Yes, Geico offers mechanical breakdown insurance for new or leased cars that are less than 15 months old and have less than 15,000 miles on them. Geico mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) is a policy add-on that insures a vehicle against mechanical problems, such as transmission or engine failure, which are not covered by standard car insurance policies.
However, mechanical breakdown insurance will not pay for routine maintenance, wear and tear, or damage caused by an accident. Other exclusions to Geico mechanical breakdown coverage include tune-ups, wheel balancing, and suspension balancing, among others.
Geico Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Cost
The cost of Geico mechanical breakdown insurance varies depending on the car, but the average MBI policy costs around $100 a year. Customers will also need to pay a deductible of $250 before Geico MBI goes into effect.
Mechanical breakdown insurance from Geico is a good alternative to an extended warranty from the vehicle manufacturer, which might provide the same type of coverage but will usually cost around $1,500 total. For more information on whether Geico MBI is worth it, check out WalletHub’s complete guide to mechanical breakdown insurance.
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