Most cars nowadays come with a minimum of a 12-month 36,000-mile warranty, but that may not keep you from getting a bill next time you’re at the shop. Here are 4 things that your manufacturer auto warranty probably doesn’t cover.
- Normal Wear and Maintenance – Most warranties are not going to cover normal maintenance such as oil changes or tire rotation. They also won’t cover normal wear and tear on items like your windshield wipers or your tires.
- Body Panels – You’re not going to be covered if you get a ding in your door at the grocery store. That’s the job of your car insurance.
- Interior – A rip in the seat won’t be covered by your warranty either. They’ll blame it on user error rather than a defect in the material. The only thing inside the car you might be able to get away with having the warranty cover is if one of the seatbelts suddenly stops working.
- Vehicle Misuse – If you use your car in an unintended way, it may completely void your warranty. So for example, if you put a tow hitch on your coupe and use it to tow a tiny house, the manufacturer probably isn’t going to cover it if the back half of the car gets torn off while going around a curve.
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