The Chevrolet Silverado has maintained a long history as the vehicle brand’s go-to, heavy-duty truck known for its towing capacity and its 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Per U.S. News & World Report, the Chevy Silverado ranks fourth in full size pickup trucks and was a finalist in 2017 for Best Full-Size Truck for the Money. Overall, the truck scores an 8.5 out of 10 after combining 34 different data points, including safety, reliability, and performance, into the findings.
Truck drivers have the option of choosing the 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty or the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty through Chevrolet’s warranty program. With the purchase or lease of the powertrain limited warranty, drivers also benefit from the manufacturer’s courtesy transportation program. This includes helpful services, such as emergency towing to the nearest Chevrolet dealership, lockout services, flat tire changes, and services to jump start a dead battery.
Although previous research has indicated the average number of years a person keeps a new car is six years, consumers now hope to stretch that further and many plan to keep their car for 10+ years, well after their original warranty has expired. How long do you think you’ll be hanging on to your Chevy pickup? If it’s beyond what your basic or powertrain warranty provides, then a vehicle service contract (VSC) may very well benefit you best.
A VSC is issued by a third-party and provides coverage for many of the major components of your vehicle. Eligibility for these types of plans is based on the make, model, year, and mileage of your vehicle, and it can help prevent a lapse in coverage. As your truck ages, there’s better likelihood your truck will need a part repair or replacement at some point down the road. How will you pay for this work to be done? When paid out-of-pocket, these expenses could several hundred dollars at an unexpected time.
With a VSC, you can have coverage for vehicle parts like the engine, transmission, air-conditioning unit, and many others, depending on the type of contract you choose. CarSure policies also include free roadside assistance, free towing, and reimbursement for rental vehicles, if needed during the time of your repair. Find out how a VSC may benefit you throughout the lifetime of your truck.
*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.