• Mitsubishi Warranty Coverage Options

    A Mitsubishi warranty is included with every new car purchase and may be offered when buying a used vehicle as well. A Mitsubishi auto dealer should have information on your warranty options, but you can also accomplish your goals independently by researching your options before shopping for a car. If you currently own a Mitsubishi, it may benefit you greatly to know what your current warranty coverage includes, and what choices you have for buying a Mitsubishi warranty.

    1. New Mitsubishi Warranty Information

    A bumper to bumper and powertrain Mitsubishi warranty is included with all new cars sold by the Mitsubishi manufacturer. As of 2008, all new vehicles are covered under a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. This covers major components such as the engine, transmission and driveline. This portion of the warranty coverage is effective for the original owner and is not transferable. Also included in warranty coverage for a new Mitsubishi is the bumper to bumper new vehicle limited warranty. This coverage will transfer to any subsequent owners and covers for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. A bumper to bumper warranty will generally cover anything on the car that may malfunction due to poor quality parts, workmanship or factory build. Things like tires and the car battery are usually excluded from this type of warranty as they would have their own warranty coverage. Anti-corrosion or rust perforation is also covered on a new Mitsubishi for a period of 7 years or 100,000 miles and 5 years of Roadside Assistance. Some models are excluded from this coverage and information regarding warranty information on all vehicles, including those older than 2008, can be found on the Mitsubishi website.

    2. Mitsubishi Extended Warranty

    A Mitsubishi warranty may be offered on the sale of a used car when purchasing through a dealership. Mitsubishi’s extended warranty plan is referred to as the Diamond Care Protection Plan and varies, depending upon the coverage you may require. This plan will extend your warranty coverage beyond that of the initial bumper to bumper warranty. Extended warranty coverage is typically much different from a new car warranty, so you’ll want to be clear on exactly what is being covered and excluded under the contractual terms.

    3. Aftermarket Warranty Coverage

    If your current Mitsubishi warranty coverage has expired and there are no other options for purchasing coverage from the manufacturer, you still have the option of seeking a service provider who offers warranty plans for older vehicles. Many companies offer this type of service and you’ll want to shop around to find the most coverage for a good deal. Always read the contract carefully before signing, and check with consumer reporting agencies, such as the Better Business Bureau and online auto warranty reviews for a reflection of the company’s business practices. There is much potential for scam in the area of warranties, but if you do your research and know the specific terms of coverage before buying a plan, you should be able to find coverage that works for you.