for prices, Ziggler and Chrysler direct were around 2665 and 2895 whereas direct from Chrysler was about 3765. I called and or e mailed a lot of Jeep Dealers here in northern California but they were not even coming close to the 2615 that Trish Quoted. One local dealer even suggested i should jump on this price before they change their mind. Reading response seems like people bought the warranties for cheaper but i couldn't come close to the 2100 mark. I had 34K when i bought it, so had a $150 surcharge for being over 12m/12K. Maybe it's even higher when outside 36M/36K.
Since we plan to keep the jeep and run it to the ground, this investment is very worthwhile. The engine probably won't give much trouble as all the other electronic stuff would. Do keep in mind that the free rental is only for the first 100K of the vehicle, the free rental is not lifetime.
Best of luck with the car and the potential warranty purchase.
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These treads are always loaded with people who boast about having it and getting $10k in repairs covered, which is certainly a reality. However, FCA doesn't price these warranties to loose money so for every one who came out ahead there are five who didn't and won't say so. Our society isn't full of people who publicly admit they made a bad decision.
Extended warranties need to be viewed just like insurance. It's an upfront (known) cost to avoid unknown surprises. Most people will pay more money for auto, home, life insurance than they ever claim. If you buy a maxcare warranty you may be one of those people. Just know that going in.
Some things to consider, the lifetime maxcare warranty isn't transferrable to a new owner. So if you can get away with buying one of the yr/mileage warranties it will be cheaper and hold some possible resale value for the next owner.


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I might be mistaken but I thought the maxcare is transferrable but only one time.
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Just curious but what is the max amount of years and mileage you can get a Maxcare plan for the Eco Diesel?


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From what I understand.....the maxcare warranty ends, when the value of the car that has the warranty is LESS than the repair needed. Sorry I can't find a good way to word it. I don't think there is a max amount of years or mileage, but I may be wrong.

An example of this might be, lets say you had the vehicle for so long that its only worth, $2000.00. Transmission fails and the cost of a new one or reman'd one, is $3000.00. I think FCA will just cut you a check for the value of the car, and you get to keep the car as well.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Hope this helps some.
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These treads are always loaded with people who boast about having it and getting $10k in repairs covered, which is certainly a reality. However, FCA doesn't price these warranties to loose money so for every one who came out ahead there are five who didn't and won't say so. Our society isn't full of people who publicly admit they made a bad decision......................

.......Extended warranties need to be viewed just like insurance.
I'm having difficulty understanding your logic. Along with your talk about "making out", or "coming out ahead" on the whole deal? On one hand you say warranties need to be viewed just like insurance. Which I totally agree. You purchase it for the peace of mind it brings you by having it. Not to hope that someday you'll, "make out" financially on the deal by having it pay off a big claim.

I pay a ton for health care for my wife and myself. I hope and pray that I'll NEVER have to use it. I sure as hell don't want to get cancer, or require a triple bypass, so I can run up a $500,000.00 medical tab, so I'll "make out" on the whole deal financially.

It's no different with my Jeep. If I go 12+ years without any major repair bills, I'll dance in the street. Not feel I got screwed financially by purchasing Max Care. The 12+ years of peace of mind it will give me, is alone worth the lousy $2,300.00 it cost me. And thus far it makes me happy as hell to say my Jeep hasn't had a single thing go wrong. I only pray that continues. And that years down the road, I'll be one of those guys who, "didn't make out". Hell, when that day comes Max Care can even call me, and I'll be more than happy to listen to them tell me how they screwed me!
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From what I understand.....the maxcare warranty ends, when the value of the car that has the warranty is LESS than the repair needed. Sorry I can't find a good way to word it. I don't think there is a max amount of years or mileage, but I may be wrong.
That is true for the gasoline engines, (Penstar V-6, and HEMI 5.7 V-8), but not the Eco Diesel. I checked into it. I'm not sure of the amount of years or miles it's good for on the diesel. (I want to say 6 years, but I'm not entirely sure). But it is not until the repair cost exceeds the vehicle value, like on the gas engine models. There is a definite time and mileage limit.

