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CarShield does not cover pre-existing issues, repairs or replacement parts not included in your contract, unauthorized repairs and more. For example, some parts that are commonly excluded from coverage under CarShield plans include brake pads, shocks and struts, rubber hoses, and serpentine belts. The complete list of what is excluded will be outlined in your policy when you purchase a CarShield plan.
What CarShield Does Not Cover
- Repairs for issues that existed before you purchased a CarShield plan
- Any repairs that CarShield did not authorize, unless for an emergency
- Parts or repairs not included in your policy
- Airbag and seat belt failure
- The deductible listed in your CarShield contract
- Cleaning, adjustments, refitting, realigning, or programming that is not required for covered repairs
- Breakdowns or maintenance as a result of a collision or other external causes like fires, extreme weather, animals, or explosions
- Breakdowns that are caused by things like engine sludge, corrosion, cracked rubber, dry-rot, road chemicals, lack of fuels, or use of a fuel grade that is not recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer
To learn more, check out WalletHub’s review of CarShield.
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