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post #1 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Extended Warranties - Which one and how much?

Coming up on 12k miles, so am considering getting an extended warranty.

What did you get and how much did you pay? I would like to be armed with real info of what others have paid before I talk to any sale people. Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 07:51 AM
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Factory or third party?

IMO the third party ones are pretty much all not worth it. If you ever have to make a claim they make you jump through a lot of hoops and if they ultimately approve a claim they make you use the cheapest parts available and allocate you labor hours and a labor rate that works for pretty much no shop in the world.
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Factory or third party?

IMO the third party ones are pretty much all not worth it. If you ever have to make a claim they make you jump through a lot of hoops and if they ultimately approve a claim they make you use the cheapest parts available and allocate you labor hours and a labor rate that works for pretty much no shop in the world.
I had no opinion on which. Was hoping for guidance here. Sounds like 3rd party isn't so great. Thanks!

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What he said. Aftermarket warranty companies are not worth the trouble. In decades at dealerships, I've seen so many customers and dealers alike screwed over by them it's not funny.
If you're going to do it, get it from FCA.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 11:32 AM
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Honestly, I would only buy an extended warranty (not 3rd party) on a higher end vehicle. The cost to repair a Jeep is fairly low compared to higher end BMW's, Mercedes, Land Rover, etc.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-21-2017, 01:12 PM
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If you are going to get one, go with a Factory Mopar plan. You can buy them from a couple of online sellers like Zeigler and Zeller for much less than buying from Chrysler direct. Do not buy a 3rd party warranty. Those are not worth the paper they are printed on in 99% of the cases.

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I got one called Route 66, not for my jeep though. I got it because my mechanic takes it and he said he has never had an issue with it. They pay the mechanic directly.


I paid $1500 for an additional 4 years or 120K miles and it covers everything that is factory.

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-21-2017, 05:20 PM
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I got a Mopar MaxCare Lifetime warranty on my WK2. It was $2730 which I thought was a bargain seeing as just the air suspension on a WK2 will cost over $3k to fix if the compressor goes.
Plus, in NC or Florida, the warranty can be transferred to the new owner for $50.

I'm not planning on getting rid of either my JK or WK2 anytime soon but with all the mods I have done to the JK, the lifetime warranty didn't make sense for it but did for the WK2.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-31-2017, 11:17 PM
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Great topic! My Rubicon is going on 14 months and 17,000 miles. I get emails nearly every week from Mopar on extended and life time warranties. Im very interested myself, but I still have 2 more years or 19,000 more miles left on my current warranty. I drove the heck out of my Ruby the first year, so I should calm down and be under 36k miles in next 2 years. Interested in all of your guys advice as well.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-01-2017, 08:38 AM
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There will be a slight upcharge on the Mopar one now that you are over 12K. I think it's like $150.

To buy or not to buy depends on how you use your Rubi and how long you plan to keep it as well as are you planning any mods. If you plan on keeping it a long time and keeping it stock, a MaxCare warranty make sense, if you plan on doing extensive mods to things like the suspension and driveline, you may be wasting your money.

Like I said earlier, it didn't make sense on my JK as I have lifted it and installed front and rear lockers, larger tires and upgrades steering components. My 3.6L has been great and even though it had the head replaced under warranty due to the defect in design, it has had no other issues.

On my 17 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, it will not see any extensive mods and it's the wife's DD, I plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off so the Lifetime MaxCare warranty thru Mopar made a lot of sense, so I bought it.
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