Ford Extended Warranty Draft

Ford Extended Auto Warranty

Whether you are buying a new Ford or a used Ford it is a good idea to seriously considering adding on an extended warranty. Why? Because your vehicle will be backed by the Ford Motor Company after the manufacturer’s warranty runs out. Sure, some people may get away with not needing an extended warranty right away, but as the vehicle ages with the mileage put on it, the chances of things going wrong become greater. Out of pocket expenses can come at the most inopportune of times. I’ve put together the details to help you decide and then choose between the Ford Extended Warranties. Ford has 4 different extended warranties to choose to fit your needs and your budget. Let’s take a look.

What Is A Ford Extended Auto Warranty?

A Ford extended warranty will kick in as soon as the manufacturer’s warranty runs out. That means that when you hit 36,000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first, the extended warranty will kick in. With an extended warranty in place, you won’t have a loss of coverage when the warranty that comes with your vehicle hits the maximum mileage or time frame. Extended warranties are divided into 4 tiers that you can choose from. I’ll go into each level below.

New vs. Certified Used Warranties

A new vehicle will have never had a previous owner. A Used car is a pre-owned vehicle. A new warranty comes with your newly purchased vehicle. It will provide coverage up to 36,000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first. New warranties are normally transferrable from one owner to a new owner if the vehicle is sold provided, the vehicle hasn’t gone over 36,000 or 3 years. With a certified used warranty, the used vehicle will be inspected first by a Ford dealer and then warranties are offered.

New Ford Warranties

A new Ford warranty will provide coverage up until the vehicle reaches 36,000 miles or 3 years since purchase, whichever comes first. This is also called the Ford manufacturer’s warranty.

Certified Used Warranties

A certified used warranty with Ford can be applied if the used vehicle meets the following criteria: Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles must be no more than six years old, and it can’t have more than 80,000 actual miles on the odometer.

Vehicle Protection Plans

There are four main vehicle protection plans to choose from with Ford. They are PremiumCARE, ExtraCARE, BaseCARE, and PowertrainCARE. Premium care covers the most amount of components (1,000) while the PowertrainCARE covers the least amount of components(29). The other two plans are in the middle of those. Of course, PremiumCARE is the priciest with PowertrainCARE being more affordable.

Benefits

There are many benefits to purchasing a Ford Extended warranty. I will list just some of those benefits here:

  • No unexpected big expense surprises when things go wrong
  • Plans are transferrable between owners if you sell your vehicle
  • 4 plans to choose from to meet your needs and your budget
  • Helps keep your vehicle running at its finest because you can get things fixed right away instead of waiting until you have the money

Levels of Extended Warranties With Ford

Ford has 4 levels to choose from with their extended warranties. PremiumCARE will cover the most and also cost the most. 1,000 vehicle components are covered. Next is ExtraCare with 113 components covered. Then comes BaseCare with covers 84 components. Last and least expensive is PowertrainCare with  29 components covered. I’ll go into more details of each level here below:

PremiumCARE

While each Ford Protect Extended Service Plan covers major engine components, plus all gaskets, seals, and internal engine parts, only PremiumCARE covers the Power Train Control Module (PCM). The PCM monitors the air/fuel mix to improve performance and fuel economy.

Engine Components Covered

  • Flywheel Ring Gear
  • Fuel Tank and Lines
  • Gas Fuel Injectors and Fuel Lines
  • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
  • Manifold (Exhaust and Intake)
  • Manifold and Bolts
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  • PCM Module
  • Radiator
  • Radiator Fan (Clutch or Motor)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Timing Chain Cover
  • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
  • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory Installed)
  • Valve Covers
  • Water Pump

Transmission Components Covered

  • All Internal Parts
  • Governor Assembly
  • Kickdown Linkage
  • Release Hubs and Bearings
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Torque Converter
  • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Transmission Case
  • Transmission Linkage
  • Transmission Module (External)
  • Transmission Mounts
  • Vacuum Module

Rear-Wheel Drive Components Covered

  • Axle Shafts
  • Bearings (Front and Rear)
  • Drive Axle Housing (And Front Axle Housing for 4×4) Including All Internal Parts
  • Driveshaft
  • Retainers
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Front-Wheel Drive Components Covered

