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Swedish automaker Volvo offers its customers the opportunity to purchase an extended warranty after the factory warranty on their vehicles expire. Specifically, the automaker allows vehicle owners to choose one of three different levels through its Volvo Increased Protection (VIP) plans.

When the 4 Year/50,000 Mile bumper-to-bumper factory warranty on new Volvo vehicles concludes, the automaker's extended warranty, also known as a vehicle service contract, protects consumers by covering thousands of components related to unexpected repairs and pricey fixes linked to automotive maintenance.

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Let's Explain the Volvo Extended Warranty in Detail

Going with a Volvo VIP Extended Warranty Service Contract is the best option for maximum vehicle protection. When it comes to making a financial investment, there is nothing more valuable than peace of mind. Most major vehicle repairs occur outside of your original new car factory warranty, which is why we offer various Vehicle Service Contracts to help cover unforeseen expenses. With three coverage levels, we've got you protected. Depending on the age and mileage of your vehicle, you can choose up to six additional years of protection or up to 120,000 miles, whichever comes first. We recommend all repairs or replacements be made at authorized Volvo dealerships to ensure only Volvo genuine new or Volvo re-manufactured parts are used.

Volvo Increased Protection (VIP) - Volvo Extended Warranty Plans

The Volvo VIP Extended Warranty supplies more extensive service and repairs than the automaker's standard bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty. It covers mechanical repairs that include parts and labor up to six years or 120,000 miles, depending on the plan you choose.

When you purchase a Volvo, you want to avoid expensive repair bills. The VIP plan is intended to help out with maintenance and routine part replacements after the original manufacturer's warranty expire. Volvo's coverage protection plans feature deductible options that range from $0-250. The three different options are Platinum, Gold, or Powertrain.

Many car owners choose to wait to purchase an extended warranty until their factory warranty comes to an end. Volvo's extended coverage is available when the factory warranty expires or if a consumer wants to add coverage to a vehicle with no warranty remaining. However, the earlier the plan is purchased, the more affordable the prices will be. And coverage purchased early will always have much more available options in terms of warranty period and mileage. Basically, the earlier you purchase, the better.

Volvo notes that coverage on certain vehicles may be limited based on the age, mileage, make, and model of the car. All repairs and maintenance are performed by factory-trained technicians using genuine Volvo parts at authorized Volvo dealerships in the United States and Canada.

PLATINUM COVERAGE

The Platinum Coverage level plan is Volvo's most comprehensive level of protection and is "Exclusionary", meaning it covers all of the vehicle's assemblies except for the ones listed in the exclusions section of the vehicle service contract. It is the "Ultimate Peace of Mind" protection. See below for complete list of exclusions.

Platinum Coverage Exclusions:

Brake linings, brake drums and rotors, disc brake pads, standard manual transmission clutch friction disc, pressure plate, pilot bearing, throw-out bearing and arm, air bags, solar powered devices, glass, lenses, sealed beams, body parts and/or panels, weather stripping, trim, moldings, lock cylinders, tires, wheels, all batteries except Hybrid/EV/Hydrogen High Voltage batteries as listed under Gold Coverage, light bulbs, upholstery, paint, bright metal, freeze plugs, filters, heater and radiator hoses, exhaust system, catalytic converter, shock absorbers, work such as front-end alignment or wheel balancing (except when required in conjunction with a mechanical breakdown), safety restraint systems, audio/security or other systems not factory installed, or vinyl and convertible tops.

GOLD COVERAGE

The Gold Coverage level plan covers the following: engine, cooling, transmission, drive axle, steering, brakes, air conditioning, front/rear suspension, electrical, additional hybrid/plug-in electric/compressed natural gas/hydrogen components.

GOLD COVERAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

ENGINE

Oil pan; valve, timing and side covers; thermostat housing; water pump pulley; engine mounts; harmonic balancer; flex plate/flywheel and ring gear.

COOLING

Radiator, mounting brackets and coolant recovery tank; fan clutch, fan blades and motor; fan shroud; heater core; transmission oil cooler; engine oil cooler.

TRANSMISSION

Oil pan; detent cable; kickdown link; throttle cable; vacuum modulator; transmission mounts.

