Review, cost and coverage (2022)

Our pick for the best coverage is Endurance. It is vendor direct, which means that warranty services are all sourced directly from Endurance, and the company handles all claims directly. There is no middleman or underwritten vendor, and excellent customer service during the quote and claim processes is at the center of many positive reviews of the Endurance Warranty.

Endurance offers six different plans, ranging from their Basic Select Premier Coverage to their Ultimate Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage Guarantee. The sixth plan, EnduranceAdvantage™, is a combination of an extended car warranty and a maintenance contract. Under each coverage plan, you have the option to add additional coverage for Hybrid Components, Commercial Use, High Tech Components or Elevator Modified Components.

Benefits of using Endurance include the ability to choose any authorized repair facility, direct claims filing, and interest-free monthly payment plans. You also get a free year of Endurance Elite benefits, which include roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, towing coverage, key fob replacement and repair financing.

A wonderful customer experience made CARCHEX our choice for the “Best for Used Cars” award. The popular provider is accredited by the BBB with an A+ rating and holds a number of industry awards and accolades.

Of its five plans, the Titanium plan offers the best protection with comprehensive coverage, while the Bronze plan offers basic powertrain protection to cover your vehicle in the event of a critical system failure. All five plans are customizable and coverage is available for up to ten years with higher level plans.

In addition to warranty coverage, a CARCHEX plan includes 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, trip interruption coverage, and other benefits. A 30-day money-back guarantee gives you peace of mind with your warranty purchase.

Our pick for best value is CarShield. The extended warranty provider has covered over one million vehicles since opening its doors 15 years ago.

In addition to five versatile plans ranging from full coverage to powertrain coverage, CarShield has a plan designed specifically to protect high-tech components and a plan for specialty vehicles like motorcycles and ATVs.

Monthly contracts can be canceled at any time, and there is a money back guarantee for contracts canceled within the first 30 days. CarShield offers roadside assistance and other great benefits with most plans.

While we researched the best extended warranty companies in the industry, a few others stood out for the following reasons:

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