The Toyota Sienna is an attractive option for families who need roomy, comfortable interiors and plenty of storage space. This minivan is reliable, efficient, and is the only model on the market to off all-wheel drive. When it comes to minivan functionality, consumers are looking for a smooth ride, enhanced safety features, and overall value.
The Sienna was named a Kelley Blue Book 2016 Best Resale Value Award Winner and receives high ratings across the board for driving dynamics, comfort and convenience, and value. Its styling leans toward a more traditional, conservative exterior, but this practical option has served families well for nearly 20 years.
The minivan comes standard with the Toyota manufacturer warranty options. Vehicle owners can choose between a Basic plan covering 3 years or 36,000 miles or a Powertrain warranty, which is valid for 5 years or 60,000 miles. These coverage options include basic components of the vehicle exclusive of normal wear and maintenance necessary.
However, as many drivers may experience, serious vehicle repairs don’t usually occur within the first few years of purchase. Although coverage is available for those first 3-5 years, what happens when the warranty expires and is no longer valid? This is when a vehicle service contract (VSC) can prove helpful.
A VSC is not an extension of your original manufacturer warranty, but it still can provide coverage for many of the major repairs your Sienna might need down the road. These customized plans can work with your budgets and vehicle needs to choose an option that fits best.
Parts for the Toyota Sienna can result in several hundreds of dollars. For example, the average repair or replacement cost for a steering component or water pump starts at $200-$300* and may increase from there. A valid VSC plan provides coverage for major parts, as well as labor, while also offering other benefits to help ease financial burdens caused by vehicle problems.
Free roadside assistance, towing, and rental car reimbursement are included with a VSC. Plus, you’ll have a dedicated administrator who can take care of making any necessary repair payments directly to the vehicle repair shop, so you don’t have to deal with any of the hassle.
A VSC is worth looking into as an option for when your Toyota warranty expires, so you’re not left without coverage or a plan for what are most likely inevitable repairs down the road.
*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.