The Toyota Tundra is a powerhouse, full-size truck with heavy duty features including towing and off-road capabilities. Its towing capacity reaches up to 10,500 pounds and its suspension and wheels are designed to handle the roughest roads without problem.
The Tundra was named Edmunds.com 2016 Best Retained Value Vehicle Winner. Also, of the Tundras sold over the past fifteen years, over 90% still remain on the road. This kind of durability and reliability are two qualities that consumers value most. Paired with a roomy interior and plenty of storage space, the Toyota Tundra continues to be a high performing vehicle for the brand.
The Toyota manufacturer warranty comes standard among its Tundra models with coverage up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, under the Basic plan and 5 years or 60,000 miles under the Powertrain warranty. However, this isn’t to say that repairs or replacements won’t be necessary after the warranty is expired. Typically, there’s even greater need after several years on the road and increased mileage to account for.
Tundra parts can be costly and may deliver an unexpected expense to anyone who has to pay for a replacement, such as a starter or water pump. A starter replacement can range, on average, between $300 and $1,400*. A water pump replacement can cause the same kind of financial burden with the part easily totaling several hundred dollars.
Once your original warranty has expired, you still have options when it comes to coverage. It’s a smart idea to research the benefits of a vehicle service contract for when your Basic or Powertrain plan is no longer valid. A vehicle service contract or VSC covers most major vehicle components, including a starter, water pump, engine, and other major parts and systems. Plan benefits also include free assistance for towing or rental car reimbursement.
A VSC coverage option offers peace of mind for vehicle owners who want to prepare for the inevitability of vehicle repairs. Each plan can be customized based on the vehicle qualifications and the driver’s budget needs. Learn about the options available and how they might best benefit you.
*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.