When you get a new vehicle, certain parts are covered by the manufacturer in a limited warranty. Generally speaking, the manufacturer guarantees certain components within the vehicle’s powertrain; which is to say mechanical components within the engine, transmission and drivetrain. If any of them malfunction or break-down during the period of coverage, the manufacturer takes full responsibility for the repairs.
Well, that’s where things get a bit tricky. Different manufacturers offer different warranties, and even between vehicle makes and models the specifics of the warranty may change. The components being covered may also be different depending on whether your vehicle is front-, rear-, or four-wheel-drive. And that’s just on a standard diesel or gasoline engine! A hybrid vehicle may have different coverage to account for the electric motor and battery.
Ask! The best time to do so is when you’re buying your vehicle, so you know what your coverage looks like in the event something does go wrong. Our staff here at Go Dodge Red Deer is happy to walk you through what is and isn’t covered in the warranty, make sure you understand any conditions, and answer your questions!
Are you worried you’re having problems with a part of your powertrain, but don’t know if the issue is covered? Drop by our service centre, or book an appointment, and we’ll take care of it for you.