Drivers looking for a heavy-duty vehicle with a rugged exterior and off-road options can rely on the Toyota Tacoma for their truck needs. The Tacoma is fit for any driver who wants a vehicle that can traverse uneven, rocky terrain or tow up to 6,800 lbs. of equipment. Perfect for weekend camping trips, race days, or as a work truck used for hauling equipment, the Toyota Tacoma comes built for the toughest of jobs.
The Tacoma also comes standard with a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty or 5-year/60,000-mile warranty, which covers repairs for the engine, transaxle, transmission, and other vehicle components. Review your complete warranty to confirm the specifics of what is and isn’t covered under your plan. Also, keep in mind what you want to do after the original plan expires.
As your vehicle ages, it’s more likely there will be a major repair needed at some point down the road. This might occur after your Toyota manufacturer warranty is no longer valid. You want to be as prepared as possible when that happens. If not, it can prove to be quite costly.
A head gasket replacement on the Tacoma can climb into the high hundreds or even high thousands of dollars, and that’s not including labor. A clutch replacement can range from $600-$1,400 and a water pump replacement can cost up to $800, if not more. Without a valid warranty or a vehicle service contract (VSC) in place, these costs must be paid out-of-pocket.
In addition to providing repair coverage for many major parts, additional benefits of a VSC include coverage for towing expenses and a car rental; plus, 24/7 roadside assistance. You can have better peace of mind knowing your vehicle is covered when you need it most. And, you’ll have a customer service team in place who will help you through the claims process, so it’s less inconvenient and less time consuming for you.
To qualify, you’ll be asked to submit your vehicle’s make, mileage, year, and model to find a plan that makes the most sense. The same VSC won’t be applicable to every type of vehicle or situation; it’s customized for each driver’s individual needs.
Whenever you’re considering any repair coverage option for your vehicle, make sure to review all the details of what is covered and ask any questions where there’s uncertainty. The more you understand the value of a VSC, the more it will serve as a promising solution for your automotive repair needs.
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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.