As Toyota’s midsize crossover SUV, the Highlander joined the automotive lineup in April 2000 and has become the best-selling SUV for the manufacturer surpassing the RAV4. With an extended suite of safety features, the Highlander is a sensible choice for anyone looking for increased seating and storage.
The 2016 model was named a Best Buy Award Finalist and one of the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. It received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the NHTSA as well as the Best Hybrid SUV for Families by U.S. News & World Report. Deemed ideal for family travel, the Toyota Highlander is often seen on the road for extended trips.
This kind of mileage and normal wear and tear on a vehicle, in different weather conditions, and on different terrains can have an inevitable effect on its mechanics. The Toyota Highlander comes with either the basic, 3 years/36,000 miles warranty or the powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles warranty. These warranties cover many major components, but what to do after coverage has expired?
A vehicle service contract (VSC) can help ensure that you have coverage for many major parts after your original warranty is no longer valid. Certain types of repairs and replacement are covered under a VSC policy so that you are not left paying out of pocket for unexpected expenses. Each plan will differ, so confirm which parts specifically are included.
VSC benefits also include roadside assistance, towing, and rental car fees. The need for vehicle repairs can cause a financial burden and undue stress for anyone, but a VSC can help you feel better prepared. Rather than having to deal with paperwork and worrying about how to make payment, this is all handled by representatives who coordinate your vehicle service contract and any filed claims.
Vehicles must meet certain eligibility requirements, but each plan can be customized for the user, in order to make the most of the benefits. Thinking about car repairs isn’t always at the forefront of anyone’s mind, but it’s better to have coverage securely in place rather than thinking about it in retrospect. Find out what kind of plan might best fit your needs and budget and get the coverage you need today.
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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.