  • Axle Shafts
  • Bearings (Front and Rear)
  • Final Drive Housing (And Rear Axle Housing for AWD) Including All Internal Parts
  • Hubs, Automatic Front Locking (Four-Wheel Drive)
  • Locking Rings (Four Wheel Drive)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Steering Components Covered

  • Column Lock (Tilt Wheel)
  • Control Valve
  • Cooler and Lines
  • Idler Arm
  • Linkages and Couplings
  • Power Steering Pump
  • Pulley Assembly
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Steering Gear Housing, Manual and Power (Including All Internal Parts)

Brakes Components Covered

  • Anti-lock Brake Module and Sensor
  • Backing Plates
  • Brake Booster (Power)
  • Calipers
  • Combination Valve
  • Lines and Fittings
  • Master Cylinder
  • Parking Brake Linkage and Cables
  • Retainers and Clips
  • Self-Adjusters
  • Shaft (Brake Pedal)
  • Springs
  • Wheel Cylinders

Front Suspension Components Covered

  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Kingpins and Bushings
  • MacPherson Struts
  • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Tie Rods
  • Load Leveler Suspension System
  • Roll Stability Control

A/C and Heating Components Covered

  • A/C Accumulator
  • A/C Clutch
  • A/C Clutch Bearings
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Switch
  • A/C Compressor Head
  • A/C Compressor Seals
  • A/C Condenser
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Evaporator
  • Field Coil
  • Heater Blower Motor
  • Heater Control Assembly
  • Heater Core Assembly
  • Instrument Panel Registers and Air Ducts
  • Pulley

Electrical Components Covered

  • Ignition Switch
  • Intelligent 4WD Systems
  • LED lighting or Lamp Assemblies-Interior or Exterior(Factory Installed) – coverage included only if the Lighting option is purchased
  • Mirrors (Electrical Only – Not Glass Damage or Breakage)
  • Power Running Boards
  • Radiator Fan Relay
  • Rear Window Power Sunshade
  • Speedometer/Odometer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Starter Motor
  • Starter Motor Solenoid
  • Switches (Manually Operated Electrical)
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Vista Roof
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Wiper-Activated Headlamps
  • Wiper Motors
  • Wiring Harnesses (Excluding Spark Plug Wires)

High Tech Components Covered

  • In-Dash Garmin(TM) Voice Activated Navigation System (Factory and Dealer Installed)
  • Instrument Cluster (Excluding Dash Pad)
  • Keyless Entry System (Excluding Door Handles)
  • Power Antenna
  • Power Door Locks and Retainer Clips (Excluding Door Handles)
  • Power Seat Motors
  • Power Window Motors/Regulators
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Rear Console Refrigeration
  • Reverse Camera and/or Sensing System
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Securicode
  • SecuriLock(TM) Passive Anti-Theft Ignition System
  • Sensor (Alcohol)
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Speed Control
  • Stationary Elevated Ride Control
  • SYNC

Rear Suspension Components Covered

  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Kingpins and Bushings
  • Linkage and Bushings
  • MacPherson Struts
  • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Tie Rods
  • Load Leveler Suspension System
  • Roll Stability Control

Emissions Components Covered

  • Air Control Valve
  • Air Idle Vacuum Valve
  • Air Supply Valve (Hose and Tube)
  • Air Check Valve Assembly
  • Barometric Pressure Sensor
  • ECC Relay Assembly
  • EGA Control Valve
  • EGA Pressure Sensor
  • EGA Regulator Assembly
  • EGA Valve Adapter
  • EVAP Vapor Storage Cannister
  • Idler Air Control Valve
  • Knock Sensor
  • PCV Hose Assembly
  • PCV Valve
  • PCV Vapor Filter
  • Temperature Sensor (Engine Coolant)
  • Vacuum Restrictor
  • VAF Sensor

