As far as luxury small cars go, the Audi A3 is known for its smooth ride and lower price point. While it doesn’t receive the highest marks in its class for its space and storage, it still is a favorite among drivers looking for a good value from the Audi brand.
The A3 has been manufactured since the mid-90s and has gone through various upgrades and improvements that include upgraded technology and safety features to stay competitive. It was named a 2017 Best Luxury Small Car for the Money finalist by U.S. News & World Report and receives high marks in terms of safety, performance, and ratings from critics.
The Audi A3 New Vehicle Limited Warranty is valid for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. This policy also includes Audi roadside assistance. Additionally, drivers purchasing a used car have the option of the Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty effective for two years or up to 50,000 miles. This will not exceed coverage beyond 100,000 total vehicle miles.
The benefits of a warranty are helpful for the driver in the early stages of ownership, but what happens when they need vehicle repair assistance and their policy is no longer valid? A repair or replacement for a major Audi car part can be costly and total several hundred dollars, which could cause a financial strain on any monthly budget. One solution is securing a vehicle service contract (VSC).
A VSC is an option for those who want to have coverage for car repairs after their original manufacturer warranty is no longer valid. There are different tiers of plans, but each includes coverage for many major vehicle components, including repair shop labor and taxes. Each plan comes with added benefits, including roadside assistance and towing services, which also can quickly add up if paying out-of-pocket.
Consider if a VSC might be the right option for you to prepare yourself against unexpected repair expenses. Submit your vehicle’s make, model, mileage, and year to receive your free quote. See which plan you qualify for and what we can do to help you customize so it more closely matches what you need coverage for when you face future repairs.
*Estimates from repairpal.com
A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended warranty,” but it is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not.