The Subaru Tribeca is one of the newer models to the Subaru lineup of vehicles. The mid-size crossover SUV was introduced in 2005 and is available with five- or seven-seat options. Fans of the Tribeca appreciate the smooth, spacious ride and the functional dashboard design. It’s scored highly on safety lists from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but eventually, the model was discontinued in 2014.
However, resurgence of the Tribeca has spawned in Asian and European countries for a 2017 three-row model, but it remains to be seen if it will make it back to the market in the U.S. for the 2017 or 2018 model years. Those who own earlier versions of the vehicle most likely have the standard manufacturer warranty, which is good for 3 years or 36,000 miles under the basic policy and 5 years or 60,000 miles for the powertrain warranty.
When either of these warranties expire, it doesn’t mean the inevitability of a vehicle repair expires too. In fact, due to the increased mileage and age to a car, it may put you at a higher likelihood for a breakdown to happen. Instead of paying out of pocket for parts and labor costs, which could equal hundreds of dollars, it’s best to have coverage already in place.
Fortunately, with a vehicle service contract, you have this option. Depending on the policy you’re eligible for, you can have repair or replacement coverage for main parts, such as the engine, transmission, and air-conditioning unit. Whenever these parts require repair, you also have the benefit of complimentary towing assistance and rental car reimbursement to help ease the financial strain often associated with car problems of any kind.
Even if there’s been time that’s lapsed since your original manufacturer warranty was last valid, you can still receive a free quote to determine the eligibility of your vehicle for a policy. Provide your car’s make, model, mileage, and year and speak to a friendly representative who will talk you through the different benefits of the policies available and answer questions you may have with regards to coverage.
Find out how to get protection for your vehicle so you have repair coverage when you need it most at a price you can afford.
*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.