All About a Manufacturer Warranty

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Learn About a Manufacturer Warranty From Top to Bottom

A manufacturer warranty has a few different names. You may know it as a limited warranty, as opposed to the extended, which you have to pay for. Another term is a factory warranty, typically used for cars. What they all have in common is the fact that they come with the product, car, or home. The manufacturer is giving a promise with this warranty that the product will work for its intended purpose.

We’ll go over the manufacturer warranty coverage and the best way to file a warranty claim if your purchased product doesn’t work.

What Is a Manufacturer Warranty?

A manufacturer warranty exists to protect the consumer or user. It is a guarantee that if a product fails within the warranty period, the manufacturer must repair or replace it free of charge.

What Does a Manufacturer Warranty Cover?

Not every manufacturer's warranty is the same. It depends on the manufacturer and on the product itself. For example, a warranty period for a car is typically three years, but for a TV, it’s one year.

Check out what manufacturer warranties usually cover:

Manufacturer Warranties CoverManufacturer Warranties Don’t Cover
  • Items that have defective parts
  • Failures in terms of design, material, and workmanship
  • Wear and tear
  • Defects caused by abuse or misuse
  • Breakdowns due to accidents with fire or water

What Is a Factory Warranty on a Car?

A manufacturer or factory warranty on a car lasts much longer than other purchases. Car repairs can be a nightmare, so you should understand a car's factory warranty and know what you’re getting yourself into.

New cars usually have a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty. While more and more car vendors have longer factory warranties, ranging from five to seven years, others offer extended warranties, even for used cars.

Not every car part is covered by a factory warranty:

Factory Warranty Usually CoversFactory Warranty Usually Doesn’t Cover
  • Engine
  • Steering
  • Gearbox
  • Suspension
  • Fuel system
  • Electric system
  • Safety systems
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Brake pads
  • Brake discs
  • Cosmetic repairs
  • Accidental damage
  • Equipment and accessories you installed after the purchase

Make the Best out of Manufacturer Warranties With DoNotPay

Whether you need to claim a manufacturer or extended warranty, using DoNotPay is the way to go! With only a few clicks, we’ll gather information, build your case, and ensure you benefit from your warranty.

All you need to do is:

  1. Access DoNotPay from a
  2. Select Claim Warranty
  3. Choose between:
    • Home Warranty
    • Car Warranty
    • Warranty on a Purchased Item
  4. Answer a few questions
  5. Hit Submit

DoNotPay will get in touch with the manufacturer or vendor on your behalf and file your warranty claim. They will contact you with information about your warranty claim.

Appeal Any Product Warranty Claim Using DoNotPay

If a company denies your warranty claim, you should know that’s not the end of it! With DoNotPay’s assistance, you can appeal your original claim, and we’ll make sure the company repairs or replaces your product.

Check out how it works:

  1. Open DoNotPay in any
  2. Choose the Claim Warranty feature
  3. Tap on Appeal a Denied Warranty Claim
  4. Enter a few details about your original claim
  5. Click on Submit

We will use the info you provide to write the best appeal letter and send it to the company in question. The company will then reach out to you directly.

Use DoNotPay To Tackle Any Issue That Comes Your Way

Filing and appealing a warranty claim is not all we can do for you! Count on DoNotPay to provide home warranty reviews and help you find the best home warranties in the U.S.

We can also be your virtual assistant if a dealer refuses to cancel an extended warranty.

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