The Ford Focus basic warranty provides coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. The powertrain warranty is extended to 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, the Ford Focus is set at a MSRP of $16,775 and can gain up to 42 mpg on the highway.
The compact car has been advertised as the “most equipped Focus to date” including features such as active park assist, SYNC® 3, and rear view camera and MyKey®. Its received high scores for its safety and performance features, but with age, the need for vehicle repairs is inevitable.
It’s never a fun realization that your warranty has expired when your vehicle requires a trip to the repair shop. The cost for an alternator, for example, can range from approximately $250 and climb as high as $700*, if not more. Without repair coverage, the vehicle owner is left paying any and all expenses out-of-pocket. This includes cost for a rental car and towing services as well, which can really begin to add up.
A vehicle service contract ensures you have the coverage you need after your original manufacturer warranty expires. By planning ahead, drivers can budget and prepare for future vehicle repairs. Since most of us rely on our vehicles as our main mode of transportation, it’s necessary we have the funds to cover what we need at the time we need them.
Avoid surprise expenses next time your vehicle needs repair. An extended repair coverage plan is customized based on your vehicle’s make, model, year, and mileage. These factors will help determine which level of coverage will be the best fit.
*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.