When you get a manufacturer warranty, one of the things you have protected is the transmission. When that coverage is up, you run the risk of a major repair bill should anything happen to this part of your vehicle. Here are two things you need to know about transmissions that can help you make a description about getting an extended auto warranty.
How Long Should My Transmission Last?
Unless there is something wrong from the start, and you don’t destroy the car through negligence, then your transmission should have no problem going 100,000 miles. That’s why the manufacturer doesn’t mind guaranteeing this part of the car. There should almost never be a problem. However, a couple of factors that can affect the lifetime of a transmission include:
- Manufacturer defects – If there is a defect, you may not get even 100,000 miles out of the transmission.
- Proper maintenance – If you get the transmission serviced at the recommended times, this should extend the life of the transmission. If you buy a used car, ask if they have documents to support the maintenance claims. Otherwise, you have to assume the car was not taken care of and plan accordingly.
How Much Does a Transmission Cost?
The answer can be as much as $3,500 if you are not protected. However, the answer can be zero if you have the right auto coverage from Vehicle Service Center. To find an extended auto warranty that meets your needs, contact one of our vehicle protection specialists today by calling 1-800-280-6708, or you can request a free quote from our website.