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What’s covered by the Porsche extended warranty? 

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This guide will look at the coverage Porsche offers in its vehicle protection plans as well as warranty costs and extra perks given to owners. We’ll also weigh the cost of the Porsche extended warranty against independent providers.

Anytime you shop for coverage, we recommend getting quotes from several sources. You can get a free quote from Porsche by contacting your local Porsche dealership. To see how much you would pay for third-party coverage, click below.

In this article:

  • Porsche extended warranty overview

  • How much does a Porsche extended warranty cost?

  • Do you need a Porsche extended warranty?

  • Pros and cons of independent warranty companies

  • Frequently asked questions

Porsche extended warranty overview

The Porsche extended warranty covers vehicles up until they are 10 years old or reach 100,000 miles, whichever happens first. There are two Porsche extended warranty plans to choose from: Platinum and Powertrain.

  • Platinum :Covers everything in the lower-tier Powertrain plan, plus adds electrical systems, climate control, shocks, fuel system, steering, brakes and suspension

  • Powertrain : Covers the engine, transmission, drive axle, seals and gaskets

Drivers who purchase new cars can add on either of these coverage plans at any time before the expiration of their Porsche factory warranty . If you purchase a Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle, you’re limited to opting into coverage at the time you buy the car.

Customers can choose between a $100 or $250 deductible per warranty claim. Similar to car insurance , plans with lower deductibles usually have higher premiums. Porsche sweetens the deal and treats the $100 choice as a “disappearing” deductible, which means it waives the deductible if repairs are performed at the selling dealership.

In addition to powertrain and bumper-to-bumper coverage, Porsche owners can purchase the following protection plans:

  • Dent protection : Repairs dents no larger than four inches in diameter that occur from everyday use with no deductible 

  • Windshield protection : Unlimited repairs and one replacement of the front windshield if damaged by rocks or road debris with no deductible

  • Tire and wheel protection : Covers tires or wheels that suffer structural damages from road hazards with a $50 deductible

  • Key protection : Replaces damaged or lost keys with no deductible

Compared to other major automakers’ extended warranties, Porsche is on par with luxury brands like Audi for coverage terms and has premium options akin to the Toyota warranty . One drawback is that there are fewer deductible options than some brands offer.

Added benefits

Porsche provides added peace of mind outside of mechanical coverage with 24-hour roadside assistance. It will also reimburse you up to $250 for towing to the selling dealer or another licensed repair facility. If the repair will take more than one day, Porsche gives warranty holders rental car reimbursement up to $50 per day for a maximum of 10 days.

If you happen to be traveling at the time of the breakdown, you’ll also be eligible for trip interruption coverage at $200 per day (Porsche allots a maximum of $1,000 per occurrence). And if you decide to sell the car while it’s still within the extended warranty period, a subsequent owner can take over the warranty for a $50 transfer fee.

What’s not covered?

The Porsche extended warranty is not a one-size-fits-all protection plan. There are a number of scenarios that aren’t backed by the manufacturer. Exclusions include:

  • Any mechanical breakdown still covered under the factory warranty

  • Issues caused by collisions, vandalism or environmental damage

  • Damage from preexisting conditions or neglect by the owner

  • Repairs or replacements of hybrid and electric batteries and battery cables  

How much does a Porsche extended warranty cost?

Like many automakers, Porsche doesn’t advertise warranty costs on its website. Factors that will influence the price of an extended auto warranty include:

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