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03-01-2011 05:17 AM #1
03-01-2011 11:08 AM #2
03-04-2011 01:17 AM #3
03-05-2011 12:50 PM #4
Re: Does BMW offer an Extended Warranty after...
This is interesting.
Our '07 328i Wagon's manufacturer warranty will expire this November.
We received an email from our dealership about a sale on "pre-paid maintenance".
Is "pre-paid maintenance" different than "extended warranty"?
I read through the attached form, specifically, the "inclusions" and the "exclusions".
The inclusions had the usual oil changes, brakes, and wiper blades, like it is now.
However, the exclusions were a mile long. It states they do NOT cover engine, transmission, batteries, headlamps, etc...
Specifically, the kind of things you start to wonder about as your car approaches 100K on the clock. We would be spending over $2K for a few oil changes, and, maybe one brake job.
We don't put a lot of miles on it.
03-05-2011 01:35 PM #5
03-08-2011 08:55 AM #6
Extended maintenance, not warranty
Very expensive and barely maintenance. They should also offer an extended warranty which will cover MOST of the potential high-cost failures (that's essentially what a CPO warranty does). If not, you should be able to find an aftermarket warranty.
While the E9x is just starting to reach the level of maturity to reveal such things, historically BMW's have had issues with early cooling system failures (radiators and water pumps), displays systems (instrument cluster and radio), sunroof mechanisms, vanos systems, suspension bushings to name a few. If you lack the expertise to DIY, these will all likely cost $1000+ to repair at today's labor rates.
03-08-2011 03:22 PM #7
Re: Extended maintenance, not warranty
Thanks for the information.
If "extended maintenance" costs over $2K for our '07 3 wagon, I can't wait to hear how much $$ an extended warranty would cost!
I've owned two OLD BMW's in the past, a '95 E36 M3 and a '88 E28 M5.
I bought them both used.
Roadfly has wonderful discussion boards for these cars since they've been around for quite a while. The '07 3 wagon has not been around for very long, so, I'm a bit nervous about what's going to break. BMW has been waging a war against backyard mechanics for several years now. There isn't even a freaking dipstick anymore.
03-26-2013 10:34 AM #8
Usually dealers offer extended warranty that is administered by other companies (actual extended warranty providers). If you go to BMW dealership they will offer their own extended warranty. If you decide to shop online you can get free quotes on auto warranty websites and it will give you a chance to shop around. They usually ask you to submit some basic info about your car and your contact info.
To find those websites just search for "extended auto warranty" on the web.
Here are some of the results that I came across: warrantyheadquarters.com, 5starwarranty.com, nationalautoguardian.com, and many others.
You can find a lot more websites, but before you make a final decision check company's reviews and go with the cheapest one. Most likely they will all offer the same type of warranty/coverage. The difference in price can be explained by commissions/profit that company is making.
Hope it helps.
Useful info: BMW manufacture warranty covers 50,000 or 4 years (basic, powertrain and rodside) and 12 years and unlimited mileage (corrosion).
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