Throughout its 100 years of manufacturing, Chevrolet (“Chevy”) has consistently been awarded recognition for its vehicles, such as Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Buy Awards” and “Most Popular” per Edmunds.com. It’s the automotive division of General Motors sustaining a rich history of competitiveness in the automaker industry. In 1929, it became the best-selling car in the U.S., overtaking the popular Ford Model T.
Top-rated Chevy models include the sporty Corvette and Camaro, as well as the Chevy pickup series. Chevrolet warranties match the standard bumper-to-bumper (3 years or 36,000 miles including tires) and powertrain (5 years or 60,000 miles) warranties of most major auto manufacturers.
A warranty is commonly part of a vehicle purchase and may only vary slightly from make to make or year to year. Due to the automatic inclusion of this repair coverage, many drivers don’t think too much about it, until there is a need for repair. Often, major vehicle repairs occur a few years down the road, possibly after the original warranty has expired.
A vehicle service contract (VSC) (commonly referred to as an extended warranty), as provided by US Car Protection, is a way for consumers to protect themselves from an unexpected financial strain when there is need for more major repairs and their manufacturer warranty is no longer valid. A VSC is separate from the Chevrolet warranty, providing its own outline of repair coverage. Make sure you know what’s covered by any warranty or contract you purchase to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Average Repair Costs for Chevrolet Vehicles
Why invest in this type of contract? Vehicle repairs can quickly add up and create quite the burden, especially if the work needed is unexpected or unplanned for. Based on the chart below, covering estimates of Chevrolet repair costs, one replacement can easily end up costing thousands of dollars, and that’s not including labor or towing services.
When your vehicle breaks down, you’re also subject to rental car fees, missed time from work, and additional inconveniences, which can put stress on the situation. The modern advancements and technologies in vehicles will continue to improve, increasing the value of vehicles and subsequently, increasing the cost of repairs.
|Water pump replacement||$191 to $1,573|
|Fuel pump replacement||$161 to $3,370|
|AC compressor replacement||$410 to $1,741|
Choosing a Vehicle Service Plan
A VSC (f/k/a an extended warranty) allows a person to plan for the future of their vehicle. Repairs are inevitable, as time goes on, which means at some point, there will need to be major work done to your car, truck or, SUV. A VSC will cover most major repairs and can help maintain a person’s budget when they’re needed. This can give you peace of mind to know you have coverage when you need it most.
Eligibility and costs for a VSC (f/k/a an extended warranty) depend on the make, year, model, and mileage of your vehicle. The contract covers rental car reimbursement, towing services, and allows you to customize a plan based specifically on your needs. There are different tiers of coverage, so make sure you communicate all your questions with one of our customer service representatives, when you receive a free quote.
It’d be nice to have our vehicles function flawlessly all the time, but when they don’t, US Car Protection has you covered.
*Estimates from Repairpal.com