Pickup brands like Ford and Chevy sell their offerings as “Work Truck” and “Best Deal,” but Dodge does things rather differently. Since the 90s Ram trucks have been known and loved for their “Big Rig” monster design, comfort, style, and all the innovations a trucker would want.
That said, Dodge Rams aren’t the most reliable trucks on the market. Although the ride in a Ram will be enjoyable, you’ll be visiting your mechanic a lot more often than your Ford-loving neighbor.
A warranty is, therefore, a must-have if you own a Ram truck. Below are five ways in which a Dodge Ram extended warranty will make life easier for both you and your truck.
- Guaranteed Repairs
Regular maintenance and routine tune-ups can keep your truck healthy, but they cannot guarantee that it will never need repairs. There’s, therefore, no way to know when a breakdown will occur, and how much it will cost to fix. This is the main reason why vehicle owners purchase extended warranties. The warranty will ensure your truck is repaired easily and on time, whether or not you were prepared to meet the expense.
- Comprehensive Coverage
If your truck came with a dealer’s warranty, you might be hesitant to pay for another one. However, new vehicle warranties are often very limited, which means that most of the repairs you will need will either be partially covered or not covered at all. Sure, a warranty that promises $3,000 per claim seems adequate, but it will be far from enough when a serious problem occurs, and your truck demands more than one repair at a time.
Getting an extended warranty is like striking a bargain with potential costs. Repairing your truck will cost you the same monthly premium you pay, regardless of how much the repair shop charges. A warranty will, therefore, save you a significant amount of money when your truck needs expensive repairs. Some covers also include free extras like roadside assistance, towing and rental cars, which can come in handy if you’re on a budget.
- Peace of Mind
Like all other warranties, a Dodge Ram extended warranty gives you the freedom to relax knowing your truck is covered against any unexpected issues. No one buys a truck anticipating the need for a new transmission or an engine overhaul, but when the unimaginable happens, you will be glad you invested in an extended warranty.
- Resale Value
You may not have plans to sell your Ram truck now, but with time, you’ll probably want to upgrade. When that time comes, any potential customer will be more inclined to buy your truck if the package includes an extended warranty. Not only will you be passing the same protection over to the buyer, but it will also tell them that the truck was most likely well maintained.
If the buyer seems unwilling to take your offer, presenting an extended warranty might just seal the deal.
Dodge Ram trucks are a strain to keep on the road, but don’t let costly unexpected breakdowns hurt your wallet. An extended warranty will cover the cost of your repairs with ease, and in the long run, it may also pay for itself with increased resale value.