The Ford Mustang has been a longtime favorite among Americans who want the ultimate, classic sports car. Its sleek exterior and powerful engine has evolved over the years, but still carries the same brand appeal since its beginning.
The bumper-to-bumper warranty is a standard 3-year/36,000-mile manufacturer warranty. The powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles for the vehicle. Make sure you review everything that is and is not covered by your coverage plan and ask questions about stipulations with regards to its validity.
For example, Motor Authority called attention to the Mustang’s line lock features, its design purpose, and how the use of it may result in a voided warranty. The main message is toward those who choose to race their Mustangs and what kind of specific driving behavior is not allowed with regards to the warranty.
Depending on the level of use, vehicle owners may face unexpected repair expenses, even after their original warranty has expired. These issues can range from a water pump replacement, averaging up to $500, to a fuel pump replacement, which climbs closer to approximately $900.*
When these repair needs occur outside of a warranty, it can create a financial strain, not only the cost of fixing the vehicle, but the expenses of a rental car, towing services, etc. that are often associated. The question is: will you be covered when this happens?
A vehicle service contract is designed to make sure you are. There are different plans available to fit best with your individual needs. A vehicle that has high mileage might require a different repair coverage plan than one that is a newer model.
Be informed of all your options before your current manufacturer warranty expires, so when the time comes for vehicle repairs, you’ll be well-equipped with an extended coverage that will take care of expenses and make the situation as stress-free as possible.
*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.