Ford is one of the two most popular car brands in America today, and the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for over 40 years. There are hundreds of thousands of Ford vehicles on the road. Chances are that many of them may be out of warranty. An expired Ford warranty puts you at risk for expensive repair bills if a mechanical or electrical system in your vehicle fails. However, a vehicle protection plan is a convenient replacement for an expired factory warranty.
Can You Extend an Expired Ford Warranty?
Ford’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty lasts three years or 36,000 miles, whichever period is shorter. Once this term has expired, you can no longer purchase any extended service plans from Ford, even if the five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty (which covers most major engine systems) is still active.
However, you can buy a vehicle protection plan at any time. autopom! is a leading provider of these plans. A vehicle protection plan is similar to an extended warranty. These plans cover major car repair bills and give you the same peace of mind as a manufacturer’s warranty without limiting you only to dealership repair shops. Vehicle protection plans also have longer terms than even the most expensive factory warranties.
Do Used Fords Have Warranties?
Any time remaining on the new vehicle warranty rolls over to a used Ford vehicle at the time of purchase. If the owner bought an extended warranty from Ford, that time may also roll over for a fee.
A study from the consumer finance site Value Penguin found that the average age of a used car at purchase is about 6.5 years. Most used Ford vehicles have an expired Ford warranty. A vehicle protection plan is a wise investment on a used vehicle, as you can’t be entirely sure how well the previous owner took care of their car.
What Common Ford Vehicle Problems Can a Vehicle Protection Plan Cover?
The average annual cost of maintaining a Ford vehicle is $775. So driving with an expired Ford warranty can be costly. Vehicle protection plans won’t cover routine maintenance like brake pads or oil changes, but they do cover big-ticket electrical and mechanical repairs. Some common Ford vehicle problems include:
- Ford F-150 ignition coil and heating system failures
- Failing tire rod ends on the Ford Mustang
- Ford F-250 Super Duty radiator and oil leaks
- Corrosion and warping of the undercarriage on the Ford Focus
- Ford Fusion automatic transmission shifting issues
Any of these problems can cause an unexpected bill that may strain your finances. A vehicle protection plan will help you drive a new or used Ford for years without worrying about large auto repair bills.
Where Can You Replace an Expired Ford Warranty?
Shopping for vehicle protection plans can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. At autopom!, our industry-leading customer service is there for you before and after your vehicle protection plan purchase. Just describe the coverage you’d like, and we’ll show you an easy-to-understand vehicle protection plan to replace your expired Ford warranty. Contact us today for a quote to protect your Ford vehicle.