What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

Purchasing a new or certified used vehicle usually involves a great deal of research. One element that you inevitably will be asked to consider is a warranty. Having a working knowledge of what powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties involve provides you with one less item you need to study.

A powertrain warranty covers items that are responsible for moving your car forward or in reverse. This includes oiled internal parts, such as the engine, driveshaft, and transmission, to name a few. It does not include parts that are considered to be part of the normal wear of your auto. The clutch and battery are examples of this type. A bumper-to-bumper warranty includes nearly everything from front to back, with the exclusion of the actual car body parts. Added items beyond the powertrain would include the heat and air system and suspension, for example. You have less time to use the bumper-to-bumper than the powertrain warranty.

If you have questions about warranties, don’t hesitate to stop by our service center at Volvo Cars New Bern. One of our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you today!

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