Audio Components Covered

  • Antenna, Radio (Base Assembly)
  • Brackets
  • Cables and Wiring
  • Cellular Phone, Receiver, Handset, Speaker Assembly and Antenna (Factory Installed)
  • Controls (Rear Seat)
  • Radio (AM, AM/FM), Speakers, Cassette Player, Digital CD Player, Graphic Equalizer, Premium Sound Amplifier (Factory Installed)
  • Rear Entertainment System (Factory Installed)

Safety Components Covered

  • Airbag Module Assembly
  • Diagnostic Module Assembly (Airbag)
  • Door Ajar Warning Switch Assembly
  • Guides, Bezels, Brackets and Supports (Safety Belts/Shoulder Straps)
  • Key, SecuriLock(TM) (Microchip Encoded Key)
  • Lock Cylinder (Door)
  • Lock Lever Assembly (Tailgate)
  • Lock Lever Retainers, Clips and Brackets
  • Module (Passive Restraint)
  • Safety Belt Buckle (Front and Rear)
  • Safety Belt Motor Drive Assembly
  • Safety Belt Restraint Carrier
  • Safety Belt Retractors
  • Safety Belt Track Assembly
  • Safety Belt Warning Chime Assembly
  • Sensors (Airbag)
  • Shoulder Strap Track Assembly
  • Wiring Assembly (Airbag)
  • Head Restraint Retainers and Sleeves (Safety Belt)

ExtraCARE

Major engine components are covered along with all gaskets, seals, and internal engine parts. Only PremiumCARE covers the Power Train Control Module (PCM), which monitors the air/fuel mix to improve performance and fuel economy. The following is a detailed list of what is covered with this plan:

Engine Covered Components

  • Flywheel Ring Gear
  • Fuel Tank and Lines
  • Gas Fuel Injectors and Fuel Lines
  • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
  • Manifold (Exhaust and Intake)
  • Manifold and Bolts
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  • Radiator
  • Radiator Fan (Clutch or Motor)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Timing Chain Cover
  • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
  • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory Installed)
  • Valve Covers
  • Water Pump

Engine Non-Covered Components

  • PCM Module

Transmission Covered Components

  • All Internal Parts
  • Governor Assembly
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Torque Converter
  • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Transmission Case
  • Transmission Module (External)
  • Transmission Mounts
  • Vacuum Module

Transmission Non-Covered Components

  • Kickdown Linkage
  • Release Hubs and Bearings
  • Transmission Linkage

Rear-Wheel Drive Covered Components

  • Axle Shafts
  • Drive Axle Housing (And Front Axle Housing for 4×4) Including All Internal Parts
  • Driveshaft
  • Retainers
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Rear-Wheel Drive Non-Covered Components

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)

Front-Wheel Drive Covered Components

  • Axle Shafts
  • Final Drive Housing (And Rear Axle Housing for AWD) Including All Internal Parts
  • Hubs, Automatic Front Locking (Four-Wheel Drive)
  • Locking Rings (Four Wheel Drive)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Front-Wheel Drive Non-Covered Components

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)

Steering Covered Components

  • Column Lock (Tilt Wheel)
  • Control Valve
  • Cooler and Lines
  • Idler Arm
  • Linkages and Couplings
  • Power Steering Pump
  • Pulley Assembly
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Steering Gear Housing, Manual and Power (Including All Internal Parts)

Brakes Covered Components

  • Anti-lock Brake Module and Sensor
  • Backing Plates
  • Brake Booster (Power)
  • Calipers
  • Combination Valve
  • Lines and Fittings
  • Master Cylinder
  • Parking Brake Linkage and Cables
  • Retainers and Clips
  • Self-Adjusters
  • Shaft (Brake Pedal)
  • Springs
  • Wheel Cylinders

Front Suspension Covered Components

  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Kingpins and Bushings
  • MacPherson Struts
  • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Tie Rods

Front Suspension Non-Covered Components

  • Load Leveler Suspension System
  • Roll Stability Control

A/C and Heating Covered Components

  • A/C Accumulator
  • A/C Clutch
  • A/C Clutch Bearings
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Switch
  • A/C Compressor Head
  • A/C Compressor Seals
  • A/C Condenser
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Evaporator
  • Field Coil
  • Heater Blower Motor
  • Heater Core Assembly
  • Pulley

