When you buy a new truck, does your mind wander to when it’ll break down? Probably not. You’ll most likely be reveling in the new vehicle smell and barely able to contain your excitement as you drive off the lot. Who can blame you? Purchasing a new truck is fun and shouldn’t be dampened by the thought of when it will eventually need repair.
Ram Trucks (RAM) is a division of FCA US LLC, better recognized as the Chrysler brand, concentrating specifically on the truck market. Having been founded in 2010, it’s a fairly new player in the automotive space, but the Ram name has long been associated with the Dodge Ram generation of trucks first introduced in 1981, also under the parent organization of FCA US LLC.
The bumper-to-bumper warranty for a 2016 RAM 1500 is 3 years or 36,000 miles, which aligns with the industry standard. Diesel truck owners can benefit from a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. However, coverage may be limited, costly, and may not come into play until further down the road when your truck has some miles on it.
This is when a vehicle service contract (f/k/a an extended warranty) comes in handy. It provides repair coverage when your original manufacturer warranty expires. By exploring your options now for repairs that may happen in the future, you can protect both your wallet and peace of mind for the inevitable.
Average Repair Costs for RAM Vehicles
Below is a breakdown of average costs from common Ram repairs. Depending on the severity of the repair needed, you can easily spend hundreds of dollars in a single visit, if not properly covered. A vehicle service contract with US Car Protection allows you to feel confident in your coverage, so you don’t end up unexpectedly paying out of pocket.
There are always additional costs for vehicle repairs to consider as well, such as labor costs, tax, rental car fees, and the towing and time that might be necessary to take your car into the shop. When you begin to tally all these “forgotten” costs, it really can add up and create a financial burden.
A vehicle service contract (f/k/a an extended warranty) allows you to budget for repairs. If and when a breakdown happens or a major repair is necessary, you are already covered, and have towing services and rental car fee reimbursement at your disposal.
|Water pump replacement||$141 to $638|
|Fuel pump replacement||$178 to $727|
Choosing a Vehicle Service Plan
We have three tiers of options available which can be customized for the individual: Platinum Protection, Comprehensive Protection, and Powertrain Plus. Our representatives will work with you to determine the best level of coverage for your vehicle needs as well as your budget.
Our vehicle service contracts (commonly referred to as extended warranties) include complimentary towing services, 24-hour roadside assistance, and claims paid directly to the repair shop, among other benefits. Understanding your options for coverage will help you feel more confident when the time for repairs occurs.
Contact US Car Protection for a free quote to see which level of coverage you qualify for and how it can benefit you for years to come.
*Estimates from Repairpal.com