As Jeep’s compact SUV, the Compass follows a similar design to the maker’s other models. The Jeep Compass marks its 10th anniversary in 2017 and was one of the first crossover SUVs for the manufacturer. Drivers have the option to customize their model choosing from: Sport, Latitude, Luxurious, and Trailhawk. All of which have different features specific to the vehicle’s use. For instance, the Trailhawk, meant for off-roading excursions has a far different appeal than the Luxurious trim, a name that speaks for itself.
With a Jeep model, there is a standard manufacturer warranty offered across the board. The 3-year/36,000-mile warranty is for the basic option and the 5-year/60,000-mile warranty is for the powertrain policy. These are the two most often recommended and used, but most vehicles now are lasting well beyond a few years, so drivers need a policy that extends longer.
As a vehicle ages and the years go on, the need for vehicle repair most likely will be necessary after the original manufacturer warranty has expired. Rather than paying hundreds of dollars out of pocket for an unexpected repair, planning ahead can help secure peace of mind for when this inevitably happens.
A vehicle service contract is a policy that can include coverage for major parts necessary for your vehicle to be operable, such as the engine, starter, and transmission. Your contract can be customized for your specific needs, so you know in full which parts are included and what makes the most sense for your vehicle use. For instance, a vehicle used mostly for rockier terrain and off-roading excursions may require different coverage than your Compass that’s used primarily for commuting on the highway.
The benefits of a vehicle service contract also include roadside assistance, if it’s ever needed, as well as rental car reimbursement when your car is in the shop. Since the majority of drivers heavily rely on their vehicles to get through their day-to-day, being without transportation can cause a huge stressor. Knowing you have a policy in place to cover such expenses can be a relief.
When your original manufacturer warranty expires, explore your options and learn what you qualify for. You can get a free quote based on the make, model, year, and mileage on your car. It’s the time to ask questions about coverage and how it can benefit you in the future.
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A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended warranty,” but it is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not.