The Ford Edge first made its appearance in 2007, and in less than a decade, the midsize SUV has evolved and risen in ranks. The 2016 Ford Edge is listed as 6 out of 18 by U.S. News & World Report Best Cars list. Drivers praise its roomy interior, responsive handling, and modern technology and features.
The SUV is backed by the Ford 3-year/36,000-mile basic manufacturer warranty. Although it is a standard warranty in the industry, it’s important to note the start date and all inclusions and exclusions whenever you are purchasing a new vehicle. Many drivers are not certain of the exact expiration date of their warranty, which may lead to lapse of coverage.
In order to protect yourself from unexpected expenses due to vehicle repairs, look at your options for extended coverage plans. Average costs for major parts for the Ford Edge can fall into the range of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. It’s not an expense anyone wants to pay for out-of-pocket, if there is another solution.
With a vehicle service contract, the majority of parts and labor are included in the coverage. Additionally, contract holders have access to 24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, and expenses paid directly to the repair shop. This helps alleviate stress and inconvenience. Plus, it can help individuals budget for repair needs rather than having to pay the total repair cost all in one lump sum.
The need for vehicle repair is unpredictable. Often, it occurs after the original manufacturer warranty has expired. Because of this, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to ensure there you have access to proper coverage at an affordable cost.
*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.