What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

Looking for the right new or certified used car can be a very exciting as well as a challenging time. There is a great deal to consider before you commit to such a large purchase. One of the aspects of car buying that you’re sure to be asked to consider is the warranty. The two most comprehensive packages are the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties.

A powertrain warranty will typically be the longer lasting of the two. It should cover the internal parts that are oiled and have an impact on the vehicle’s ability to move forward or in reverse. The drivetrain, bearings, engine, transmission, and drive shaft are some examples of the parts included here. This warranty does have specific parts that are not covered, such as the battery and clutch. They would be considered normal-wearing items.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty is the most extensive. It is also probably the shortest timeframe that you will be able to use it to cover items. This package should include everything that the powertrain covers plus items such as the electrical systems. It won’t cover actual body parts, however.

It’s advisable to weigh the pros and cons of each package before arriving at your decision. The mechanics in our service center at Rothrock Motor Sales are here and ready to offer any assistance.

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