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Warranty

The best new-car warranties for 2020 come with free maintenance
The best new-car warranties for 2020 come with free maintenance

Peace of mind doesn’t come easy or cheap. Yet some automakers offer peace of mind through long-term warranties to lure shoppers into showrooms. A good warranty can go a long way. Hyundai in 2000 offered a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty that revolutionized the way people looked at that brand...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Volkswagen extends warranties for some new and used cars for 3 more months

Volkswagen will extend warranties on new and used cars for three months, the automaker announced Wednesday. The program will extend warranties for three months on new Volkswagens and certified pre-owned cars sold by Volkswagen that would've expired between March 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020. In a...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai extending warranties for thousands of new-car owners in US

Hyundai this month said it would extend expiring new-car warranties for current owners until the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker said warranties that would have expired between March and June this year would be extended until June 30. Owners of eligible Hyundai vehicles...Read More»

Toyota's hybrid family
Toyota extends battery warranty on all new hybrid and electric vehicles

Toyota is the uncontested leader in hybrid vehicles and now it has the longest warranty to back up its hybrid know-how. On Thursday, Toyota announced it would extend its hybrid battery warranty from 8 years/100,000 miles to 10 years/150,000 miles on all 2020 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell...Read More»

2015 Acura RDX
Acura doubles up on certified pre-owned car warranty program, adds free maintenance

Car buyers shopping certified pre-owned vehicles may want to take a second look at Acura. The Japanese luxury brand announced changes to its CPO warranty program this week with double the amount of coverage. Acura CPO vehicles, no older than six model years, will now have a standard warranty of 2...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon
VW pares back best new car warranty

Volkswagen's "People First" warranty is in for a change-up. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday that VW will scale back its 6-year/72,000-mile warranty in favor of a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Each new VW purchase or lease will come with two years of free scheduled maintenance...Read More»

2015 Volvo S80
Volvo introduces unlimited-mileage warranty for certified used cars

High-mile drivers, take note: Volvo said last week that it now offers an unlimited-mileage warranty on its certified pre-owned vehicles. The Swedish luxury brand added the unlimited-mileage coverage can be customized to a specific customer's desires. The brand said coverage can be extended up to...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ
GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties

General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Rather than extending coverage for certain components like other factory-backed warranties, GM's new, extra-cost warranty is a complete extension of the...Read More»

Money and car keys
Do you purchase an extended warranty when buying a car? Our poll results

You've probably heard it from your parents and peers: extended warranties are a waste of money. Do you believe it, though? Do you shell out for an extended warranty when buying a car? We wanted to find out, so we asked some of our Twitter followers. Here's how they responded: Do you purchase...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan
2017 Nissan Titan comes out swinging with 5 year/100,000 mile warranty, starts at $34,780

Over the summer, General Motors launched a series of ads attacking the Ford F-150. The commercials did nothing to boost Chevrolet or GMC truck sales--in fact, both dipped--but shoppers did turn their heads a couple of weeks later when GM turned to incentives. Lesson learned: walking the walk is...Read More»

Mr. Goodwrench coloring book
GM Cuts Warranty On Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles From 100,000 To 60,000 miles

Is a 100,000-mile warranty enough to steer you from one vehicle to another? According to Detroit News, General Motors thinks the answer is "no". GM polled customers and discovered that warranties alone weren't that important to shoppers -- at least not important enough to make or break a sale. And...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity
Nissan Leaf Gets Extended Warranty In Wake Of Consumer Complaints

In May of this year, some Nissan Leaf owners in Phoenix, Arizona noticed that their batteries were losing the ability to hold a charge. Independent tests subsequently proved that electric cars running in hot climates could indeed fall prey to such problems. But despite those increasingly loud...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
Ford To Update MyFord Touch Infotainment System & Extend Warranties

Good news for current and future Ford owners: according to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker will release an update to its much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system in December, and warranties on the system will be extended by a full two years. The troubles with MyFord Touch and its luxury...Read More»

Older driver
U.S. Drivers Keep Their Cars Nearly 6 Years -- A Record High

If you've bought a new car since 2005, chances are good that it's still sitting in your garage. According to Polk research firm, U.S. consumers are holding onto their vehicles -- both new and used -- for longer than ever before, and not just for financial reasons. Polk has been tracking the average...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
2013 Infiniti JX, Drunk Driving, E15, BMW M2: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has released the first image of its upcoming 2013 JX 7-seat crossover. [MotorAuthority] Many automakers warn the EPA that E15 may void some vehicle warranties. [TheCarConnection] Renault works itself into a Frendzy over its latest concept. [AllCarsElectric] The Ex-DOT chief wants to see...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
2011 Model Year Brings New Oils, Longer Change Intervals

The first time you take your new car in for an oil change, beware: Many 2011 models don't use the same oil as the equivalent 2010 models--even if they look virtually identical otherwise. And accidentally refilling with another oil that costs less could end up costing you big; using a different oil...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Complimentary Maintenance For All New Toyota, Scion Models

Toyota has announced that all new 2010 and 2011 Toyota and Scion models will come with complimentary scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles. That makes Toyota the first mainstream, full-line brand to offer complimentary maintenance, a perk that's been...Read More»

2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS
Settlement Addresses Engine-Sludge Issue In Audi A4, VW Passat

A settlement made by the U.S. District Court in Boston could affect owners of 1997-2004 Audi A4 and 1998-2004 Volkswagen Passat models with the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine—badged for much of that time as 1.8T. According to court records—as reported in a press release...Read More»

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