Getting a plan to protect your Audi well after its initial warranty ends can help you prepare for keeping your vehicle for a long time. The Audi Extended Warranty is a perfect set of plans from which you can choose. Each level protects different parts of your vehicle, so you can choose the one that fits within your budget and covers the parts of your vehicle that are most likely to need repairs. Continue reading to learn more about Audi's Extended Warranty plan.

Audi Extended Warranty Overview

The Audi Extended Warranty or Vehicle Service Protection is a plan you can purchase that helps you keep your Audi in great condition even after its initial warranty ends. Depending on the level of warranty you purchase, you can experience coverage for major and minor elements of your vehicle's performance. As you increase the price of your plan, you also increase the coverage of your plan, though it's important to note that there are some exclusions even from the most comprehensive coverage plan.

What Does the Audi Extended Warranty Cover?

The Vehicle Service Protection that Audi extends to its customers has three levels of coverage, with each including more parts of the vehicle under the plan. Below are descriptions of each level of coverage:

Powertrain Warranty

The Powertain level is the most affordable plan under the Vehicle Service Protection plan. This level covers the engine, drive axle, transmission, and basic hybrid or electric components of your Audi. Once you choose this plan, each of those systems becomes protected under the warranty. This is important because other systems don't have coverage, so understanding what you can cover under the warranty plan can help you prepare for vehicle repairs and regular maintenance.

Gold Warranty

The Gold level is the middle level within the Vehicle Protection Plan. Besides covering the same systems as the Powertrain level, it also covers the climate control, shocks, front and rear suspension, and electrical systems of the vehicle. This is an enormous increase in coverage from the Powertrain plan because some of these systems are integral to the operation of the vehicle, while others are for your comfort and entertainment. With the increased coverage, the price of the plan also increases.

Platinum Warranty

The Platinum level is the highest level of the Vehicle Protection Plan. Besides covering the same systems as the other two plans, it also covers steering, brakes, CV boots, navigation, audio, and high-tech components of the vehicle. This is the most comprehensive level of coverage, allowing you to receive maintenance and repairs on most systems within the vehicle, whether it's for comfort or for performance. With the most coverage, this option is also the most expensive level under the Vehicle Protection Plan.

Add-Ons

If you're looking for a customizable experience, then you can look at the add-ons you can choose for any level of the Vehicle Protection Plan. These features include:

  • Audi Prepaid Maintenance: This allows you to pay for maintenance ahead of time, instead of searching for the best deals when you need maintenance on your Audi.
  • Tire and wheel protection: This allows you to protect and replace your tires and wheels if they become damaged through regular use or other factors you may encounter while driving.
  • Guaranteed asset protection: This is a type of insurance that covers the remaining cost of a vehicle compared to its loan value if your vehicle is stolen or it becomes totaled in a crash.
  • Lease end protection: If you lease your vehicle, instead of purchasing it outright, then you can get lease end protection to avoid costly payments from regular use and damage, such as chips, scratches, and minor dents.
  • Theft protection: This is additional coverage you can purchase to cover the cost of the vehicle in the event it's stolen and you're unable to recover it.
  • 24-Hour roadside assistance: This is coverage that can help you get services if your Audi becomes stranded away from a maintenance garage. It includes towing, batter jumpstart, and spare tire installation.
  • Rental car reimbursement: This is coverage for if you need a rental vehicle while your Audi undergoes maintenance. It includes coverage for $35 per day for a maximum of 10 days.
  • Trip interruption coverage: This is a coverage plan for if you travel frequently. It covers the cost of trips if you return early because of illness or injury.

Warranty Exclusions

Even though the Platinum level of the Vehicle Service Protection plan includes many parts of your Audi, there are also some exclusions you can learn about. These exclusions include:

  • Maintenance items: This includes minor items that help the vehicle function, such as windshield wiper blades and spark plugs.
  • Cosmetic items: This includes small detailing, such as the upholstery of the vehicle or trim pieces.
  • Body panels: This includes minor damages to the exterior and interior of your audio that are cosmetic, such as chipped paint.
  • Wear and tear: This is the regular damage and use that occurs as you drive your vehicle regularly.
  • Mechanical failures covered by factory warranty: Audi includes some mechanical failures in the factory warranty from Audi, such as corrosion warranty and bumper-to-bumper coverage for the first four years or first 50,000 miles.
  • Breakdowns from accidents or the environment: This can include damage from a car crash or environmental hazards such as hail, flooding, or a tree falling.
  • Damage from lack of maintenance of preexisting conditions: Some vehicles have preexisting conditions, especially if they're older models. You'll likely discuss these conditions with a representative when you plan to get an extended warranty for your vehicle.

Have we described plans you're interested in getting for your Audi vehicle? If so, come visit us at our Audi Mission Viejo location in Mission Viejo, California, to learn more about your options. You can also contact us via phone or email. We're happy to hear from you and help you find the quality services you want for your new or pre-owned Audi vehicle. 

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