A/C and Heating Non-Covered Components

  • Heater Control Assembly
  • Instrument Panel Registers and Air Ducts

Electrical Covered Components

  • Ignition Switch
  • Radiator Fan Relay
  • Speedometer/Odometer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Starter Motor
  • Starter Motor Solenoid
  • Switches (Manually Operated Electrical)
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Wiper Motors
  • Wiring Harnesses (Excluding Spark Plug Wires)

Electrical Non-Covered Components

  • Intelligent 4WD Systems
  • LED lighting or Lamp Assemblies-Interior or Exterior(Factory Installed) – coverage included only if the Lighting option is purchased
  • Mirrors (Electrical Only – Not Glass Damage or Breakage)
  • Power Running Boards
  • Rear Window Power Sunshade
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Vista Roof
  • Wiper-Activated Headlamps

High Tech Covered Components

  • Instrument Cluster (Excluding Dash Pad)
  • Keyless Entry System (Excluding Door Handles)
  • Power Door Locks and Retainer Clips (Excluding Door Handles)
  • Power Seat Motors
  • Power Window Motors/Regulators
  • Speed Control
  • Power Antenna

High Tech Non-Covered Components

  • In-Dash Garmin(TM) Voice Activated Navigation System (Factory and Dealer Installed)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear Console Refrigeration
  • Reverse Camera and/or Sensing System
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Securicode
  • SecuriLock(TM) Passive Anti-Theft Ignition System
  • Sensor (Alcohol)
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Stationary Elevated Ride Control
  • SYNC

Rear Suspension Covered Components

Not covered under this plan. If you want the rear suspension covered, you will need to upgrade to the PremiumCare Progam

Emissions Covered Components

Not covered under this plan.

Audio

Not covered under this plan.

Safety

Not covered under this plan

BaseCARE

Here is a detailed list of the 84 components that are covered under BaseCARE

Engine Covered Components

  • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
  • Manifold (Exhaust and Intake)
  • Manifold and Bolts
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Timing Chain Cover
  • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
  • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory Installed)
  • Valve Covers
  • Water Pump

Engine Non-Covered Components

  • Flywheel Ring Gear
  • Fuel Tank and Lines
  • Gas Fuel Injectors and Fuel Lines
  • PCM Module
  • Radiator
  • Radiator Fan (Clutch or Motor)

Transmission Covered Components

  • All Internal Parts
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Torque Converter
  • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Transmission Case

Transmission Non-Covered Components

  • Governor Assembly
  • Kickdown Linkage
  • Release Hubs and Bearings
  • Transmission Linkage
  • Transmission Module (External)
  • Transmission Mounts
  • Vacuum Module

Rear-Wheel Drive Covered Components

  • Axle Shafts
  • Drive Axle Housing (And Front Axle Housing for 4×4) Including All Internal Parts
  • Driveshaft
  • Retainers
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Rear-Wheel Drive Non-Covered Components

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)

Front-Wheel Drive Covered Components

  • Axle Shafts
  • Final Drive Housing (And Rear Axle Housing for AWD) Including All Internal Parts
  • Hubs, Automatic Front Locking (Four-Wheel Drive)
  • Locking Rings (Four Wheel Drive)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Front-Wheel Drive Non-Covered Components

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)

Steering Covered Components

  • Column Lock (Tilt Wheel)
  • Control Valve
  • Cooler and Lines
  • Idler Arm
  • Linkages and Couplings
  • Power Steering Pump
  • Pulley Assembly
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Steering Gear Housing, Manual and Power (Including All Internal Parts)

Brakes Covered Components

  • Backing Plates
  • Brake Booster (Power)
  • Calipers
  • Combination Valve
  • Lines and Fittings
  • Master Cylinder
  • Parking Brake Linkage and Cables
  • Retainers and Clips
  • Self-Adjusters
  • Shaft (Brake Pedal)
  • Springs
  • Wheel Cylinders

Brakes Non-Covered Components

  • Anti-lock Brake Module and Sensor

Front Suspension Covered Components

  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arm Shafts and Bushings
  • Kingpins and Bushings
  • MacPherson Struts
  • Spindle and Spindle Support Springs
  • Stabilizer Bar
  • Tie Rods

