Even though New Lifetime Maximum Care Plans are not available beginning December 1, 2018, Lifetime contracts currently in effect before that date will be honored throughout the lifetime of your vehicle to the original purchaser(s) at any authorized Mopar dealership.
Lifetime Means Lifetime
Mopar® Vehicle Protection is the first and only factory-backed extended service warranty to offer Lifetime coverage with unlimited mileage. That means your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat vehicle will be covered for as long as you own it. Mopar Vehicle Protection Plans with lifetime coverage are offered in three coverage levels -- Powertrain Care, Added Care Plus and Maximum Care. And, the Lifetime Maximum Care plan, with comprehensive coverage of 5,000-plus components, is likely the very best extended service warranty in the industry.
Lifetime Maximum Care
Vehicles with a minimum 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Warranty can be covered with a Lifetime Maximum Care Mopar Vehicle Protection Plan. FCA vehicles with the 5-year/60,000-mile, the 5-year/100,000-mile or the 4-year/50,000-mile Powertrain Warranty also qualify for coverage. The Chrysler Lifetime Maximum Care Warranty covers more than 5,000 components, including the engine, transmission, driveline, steering, air conditioning, engine cooling and fuel system, electrical and expanded electrical, front and rear suspension, anti-lock brakes, instrumentation, power group, luxury group, body mechanisms, manual interior mechanisms, Mopar accessories, plus safety and security systems. And, the Lifetime Maximum Care Vehicle Protection provides comprehensive coverage when the Standard Warranty expires. In addition, Lifetime Maximum Care provides First-Day Rental, Car rental Allowance, $100 Towing/Roadside Assistance and $1,000 Trip Interruption Protection on the day you buy the Lifetime option. These benefits expire at 7 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Lifetime Maximum Care ends on the date of sale or transfer or when an individual claim meets or exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of claim or when the total amount paid for all claims under the warranty exceeds the purchase price of the vehicle. For more details on the possible the best extended warranty on the market, click Mopar Vehicle Protection Lifetime Maximum Care.
Lifetime Added Care Plus
Mopar Lifetime Add Care Plus extended warranty are also available for vehicles covered by a minimum original 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Warranty. Lifetime Added Care Plus includes coverage of slightly over 800 components in gasoline engines; transmissions; front-wheel, rear-wheel, four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems; steering; air conditioning; engine cooling and fuel systems; front and rear suspension; brakes and anti-lock brake systems; instrumentation, electrical and expanded electrical systems; the luxury group and Mopar accessories. Like Lifetime Maximum Care, Lifetime Added Care Plus features First-Day Rental, Car rental Allowance, $100 Towing/Roadside Assistance and $1,000 Trip Interruption Protection on the day you buy the Lifetime option. Provisions for the expiration of Lifetime Added Care Pus are similar to the lifetime Maximum Care extended service warranty. Additional details on this Lifetime can be found by clicking Mopar Vehicle Protection Lifetime Added Care Plus.
Lifetime Powertrain Care
A Mopar Lifetime Powertrain Care Warranty will extend coverage when your original 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Warranty or 5-year/60,000-mile or 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty ends on your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat vehicle. The Lifetime Powertrain Care Warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor required to repair covered powertrain components, including the engine, transmission and drive system, for the life of the vehicle for the original purchaser. You can also add coverage for steering and air condition with a Lifetime Powertrain Care extended warranty for only vehicles covered by the 3-year/36,000-mile. When you sell or trade your vehicle, when an individual claim meets or exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of claim or when the total amount paid for all claims under the warranty exceeds the purchase price of the vehicle, the Lifetime Powertrain Care Warranty ends. For more details on powertrain warranties click Mopar Vehicle Protection Lifetime Powertrain Care.
