Hummer Extended Warranty
Let's talk about the Hummer extended warranty. Hello, Kirk Steele here. I'll try to answer the question, "do I need one"? In this short article, I will cover:
- Hummer's History
- Manufacturer's Warranties
- Do I Need Extended Warranty Protection?
For die hard Hummer fans May 24, 2010 was a sad day as the very last Hummer H3 rolled off the assembly line in Shreeveport, LA. This followed failed negotiation with a Chinese automaker to acquire the Hummer brand due to lack of approval from Chinese regulators.
Hummer owners, of course, were concerned about warranty and service of their vehicles. GM has assured them that as Hummer stores close they will be able to go to Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac dealerships to service their Hummers. A question yet to be answered is how good the service will be as the Hummer stores are shuttered. Stay tuned. Should you have any questions you can call the Hummer customer assistance center at (800) 732-5493 for more information.
- Hummer 5-year/100,000 mile transferable Powertrain Warranty with no deductible.
- Hummer 5-year/100,000 mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program.
- Hummer 5-year/100,000 mile 24/7 Courtesy Transportation Program. This Hummer program provides alternate transportation and/or reimbursement of certain transportation expense if your vehicle requires warranty repairs.
You can find complete warranty information at the Hummer website.
It is easy to find out about a product's reliability in the age of the Internet. All you have to do is check with a community of people that have the same product. People in these groups tend to be very outspoken. In the case of automobiles one such community is Edmunds.com.
Before making a decision on extended protection, use the links below to research your specific model for known problems. Certain cars are known to be unreliable, making the extended protection decision a no-brainer.
Here's another great resource to check the reliability record of your used vehicle.
Do I Need to Purchase a Hummer Extended Warranty or Mechanical Breakdown Protection?
Choosing to purchase extended coverage for your Hummer is ultimately a personal decision. However, here are some things to consider:
- The age and mileage of your Hummer
- The reliability record of your particular Hummer model
- How many miles you drive
- How long you plan to own your Hummer
- Your risk tolerance
- Your financial ability to pay for unexpected repairs
Here are two additional resources to help determine if extended coverage is right for you:
- POMCalc! Check your peace of mind.
- How to determine if a vehicle extended warranty is right for you.
Personally, I believe a Hummer owner will be wise to consider either the factory GM extended car warranty option or a mechanical breakdown protection plan from a reputable third party company. In California, this latter option is called a mechanical breakdown protection insurance policy. I would definitely recommend purchasing a Hummer extended warranty or mechanical breakdown protection plan before the factory warranty expires. If you wait until the factory warranty expires, it will be more expensive and will substantially limit your options.
For additional information on determining your need for mechanical breakdown protection please review the following pages:
As always, I encourage you to do your own research. We have plenty of information on this site that I believe you will find helpful in your search for a good extended car warranty. I encourage you to also call us if you have any questions throughout your search.