Front Suspension Non-Covered Components

  • Load Leveler Suspension System
  • Roll Stability Control

A/C and Heating Covered Components

  • A/C Clutch
  • A/C Clutch Bearings
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Switch
  • A/C Compressor Head
  • A/C Compressor Seals
  • A/C Condenser
  • Evaporator
  • Field Coil
  • Pulley

A/C and Heating Non-Covered Components

  • A/C Accumulator
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Heater Blower Motor
  • Heater Control Assembly
  • Heater Core Assembly
  • Instrument Panel Registers and Air Ducts

Electrical Covered Components

  • Ignition Switch
  • Radiator Fan Relay
  • Speedometer/Odometer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Starter Motor
  • Starter Motor Solenoid
  • Switches (Manually Operated Electrical)
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Wiper Motors
  • Wiring Harnesses (Excluding Spark Plug Wires)

Electrical Non-Covered Components

  • Intelligent 4WD Systems
  • LED lighting or Lamp Assemblies-Interior or Exterior(Factory Installed) – coverage included only if the Lighting option is purchased
  • Mirrors (Electrical Only – Not Glass Damage or Breakage)
  • Power Running Boards
  • Rear Window Power Sunshade
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Vista Roof
  • Wiper-Activated Headlamps

Not Covered Under BaseCARE Are The Following:

High tech, rear suspension, emissions, audio, and safety

PowerTrainCARE

PowerTrainCARE covers just 29 components. It is the least expensive option for a Ford Extended Warranty. Covered are the following:

Engine Components Covered

  • Manifold (Exhaust and Intake)
  • Manifold and Bolts
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Pump
  •  Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Timing Chain Cover
  • Timing Chain (Gears or Belt)
  • Turbocharger/Supercharger Unit (Factory Installed)
  • Valve Covers
  • Water Pump

Engine Components NOT Covered 

  • Flywheel Ring Gear
  • Fuel Tank Lines
  • Gas Fuel Injectors and Fuel Lines
  • Harmonic Balancer and Bolt
  • PCM Module
  • Radiator
  • Radiator Fan (Clutch or Motor)

Transmission Components Covered

  • All Internal Parts
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Torque Converter
  • Transfer Case (Including All Internal Parts)
  • Transmission Case

Transmission Components NOT Covered

  • Governor Assembly
  • Kickdown Linkage
  • Release Hubs and Bearings
  • Transmission Linkage
  • Transmission Module (External)
  • Transmission Mounts
  • Vacuum Module

Rear-Wheel Drive Components Covered

  • Axle Shafts
  • Drive Axle Housing (And Front Axle Housing for 4×4) Including All Internal Parts
  • Driveshaft
  • Retainers
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Rear-Wheel Drive Components NOT Covered

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)
Front-Wheel Drive Components Covered
  • Axle Shafts
  • Final Drive Housing (And Rear Axle Housing for AWD) Including All Internal Parts
  • Hubs, Automatic Front Locking (Four-Wheel Drive)
  • Locking Rings (Four Wheel Drive)
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Universal and Constant Velocity Joints

Front-Wheel Drive Components NOT Covered

  • Bearings (Front and Rear)

Not Covered Under The PowertrainCARE Plan Are The Following:

Steering, brakes, front suspension, AC/Heating, electrical, high tech, rear suspension, emissions, audio, and safety.

Conclusion

When you buy a new Ford automobile it will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. That means that it’s good for up to 36,000 miles or 3 years whichever comes first. But at the time of your purchase, you may also want to buy the extended warranty or add it on before the manufacturer’s warranty is up. I’ve gone over the 4 levels of extended warranties with Ford. PremiumCARE will cover 1,ooo vehicle components. It also costs the most. The least expensive of the 4 programs is the PowertrainCare with 29 components covered. Purchasing the extended warranty is a wise and safe move when you purchase a new vehicle. Unless you have the cash ready if something goes wrong with your vehicle, keeping it without a warranty is risky business. You never know when something could go wrong. An extended warranty can take away stress and also help you keep your vehicle in top shape.

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