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Best Extended Auto Warranty Companies in Bakersfield, CA

June 27, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

An extended auto warranty pays for repairs to a vehicle after the original manufacturer’s warranty has expired. Though dealerships sell these service contracts, you might consider aftermarket plans, which are directly administered and often less expensive. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best extended auto warranty in Bakersfield to save you money when your car needs work.

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How to choose an extended auto warranty in Bakersfield

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Every car comes with a manufacturer’s warranty that covers repairs for a number of years or miles. But what happens when it runs out and your car breaks down? That’s when an extended warranty in Bakersfield can save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.

An extended auto warranty can be purchased at any time during car ownership. Companies sell various levels of coverage, depending on the make, model and mileage of the car. The most basic contract will usually cover:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Drive axle
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Front and rear suspension
  • Transfer unit
  • Electrical components
  • Turbocharger

The highest-tiered plan offered might be “exclusionary” meaning the contract only lists what’s not covered. These plans are closest to the original warranty that comes with each new vehicle. Even in the most comprehensive plans, extended auto warranty companies usually exclude upholstery and carpet, paint, tires, wheels, light bulbs, airbags and speaker systems. It’s important to read any contract carefully so you know what’s covered.

How much is an extended auto warranty in Bakersfield?

The price of an extended auto warranty in Bakersfield depends on the plan you select, including the coverages and the contract length, which is measured in months and mileage. Expect to pay between $80 and $200 per month.

To use an extended auto warranty, you contact the provider and take your vehicle to any approved dealership or shop for repairs. Most companies allow use of any ASE-certified mechanic. You pay a deductible, usually around $100, and the rest is covered.

With any contract, expect a waiting period of 30 days until it becomes active. Once it takes effect, know that you have the right to cancel at any time under California law. The California Department of Insurance provides more helpful information as you consider an extended auto warranty in Bakersfield.

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CarShield has covered over 750,000 vehicles and paid out over $1 billion in over a decade of business. Plans are personalized and come with 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car coverage and flexible payment plans. Most contracts are transferrable if you sell the vehicle. Customers say CarShield has excellent and professional customer service, and they recommend the company to friends and family.

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