The Misleading Lure of Free Lifetime Engine & Powertrain Warranties

October 18th, 2017 by

2018 Toyota Avalon

In addition to choosing the right car with all the features they need, most shoppers want to make sure they’re getting the best possible warranty coverage to ensure their vehicle lasts for the long haul. That’s why so many Lake Park drivers might find themselves drawn to the idea of a free lifetime engine or powertrain warranty. While it sounds good in theory, these warranties are actually quite worthless, failing to cover critical vehicle components like:

  • Seals
  • Gaskets

Learn more about the inherent problems with these warranties, and get help finding your next new car from Earl Stewart Toyota, a certified Toyota dealership serving the Palm Beaches.

What’s the Problem With These Warranties?

While free lifetime engine and powertrain warranties from a dealership might sound alluring, they come with their own set of problems, including:

  • Inadequate Coverage – If an engine or powertrain fails under normal use, it’s almost certain that the parts that fail are either the seals or gaskets. The lifetime powertrain and engine warranties from most dealers don’t cover these important parts, which means the warranty has essentially eliminated the most common reasons people would ever need to repair their engine or powertrain.
  • Unrealistic Maintenance Requirements – Most of these warranties require you to get maintenance on a schedule that goes beyond what the manufacturer recommends and force you to get all of your maintenance at the dealer that sold you the car.
  • Vehicle Limitations – You won’t be able to use your car for commercial use, trailer towing, and other purposes.

Get the Coverage You Deserve!

To get the coverage you deserve, count on the team at Earl Stewart Toyota. Instead of trying to sell you on too-good-to-be-true warranties like the aforementioned, here you’ll be able to take advantage of genuine perks like:

Get Help Understanding Warranty Coverage at Earl Stewart Toyota

The staff at Earl Stewart Toyota is happy to help walk you through the kind of powertrain and other warranty coverage you’ll get with your new Toyota vehicle. Stop in and chat with our staff today at 1215 US 1 in Lake Park, FL, only a short drive from Jupiter. We’re open seven days a week, and you can always reach us at 888-669-9302.