The Hyundai Tucson has been manufactured as the company’s crossover SUV since 2004. Over the years, it’s received high ratings from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the 2017 model has received 4.5 stars from Car and Driver, which has touted the vehicle’s comfort, slick exterior, and prime fuel economy.
The Hyundai Tucson comes with a standard 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty or a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Coverage under the new vehicle warranty includes radio and audio systems, paint, battery, and other wear items as specified by the time and mileage limits under the outlined terms.
However, once the Hyundai manufacturer warranty has expired, drivers are left without coverage for major components of their vehicle. Although modern vehicles are being built to last longer, repairs are typically still inevitable at some point during the vehicle’s time on the road. With estimated costs for the Hyundai Tucson starting at *$450 (and ranging upwards to $700) for an alternator replacement, not including towing fees or labor, it may cause a financial strain on a person’s monthly budget.
With a vehicle service contract, drivers can secure peace of mind and ensure coverage for certain major vehicle parts even after their original warranty has expired. A customized coverage plan helps align your individual needs based on the make and model of your vehicle and the amount of mileage you currently have on your car.
Those who choose extended coverage under a vehicle service contract also have access to free towing services, 24-hour roadside assistance, and rental car reimbursement, rather than having to pay out of pocket unexpectedly for these extraneous costs.
The need for vehicle repairs is never anything anyone wants to face because of the inconvenience and stress often associated with it. But having a plan in place ahead of time can help alleviate some of that concern. Find out what level of vehicle service contract you’re eligible for and see how it may benefit you in the future.
*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.