What is the difference between a warranty and maintenance?

I've heard the words warranty and maintenance thrown around regularly. What's the difference between the two?

Good question! The major difference between maintenance and a warranty is that maintenance is routine service done to your car that typically comes out of your pocket. A warranty is a guarantee to fix your vehicle if something catastrophic happens, or if the car doesn’t run up to its full potential.
This warranty doesn’t usually cover routine maintenance, but provides coverage for repairs to your powertrain or bumper-to-bumper coverage for a certain amount of years or miles.
Warranties also don’t come with a set schedule while basic maintenance schedules are required to keep your car in its best condition.
If you’re looking into getting a warranty, you should make sure to get the best possible deal on the policy. To do this easily, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you personalized quotes so that all you need to do is pick the policy that works best for you!
Hope this helps!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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