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What is a limited warranty on a new car?

What does it cover, and for how long? That depends

Understand what's meant by the term 'limited warranty'

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GM offering factory-backed extended warranty for Chevys, GMCs, Buicks and Cadillacs

The warranty transfers to new owners

The warranty transfers to new owners.

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All new VWs now have 6-year/72,000-mile warranty

Volkswagen offers twice as much coverage as the old warranty

It's the best bumper-to-bumper warranty among mainstream cars.

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Chevy Bolt EV battery could lose 40% of its capacity over 8 years

That would mean a range of just 143 miles in 2025.

This sort of problem is not unique to Chevy, though.

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Energica to install chargers, guarantee 50% trade-in value

These electric motorcycles just got a little more enticing.

Energica will fund chargers on roads motorcyclists use. It will also offer a guaranteed trade-in value or five-year/100,000-km warranty after two years.

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2017 Nissan Titan and XD get longest truck warranty in US

We also now know what half-ton gas Titans will cost.

The Titan and Titan XD get pumped-up bumper-to-bumper warranty to match powertrain coverage.

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Tesla spends more money on repairs per vehicle than Daimler, GM

Tesla says repair costs are falling, but what about those Falcon Wing doors?

Tesla spends three times as much per vehicle compared to what GM and Ford do on repairs and warranty accruals.

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Tesla increases warrantied tow distance to 500 miles

Tesla used to only tow your warrantied Model S 50 miles if something covered went wrong. Now it's 500 miles, but that's still not the industry standard.

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BMW i3 REx can be hacked to offer more miles, AM radio

These Changes Put Your Warranty At Risk, Of Course

BMW i3 range-extender software for California vehicles can be tweaked to enable larger gas displacement, longer driving range.

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Volvo offers lifetime warranty on parts and labor

Volvo Cars of North America introduces a new lifetime warranty on both parts and labor for service and maintenance work carried out on off-warranty vehicles at authorized dealers.

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FCA cuts powertrain warranties to 60k miles

FCA US is citing industry practices as the reason for cutting its powertrain warranty to five years or 60,000 miles. The change affects gasoline-fueled, 2016 model year vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Trucks.

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GM cutting back on powertrain warranty citing lack of interest

General Motors will reduce the mileage cap on Chevrolet and GMC powertrain warranties from 100,000 to 60,000 miles, although the five-year limit will remain.

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Mazda rolls out unlimited mileage warranty in Canada

Cold weather might be starting to grip parts of Canada, but our neighbors to the north are going to be able to drive their 2015 Mazda cars and utilities from Vancouver to Montreal with a little more peace of mind. That's because Mazda Canada is instituting an unlimited mileage warranty for its new models.

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Tesla announces 'infinite mile warranty' for Model S EV drive unit

Tesla Motors has a way with words. From Superchargers to 'auto pilot,' Tesla likes to set itself apart by calling things other things. What, fast charging and autonomous drive not good enough for ya? The same thing just happened with the announcement of a new 'infinite mile warranty' for the drive unit. That's infinite, not unlimited, but whatever it's called, the new policy lifts the warranty mileage cap on the 85-kWh version of the Model S that had previously been set at four years and 50,000

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Nissan announces 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty for commercial vehicles

Nissan is a relative new-kid when it comes to the commercial van market in the US, with its commercial vehicles division only introducing the first NV vans in February 2011. But Nissan isn't letting its newcomer status keep it from challenging the established players in the segment. The company's latest shot over competitors' bows is announcing that, starting for the 2014 model year, its NV Cargo, NV Passenger and NV200 Compact Cargo vans carry a best-in-class, five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-b

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Nissan Leaf EV ready for certified pre-owned program

Consider this week a cosmic passing of the torch. As legendary Southern California auto dealer Cal Worthington (sans his dog Spot) left this world for that great dealership in the sky, Nissan was making preparations for its all-electric Leaf to make its debut in the realm where good 'ol Cal reigned supreme: the used car lot.

How To Spot A 'Staged' Car Accident

Staged car accidents are on the rise

The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.

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Audi Canada surprises out-of-warranty owners in a good way

One of the worst parts about going to a dealership is sitting around waiting for the courtesy shuttle to show up and transport a group of strangers to their places of work or homes. Well, Audi of Canada found a nice way to surprise customers who brought their out-of-warranty vehicles in for a scheduled Health Check by replacing dealer's normal shuttle with a 2014 Audi R8 V10.

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Tesla announces 'World's Best Service and Warranty Program,' hints at future 500-mile battery

Tesla Motors has just revealed the latest edition of it 5-part announcement trilogy. Whereas the previous first installment had to do with the company's new leasing program, this episode is all about service and warranty, comes gift-wrapped in the glittery descriptor of "World's Best," and is accompanied by hints of a future battery upgrade.

How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty

Legislation could widen use of E15 fuel blend, which automakers say can corrode your engine

Thanks to the fiscal cliff bill signed into law last week, a blend of fuel that contains more ethanol could soon reach more consumers than ever. That's bad news, AAA tells car owners.

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