The Subaru Outback has seen its share of changes over the years. It used to be part of the Subaru Legacy model and also, was once part of the Impreza’s hatchback version. But now the Outback has an identity all its own as an off-road SUV that can stand up to rockier terrain and for longer road trips. Like other Subaru’s, the Outback is commended for its spacious interior and excellent cargo capacity. It also ranks high on safety lists and was the 2017 Best Wagon for Families winner from U.S. News & World Report.
Like with any vehicle, the Subaru Outback comes with a standard warranty to cover specific elements of the car. The basic warranty is good for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty covers more of the internal components of the vehicle such as the engine or water pump, but since each policy differs, it’s good to know exactly what is being covered for each.
Regardless of which Subaru manufacturer warranty you choose when you buy your vehicle, it will eventually expire. When this happens, you’ll want to have coverage in place to take care of the parts that may need repair further down the road. This is where a vehicle service contract comes in handy.
A vehicle service contract is separate from your original policy, but may cover parts like the transmission, alternator, starter, and other main components of your vehicle. A policy can be customized to your vehicle needs. For example, an older model may require different coverage than a vehicle with high mileage. This type of plan will also provide other major benefits such as free towing and roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, and affordable monthly payment plans so you can budget for your vehicle’s needs.
Think about how much you drive your vehicle and on what kind of terrain; it might make a difference for what you’re eligible for and what will be best to help you in the long run. You can receive a free quote by providing the make, model, mileage, and year of your car. There are three main plans available: Platinum, Comprehensive, and Powertrain. One of our helpful representatives can discuss options with you and help you determine the best route to go to get the most out of your repair coverage.
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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.