Acura Extended Warranty Coverage: What's Included and Is it Worth it

January 27, 2012

You’re looking for an Acura extended warranty, but you aren’t sure what sort of terms and conditions there may be. You need some information on mileage restrictions, prices and what sort of coverages are available. Below you will find some answers to these conditions and others regarding Acura care extended warranty coverage.

Acura Certified Pre-Owned Extended Warranty

If you own a Certified Pre-Owned Acura, you are eligible for the extended warranty directly from Acura. This warranty is good for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles (from the original date of sale, or activation of new car limited warranty). This Acura extended warranty also extends the same coverages found in the Acura 12-month or 12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Acura Care Certified Additional Coverage is transferable and must be purchased at the same time and from the same dealer as the Certified Pre-Owned Acura is purchased. There are certain benefits of both the regular Acura warranty and the Acura Extended Warranty for certified pre-owned vehicle owners. Prices vary by model and year. Some of the benefits include:

  • Concierge Services-Offering a number of value-added benefits including Special emergency services (similar to OnStar), Emergency airline ticketing assistance (if your Acura is disabled, assistance can be given with the acquisition of available flight information and airline tickets), Urgent message relay(up to 3 messages sent on your behalf in the event of an emergency) and insurance claims assistance among other benefits.
  • Roadside Assistance-You’re given a phone number to call to obtain assistance with things like a flat tire, towing needs and lockouts, among other things.

Extended Warranty From Third Party Insurers

Third party extended warranties for your Acura are for those of you that don’t like being restricted to Acura dealerships for warranty related services. Most extended warranties from third party insurers will cover more than the Acura warranty will. Every major component of your Acura is covered. Benefits of most third party warranties include some or all of the following, among other, unlisted benefits:

  • Full roadside service-Towing, flat tire changing, lockouts, out of gas, etc.
  • Rental car-You will receive a rental car for the duration of the time your car is in the shop being repaired.
  • Trip Interruption-Lodgings will be provided if you are away from home and your vehicle will be in the shop overnight.
  • Warranty coverage begins upon purchase, not the in-service date for the car. This gives you more useful time from your warranty.
  • Use at any licensed repair facility.
  • No waiting for reimbursement-You pay only the deductible (per visit), the insurer will pay the balance directly to the repair shop.

When searching for an Acura Extended Warranty, it’s important to look around at as many plans and warranties as you can before making a decision. Above you have been given some information regarding the Acura Extended Warranty as offered by Acura for their Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, as well as some information regarding coverage through third party insurers.