• How to Transfer Chrysler Warranties

    Transferring Chrysler warranties can be an important part of completing the purchase or sale of used Chrysler vehicles. Warranties are typically plans that cover repairs and sometimes related expenses from the time of a car purchase until a set deadline. Chrysler does allow some of its warranties to be transferred to buyers of its used vehicles. Here is a summary of different types of Chrysler warranties that may be transferred as well as a tips on successfully completing the process.Why Transfer a Chrysler Factory Warranty?Drivers of both new and used cars may have a greater sense of security when they know that their vehicle is protected under warranty. When selling a used Chrysler, including a transferred warranty may increase the car’s value and help a seller negotiate a higher asking price. Buyers of used Chrysler cars may also benefit from the coverage that is provided in a transferred warranty. Transferring a Chrysler 5-Year /100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty One of the manufacturer’s newest warranty programs, the Chrysler 5-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, allows the original owners of many new 2010 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brand cars to easily transfer coverage to new owners. The warranty covers parts and labor costs associated with repairing a car’s powertrain equipment, including its drive system, engine and transmission. In addition, the warranty also covers towing expenses to the nearest authorized Chrysler dealer if a vehicle has stopped working due to a problem with a powertrain component. The 5-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain warranty transfers automatically, so no action is required on the part of the original and new car owner. Transferring a Chrysler Extended WarrantyAn extended warranty, or service contract, is typically available from Chrysler when a registered car’s original warranty has expired after a designated time or mileage deadline. Extended warranties vary in cost and coverage. Many plans include services like roadside assistance. Pre-owned vehicle coverage options may be available for Chrysler cars that are 1995 and newer and have up to 125,000 miles. Owners may transfer active service contracts, for a fee, to new owners within 60 days of a car’s sale. Extended warranties may only be transferred one time.Chrysler recommends consulting with an authorized dealer to assist with the transfer process. A searchable list of authorized Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge brand dealers may be found on the company’s website. Questions regarding service contracts may also be directed to Chrysler’s service contract hotline: 1-800-521-9922.For owners of new and used Chrysler vehicles, a warranty can provide peace of mind and protection against unforeseen repairs. Warranty transfers may be a key part of selling your Chrysler vehicle or purchasing a used Jeep or Dodge brand car. Whether you’re dealing with a Limited Powertrain Warranty or a Chrysler service plan, it may help to understand what the transfer process involves. Chrysler has extensive details available online and via their representatives on which warranties are eligible for transfer, as well as any associated fees, deadlines or contracts. Preparing for warranty transfers may help eliminate confusion among buyers and sellers during the transaction process.