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mjodotcom 03-24-2013 02:52 PM

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!

FAUEE 03-24-2013 03:01 PM

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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.

mjodotcom 03-24-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FAUEE (Post 787095)
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?

jacko15 03-24-2013 03:06 PM

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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.

padgett 03-24-2013 04:05 PM

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I bought the added care plus from Chrysler. Made the most sense for me.

mjodotcom 03-24-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jacko15 (Post 787102)
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.

dsi jeep 03-25-2013 12:21 AM

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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.

jp467 03-25-2013 12:29 AM

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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 .

mjodotcom 03-25-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by dsi jeep (Post 787556)
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?

mpatel1080 03-25-2013 05:48 PM

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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.

The Evil Twin 03-25-2013 06:49 PM

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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.

dsi jeep 03-25-2013 11:36 PM

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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....


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