Kia Warranty Coverage: Your Secret Advantage

October 17th, 2019 by

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Kia not only makes affordable, attractive vehicles that are a joy to drive and a delight to critics everywhere, such as the Kia Optima and Kia Soul, the automaker also offers one of the longest, most comprehensive new vehicle warranties in the business. What does that mean for the Mascoutah driver? Peace of mind driving around Smithton or moving on to that great family road trip without worry.

What Do You Get with the Kia Warranty?

Every new Kia vehicle comes with the following protection:

  • 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty.
  • 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan.

The powertrain warranty covers the vehicle’s essential systems, including the engine, transaxle, axle, transmission, differential, and propeller shafts against damage or defect caused by manufacturer defect.

Can I Give the Kia Warranty to a Second Owner?

Yes. It’s that simple.

While there are other warranty plans available, few are transferable to the vehicle’s second owner. That means, should you sell your vehicle, the new owner would have no warranty protection, regardless of the vehicle’s mileage or age.

The 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty is switched to a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty when the vehicle is sold, with the remainder transferring to the new owner. The following warranties have their remainders transferred as well:

  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty.
  • 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan.

Not only does this increase the vehicle’s resale value, but it also helps to give the new owner peace of mind and could make it easier to sell or trade-in your Kia when you’re ready.

What’s Included in Roadside Assistance?

The Kia Roadside Assistance Plan gives drivers access to Kia’s network of roadside assistance providers, over 17,000 who are available 24 hours a day. As long as you’re in the United States, they’ll be able to help. Roadside assistance providers help out at no charge with minor mishaps (running out of gas, dead batteries, a flat tire).

What if you’re on a trip and something with your Kia derails your plans? That’s where the Trip Interruption Policy comes in. If a warranty-related disablement happens, you’re 150 miles or more away from home, and the repairs will take more than 24 hours, Kia will provide reimbursement for meals, lodging, or rental car expenses.

Have further questions about the warranty or roadside assistance? The official Kia warranty guide has your answers.

Find Your Kia Today

You owe it to yourself to see what the Kia warranty is protecting. To learn more about the Kia warranty and how it can save you money, take a test drive of a Kia Sorento or Kia Sportage at Auffenberg Kia near Trenton today. Wondering about the history of the Kia brand? You might also want to check out where Kia vehicles are made.

 

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