Porsche’s Extended Warranty: Comprehensive Porsche Protection
Protect what matters most with this all-encompassing plan for Porsches
Porsches are arguably one of the most well-known and sought-after cars around. They’re elegant, fast, have a racing pedigree, and their German engineering is difficult to beat. The company’s history begins back in 1989 when it developed the P1. Since then, Porsche has been cranking out nonstop high-end premium sports cars, and all that power is best paired with the manufacturer’s extended warranty.
Through Porsche’s extended warranty plan, simply called the Porsche Protection Plan, drivers get a number of additional features. The 10-year, 100,000-mile plan offers protection for tires and wheels, lease-end protection, vehicle service, dent damage, key replacement, and windshield replacement. All you have to decide is what specific plan you want, as it’s split between a powertrain offer or platinum coverage.
Once you have your Porsche, you will want to make sure it’s taken care of when you’re driving it or when it’s parked. With the Porsche Protection Plan, you can actually choose between two different options of coverage. This makes it more comprehensible, convenient, and cost-effective. The Powertrain option is self-explanatory. It covers the engine, transmission, drive axle, seals, and gaskets, plus things like key replacement, lease-end protection, tire and wheel replacement, and dent protection. The Platinum plan covers the powertrain and offers bumper-to-bumper coverage.
The bumper-to-bumper coverage encompasses parts and mechanical issues between the front bumper and the rear bumper. The plan lasts 10 years and covers 100,000 miles, so you know you’re covered for a rather lengthy amount of time. However, it is only covered under the Platinum plan.
Here’s what Porsche will take care of if you encounter any issues that aren’t caused by you. The company will replace the vehicle’s wheels or tires if there is any structural damage caused on the road. Porsche will even tow your car and reimburse you up to $250 if the damage is road hazard-related and cover any costs associated with labor. It’s even transferable if you decide to sell your Porsche.
The bumper-to-bumper warranty also covers dents, scratches, and scrapes. Of course, the damage must have been caused due to everyday driving, such as chips from rocks or debris. Porsche will also replace any broken or damaged windshields, too.
It will also take care of anything mechanical or replace any malfunctioning part inside or beneath the Porsche. This means the company will replace parts like shocks, brakes, suspension, steering components, audio parts, the navigation system, and anything electrical.
Porsche’s extended powertrain coverage is covered under both the Powertrain plan and the Platinum option. It ensures the Porsche’s engine, transmission, drive axle, seals and gaskets, and other engine components will be replaced if they malfunction.
It, too, lasts up to 10 years and covers 100,000 miles. Keep in mind though, that all of this falls under the Platinum coverage, so you will have to pay a higher price to protect your engine and everything that makes the Porsche purr.
The Porsche Protection Plan also comes with 24-hour roadside assistance. The coverage will reimburse you up to $250 if you need a tow, as well as cover the cost for a rental (up to $50 per day) if you need one.
The company will also replace your keys if they are ever lost or damaged. Porsche will only cover $800 per lost/damaged key though, so keep that in mind. Another great benefit is the coverage is transferable if you choose to sell the Porsche. All you have to do is pay a $50 transfer fee.
One of the Porsche Protection Plan’s most beneficial inclusions is the Porsche Guaranteed Auto Protection, or GAP. It kicks in when and if your Porsche is declared a total loss due to an accident, theft, or natural disaster. GAP protects the driver by waiving the difference between your primary insurance settlement and the outstanding balance on the Porsche’s financing.
What We Like
One of the best perks of the Porsche Protection Plan is the options available. If you don’t drive all that often, then opting for the Powertrain plan may be your best choice. Drivers who take their Porsche out for travel or vacation may want to consider the Platinum plan.
Porsche’s additional benefits of 24-hour roadside assistance, key replacement, dent repair, and windshield replacement are all other great additions as well. All these additional perks stand out from other competitive car manufacturers and add on to what the Porsche brand is known for; great superior engineering and quality. But perhaps one of the best inclusions of the plan is the GAP option. No one wants to think about the chance of getting into an accident, but if it happens, Porsche will help cover the cost. Plus, with 10 year/100,000 mile coverage, the plan is pretty difficult to pass up.
What We Don’t Like
There are a lot of great things included with the Porsche Protection Plan, but there are some downsides as well. The main negative things come when you look at the fine print or minute details listed on the side of the coverage.
As with most manufacturers, if you want any maintenance performed on your Porsche, you will have to take it to a certified Porsche dealership. This may not be that big of a deal for those in large cities, but for those who live in smaller towns away from dealerships, you may have to drive far to get proper service. Otherwise, you risk voiding the warranty altogether. This is one of the reasons why owners usually go with some third-party warranty providers such as CarShield, where you can take your car to a repair shop of your choice.
As far as the fine print goes, you should really read it on any warranty you are considering. For instance, Porsche’s extended warranty won’t cover mechanical breakdowns caused by accidents, collisions, vandalism, or weather-related conditions or breakdowns caused by a lack of recommended maintenance or pre-existing conditions. Porsche won’t even replace hybrid or electric batteries or cables.
You should also keep in mind that the plan may not cover all Porsche makes and models, too. Be sure to research before you buy that Cayenne or 911.
Common Repair Costs
Some of the most common issues and repair costs with Porsche vehicles:
- 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera: Air filter replacement ($96 to $104)
- 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS: Brake line repair ($331 to $371)
- 2019 Porsche Panamera: Alternator replacement ($2,431 to $2,515)
Buying a Porsche is a great investment and one that you’ll want to protect for years. There may be a few questions you have about the extended warranty and we’ve listed a few of the top ones here. Warranties can be difficult to understand, but you should be aware of everything they cover to ensure your Porsche lasts.
Q. How much does the Porsche extended warranty cost?
A. For some reason, Porsche doesn’t post the cost of the protection plan online. You may end up having to ask your local dealership. However, we found that many drivers ended up paying between $4,000 and $6,600 for their plan.
Q. What voids a Porsche extended warranty?
A. You will have to be careful about what you do to your Porsche. Adding or swapping out parts is one of the quickest ways to possibly void any warranty. But German-owned Porsche has very strict guidelines on what you can and can’t do to your vehicle. Simply changing the air in your tires can void the warranty, and taking it into a standard car dealership can void it as well.
Q. Is the Porsche extended warranty transferable?
A. The short answer is, yes, the Porsche Protection Plan is completely transferable. However, there is a catch—you will have to pay a $50 transfer fee to extend the coverage to the new owner.
Is Porsche’s Extended Warranty Worth It?
Porsche’s Protection Plan, either Platinum or Powertrain, is one of the best we’ve seen. Starting with a coverage of 10 years or 100,000 miles, it just keeps getting better and better. Yes, there are a few drawbacks, but the positives far outweigh them. Its comprehensible coverage ensures your Porsche will last many years so you can show it off in all its glory.
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