Yes, AAA offers a type of extended warranty. The AAA extended warranty program is called the AAA Vehicle Protection Plan, and it covers the cost of repairs to the engine, transmission, suspension, steering, and brakes, among other things. The cost of AAA's Vehicle Protection Plan varies depending on the vehicle, but it averages about around $2,400 for a 4 year plan, though vehicles with expensive parts can cost twice that.
In general, extended warranties are meant to keep drivers from paying out of pocket for sudden repairs, since mechanical problems are not covered by other types of auto insurance.
AAA Extended Warranties Cover
- A/C & Heating
- Drive Axle
- Cooling System
- Fuel System
- Convenience Tech
Coverage details can vary depending on which AAA plan you choose. Additionally, since the AAA Vehicle Protection Plan is designed to supplement the original manufacturer’s warranty, cars must meet certain requirements to qualify.
AAA Vehicle Protection Plan Eligibility Requirements
- The vehicle is less than 15 years old
- The vehicle has less than 150,000 miles
Coverage and eligibility details can vary by state. It’s also worth noting that the AAA Vehicle Protection Plan is technically a vehicle service plan, which provides the same coverage as an extended warranty. However, vehicle service plans are offered by car insurance companies, whereas extended warranties are generally sold by dealerships or third-party companies. For more information, check out WalletHub’s guide to extended car warranties.
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