Understanding the Difference between Warranties

New vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles purchased at Pierce Auto Center can be covered by bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties to protect you against unexpected expenses in your first months and years of ownership. Do you know the differences between these two types of warranties?

A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers almost everything that makes up the car, from the front to the rear bumpers, excluding the bumpers themselves. The powertrain, including the engine and transmission, along with electronics, air conditioning, suspension, and battery are covered. The coverage period is shorter than that of a powertrain warranty, which only covers part of the vehicle's propulsion system, including the driveshaft, velocity joints, transmission, and engine. Certain parts, considered " wear parts" such as the battery and drive belts, are excluded.

Before accepting a powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty, be certain to read the terms thoroughly. Our sales representatives are happy to answer your questions when you stop in to browse our new inventory.

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