GWC Warranty has been in business since 1995 and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. It offers both exclusionary coverage, which lists only the things that are not covered, and stated component coverage, which lists only the things that are covered. Plans have the flexibility for customization so you can add systems, for example navigation, that aren’t otherwise covered by the warranty. GWC Warranty offers extended warranties for both new and used cars through dealers, lenders, and directly to the consumer.
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GWC Warranty offers exclusionary coverage up to 150,000 miles and stated component coverage for vehicles up to 200,000 miles. That’s more mileage than most extended warranty companies will cover, which makes GWC Warranty a good choice for high mileage vehicles. There is the ability to customize plans to add components for an additional cost. While there is only one type of exclusionary coverage, there are three types of stated component coverage for a total of four basic plan options.
Here are the 10 most expensive repairs and how they’re covered under GWC Warranty plans.
(*) Brakes does not include: Pads, Rotors, Shoes and Drums
Depending on your specific plan, these features may be included or they may be available as add-ons for an additional charge.
This comprehensive plan covers so many parts that it lists only what’s not covered rather than what is covered and includes all parts in the manufacturer’s basic factory warranty. If there’s a non-covered component you want to add, then they may be able to do that for you for an additional cost. Be sure to ask specifically when you call for a quote. Typical excluded components include:
Be sure to read the copy of the contract provided so you fully understand what is covered.
This plan specifically details which parts are covered. It can be customized to include additional components. If a repair requires parts not on the list, then those parts will not be covered. You might end up with a repair that requires a mix of covered and non-covered parts, which will leave you paying some of the cost on your own.
Seals and Gaskets
Four-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive
This builds on the Powertrain Plus plan with additional covered components and systems.
Turbocharger (surcharge applies)
This is the most inclusive stated coverage plan and includes all previously listed parts with the addition of the following:
As is common with extended car warranties, there’s no way to get a quote online. What you can find, however, are plenty of people who purchased a warranty and shared the details in various online forums. Here’s what we found scouring the internet for GWC Warranty quotes. Note that your quote may be quite different depending on your vehicle.
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Filing a claim with GWC Warranty is straightforward. There’s a number to call for roadside assistance or you can take your car directly to a repair facility if it's driveable without causing further damage.
Once at the facility, they must call GWC Warranty for authorization with an estimate before any work is done. Claims will not be honored if the work is done without prior authorization. Payment will be made directly to the repair shop, but you are responsible for any uncovered repairs and deductibles.
What disqualifies a car?
Parts not covered. Car warranties are very specific about which parts are covered. Be sure you understand the limits of your warranty coverage to avoid surprises when it’s time for a repair.
No proof of scheduled maintenance. Your coverage will not pay for problems caused by neglected maintenance. Make sure you maintain your car and keep records of that maintenance to avoid this problem.
“GWC covered over $15,000 in repairs on my BMW 335i over the two and a half years I owned it. If GWC is an option for any future used cars I buy, I'm buying their coverage!” - Joshua B., Yelp
“There are poor warranty companies out there, but GWC is not one of them. ... . I have never had to wait for this company to call me back to move forward on repairs. They handle 99% of all claims on the first call.” - Chris, Consumer Affairs
“We've had the GWC Warranty policy for almost a year now. We got it through the dealer when we bought our car. They explained everything, and they were right on. We've used it for a claim and the dealer that fixed our vehicle took care of everything. They dealt with them. GWC was reasonable to work with and everything got taken care of.” - Amy, ConsumerAffairs
“Turns out all internally lubricated parts are covered with the exception of my internally lubricated part. I am on my own to cover the entire bill.” - Brendan, ConsumerAffairs
“I filed a claim with GWC very hopeful because everything listed on my diagnosis is listed in my brochure as covered. They sent an inspector out and denied every single thing because they apparently don't cover anything having to do with leaks.” - Erika R., Yelp
Deciding to purchase an extended warranty depends on you, your car, and how comfortable you are with paying for repairs. If you are worried by the notion of a sudden breakdown and the cost of resulting repairs, then an extended warranty can ease those worries. Instead of struggling to come up with a way to pay, the extended warranty has you covered.
If your car has a history of being unreliable, then that’s another good reason to consider an extended warranty. Whether it’s the specific make or model or both, if it’s known for issues then an extended warranty can help.
You’re taking a gamble, however, in the assumption that you’ll need an extended warranty. If the repairs you fear never materialize, then you may end up spending a chunk of change for something you never even use.
Always be wary of any calls out of the blue offering an extended car warranty. These are almost always scams. Do your own research and choose a provider that has a reputation you can trust.
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Yes. GWC Warranty has been around since 1995 and is a well-known extended warranty provider.
There’s no way to get an online quote, so you’ll have to call. As a guideline, most extended warranties start at around $1000 and only go up from there.
Take your car to an ASE Certified repair facility, have them call to authorize the repairs, and GWC Warranty will pay them directly.
Yes, you can cancel the warranty and receive a prorated refund or you can instead transfer the warranty to a new owner when you sell your car.
An extended warranty can save thousands on repairs, but there’s no way to know you’ll need those repairs. If the cost fits your budget and you want that peace of mind, then an extended warranty may be worth the price.
Yes. You can receive a prorated refund for time still left on your warranty contract or you can have the warranty transferred to the new owner.
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