In the market for a Mazda Extended Warranty? Is your manufacturer's warranty running out? Or perhaps you just bought a new or used Mazda and you're among a growing population of people realizing that you don't have to pay dealer prices for a high-quality extended auto warranty that is backed by a reputable company.
Due to the fact you're reading this article, you're already "ahead of the game" because most people are not even aware that you can purchase an extended vehicle warranty from a third party and get the same or better coverage for a lot less money! In fact, some dealerships purchase our coverage, mark it up substantially, and resell it! Dealerships love our extended warranty coverage because our provider pays the repair facility direct, over-the-phone by credit card.
The best news is that our pricing for an extended warranty for your Mazda can't be beat!
*Please bear in mind that pricing varies according to year/make/model/mileage and your state of residence.
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The biggest challenge you have to selecting an online company for your Mazda extended warranty is finding a reputable company with reasonable pricing.
Ultimately, purchasing an extended auto warranty is a personal decision. It is essentially a form of insurance and like all insurance products, you have to buy it BEFORE you need it!
Mazda, a Japanese car maker, was founded in Japan in1920 and formally entered the North American market in 1970. Mazda formed a partnership with the Ford Motor Company when they hit fiancial trouble ten years later. During Ford's own financial troubles in 2008, Mazda bought back most of Ford's shares in its company. Mazda produces stylish and sporty cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs at a relatively affordable price. A key differentiating development for Mazda has been the rotary engine as developed for the famed RX-7.
My first vehicle was an early 1990's Mazda truck. It was a small, fuel-efficient 4x4 that was absolutely great during the winter. Similar to the experiences of customers I had dealt with, my Mazda had proved to be an excellent vehicle. Although I'll admit I was constantly making small repairs.
Statistically, Mazda doesn't stack up quite as well as its competition in terms of reliability. Most 2008/2009 Mazda vehicles average 3/5 stars in terms of initial quality and predicted reliability according to J.D. Power.
There is quite a bit of speculation that the Mazda3 and the Protégé were sources of the brand's plummet in reliability reputation. Drivers of these cars have issues with a range of parts from airbag and fuel sensors to other problems like noises and power losses.
Despite some obvious shortcomings, Mazda drivers typically love their vehicles. Even those who have encountered major problems feel like they've got their money's worth from a fun to drive vehicle.
Before making any decision, research your specific model and year to ensure reliability. Certain models are known to have problems, making the extended protection decision a no-brainer. A good resource to check is Edmonds.com.
Here are some experiences people from the Edmunds forum have had with their Mazda:
Typically but not only when travelling at high speed, the automatic transmission of my 2008 Mazda 3 shifts down from the 5th to the 3rd gear. This causes the car to jerk violently and the controls to illuminate including check engine, no traction and AT. My mechanic could not find a cause of this, and he serviced the transmission by changing the filter and transmission fluid but the problem persists. He suggested that the transmission needs to be rebuilt.
I have a 2008 Mazda 3 automatic with 28k miles on it. I went to my mechanic complaining of a metal-on-metal hissing sound which was finally diagnosed as the transmission needing to be repaired due to gear damage. I do not drive a lot, and I am a very calm, reasonable driver. I don't drive super fast (if only to keep my fuel efficiency under control).