Khodrocar - One of the best reasons to buy a new car or truck instead of a used one is the peace of mind of having a manufacturer’s warranty that will cover the cost of needed repairs for the initial years of ownership. But warranty terms can vary significantly from one brand to another.
To that end we're listing all the major automakers' warranties for the 2018 model year in the chart below, and have ranked them from best to worst according to their lengths of coverage, which is expressed as a set number of years or miles racked up from the original purchase date (for example, three years/36,000 miles), whichever comes first.
Generally, new-vehicle warranties are broken down into two major components, comprehensive and powertrain coverage. Comprehensive ("full") coverage applies to parts and labor costs for covered repairs; this usually excludes scheduled maintenance service, wear-and-tear items like filters, brake linings and windshield wiper blades, and failure deemed to be caused by abuse or improper maintenance. Powertrain coverage applies to major mechanical components like the engine, transmission and axles, and is subject to the same exclusions.
Be aware that in a few cases, however, one or more models within a given line may come with different warranties than their showroom siblings.
Though today’s vehicles are far less likely to become rustbuckets than their predecessors, automakers’ warranties also include specific coverage against corrosion. And under federal rules, emissions-related equipment (including a vehicle’s catalytic converter) is covered for at least eight years or 100,000 miles. Plus, hybrid and electric vehicles carry separate warranties for their battery packs, which again is federally mandated to be at least eight years or 100,000 miles.