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Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty #4691352
03/11/18 11:10 AM
03/11/18 11:10 AM
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Washington State (East)
Blaze Offline OP
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Noticed dealers here advertising these "lifetime" warranties. We are looking at a used truck that has this warranty but I'm naturally skeptical. What's the catch? Thanks.

Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691363
03/11/18 11:17 AM
03/11/18 11:17 AM
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The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
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I equate it to buying a bad term life insurance policy.
You gotta pay the dealer whatever they wanna charge and at specified intervals set by them
for maintaining that warranty. They say it needs new brake pads and you don't want them throwing them on,
guess what? your no longer covered if the engine takes a dump. Don't say because the two aren't related
that they cant deny the warranty. Read the fine print.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691380
03/11/18 11:31 AM
03/11/18 11:31 AM
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Florida
Artem Offline
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Florida
Check the fine print. I saw one simply advertising a warranty from Lube related failure. Their requirement...? 3,000 mile oil changes at the dealer to maintain said engine warranty. That's it.


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Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: skyactiv] #4691386
03/11/18 11:39 AM
03/11/18 11:39 AM
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One Step Beyond
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One Step Beyond
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I equate it to buying a bad term life insurance policy.
You gotta pay the dealer whatever they wanna charge and at specified intervals set by them
for maintaining that warranty. They say it needs new brake pads and you don't want them throwing them on,
guess what? your no longer covered if the engine takes a dump. Don't say because the two aren't related
that they cant deny the warranty.
Read the fine print
.


I agree.
Probably similar to an Extended Warranty.
I saw on the News where a lady had an Extended Warranty.
Her Son changed the oil himself and 'did not' save the oil receipt.
The lady had problems with the Transmission and the warranty Co. said "where's the oil receipts ?"
"Transmission warranty DENIED"


2002 Ford Ranger
2 Wheel Drive
3.0 Liter Engine
Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4691434
03/11/18 12:26 PM
03/11/18 12:26 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Nobody ever follows through on the concept...

A dealer offers a dog's dirt guarantee / warranty THEREFORE the dealer IS dog's dirt slime and should not be patronized.

Simple really!

Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691457
03/11/18 12:43 PM
03/11/18 12:43 PM
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Port Orange, Florida
Panzerman Offline
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Port Orange, Florida
Dodges Lifetime warranty is as good as Gold.
Change my oil myself. Some insane oil change intervals on the differentials. I don't save receipts. I keep a service journal and show it to them for the every 5 year inspection. They can tell when they open a engine or even drop the pan if you are lying in oil changes. I change religiously.
3000-4000 miles or every 5 months which sometimes is only 1500 miles but I buy oil cheap.
I would only buy a warranty if you could pay monthly. The big scam was sell you a lifetime warranty or even to 100,000 miles get enough warranty holders. Go out of business and start up again under another name get a 1000 buyers fold again and your out the money up front with no warranty.



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Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691480
03/11/18 01:07 PM
03/11/18 01:07 PM
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Columbus,Nebraska
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Columbus,Nebraska
Nothing but a $$$ making scheme. They will try to minimize any claim you might have and don't have $$$ going out their door in mind with this coverage.

Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691518
03/11/18 01:45 PM
03/11/18 01:45 PM
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
I've also heard "Tires for Life". Same scam, have to have all the maintenance done at the dealer to qualify, on their maintenance schedule - not the manufacturer's. Those cheap Chinese tires they'll put on will cost you a fortune.


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691643
03/11/18 03:40 PM
03/11/18 03:40 PM
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Deep in the heart of Jersey
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Deep in the heart of Jersey
It depends whose lifetime is the longest, the trucks or the dealers.,,,

Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691649
03/11/18 03:51 PM
03/11/18 03:51 PM
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Hudson, NH
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Hudson, NH
Does a home insurance company pay out if the DIY electrical job burns the house down? Nope.
Does a car insurance company pay out for back yard fender repair? Nope.
Would a extended warranty insurance company honor a faulty engine or transmission serviced by mom's son? Nope. Shade tree mechanics and DIY'ers will likely get denied unless they can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt they did the job correctly. Even then, they are not certified or licensed.


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 5w30
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Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: dishdude] #4691652
03/11/18 03:55 PM
03/11/18 03:55 PM
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Hudson, NH
LeakySeals Offline
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Hudson, NH
Originally Posted By: dishdude
I've also heard "Tires for Life". Same scam, have to have all the maintenance done at the dealer to qualify, on their maintenance schedule - not the manufacturer's. Those cheap Chinese tires they'll put on will cost you a fortune.

Actually the dealer I bought the truck from will match or beat what any tire shop (excluding internet tires). But I ended up buying at the new Sullivan tire up the street because they offered lifetime rotation and balance - no terms to that. Whenever i want. First rotation coming up in spring. We'll see.


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 5w30
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30
Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691746
03/11/18 05:44 PM
03/11/18 05:44 PM
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
The local Ford dealer gives a “million mile warranty” I laugh everytime I hear it.


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Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4691768
03/11/18 06:19 PM
03/11/18 06:19 PM
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Alberta
tcp71 Offline
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Alberta
These are always to the new buyer and not transferable. Won’t be available on a used truck.

Re: Used truck with dealer lifetime warranty [Re: Blaze] #4694160
03/14/18 01:26 AM
03/14/18 01:26 AM
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Washington State (East)
Blaze Offline OP
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Washington State (East)
Thanks for the comments. One dealer did send me the contract but I can't open this Chrome laptop. Its Sunset Chevrolet in Puyallup, Wa.


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