Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1007
mjodotcom is on a distinguished road
Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Anyone have any experience weighing the pros and cons of a chrysler maxcare warranty vs a platinum carefree car protection warranty from fidelity? The coverage seemed pretty comparable to me - and while the fidelity one costs a bit more it also seems to be more flexible (can use most certified mechanics, etc) and the deductible was less for the same coverage.

Let me/us know!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-24-2013, 03:01 PM
FAUEE's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 941
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 4601
FAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

I'd rather the Chrysler one. In to the dealer it goes, it gets fixed by the dealership, don't have to hope that the "certified mechanic" did it right.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1007
mjodotcom is on a distinguished road
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Quote:
Originally Posted by FAUEE View Post
I'd rather the Chrysler one. In to the dealer it goes, it gets fixed by the dealership, don't have to hope that the "certified mechanic" did it right.
Sure - the Fidelity one can also be fixed at a dealer (its actually a 0$ deductible then). Just wondering if anyone has done a detailed look into the coverage comparisons or has experience with filing claims with Fidelity coverage?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2013, 03:06 PM
jacko15's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pennsylvania's North Shore
Posts: 2,139
Thanks: 213
Thanked 156 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 89579
jacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond reputejacko15 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Your dealer might also want you to pay for repairs upfront and be reimbursed by your third party insurance. The MaxCare warranty will always work seamlessly with any Chrysler dealership.
__________________
Mine: 2014 Overland 4x4 V6, ORA II, billet silver/black, Michelin LTX M/S 2's, MaxCare Lifetime, delivered 4-13-'13
Wife's Jeep: 2008 Compass Sport 4x4, 2.4L I4 DOHC, CVT, Lifetime powertrain warranty
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-24-2013, 04:05 PM
padgett's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 80161
padgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond reputepadgett has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

I bought the added care plus from Chrysler. Made the most sense for me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1007
mjodotcom is on a distinguished road
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacko15 View Post
Your dealer might also want you to pay for repairs upfront and be reimbursed by your third party insurance. The MaxCare warranty will always work seamlessly with any Chrysler dealership.
Looks like the repairing dealer is to perform the authorized repairs without charge - so thats good a least.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:21 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4288
dsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

I have had the Fidelity Platinum on my WJ Overland. Purchased it from the dealer. I have used it a lot and never had any problems. Dealer was always working with them directly on approvals and payment.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:29 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,203
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 3140
jp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

I myself would never buy an aftermarket warrenty under any circumstances. Even if it was half the cost. In my experience they are a PITA if they are still around when you go to use it. As the one post says his dealer was working with them for approvals and while thats going on your car sits there. With the chrysler warrenty if its covered it gets fixed no questions asked no having your car sit there for a week waiting for someone to decide if they want to approve it .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1007
mjodotcom is on a distinguished road
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsi jeep View Post
I have had the Fidelity Platinum on my WJ Overland. Purchased it from the dealer. I have used it a lot and never had any problems. Dealer was always working with them directly on approvals and payment.
Thanks for the insight. Have you had any issues with lengthy times to get approval, stuff not being approved, etc?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 156
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8822
mpatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond reputempatel1080 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

THe manufacturer warranty is always better, they are less likely to try to deny claims and they will not try to use aftermarket parts.
Chrysler has a lot more to loose if a pissed off customer makes a stink than some aftermarket warranty company does; so they will be more likely to make things right in a disagreement.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-25-2013, 06:49 PM
The Evil Twin's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 361124
The Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond reputeThe Evil Twin has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Having the Chrysler warranty may also keep you from getting bumped for another guys vehicle. Not saying it happens everywhere, but I would believe that some places a factory warranty would take precedence over the other guys.
Personally, went with Max on mine. The price was great and there are 8 dealers within 50 miles of me.
__________________
#132-CCS Racing

2014 Sponsors: Amsoil, www.DC-MOTO.net, Manassas Honda Kawasaki Suzuki, www.MARRC.org
Amsoil 5w-20 synthetic meets Chrysler MS-6395 for my Jeep!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4288
dsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond reputedsi jeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Maxcare vs Fidelity Warranties

Quote:
Quote:
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset"> Originally Posted by dsi jeep
I have had the Fidelity Platinum on my WJ Overland. Purchased it from the dealer. I have used it a lot and never had any problems. Dealer was always working with them directly on approvals and payment.
</td></tr></tbody></table>
Thanks for the insight. Have you had any issues with lengthy times to get approval, stuff not being approved, etc?
No problems at all. Actually the dealer has recommended them to me and I was using the same Chrysler/Jeep dealer to do the service. They did blend doors, window regulators, rear axle bearings, tire rod ends, sway bar links and many more things....All service was done the same day and I have never had to pay anything ( had a $0 deductible). The only time I had to go twice was for the heated seat switch because the dealer had to order it. I was not sure at the time if I should go with third party, but the fact the dealer was behind made me feel better. Warranty has expired about a year ago....
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extended Warranties doofoo Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 9 02-27-2013 06:21 PM
Extended warranties yellj Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 6 10-23-2012 07:58 AM
Why Have Warranties Gone Up Again? rustyosaurus Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11 03-19-2012 05:14 PM
Is MaxCare Lifetime a good care? Novemberr Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 72 02-22-2012 02:36 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community