DRIVE AXLE

Constant velocity joints and boots; slip joint; front wheel drive axles/half-shafts and wheel bearings; u-joints; couplings; flex disc; prop shafts; center support bearings.

STEERING

Tie rods, idler and pitman arms, center/drag link, coupling and shafts; cooler lines; steering gear housing and internal parts; rack and pinion housing and internal parts; power steering pump and internal parts including reservoir; electric steering motor; power steering pump or electric steering motor mounting brackets; seals and gaskets.

BRAKES

Compensator/proportioning valve; metering valve; calipers; wheel cylinders; backing plate; brake adjusters and brake hardware; brake pedal, pedal lever and pedal pivot; parking brake linkage/ratchet assembly and cable; anti-lock braking system component parts including control processor/module, pump, dump valve, wheel speed sensors, solenoids, accumulator, yaw rate sensor, and pressure differential switch; master cylinder; vacuum or hydraulic brake booster assembly; hydraulic lines, hoses and fittings; brake pedal apply pin; seals and gaskets.

AIR CONDITIONING

Accumulator; receiver drier; automatic temperature control programmer; clutch assembly including coil, disc and pulley; control cables; cutoff switch; serpentine belt tensioner, bearing and pulley; condenser; compressor; evaporator; orifice/expansion valve; seals and gaskets.

FRONT/REAR SUSPENSION

Upper and lower control arms, shafts and bushings; upper and lower ball joints; struts; wheel bearings/hubs; spindle/steering knuckle and spindle support; coil and leaf springs, seats and bushings, leaf spring shackles; track bars, links and bushings; electronic level control components including pump, accumulator, lines, bags; stabilizer bar, links and bushings; kingpin; torsion bar, mounts and bushings; tension rods/radius arm.

ELECTRICAL

Front and rear wiper motor, transmission and linkage; power window motor; window regulators; power seat motor; steering column multi-function switch and individual switches for turn signal, headlamp, dimmer, wiper, washer and cruise control; clock spring/spiral cable; mirror motor switch; brake light switch; neutral safety switch; glove box light switch; courtesy light switch; cooling fan relay; air control solenoid; air regulator valve; idle air control motor; electronic ignition module; ignition coil; engine distributor including shaft, gear, bushings and modules; electronic throttle control, gas pedal position sensor/assembly; throttle position sensor; vehicle speed sensor; manifold absolute pressure sensor; knock sensor and barometric pressure sensor; alternator; alternator mounting bracket, voltage regulator; starter motor, solenoid and drive.

ADDITIONAL HYBRID/PLUG-IN ELECTRIC/COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS/HYDROGEN COMPONENTS

Motor/generator belt tensioner; drive motor dampener; voltage inverter reservoir; three-phase high voltage cables; hydraulic or electric regenerative braking system; hybrid/EV/hydrogen battery (nickel-metal hydrate or lithium-ion drive propulsion battery) including the case and mounting hardware, junction block, main battery cable, and frame wire; onboard battery charging system including charge controller, plug in outlets, plug in cable, and trickle charger cable; electric AC compressor and motor; electric steering rack, gear, and motor; electro/hydraulic power steering pump and reservoir; hydrogen fuel cell stack; battery cooling pump; seals and gaskets.

*Certain restrictions, limitations and/or exclusions may apply. See service contract for specific details.

POWERTRAIN COVERAGE

Powertrain offers protections against covered mechanical breakdowns of the engine, transmission, and drive axle.

POWERTRAIN COVERAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

ENGINE

All internally lubricated parts contained within the engine, plus the following: intake manifold; exhaust manifolds; balance shaft; water pump; fuel pump, diesel injection pump, diesel oil controlled fuel injectors; thermostat; oil pump; rotor housing, rotors, shims and silent shaft; all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; turbocharger/supercharger assembly including boost valve, boost pressure control, wastegate, recirculation and blow off valve; seals and gaskets.

TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE/TRANSFER CASE

All internally lubricated parts contained within the transmission, transaxle and transfer case, plus the following: all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; shift cover and forks; bell housing, components within the bell housing; torque converter; external valve bodies, control units and solenoids; seals and gaskets.

