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About Allstate Extended Warranty
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Allstate Vehicle Protection helps car owners cover the costs of unexpected auto repairs. The company offers three levels of coverage and plenty of add-ons, including coverage for seats, tires and paint. Paintless dent repair and key replacement are also available. Allstate includes roadside assistance, rental vehicle reimbursement and trip interruption in all plans.
Pros & Cons
- $50 deductible
- Flexible payment options
- Can use any licensed mechanic
- Can transfer the coverage if you sell
- Older vehicles may not qualify
- Not available in all states
Allstate offers three levels of vehicle service coverage to extend your manufacturer’s warranty. It also has optional protection to keep your car looking new. Your vehicle must meet age and mileage requirements to be eligible.
What is Allstate Extended Warranty?
While best known for its insurance, Allstate also provides vehicle service contracts to extend your manufacturer’s warranty. With three levels of coverage and an entire line of vehicle protection products, Allstate can help you keep your car on the road. Each plan has additional benefits, like roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement and trip interruption protection.
The company’s process is fairly transparent, and its sample contracts are easy to access. You can buy this protection through select dealerships when you buy a vehicle or after your initial purchase.
An important thing to note is that only vehicles under 5 years old with fewer than 50,000 miles qualify for coverage. If you have an older vehicle, you’ll need to buy a service protection plan from a different company.
Allstate Extended Warranty coverage
Allstate has three types of vehicle coverage: Powertrain, Core Systems and Comfort & Tech.
- Powertrain: This basic plan covers your engine, transmission and drive axle.
- Core Systems: This covers steering, suspension, and emissions and exhaust systems.
- Comfort & Tech: This comprehensive plan covers your car’s safety and comfort systems, air conditioning and heating systems, stereo, backup camera, and other components.
Allstate also has optional coverage you can add for more protection: tire and wheel coverage, windshield and dent repair coverage, paint and fabric coverage, and excess wear and tear coverage for leased vehicles.
You can also opt for Complete Protection to protect your vehicle inside and out:
- Silver: This level of coverage provides paintless dent repair and key replacement services.
- Gold: Allstate's mid-tier protection plan includes the coverage from Silver plus cracked windshield repair and repair of interior rips and tears.
- Platinum: The most comprehensive level the company offers adds tire and wheel repair or replacement and mounting and balancing services.
Allstate Extended Warranty cost
The cost of your vehicle service plan depends on several factors, including:
- Vehicle age
- Vehicle mileage
- Which level of coverage you pick
- Your location
You’ll need to request a quote to get your exact costs. However, Allstate advertises that its coverage begins at $19 a month at the time of publishing.
To get an online quote, you’ll need your vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and mileage. You’ll also need to enter your state.
Allstate Extended Warranty exclusions
Allstate’s warranty exclusions are similar to those from other warranty companies and include the following:
- Using your car for commercial use
- Adding a lift kit or other aftermarket modification
- Preexisting damage
- Breakdowns caused by lack of maintenance
- Damage from normal wear and tear
- Damage from natural disasters, riots or other unexpected scenarios
You’ll want to carefully read the contract before you purchase coverage so you know exactly what isn’t included.
Allstate Extended Warranty contracts
Allstate’s sample contract reads like a standard vehicle service protection agreement. The first section includes all your personal details and information about the vehicle.
The contract then explains your responsibilities for maintenance and getting claims approved before having work done. It spells out the claims process and also mentions additional benefits.
An example contract from Allstate does note a maximum coverage limit — it only covers $50,000 worth of work on all combined claims.
Allstate Extended Warranty claims
When you experience a mechanical breakdown or another problem that’s covered by your vehicle service plan, take your car to the mechanic or dealership of your choice. Let the staff know you have extended coverage through Allstate.
The mechanic will call the plan’s administrator for authorization. If it’s covered, the company pays the repair shop directly. All you’re responsible for is your deductible (typically $50, but if you purchase coverage through a dealership, it could be more or less).
While your car is being fixed, you can get a rental car to use. Your plan will reimburse up to $40 per day for seven days for a rental until your car is ready to go again.
Allstate Extended Warranty FAQ
Can I pick my own mechanic with Allstate Extended Warranty?
Yes, you can take your car to a repair facility of your choosing. However, the mechanic must be licensed, and the shop needs to provide a minimum warranty for the work completed.
Does Allstate Extended Warranty have a limit on repairs?
Yes, Allstate Extended Warranty has a $50,000 total limit on all repairs.
Can I cancel my Allstate Extended Warranty plan?
Yes, you can cancel your Allstate vehicle service agreement at any time by initiating a cancellation request on the company’s website or by mailing a request in writing. You may be eligible for a prorated refund of the total contract price. There is a $50 cancellation fee.
Where is Allstate Extended Warranty available?
Allstate Extended Warranty is available in all states except California and Massachusetts.
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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2023
Been almost a month, new Sony TV was "shipped", then cancelled. Have spoken with Allstate/Fairtrade on numerous occasions, no resolution to problem is apparent. No hope?? Will contact State and Fed governments next.
Reviewed Sept. 13, 2023
Called Allstate Squaretrade when my Samsung S22 Ulta network connections stopped. AT&T and local repair shop said it was a common motherboard failure and not repairable. Allstate Squaretrade said they could fix it but I would have to drive 60 miles away to a shop. After I refused to drive 120 miles twice to drop off and pickup a non-repairable phone they said they would replace it with a like-phone. After 3 weeks of runarounds and lies I had to buy a new phone. They never intended to replace or refund me for my phone the was only 3 months into an extended 2 year warranty. Allstate Squaretrade deals with Walmart and Costco and other companies selling extended warranties. Before you buy an extended warranty, ask who they use for extended warranty service for TVs, computers, appliances, etc. If Allstate Squaretrade, do not buy it or you'll be giving your money away for nothing. Gave 1 star as 0 stars not an option.
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