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What all is not Covered under the Vehicle Warranty

Time and again the emphasis has been laid on what all is covered under extended auto warranties but as an informed buyer you need to be aware of all that is not covered in extended auto warranty too. A vehicle warranty contract legitimacy is as much depended on what all it covers as on what all it does not cover. A valid contract is one that lays out all that is yes and all that is no. So next time you go to an extended auto warranty provider don't just be content with what all he mentions as 'yes-its-there' but also inquire about the exclusions.

Vehicle warranties are generally inclusive still there will be many parts of your vehicle which won't be covered at all. Following is the list of items that no vehicle warranty will cover. These include:

  • Sealed bulbs
  • Moldings
  • Bright Metal
  • Upholstery
  • Paint
  • Exhaust systems
  • Tires (although exceptions may be there)
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Brake Pads
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Glass
  • Lenses and other tit bits.


Apart from these sometimes part of the fuel transmission are also excluded. To get the cooling systems, turbo-charged engines, diesel, conversions included in your vehicle warranty, you would have to pay more. Car owners can even have the navigation systems, electronic accessories etc. covered but they would again need to pay extra. Some vehicle warranties may already offer a package deal to have all these included before itself.

The best way to get a good idea about what is covered and what is not covered in your extended warranty or vehicle warranty is ask for itemizing or categorizing from the extended vehicle warranties guy. Most of the companies have it as part of their induction and introduction but some don't. So it is always better to ask if they're not mentioning it themselves.

Wear and Tear & Mechanical Breakdown Must be Included too:

This needs to be confirmed before purchasing the extended vehicle warranty. Ideally these two should be part of the vehicle warranties offered but different companies have different policies regarding the inclusive items.

Vehicle warranties is a great option for both used as well as new cars. However the trick to get the best vehicle warranty is after much research and understanding of the field. There is voluminous information available online about extended auto warranty and vehicles warranties which will help you buy the best vehicle warranty for your car – one that is affordable and offers maximum coverage.