When Plan Coverage Starts and Ends
New Mopar Vehicle Protection Plans are generally offered with a wide variety of time and mileage terms, typically up to 8 years and 125,000 miles. Lifetime Vehicle Protection Plans, however, have no time or mileage limits on mechanical coverage for the original owner of the Lifetime Plan. Lifetime Plans, unlike specified year plans, are not transferable unless required by state law. Lifetime Care Plans offer specified mechanical coverage to the original purchaser(s) of the contract for the lifetime of that purchaser.
Upon receipt and approval of a Mopar Service Application form, you will be mailed a Personalized Plan Provision and Identification Card. These documents will identify you and your vehicle to the servicing dealer as being eligible for Lifetime Plan service.
The plan ends upon the death of that original contract purchaser or upon the transfer or sale of the vehicle. The plan ends even if the transfer occurs by law to a lien holder, family member through succession, or successor business.
The original purchaser of an existing Lifetime Plan may cancel it within 60 days of purchasing a Lifetime warranty for a full refund of the Chrysler lifetime warranty cost. If cancelled 60 days after purchasing a Lifetime warranty, the purchaser will receive a refund on a pro-rata basis. To cancel the plan purchaser may take the Plan Provisions, proof of payoff and current vehicle mileage to any dealer, who will contact Mopar to request termination of the contract. A complete Mopar Lifetime Maximum Care contract is available at our Document Library.
Getting A Lifetime Service Visit
To obtain service under a Mopar Lifetime Plan, the vehicle owner should request service from any authorized FCA US LLC franchise dealer of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat vehicle lines within the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or Mexico. It is important to note that service obtained from a repair shop other than an authorized FCA dealer is not reimbursable.
For each repair visit of the vehicle’s covered components the contract owner is responsible to pay only the deductible (first $0, $100 or $200) of the total cost of covered repair. Repairs not covered under the plan, of course, are also the owner’s responsibility. Any imposed state and/or local taxes on the cost of repairs, are in addition to the deductible.
Lifetime Care Plans will pay up to $100 per repair occurrence for towing to the nearest Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep or Fiat dealer anytime a failed covered component fails requires the vehicle to be towed. Towing charges in excess of the amount allowed by the plan are the vehicle owner’s responsibility.
First Day Rental
Lifetime Care Plans provides a $35 First-Day Car Rental Allowance for any dealership mechanical repair or maintenance service.
Taxi reimbursement coverage, which starts on the date you purchase the plan, provides up to a $35 for taxi cab fare in lieu of First-Day Rental when the vehicle is serviced for any same day mechanical or maintenance service. Taxi receipts must be from a licensed taxi service provider for Mopar to provide reimbursement.
Car Rental Allowance
Lifetime Care Plans will also pay up to $35 per day ($175 maximum per occurrence) for car rental anytime a covered component described in the provision fails, causing the vehicle to be both inoperable and kept overnight for repairs. The rental car must be obtained from a dealer or from a licensed rental agency, and rental coverage is subject to state and local laws imposed by the rental agency. Mopar is not responsible for any refusal of a rental agency to rent a vehicle to you. Car rental allowance coverage is not provided where loaner vehicle coverage is provided by the Basic Warranty or the dealer.
When a loaner car is not available, or plan owner is not eligible for a rental car, the plan will pay up to $35 per day for taxi service, in lieu of car rental, any time mechanical repairs take overnight. Taxi receipts must be from a licensed taxi service provider, and taxi charges in excess of the amount allowed by the plan are the responsibility of the plan purchaser. Total Rental/Taxi Service Allowance per occurrence is a maximum of 5 days or $175.
The plan will pay up to $1,000 for lodging, meals, and emergency transportation such as taxi, bus, or airline for you and your family. Your vehicle must be inoperable due to the failure of covered parts under this plan or under the factory warranty, and you must be more than 100 miles from the address of record on the contract. Lodging, meals and car rental receipts must accompany a copy of repair bill and mailed to: Vehicle Protection, P.O. Box 2700, Troy, Michigan 48007-2700.
