The Warranty Center

Frequently Asked Questions


  If the FAQ is checked, this specific information is supplied in your " E" Quote

Types of Warranties

Bumper to Bumper (Exclusionary):  This types of coverage has no list of covered parts, it simply states specifically "what is not covered". This is the broadest and simplest coverage to purchase. As many vehicle makers have different names for parts, you need not find the exact nomenclature. If the part in question is not listed in "what's not covered" there are no grey areas, it will be covered. Exclusionary bumper-to-bumper coverage is always available for any vehicle currently in warranty but on many out of warranty vehicles as well meeting certain criteria. When we provide your exclusionary quote it will be for the highest level of coverage available for your vehicle.

Component Type Coverage: These types of warranties, while quite comprehensive, have a specific list of items that are covered . The warranty service agreement will list all covered parts. This plan is available for all vehicles. When we send you your quote, the exact coverages are will be laid out with each quote.

Transferability: This means you can transfer the warranty, when you sell your vehicle to a private party. This greatly enhances the price you can sell your vehicle for, as well as generating many more potential buyers than a vehicle without a warranty. All of our plans can be transferred

Administrator:  Handles all your warranty claims on your extended warranty.

A.M. Best Rating: This company gauges the financial health of a insurance company. They are a good independent source to find out about a specific insurer. You can visit their website at 

Underwriter: This is the insurance company that provides financial backing of your warranty. If any financial crisis develops they have a contractual obligation to pay any and all claims. All our warranties are backed by the highest rated insurers in the industry to provide you with long term financial security.

Deductible: This is the portion of repair that you are responsible for. Generally most warranties have a $100 deductible, which means you pay the first $100 of the repair. Deductibles can be per visit or per repair. You want a plan that's per visit if possible, so if more than one item is repaired the deductible stays the same. 

Policy Length: The time and mileage of your selected warranty is offered in three ways. Some plans start from zero mileage and from the first day the vehicle is delivered (aka the warranty start date). Other plans offer additional time and mileage which means it is additional to the mileage on your vehicle and starts when you buy the warranty. A third type of plan offers additional time from when you purchase the warranty and up to a selected mileage which starts from zero. We always let you know which type of plan in our "E" quote.

"E" Quote: a comprehensive custom extended warranty quote

WSD: This is when a vehicle was first placed in service as a new vehicle. WSD stands for warranty start date. To find your exact warranty start date you can call the vehicle manufacturer, just have the vehicle identification number available.