As you perform your importation research, you will discover that one of the price-protectionism tactics used by some automobile manufacturers is to void their vehicle warranty if you import your vehicle into Canada. However, don't let this discourage you!
If the vehicle price differential is great enough, simply purchase a third-party warranty to cover your new car.
How They Work
Third-party warranties can often provide better coverage and more flexibility when a mechanical problem occurs. For example, you aren't obligated to return your vehicle to a dealership of the manufacturer for warranty work - you can choose any accredited mechanic to perform the required task. In addition, depending on the warranty provider, there can often be better customer service.
In addition to protecting your newly imported vehicle, you can also use third-party warranties to extend the warranty coverage on ANY of your existing vehicles (cars, trucks, RVs, boats, etc.). This is a very useful strategy if you own luxury or sports cars that are coming off their original manufacturer's warranty. Note that in many cases, you can obtain extended warranty coverage from a third-party provider at a much lower cost than from the manufacturer.
Not All Warranty Providers Are the Same!
Third-party warranty providers all have different policies on U.S. imports - some will do them, some won't. In addition, not all providers will cover all makes and models, and regulations differ across Canada's provinces - so not all warranty programs are available nationwide. Finally, some have better reputations than others when it comes to servicing claims.
We are here to help! Call a UCanImport representative toll-free at 1-888-735-5850. We will guide you through the "warranty maze". Whether you are looking for short term 6 month coverage, or a full replacement for a factory warranty, UCanImport will refer you to one or more providers that can solve your warranty issues.
So protect your resale value, and don't let a voided warranty deter you from importing your next vehicle.
Contact UCanImport Today
To learn more about the warranty options now available to Canadian vehicle importers, call toll-free 1-888-735-5850 (9am to 5pm Pacific Time), e-mail , or complete the online form below.
A UCanImport representative will contact you when it is convenient for you and assist in determining the provider(s) that may have the ideal warranty for your vehicle importation.
Importation Management Services
Are you interested in taking advantage of the great vehicle selection and pricing in the United States, but would prefer to have an expert by your side throughout the importation process? UCanImport offers its professional importation management services to ensure your importation goes smoothly. Click here for more details.