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Best Extended Auto Warranty 2021

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We provide information and reviews on vehicle service contracts.

We personally purchase a plan from every company we review. That way, we can throughly evaluate each extended warranty service to see which ones have the best and most affordable coverage—from experience.

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Check out our top picks for vehicle warranty programs.

Rating

9.2

out of 10

#1 Choice: Endurance Warranty

EMPOWERING CONFIDENCE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD™

Of all the extended auto warranty providers we’ve reviewed, Endurance is the best choice for auto protection plans. Endurance is the direct administrator of their extended auto warranties – which means they sell directly to you, the consumer....
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Key features

  • Direct Administrator of Claims
  • Transparent Coverage
  • Unlimited Miles for Vehicles Under 20 Years Old
  • Plan Including Maintenance
  • Salvage or Rebuilt Cars Are Covered
  • 1-Year FREE Endurance Elite Benefits

Rating

9.1

out of 10

Rank

02 / 11

Car Chex

A SMARTER WAY TO DO CAR

Overall, we really liked CARCHEX. We rated them number one among resellers and second overall. They were outranked by Endurance, which is an administrator and really performed head and shoulders above any of the competition. Nonetheless, CARCHEX did...
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Key features

  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Reseller working with several different providers
  • Accepted by most dealerships and any certified mechanic

Rating

8.7

out of 10

Rank

03 / 11

CarShield

USA's #1 AUTO PROTECTION PROVIDER

CarShield is a big name in the extended auto warranty industry, in large part thanks to their robust TV ad campaigns featuring celebrities like Ice-T (love you, Ice!). We found them to be friendly and helpful and to have reasonable options for the...
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Key features

  • Reseller working with American Auto Shield
  • Accepted by most dealerships and any ASE-certified mechanic
  • Claims must be pre-approved

Rating

8.5

out of 10

Rank

04 / 11

Olive

A digital-first warranty provider, Olive is certainly more tech-savvy than some of its competitors. However, unlike some major warranty providers, Olive doesn’t cover things like general maintenance costs.

Key features

  • Simplicity of signup
  • Friendly Customer Service
  • Accepted by most dealerships and any certified mechanic, will work with any local mechanic

Rating

8.0

out of 10

Rank

05 / 11

Protect My Car

While Protect My Car, commonly referred to as Protect or PMC, did have some nice benefits, we ultimately found their offering to be substandard relative to their asking price. Though we greatly enjoyed speaking with one of their ‘budgeting...
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Key features

  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Ambassador Maintenance Plans provide added benefits if you choose to buy in
  • Plans administered directly by PMC

Our rating system.

How to tell if a company makes the cut.

Rating

9.4

out of 10

Top Rated

When you see green, you know you can trust this company. They have been awarded at least 9 out of 10 points for an overall score.

Rating

8.4

out of 10

Great

When you see green, you know you can trust this company. They have been awarded at least 9 out of 10 points for an overall score.

Rating

7.4

out of 10

Good

When you see green, you know you can trust this company. They have been awarded at least 9 out of 10 points for an overall score.

Rating

6.4

out of 10

Average

When you see green, you know you can trust this company. They have been awarded at least 9 out of 10 points for an overall score.

Rating

4.4

out of 10

Beware

When you see green, you know you can trust this company. They have been awarded at least 9 out of 10 points for an overall score.

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NEW TO EXTENDED WARRANTIES?

What is an Extended Auto Warranty?

Once your vehicle’s factory or dealership warranty expires, you are left to pick up the costs associated with break downs. Sometimes, it’s only a few hundred dollars. Other times it can put you thousands of dollars behind. This is where extended warranties can come in handy. By paying a little each month, it saves you from having to shell out one lump sum when something goes wrong. You have a lot of options, which can get overwhelming. Don’t worry, we are here to help you decide which is best for you.

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