Has your Hyundai Elantra warranty expired, or will it expire soon? Or did you recently buy a used Hyundai Elantra? If yes, you may want to replace your expired (or expiring) warranty with a vehicle protection plan or extended warranty!
The Hyundai Elantra Warranty
Wait a second…am I suggesting that a car with “America’s Best Warranty” needs extended protection? Yes, I am! And yes, I am fully aware that the Hyundai Elantra warranty is one of the best manufacturer warranties that includes a five year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a seven-year corrosion warranty with an unlimited amount of miles, and a five-year road assistance. However, getting a vehicle protection plan or extended warranty for your Elantra may still be a wise choice.
Why is that? Well, while the warranty offered by Hyundai is generous and offers longer and more protection than many manufacturer warranties, its limitations are greater than you probably think. After the first five years/60,000 miles, the coverage dwindles and many repairs might not be covered, meaning you could be stuck paying for unforeseen repair bills. What’s more, if you bought a used Elantra, only the standard 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage is available, leaving you with no warranty coverage after five years/60,000 miles.
What Are Some Common Problems Hyundai Elantras Face?
Now you might be thinking that you don’t need extended protection because Hyundais are generally reliable cars. Hyundai’s reliability has improved in recent years, but it is still ranked below average for reliability. More specifically, several model years of the Elantra have some expensive problems. According to carcomplaints.com, here are the top three worst reported problems for the Elantra:
- MPG not close to EPA estimates (2013 Elantra)
- Average Cost to Fix: $3,000
- Average Mileage: 8,681 mi
- Transmission slipping (2010 Elantra)
- Average Cost to Fix: $1,850
- Average Mileage: 64,265 mi
- Power steering out (2008 Elantra)
- Average Cost to Fix: $12,170
- Average Mileage: 68,577 mi
Notice the average mileage for problems two and three above: past the 60,000-mile mark, which means you would most likely be stuck with those very expensive repair bills. Plus, if you drive a 2013 Elantra, you really need to watch out. Carcomplaints.com has given the 2013 Elantra their Beware of the Clunker badge due to the unusually large number of reported problems.
The Benefits of autopom!
If I have convinced you to at least check out your options for replacing your expiring (or expired) Hyundai Elantra warranty, I suggest you start by looking at a vehicle protection plan from autopom! With a vehicle protection plan from autopom!, you’ll get:
- Protection against unplanned auto repair expenses
- Your choice of repair shops.
- Roadside Assistance (including towing)
- Rental Car Assistance
- Tire Protection
- Trip Interruption Reimbursement
- Your choice of a variety of plan options in terms of months and mileage.
- Convenient payment plans
- 30 or 60-day money-back guarantee and pro-rated thereafter