Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty

A bumper-to-bumper warranty, also known as a comprehensive warranty or a new vehicle limited warranty, is a type of warranty offered by a car manufacturer that covers most of the vehicle’s parts and systems.

Parts Covered

The name “bumper-to-bumper” is somewhat of a misnomer, as the warranty does not cover everything on a car, such as the bumpers themselves. Typically, the warranty covers all the parts of the car that are between the front and rear bumpers, such as the engine, transmission, suspension, electrical systems, and many other components.

Period Covered

The coverage period for bumper-to-bumper warranties is usually limited, often around 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the date the car was first sold. Some manufacturers may offer different coverage periods for hybrid cars.

Coverage Limitations

It is important to note that a bumper-to-bumper warranty does not cover wear-and-tear items like tires, brake pads, and wiper blades, nor does it cover damage caused by accidents, misuse, or lack of maintenance. Additionally, a bumper-to-bumper warranty can be limited by time, mileage, or both, and can also have exclusions, such as specific parts or systems that are not covered.

In summary, a bumper-to-bumper warranty is a comprehensive coverage that covers most of the parts and systems of a vehicle, excluding some wear-and-tear items and any damage caused by accidents, misuse, or lack of maintenance.