Bumper to Bumper Coverage

A bumper to bumper warranty, sometimes called a new car warranty, or an exclusionary policy, is the most comprehensive coverage available. They cover so many parts and components that the policy does not list covered components, but only lists parts not covered. Thus the term “exclusionary” since only the items excluded from coverage are listed. Most bumper to bumper plans also include roadside assistance, towing, and car rental.

Bumper to bumper coverage is typically available to what the industry considers “new cars”. Usually that refers to vehicles up to 50,000 miles, under 5 years old.

Every warranty excludes some component, even the original factory warranty. Make sure you read the policy to see exactly what is not covered. Still, they are the most complete coverage on the market.


» Why Buy a Warranty?

» Average Repair Costs for Selected Component

» The Manufacturer's or Factory Warranty

» Types of Vehicle Warranties: The Basics

» Warranty Fundamentals

» About Product Warranties

» Important Point

» What Levels of Coverage Are There?

» Stated Component Coverage

» Powertrain Coverage

» What Plans are my Vehicle Eligible for?

» What Terms are Available for Auto Warranties?

» Where Should I Buy an Extended Warranty?

» What Should I Expect to Pay?