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Auto Warranty Terminology


When referring to extended vehicle warranties and service contracts, this is the company or people that will be responsible for the day-to-day operations necessary to fulfill the warranty or contract agreement. Some companies serve only as a sales office and rely on an outside administrator for their plans. Warranty Direct both sells and administrates all parts of its extended auto warranty plans.

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The portion of any warranty plan, service contract, or insurance plan that the member must pay out-of-pocket as part of any repair. Warranty Direct's extended warranty plans offer a variety of deductible options to fit your needs. The deductible is paid per visit, even if there are multiple repairs.

Extended warranty

A service contract is a promise to perform, or pay for, certain repairs or services. Although a service contract is sometimes called an extended warranty.

In Service Date

This is the date when a vehicle is placed into operating service. Typically this date is defined by the date the vehicle was first purchased and driven off the lot.

Powertrain Coverage

The powertrain of a vehicle includes the engine, transmission, and drive axles. Not only do these components sustain high levels of wear and tear during normal use of a vehicle - they are also some of the most expensive components to repair. The Powertrain coverage is highly recommended for anyone with a newer vehicle that may still be under manufacturer's warranty and are also planning to keep/drive the vehicle after the original warranty expires. Routine maintenance and repairs are not covered.

Vehicle Identification Number ( VIN )

All vehicles are assigned a VIN when they are manufactured. They are used to uniquely identify all vehicles. VINs are recorded in accidents, insurance records, and when work is done on a vehicle by a body shop, dealership or mechanic