On the gas models, when the repair cost exceeds the vehicle value, they will pay out the blue book value of the vehicle at that time, then write you off for good at that point. So even then you'll get something.
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From what I understand.....the maxcare warranty ends, when the value of the car that has the warranty is LESS than the repair needed. Sorry I can't find a good way to word it. I don't think there is a max amount of years or mileage, but I may be wrong.

An example of this might be, lets say you had the vehicle for so long that its only worth, $2000.00. Transmission fails and the cost of a new one or reman'd one, is $3000.00. I think FCA will just cut you a check for the value of the car, and you get to keep the car as well.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Hope this helps some.
Or...in a few years your 3.0 diesel has catastrophic failure and the Jeep wholesales for $20g...what then? In another thread it's stated that the 3.0 will cost north of $20k us to swap.
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Or...in a few years your 3.0 diesel has catastrophic failure and the Jeep wholesales for $20g...what then? In another thread it's stated that the 3.0 will cost north of $20k us to swap.
If that should happen with the Eco Diesel, and you're within the time and mileage parameters of the warranty, they'll cut you a check for the vehicles current value, and you're on your own to come up with the rest...... Should the repair be that expensive. It's no different than totaling your vehicle in an accident. They won't pay out more than it's current value....... Ever. The only exception is if you have vehicle replacement coverage. And that's only good for the first year. Then it falls to Blue Book.
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Some things to consider, the lifetime maxcare warranty isn't transferrable to a new owner. So if you can get away with buying one of the yr/mileage warranties it will be cheaper and hold some possible resale value for the next owner.
It also isn't a "warranty"...it's a service contract. I do agree that if one chooses to acquire one they are best served only contracting for the term they expect to need it. The Lifetime Contract, for someone who only expects to keep the vehicle for 5 or 6 years isn't necessarily the best buy...unless they are like me and put on the miles quickly. I outran the original warranty in half the time it afforded and will likely be above the mileage limits for any of the non-lifetime plans by the time I get my next JGC. (And yes, mine has paid for itself)
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I just bought my MaxCare Lifetime from Trish at Riedman Motors Co., Inc.
800-825-4340 (direct number is 765-222-1353) or trish@riedmanmotors.com for a 2014 JGC Overland with the tech package for 2615.

When i searched for prices, Ziggler and Chrysler direct were around 2665 and 2895 whereas direct from Chrysler was about 3765. I called and or e mailed a lot of Jeep Dealers here in northern California but they were not even coming close to the 2615 that Trish Quoted. One local dealer even suggested i should jump on this price before they change their mind. Reading response seems like people bought the warranties for cheaper but i couldn't come close to the 2100 mark. I had 34K when i bought it, so had a $150 surcharge for being over 12m/12K. Maybe it's even higher when outside 36M/36K.
Since we plan to keep the jeep and run it to the ground, this investment is very worthwhile. The engine probably won't give much trouble as all the other electronic stuff would. Do keep in mind that the free rental is only for the first 100K of the vehicle, the free rental is not lifetime.
Best of luck with the car and the potential warranty purchase.

Is this new? I have lifetime maxcare on my 07 and the one big repair it was used on was because the dealer was an idiot. They spent multiple service visits and a rental on figuring out there was a missing/disconnected wire to my driver side headlight from the factory. at about 40k? (I bought it used at 18k) I noticed the side marker lamp on the headlight wasn't blinking with the turn signal. it lit up just fine but wouldn't blink.

that and a couple replacements of the climate control board (lights keep going out) - if i didn't have the warranty i'd just solder them on myself.

the 2017 trailhawk looks mighty tempting as an upgrade but new cars cost so much i may just save up and see what the next refresh in 2019 looks like.
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Is this new?
My MaxCare lifetime service contract contains the clause that the rental/loaner benefit is limited to the first 7 years; I don't recall if it states mileage for that limitation. But no matter, it's not an unreasonable limitation, IMHO, just like "lifetime" also has a limitation to where cost of repair exceeds vehicle value. It's still longer than almost anything else available out there.
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