What is the difference between a maintenance plan and a service plan?

I've heard maintenance plan and service plan used interchangeably, but I think there might be a difference. What's the difference?

“A service plan is what the owner of a vehicle follows to keep their car running smoothly per the manufacturer’s specifications. This would include regular maintenance such as oil changes or tire rotations.
A maintenance plan includes the service plan, but it also covers any defects or problems with the car that occurred due to the manufacturing process, as long as it’s not caused by a car accident and is 100% the fault of the automaker.
Most of the repairs and maintenance you do for your vehicle will not be covered by your car insurance policy, unless the repairs need to be done as a result of a car accident.
That said, it’s always a good idea to review your policy to ensure you’re not overpaying. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you’re paying the lowest rates for the best coverage, try using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your policy every six months and shops for the best deals. And if you need to switch policies to save money, Jerry does all the paperwork for you, so you can save money and time. And the best part–Jerry does all of this for free.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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