August 25, 2015 - by
Nissans are popular among many drivers for their quality and affordability. Upon purchasing one, the manufacturers guarantee their customers that the products that they’ve built will withstand the potential damage caused by road driving. That is the Nissan warranty. These warranties are written to help give their customers peace of mind, they in fact promise that a stated quality of the vehicles they produce. The way it works is that if certain parts of the car fail or become damaged due to wear and tear over the first few years of driving, Nissan will in fact replace those parts and/or make the necessary repairs free of charge. The Nissan factory warranty package comes in two different general type: the first is the standard warranty that comes included with the car when you buy it new; the second costs extra money and provides additional coverage; this is called the extended warranty.
Standard Factory Warranties
A standard warranty is as the name implies, standard. It is the most basic form of vehicle protection and it is limited. There are many components to a standard factory warranty including what many drivers consider to be the most important: bumper to bumper warranty. A Bumper-to-bumper warranty covers all damage to nearly all components in your vehicle; the exceptions come into parts that are designed with eventual wear out in mind, such as oil filters and brake pads. That type of warranty is usually valid for 3 years from the time of purchase of your car, or for 36,000 driven miles, whichever comes first.
Nissan factory warranty for new vehicles includes:
- Basic Warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles
- Powertrain Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
- Corrosion Warranty: 5 years / Unlimited miles
- Roadside Assistance: 3 years / 36,000 miles
The other standard warranty upon purchasing a Nissan is the powertrain warranty. The Nissan powertrain warranty consists of the engine, transmission system, drive axle, braking systems and more. Those parts are amongst the most crucial parts of a vehicle in terms for it to function properly and well. Nissan takes pride with their powertrain models, and what they offer is a coverage plan that’s good for 5 years or 60,000 miles after the time of purchase of the vehicle, whichever comes around first of course.
Nissan Extended Warranties
Standard can only protect you so much. Since many drivers are inclined to keep and maintain their car for years on end before purchasing a new one or replacing it. While all of the standard warranties come at no extra charge to the cost of the vehicle, Nissan’s extended warranty plans provide additional protection but for an additional price. The exact increase in cost is dependent on the vehicle that you purchase and the warranty plan that you’re interested in, and it can run from a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars on top of the cost of the car.
Nissan’s extended warranties are actually made to provide coverage to additional parts of the car that may not be covered by the other warranty plans. These are meant to increase the lifespan of the cars and even supplement the standard factory warranty plans as well. Nissan’s extended coverage even allows customers to protect their vehicles even further by offering services such as: Theft Protection, Key Replacement Protection, and Paintless Dent Repair. You can learn more about the extended warranty plans and the standard factory warranties on these vehicles through a Nissan dealer or their website.
When seeking coverage for a repair under this the factory warranties you will need to contact your dealer or bring your vehicle there. The factory-trained technical staff at a Nissan dealer is set to have the diagnostic tools and knowledge to provide you with the appropriate service and submit your warranty claim.
Finding the best extended auto warranty for your Nissan could be difficult but we are here to help you find the right one.
Even under all of this protection, you should still do your part to take care of your car. As the vehicle owner, you are still in fact responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the included “OWNER’S MANUAL.” It is not required, but Nissan recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your vehicle. Nissan cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts but Nissan may deny you warranty coverage if your vehicle or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications. It’s up to you to present your vehicle to a Nissan dealer as soon when a problem is made apparent and warranty repairs are supposed to be completed in a time that does not exceed 30 days.
So there you have it. Have purchased and/or are you planning on purchasing a new Nissan? Protect your investment and the life of your vehicle by looking over the available manufacturer’s warranty and making an informed decision that suits your needs.