South Trail Kia
Posted on February 20, 2020
Kia's Warranty Program is regarded as one of the best among automobile manufacturers, and it has rightly earned that place. The warranty's length and coverage offer protection above and beyond what other manufacturers provide. While Kia's 10-year warranty doesn't provide an entire decade of bumper-to-bumper coverage, it does cover many parts for a variety of lengths, such as one year, five years, and 10 years.
A car is one of the single biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. From a small sedan under $20,000 to a large SUV over $40,000, a vehicle is a large expenditure of money. Besides being a safe driver and carrying good insurance coverage, there is not a lot you can do to protect your investment. However, choosing a Kia with good warranty coverage will help to offset any unexpected expenses you might encounter during those early years when you must pay for repairs while still making a car payment.
Many new car warranties last for 3 years/36,000 miles and might include a powertrain warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. However, Kia leads the pack with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty that covers the engine, transmission, and elements like the axles and driveshafts. Only a few other car makers provide coverage for that length of time.
In addition to the powertrain warranty, Kia also provides a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, which is a bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers most of the vehicle's elements, except the things that need replaced due to wear and tear, such as windshield wipers, brake pads, and more. Kia also guarantees against corrosion and perforation of the exterior body panels (from the inside out) with a 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty. This does not include any damage that originates from the exterior of the vehicle, such as rocks, hail, sand, accidents, etc.
In addition to the warranties provided on parts on your new Kia, the manufacturer also offers 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance, which really helps in the rare instance that you and your car might become stranded on the side of the road. You can get assistance such as gas delivery, tire change, jump start, or towing to the nearest authorized Kia dealer.
The coverage that Kia offers is mostly standard across the automobile industry, but it is the term lengths that really set the manufacturer apart from others. The term lengths of the powertrain and limited (bumper-to-bumper) warranties are almost double the industry standard. The extended coverage shows that Kia believes in the quality of their products and fully stands behind the craftsmanship of their vehicles.
One thing to keep in mind is that the 10-year protection is not transferrable to a second owner--instead, the second owner will get a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. If you are buying a Kia, you should drive it as long as possible in order to get the most benefits out of the warranty and the most value for your money.
What a Kia warranty offers is peace of mind and protection against your investment. Kia vehicles are built to last, but in the rare case that something goes awry during those early years of ownership, Kia has you covered.
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