Geico mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) covers repairs if your vehicle has major mechanical failures, breaks down, or needs replacement parts. Geico’s MBI is available for new or leased vehicles that are less than 15 months old or have less than 15,000 miles on them.
It’s important to note that Geico mechanical breakdown insurance will not pay for routine maintenance or wear and tear. You will also be required to pay a $250 deductible out of pocket when you file a claim before your MBI will pay for the rest, up to your policy’s limit.
What Geico Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Covers
“Fair and reasonable” charges for parts and labor
What Geico Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Doesn’t Cover
Coolant and fluids
Brake pads and linings
All repairs caused by intentional damage, corrosion, misuse, or improper maintenance
No, Geico does not offer extended warranties. Although Geico does not have an extended warranty plan, it does sell mechanical breakdown insurance, which is similar to an extended warranty and covers repairs to all mechanical parts of the vehicle. To qualify, cars must be new or leased, less than 15 months old, and have less than 15,000 miles.… read full answer
Geico mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) is an inexpensive alternative to an extended warranty. Extended warranties usually cost around $1,500, whereas the price of MBI is often about $100 annually.
No, car insurance does not cover mechanical problems unless you carry mechanical breakdown insurance. Mechanical breakdown insurance is a policy add-on that covers the failure of major vehicle systems such as the engine or transmission.
Standard car insurance policies do not provide this coverage, so if you don’t purchase mechanical breakdown insurance, you will have to pay for the repairs yourself. Several major insurance companies, including … read full answerGeico and Allstate, offer mechanical breakdown insurance, which only costs about $100 annually.
It should also be noted that while mechanical breakdown insurance pays for system failures, it does not pay for major repairs related to normal maintenance or wear and tear.
No, car insurance does not cover engine repairs unless you have mechanical breakdown insurance or the damage is the result of a covered cause, such as a car crash. Mechanical breakdown insurance is a car insurance policy add-on that covers the failure of major vehicle systems, including the engine.
Even mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) is not guaranteed to cover engine repairs. MBI covers engine repairs after sudden failure, but it does not pay for repairs related to normal maintenance or wear and tear. If you do not have mechanical breakdown insurance, however, you will usually have to pay for the repairs yourself. Several major insurance companies, including … read full answerGeico and Allstate, offer mechanical breakdown insurance for about $100 annually.
When Standard Car Insurance Covers Engine Repairs
If you don’t have mechanical breakdown insurance, there are only two scenarios in which a car insurance company would cover engine problems. If the engine failure is the result of a car accident, then you can file a claim with your collision insurance to fix the damage. And if the failure was directly caused by something other than an accident, such as an animal or a natural disaster, then it should be covered by comprehensive insurance.
For newer vehicles, sudden engine failure is usually covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty pays for major mechanical repairs on a vehicle for a certain period of time, usually until the car is three years old or drives 36,000 miles. Mechanical breakdown insurance, which can be thought of as a car insurance company’s version of an extended warranty, only applies once the original warranty expires.
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