Roadside Assistance –

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What a wonderful experience in car sales that in the United States, almost all of the vehicles come with not only one, but two warranties to make our lives less stressful. Oftentimes this includes roadside assistance, which minimizes our dependence on AAA. Along with that, many of the new hybrids and electric cars also offer warranties on batteries.

Your basic warrant will cover all except wear and tear, which includes wiper blades and oil changes. Most of our tires and batteries have their own individual warranties. You will find all of this information in your owner’s manual. According to the Federal government, emission equipment must be covered for 24,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first. There are certain components which has an extended warranty of 80,000 or eight years.

One of the most critical components of any car is the drive train, which covers most of the moving parts except hoses and and belts. Most of the tome this includes the transmission, the engine, the drive shaft and the drive axles. Many of the internal parts of the engine, such as the pistons and bearings are also covered, in spite of wear and tear. You need to check your specific owner’s manual to see what your car covers.

In some parts of the country it is important to consider rust and corrosion coverage. This can happen due to excessive salting during the winter. Once the rust becomes an actual hole, it is covered.. It is important to maintain your car by consistent washing and waxing . This will minimize rusting problems.

It is very common for manufacturers to offer roadside assistance to their clients. usually it will cover you even if it is your fault., Whenever you are locked out or run out of gas and perhaps even have a flat tire, there is help available. Always check your owner’s manual.

As far as hybrids go, they are pretty standard. Since the hybrid’s purpose is to minimize air pollution, the batteries are considered an essential part of the emission control. Usually these are covered for 100,000 miles or eight years. California and several other states have extended the zero-emission to a minimum opt 10 years/150,000 miles for the batteries.

Because the batteries are high voltage, the cooling systems are also covered, and the battery modules and the variable transmission or high energy converters. Once again, check your owner’s manual for individual coverage.

Those vehicles which are pure battery are not covered by any federal or state emission regulations. As their batteries are essential for the running of these vehicles, they are pretty standard: eight years or 100,000 for batteries and any components which are associated with the batteries.

Of course you must check your individual manufacturer to see what is covered or not. Each model may have differences.

Ford has some obvious differences from Tesla but all the information is available to you on their websites.

Tire Warranties

Tires

Think for a second about what might be the most important safety item to keep a constant eye out for, you guessed it, your car’s tires. There are companies that state that their tires have a shelf life of this or that, but the cold hard truth is that cars are susceptible to all kinds of perils on the road in regards to their tires. There could be road debris, nails, or they could just wear out and break apart.

What solutions can you think of in order to achieve this? Having a spare – this is a great solution in the short run. But let’s dig a little deeper, let’s dig into the actual functional life of a tire. First of all most tires are made of rubber and some have fiber, some are smooth for racing or city driving while some are knobby for gripping wet mud and climbing you up the side of a hill.

The rule of thumb is that the tire will last for six years from when it was purchased and installed. However if you have a good eye you can check to see when most of the tread is gone, then it is time to upgrade tires. Luckily for us most car tires sold in the U.S. have thread indicators on them and once these start to peek through the rubber, then it is time to change your tires.

Regardless of what type of tire you buy, the manufacturers offer what is known as tread life warranties. There are a stipulated amount of miles that a specific tire should run smoothly, under normal driving conditions. Two exemptions to this rule must be made, off road vehicles or extreme performance tires like race tires. The normal rules of wear and tear do not apply in these cases.

If the tire has worn out evenly way before the tires life is up, then you may be able to get the tires replaced under the tread – life warranty. This requires proof of purchase so keep onto your receipts.

Some tire companies add a road hazard warranty, in the case that you get a flat, you can take your tire to the company and they will fix it free of charge, if you can prove that you bought the tire there.

When it comes to warranty, tire warranties are like car warranties, there are certain things that you can do that can void this additional perk. If you think of the most important part of your vehicle to check periodically, your tires are it! Maintain them properly, ensure that they are wearing evenly and if not get them rotated. Each tire comes with specific volume limits when it comes to filling the tire with H20 or Nitrogen.

Rotate your tires periodically, do not drag race or spin out with them or go drifting unless you are Kenny Block.