What's in a Warranty? Powertrain vs. Bumper-to-bumper coverage

So you've decided to buy a new, or a new to you, vehicle. Congratulations! To prevent surprises, it's important to understand the type of warranty that comes with your purchase. Most vehicles are protected under either a powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty. Let's talk about the difference.

A powertrain warranty protects the parts of the vehicle that get it moving. In general the transmission, engine, differential, driveshaft, and velocity joints are included. It typically excludes items such as the battery, fluids, and the clutch.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty safeguards your entire vehicle, including the powertrain, electronics, heating and air conditioning systems, the audio set-up, and some parts of the suspension. Bumpers, body panels, glass, fabric on the seats, and certain types of trim tend not to be covered.

If you have any questions or need more information about what's covered under a specific warranty, feel free to contact us here at Land Rover Fox Valley and we'd be more than happy to explain the details.

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