Seoul automaker, Kia Motors Corporation, is the second largest in Korea behind Hyundai Motor Company, which as of 2013, acquired 33.88% of the company. One of the most prolific brand commercials in recent years starred the Kia hamster, an ad promoting its Soul model, which was named the “best automotive ad of the year” in 2009 by Nielsen.
When it comes to vehicle coverage, the Kia warranty slightly exceeds the norm by offering a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty for its vehicles. One of these options come automatically with a new vehicle, but a Kia extended warranty is purchased separately.
If you are looking for coverage for your vehicle beyond the initial warranty timeline, consider a vehicle service contract (f/k/a an extended warranty) to ensure your Kia vehicle is covered for more serious repairs down the road. All too often drivers aren’t aware they are no longer covered for repairs until their vehicle is already in the shop.
Average Repair Costs for KIA Vehicles
The chart below lists repair estimates for different parts which may need fixed or replaced. While vehicles are being built with better technology and engineering, it still doesn’t combat the general wear and tear vehicles endure every day. The need for vehicle repair will eventually happen. It’s a matter of when, not if.
Once your manufacturer warranty has expired or if doesn’t cover certain parts, it can mean a couple hundred dollars for repairs, at least, which you’ll owe immediately. To avoid these unexpected costs, a vehicle service contract (f/k/a an extended warranty) covers many major parts, labor costs, and other expenses like rental car reimbursement, so you’re not left sans vehicle.
The cost of vehicle repair isn’t limited only to what’s owed to the repair facility. It also includes the expense of securing alternative transportation, possible towing services, if you experience a vehicle breakdown; not to mention absorbing the stress and inconvenience endured when you face vehicle problems.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could bypass some of these concerns and have a plan and representative in place to help you out? Extended coverage is designed to help you secure just that.
|Starter replacement||$164 to $588|
|Alternator replacement||$256 to $777|
|AC compressor replacement||$520 to $1,374|
Choosing a Vehicle Service Plan
Extended vehicle coverage can help you feel more secure when the unexpected happens. While we can’t avoid the inevitability of car problems, we can protect ourselves when it comes to repair costs.
Select from the Platinum Protection, Comprehensive Protection, or the Powertrain Plus plan for extensive coverage of your vehicle. All plans cover main components such as the engine, transmission, alternator, starter, and A/C unit, among others. And, each policy can be customized for the individual based on specific needs. Compare coverage choices to determine which is the best fit for you.
Invest in the future of your vehicle. Receive a free quote and more information about the benefits associated with repair coverage through US Car Protection.
*Estimates from Repairpal.com