You’ve  already done the heavy lifting if you’ve found that used or new 2018 Subaru model that’s perfect for you. Now it’s time for the fine print, and part of that is going over your car’s warranty.

Vehicle warranties can be confusing, and there are usually several options available to you. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we want to do our part to help you understand what a car warranty typically involves and what your options may be.

New cars often come with a basic or limited warranty which covers most areas of your car except the body panels, drivetrain, and components like filters, brake pads, and wiper blades. You’ll also usually get a drivetrain warranty which covers everything that makes your car move like the engine and transmission.

We always advise that you read over your warranty so that you understand what’s covered and when you’ll have to make out of pocket costs. Some warranties cover the costs of certain parts and repairs while for others, the cost will be on your end.

Not all basic warranties are the same. Some warranties cover the car for up to three years or 36,000 miles while others cover your vehicle for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. You can always talk to our friendly sales staff about your warranty options. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

It’s also possible to purchase an extended warranty. Extended warranties vary in what they provide, but the fundamental principle is the same, prolonging the coverage of your warranty.

Whether you’re purchasing a new Subaru model or a pre-owned one, you’ll have access to a variety of warranties. Feel free to discuss your options with us. For all your other vehicle needs like Subaru service and parts, visit us today.