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How A VW Extended Warranty Works


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There are four VW extended warranty plans for new Volkswagens and three for used Volkswagens. The four plans are rated "nice, good, better, best" by RealDriver and endorsed by VW.

The "nice" plan is called the RealDriver Powertrain plan. The "good" plan is called the RealDriver Silver Plan. The "better" plan is called the RealDriver Gold Plan. For new Volkswagens, the "best" plan is called the Platinum Plan, and for used vehicles it is called the Gold Plus Plan.

All plans include wear and tear coverage on all covered components for up to 50,000 miles. Parts and labor are included for the major components covered by the plan. If traveling more than 100 miles from home and a covered repair is required, some expenses are reimbursed. Towing fees, to authorized VW service centers, and car rental fees will be reimbursed up to plan maximums of $75 and $350, respectively. All plans can be paid for in one lump payment or can be financed interest free. Repairs must be made at a VW authorized service center.

Coverage for both new and used vehicles are similar, but coverage for new vehicles may be more comprehensive for components of some systems and assemblies. Coverage for used vehicles is limited to those vehicles under ten years old that have less than 140,000 miles. Used vehicles must also be in operable order.

The Volkswagen RealDriver Powertrain Plan

The Powertrain Plan is the most economical plan offered. It protects against most mechanical failures of the major components in the:

  • Engine
  • Transmission and transaxle
  • Drive axle

The Volkswagen RealDriver Silver Plan

The Gold plan includes all the benefits of the Powertrain Plan. It also includes some of the major components of the:

  • Steering assembly
  • Air conditioning system
  • Brakes
  • Front suspension assembly

The Volkswagen RealDriver Gold Plan

The Gold plan includes all the benefits of the Silver Plan. In addition it encompasses some components of the electrical system and most of the major components of the:

  • Steering assembly
  • Air conditioning system
  • Brakes
  • Front suspension assembly
  • Cooling system
  • Fuel system
  • Rear suspension

The Volkswagen RealDriver Gold Plus and Platinum Plans

The Gold Plus and Platinum Plans are the up-level plans and include all the benefits of the Gold Plan. Coverage also extends to more components of the electrical system.

In reviewing the various VW extended warrantly plans, you can select which one best suits your needs.

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