Key Fob Repairs/Replacements
Subject to the limitations in this provision, the plan provides coverage for up to three key fob repairs or replacements, and a total key fob coverage benefit of $600, which limit applies notwithstanding the cost per repair or per replacement of the key fob for the covered vehicle. Key fob coverage is available even if this component is lost or stolen, and this coverage has no deductible for covered key fob component repair visits. Failure of a key fob battery does not constitute a mechanical failure of the key fob.
The plan provides Roadside Assistance due to a disablement caused by any mechanical failure, and in addition, provides coverage for items such as towing to the nearest dealer or authorized repair facility, flat tire change (with your good spare), battery jump, out of gas delivery (maximum 2 gallons), lockout service (keys locked in car or a frozen lock) to a maximum of $100 per occurrence. Any expense beyond $100 at the time and site of service is the vehicle owner’s responsibility. Towing assistance will be dispatched only for mechanical disablements which renders the vehicle inoperative. This service is provided to minimize any unforeseen vehicle operation or inconvenience, and is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
You must call 888-517-4500 to arrange for roadside service at time of each occurrence. To get emergency Roadside Assistance you need be prepared to provide the phone representative with your name, Lifetime Plan number, vehicle license plate number, your location, the phone number you are calling from and a brief description of the problem.
As stated in the contract provisions, Towing, First-Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, Trip Interruption, Key Fob Repairs and Replacements, and Roadside Assistance expire at 7 years or 100,000 miles on the odometer, whichever occurs first. First-Day Rental is excluded from the plan for bodywork.
It is important to realize that, should a covered component of the vehicle fail, the maximum benefit amount will be the total cost of the repairs per visit less the deductible, or the cash value of the vehicle, whichever is less! The cash value of the vehicle will be determined as current average retail value at the time of the covered repair as listed in the current NADA Used Car Pricing Guide. If at any time the repair costs for covered component(s) exceed the vehicle’s cash value, the final plan benefit will be Mopar’s payment of the vehicle’s cash value rather than the repair costs.
The plan will pay the total cost of parts and labor, less the deductible per visit, to correct any of the plan covered mechanical failures caused by a defect in materials or workmanship of a covered component that are not covered by the vehicle’s factory warranty. The only exceptions are those listed under “What is not covered by the Plan.” of the Lifetime contract.
All Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat vehicles within 48 months of the in-service date and with less than 48,000 miles are eligible for Lifetime Maximum Care Plans, regardless of how many owners there may have been.
Excludes: SRT vehicles; Viper; diesel vehicles including Eco Diesel, Ram Cab/Chassis; ProMaster; Hellcat models, Demon models; vehicles equipped with Scat Package; Alfa Romeo vehicles vehicles with dual-rear wheels; vehicles used for commercial use vehicles ordered with box delete option or where box has been remove; fleet vehicles including police service, taxi, limousine, postal delivery or ambulance service; are not eligible for Lifetime Vehicle Protection, but are eligible for limited year and mileage warranty coverage.
More details eligible and ineligible vehicles can be found at Vehicle Eligibility.
Extends coverage of Powertrain and Basic Warranty components of the following:
- Air Conditioning
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Luxury Group
- Engine Cooling
- Expanded Electrical
- Fuel System
- Power Group
Components Not Covered
The only parts and labor not covered include following:
- Maintenance services and items used in such services•Glass, plastic lenses, key fobs•Body and paint items, including soft trim
- Wear items such as manual clutch assembly, brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums and belts are not covered at any time
- Snow plows, winches and trailer hitches
So, if you are looking for mechanical coverage beyond the vehicle's factory warranty, check into the various levels of Lifetime Mopar Vehicle Protection Plans coverage at Zeigler Auto Group's Quick Quote Calculator. If it's mechanical (including luxury and power group components), it's covered with Lifetime Maximum Care.
Learn more about our full range of Mopar Vehicle Protection plans today.