DRIVE AXLE

All internally lubricated parts contained within the differential/axle housing(s), plus the following: cover; 4x4 locking hubs and electric or vacuum actuator; seals and gaskets.

ADDITIONAL HYBRID/PLUG-IN ELECTRIC/COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS/HYDROGEN COMPONENTS

Electric motor/generator(s) all internal components; inverter/converter/transformer units including all internal components and cover; continuously variable transmission and all internal components; power split device and all internal components; reduction/reducer box and all internal components; seals and gaskets.

Please Note: The various VIP plans also contain some other exclusions. The plans will not cover mechanical breakdowns caused by misuse, abuse, negligence, improper towing, lack of maintenance, contamination, damage as a result of continued operation with an overheat condition, lack of coolant or lubricants, lack of oil viscosity, sludge, restricted oil flow, salt, rust and rust damage, environmental damage, or chemicals.

ADDITIONAL PERKS

All three of Volvo's coverage levels come with additional benefits, including reimbursement up to $40 per day for up to 10 days per covered mechanical breakdown. This includes reimbursement for public transportation, rental car services, or ride-sharing services.

If you're more than 100 miles from home when you have a covered mechanical breakdown, you will receive up to $100 per day, up to $500 per occurrence, for food and lodging.

The VIP plans cover up to $100 in towing charges per occurrence if your Volvo breaks down. Roadside assistance services also include jump-starts, winching, changing a flat (if a working spare tire is available) and emergency fuel delivery (up to two gallons).

The automaker also replaces necessary fluids, oils, greases, lubricants, and approved air conditioner gases required in conjunction with a covered repair. In addition, each VIP plan is fully transferable to a subsequent owner, making your car more appealing to potential buyers.

The VIP Plans can be cancelled at any time during the Service Contract period. A pro-rated refund of the Service Contract Purchase Price will be made based upon the greater of the time or mileage expired from the Service Contract Purchase Date, less an administration fee of $50.00. These Volvo VIP Plans can also be transferred to any new owner for a small $40.00 transfer fee.

What We Like About The Volvo Extended Warranty Plan

Volvo's coverage of components and added perks, such as its roadside assistance and travel protection, makes it tempting to purchase. The Platinum coverage plan, in particular, is rather robust in what it includes, and it contains much more than the automaker's other two lower-tier options.

Roadside assistance and travel coverage are also very beneficial, especially if you drive a lot. These perks can provide peace of mind when you're stranded, need help transporting your vehicle to a repair facility, or are left without a car due to a lengthy repair period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. DOES VOLVO OFFER AN EXTENDED WARRANTY?

A. Yes. The automaker offers three different types of vehicle service contracts known as Volvo Increased Protection (VIP) plans. Platinum, Gold and Powertrain.

Q. IS A VOLVO EXTENDED WARRANTY WORTH IT?

A. It's up to you and the type of vehicle you have. If it's older and is susceptible to problems that require attention, an extended warranty may help you save money.

Q. IS A VOLVO EXTENDED WARRANTY TRANSFERABLE?

A. Yes. Volvo's coverage is fully transferable to a new owner. To transfer your Volvo VIP Service Contract to a new owner, you must complete a transfer form and pay a $40.00 transfer fee.

Q. WHERE CAN I GET MY VOLVO REPAIRED?

A. If you have a Volvo VIP plan, you can have your vehicle serviced at any authorized Volvo dealer in the United States and Canada.

Is the Volvo Extended Warranty Plan Worth It?

There are some benefits to purchasing an automaker's extended warranty. However, many people elect not to take advantage of them because they don't want to pay extra for the coverage. Since basic extended warranties usually just lengthen the defect repair coverage of manufacturer warranties, it's easy to see why people avoid them.

However, the Volvo VIP Platinum Plan, which Volvo dubs its "Ultimate Peace of Mind" protection, is quite comprehensive in its inclusions and coverage of components. If you don't want to be responsible for the cost of unexpected repairs and like having access to roadside assistance, this level of protection can be advantageous.

Nonetheless, if you drive infrequently or prefer working on your own vehicle, you may not require the extra protection that Volvo provides. The decision is up to you.