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Old 05-30-2016, 11:17 PM
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I might be mistaken but I thought the maxcare is transferrable but only one time.

Max care lifetime is not transferable. I am trading in my 2012, on my 4th transmission. Even with the max care, i am not confident in a long road trip any more. I am getting $347 back; with 88,000 miles. My wife loves the GC, so we are getting another Limited. I am waiting on when I want another warranty. It is concerning that FCA no longer has the 5/100 power train warranty. Other than the tranny, and a few bumper to bumper warranty issues (720N went bad & cylinder code), we had no issues.


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Old 05-31-2016, 12:27 AM
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Max care lifetime is not transferable...
Most can't for sure but FL and NC allow Lifetime transfer once.

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It is concerning that FCA no longer has the 5/100 power train warranty...
Yeah, instead of being a leading (tie) warranty it's now with the other "half". FWIW, the diesel powertrain warranty remains 5yr/100k.
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how long are you going to keep the jeep? also i you have that much in back up funds in case something happens ,if you go to dealer only for repair will cost more .
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:47 AM
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So I called my insurance company, Geico, to get my new coverage and they offered me Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) for $40/yr. It is good for 7 years or 100,000 miles. It also requires a $250 deductible. Like the max care it covers everything except neglect and wear items (brake pads, tires, etc.); things like calipers and hoses are covered along with electronics and power train. So I figure that I would need 10 claims of deductible and total out of pocket to get the max care $2800 price range. If I never need it and keep the Jeep for 7 years, it cost me $280.

Draw back is the length of time. But it is good at any repair shop including the dealer. Rental car (if you have for collision) is available if it is a major component needing multi-day stays.
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Considering I have already used it once for a failed injector, and now the power steering rack is leaking, I am glad I bought it. After the rack is replaced I will have reached the break even point on the Max Care. Might even be ahead if the replacement rack costs >$1500.
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...But it is good at any repair shop including the dealer...
Who told you that? GEICO I would think. One of the Jeep dealers I talked to said they don't accept any third- party extended warranties because

  1. They make them wait forever on the phone for work authorization
  2. ***IF*** work is authorized their reibursement rates are usually too low.
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So I called my insurance company, Geico, to get my new coverage and they offered me Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) for $40/yr. It is good for 7 years or 100,000 miles. It also requires a $250 deductible. Like the max care it covers everything except neglect and wear items (brake pads, tires, etc.); things like calipers and hoses are covered along with electronics and power train. So I figure that I would need 10 claims of deductible and total out of pocket to get the max care $2800 price range. If I never need it and keep the Jeep for 7 years, it cost me $280.

Draw back is the length of time. But it is good at any repair shop including the dealer. Rental car (if you have for collision) is available if it is a major component needing multi-day stays.
The official MVP Max Care 7yr/100k/$100 deduct can be had for $1600 and the Lifetime/Unlimited/$100 deduct can be had for $2,500 from several online sources.
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Who told you that? GEICO I would think. One of the Jeep dealers I talked to said they don't accept any third- party extended warranties because

  1. They make them wait forever on the phone for work authorization
  2. ***IF*** work is authorized their reibursement rates are usually too low.
Who told you that, a dealer? One who benefits if you buy the warranty from them? One who also get reimbursed at a set rate from Chrysler which is lower that what you or I would pay if we did not have a warranty? Their margins are likely equal if not better with a outside warranty companies from reputable insurers.

Keep in mind this is Geico not some fly by night auto warranty company. It's just like making a collision claim. I take it where I want, pay my deductible, and file a claim. Plus many of these dealers already deal with Geico at their body shops.

A dealer who says they won't repair a car because you have another warranty is one I would stay away from to start. I know not to take it that dealer if I need a collision repair since they don't want Geico customers.

Geico does not require pre-approval, I can take it anywhere for work.

I don't care if they wait on the phone. Good! How often have you been put on hold, or not got a hold of a service advisor, or waited in line to drop off your car? Am I to feel bad that I did not use their warranty? I am to feel sorry for them or intimidated that I did not go their preferred way. I guess I should let them charge me $90 for a cabin air filter too. So pardon me if I don't cry when they don't get the outrageous mark-ups like that service con.
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I have Geico MBI on my VW TDI and have used it a couple of times. They are excellent to work with, but you do have to be the first owner of the vehicle to qualify.
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Shit my High Side pressure port Valve Core was leaking hint was green dye leaking out when i opened the cap and the Sound of pressure being released.

$100 got it replaced and A/C Vacuumed out and replaced with the proper amount, no idea how long it was leaking.

The valve core was like $12 it self, My father does commercial heating and air has the equipment to do it our selves etc. but for $100 not worth our time and labor etc and have it documented.

Got a rental etc. Maxcare ftw!
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:59 PM
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Re: Maxcare opinions

Depends on the reputation of the vehicle and manufacturer, I buy it for peace of mind more than wishing I would maximize my money spent. If the vehicle has been flawless and untouched from repair, I think that alone is bonus than being thankful you used it all up and more.

Same with health insurance. I pay but would rather die a natural death than say I maximized my insurance and more. Lol.
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Depends on the reputation of the vehicle and manufacturer, I buy it for peace of mind more than wishing I would maximize my money spent. If the vehicle has been flawless and untouched from repair, I think that alone is bonus than being thankful you used it all up and more.

Same with health insurance. I pay but would rather die a natural death than say I maximized my insurance and more. Lol.
hah yeah good point - not like you spend years in the hospital getting expensive procedures and feel like "well at least I got my money's worth out of that health insurance"!
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