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7 automakers with the best car warranties

Buick
Buick © General Motors
  • Popular 2013 models with MSRPs:
    Regal, $29,910 and Enclave, $36,945

Buick vehicles offer bumper-to-bumper, four-year 50,000-mile coverage. The autos also boast powertrain warranties with no deductible, good for six years or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty is fully transferable.

Rust-through corrosion protection on Buick autos is offered for six years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. This includes all body and sheet-metal components.

Also, 24-hour seven-day-per-week roadside assistance is offered on 2013 Buick vehicles for six years or 70,000 miles.

The contract for 2013 models is arguably a step down from the one offered on 2012 models. Those cars came with a five-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. However, since many drivers travel only about 12,000 miles annually, the longer term for 2013 models may be more useful.

Buick cars that get warranty service are eligible for their courtesy transportation program, which provides alternative transportation to the owner while the auto is undergoing repairs.

Among the best car warranties, they are actually backed by General Motors Co., but service must be performed at an authorized Buick dealer. Many Buick models have won IIHS Top Safety Pick awards, including the Buick Regal, Enclave and LaCrosse.

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