Roadside Assistance –
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.