If you’re curious about car warranties, know you’re not alone. Many people contact our Randallstown, MD car dealership to ask questions like, “What is a powertrain warranty?” and “Do warranties cover damage from accidents?”

We field certain questions about warranties more often than others, which is why we’ve composed a list of frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your inquiry on our list of FAQs, give us a call, contact us online, or stop by Exclusive Motorcars so we can answer it for you.

What Is a Car Warranty?

A vehicle’s factory-issued warranty is a contract that says your automobile’s manufacturer will pay for certain repairs to your car. When you talk to the experts at our location, you’ll see that you can purchase an extended car warranty through our dealership. Depending on the entity that issues the extended warranty, your car’s manufacturer may not pay for covered repairs as the issuing company would pay for them after your original warranty expires.

Are There Different Types of Warranty Coverage?

New cars are typically protected by several types of warranty coverage, such as:

Can a Warranty Cover a Pre-Owned Car?

Standard pre-owned vehicles may still be covered by their original warranty depending on their age and accrued mileage. The Certified Pre-Owned models you’ll see in our inventory all come with a factory-backed warranty and perks like 24/7 roadside assistance and a trial subscription to satellite radio.

Does a Warranty Cover Wear and Tear?

Factory-issued warranties cover defects and all costs related to instances in which a given component doesn’t meet the manufacturer’s (or your) expectations.

Warranties don’t cover damage caused by accidents. A warranty will not cover damage caused by a driver who uses their car in a way that wasn’t intended either. You’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to repair damage that’s the result of wear and tear because your warranty won’t cover it.

Will installing an aftermarket part void a vehicle’s warranty?

The OEM parts you’ll find in our Maryland auto parts center are made by car manufacturers for specific models, and they’re all exact replicas of the components they will replace. If you choose an aftermarket part instead of an OEM component, it may void at least part of your car’s warranty the same way failing to keep up with your vehicle’s factory-recommended routine maintenance schedule might do the same.

Need service? Want to learn more about how warranties work? Visit Exclusive Motorcars today!