Factory Warranty, Basic Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty, “As-Is” Sale or Dealership Warranty and Limited Warranty are all basically different names for Manufacturer Warranties.
Manufacturer Warranties are packages (already included in the initial price of the car) offered by auto manufacturers when recently purchased vehicles have unexpected issues arise due to defective parts or inadequate installation of parts.
For Example: Direct Auto Mall’s Used Car Warranty covers vehicle safety and drivability matters. The warranty policy’s length is based on the car-years or car-mileage (whichever comes first) lasting either 30, 60 or 90 days. Which does not include any cosmetic, accessorial or wear-and-tear repairs or replacements.
Warranty coverages and their expiration vary depending on each Manufacturer. Their service offers will last for as long as each auto makers’ pre-determined time period or auto mileage limit (whichever one comes first).
Besides maintenance and repair of defective or misassembled parts, a few manufacturers will also include the following coverage in their warranty (usually under specific sectors of the packages, we recommend that you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle):
Similar to what they do offer, covered services that are not offered depends a lot on the manufacturers (so again, we recommend that you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle).
However, the elements that manufacturers do not tend to include in their warranty coverage are:
Since Manufacturer Warranties vary so much between different vehicle brands, we have made a list of the term length and mileage limit offered by each manufacturer based on the make year of the vehicle.
|Brand||Make Year||Term Length Limit||Mileage Limit|
|Acura||2000 – 2020||4 years||50,000 miles|
|Audi||2001 – 2020||4 years||50,000 miles|
|BMW||2000 – 2020||4 years||50,000 miles|
|Cadillac||2000 – 2019||4 years||50,000 miles|
|Chevrolet||2000 – 2019||3 years||36,000 miles|
|Chrysler||2003 – 2020||3 years||36,000 miles|
|Dodge||2003 – 2020||3 years||36,000 miles|
|Fiat||2012 – 2019||4 years||50,000 miles|
|Ford||2000 – 2019||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|GMC||2000 – 2019||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Honda||2000 – 2019||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Hyundai||2000 – 2020||5 years||60,000 miles|
|INFINITI||2000 – 2019||4 years||60,000 miles|
|Jeep||2003 – 2020||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Kia||2000 – 2020||5 years||60,000 miles|
|Land Rover||2000 – 2020||4 years||50, 000 miles|
|Lexus||2000 – 2020||4 years||50, 000 miles|
|Mercedes-Benz||2000 – 2019||4 years||50, 000 miles|
|Mitsubishi||2004 – 2019||5 years||60,000 miles|
|Nissan||2019 – 2020||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Ram||2003 – 2020||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Subaru||2000 – 2019||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Toyota||2000 – 2020||3 years||36, 000 miles|
|Volkswagen||2009 – 2017||3 years||36,000 miles|
|2018 – 2020||6 years||70, 000 miles|