HELP! Approaching 3yr/36,000 miles. Should I extend warranty?

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So have an early JL (one of first Sting Grays). Car has been great. It did have the clutch recall. Otherwise no issues.
Approaching end of initial 3 year 36,000 warranty.

Is it worth extending for 5 years? I expect to have car for 5+ years and pass off to kid.

Mopar is asking a lot for that right now $3776 for 5 more years.
That seems way too. much but I haven't shopped around yet.
Any suggestions much appreciated

If yes, how to I get best deal?





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So have an early JL (one of first Sting Grays). Car has been great. It did have the clutch recall. Otherwise no issues.
Approaching end of initial 3 year 36,000 warranty.

Is it worth extending for 5 years? I expect to have car for 5+ years and pass off to kid.

Mopar is asking a lot for that right now $3776 for 5 more years.
That seems way too. much but I haven't shopped around yet.
Any suggestions much appreciated

If yes, how to I get best deal?
I would call Tom Winkles and see what he can do. Also, checkout Zeigler‘s website (https://www.chryslerfactoryplans.com/) and use code PAYINFULL for a discount. The prices do go up at 12k and 24k miles, but that seems high. Zeigler quoted me $1185 for 8yr/85k on my 2021 JLU.

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That is always a tough call. I'm thinking about the same thing in about a year. So far, so good but a lot of people have problems with their Jeeps.

When I purchased mine, I checked with my credit union first and got a quote, At the dealer, which offered the exact same company warranty, they couldn't touch the price and even said it was a really good deal. I waited to purchase as I didn't see double covering the first three years. Anyway, check with your local credit union.
 

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Doesn't matter where you end up getting quotes from, make sure you verify exactly what is covered. Some of these warranties can have weird exclusions if you don't read the fine print.
 

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Tom Winkels in a previous reply saved me $1,500 off what my dealer wanted for the exact same Mopar warranty at closing when we bought our 2013 JK. I showed Tom's quote to the finance manager and he said the price was less than their cost and they could not match it.

I bought it from Tom and the warranty was still honored the same way by my local dealer. I don't think the service advisor could tell where I bought it, just that it was covered by a Mopar Maxcare lifetime warranty.

Anyway, if you do decide to get an extended warranty get the Mopar, NOT some third party version.
 

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My wife used to work at a dealership and so I would talk to the finance guy. You most definitely want to shove around. Lots of good advice in previous posts. As to whether you really need it, I will defer to someone else with more knowledge on higher mileage on these Jeep’s. I have 46K on my 2018 and have had zero problems . Still on my CPO warranty. I will be in the same boat next year, looking into this again. My gut tells me not to purchase unless I get a real good deal.
 

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I was in the same boat with my 2 JK’s.
My 2016 Rubi was pretty much trouble-free for the first 36k miles so I didn’t buy one.
My ‘17 Rubi gave me problems since day one. I bought the longest Mopar warranty with lowest ded.
That warranty paid itself back AT LEAST 5X! Best decision ever made.
Got tired of spending all my time at the Dealer and recently traded for a ‘21 Rubi.
The Dealer cancelled my extended warranty and Mopar sent me a REFUND CHECK FOR $1,600!!!!! WHAHOOOOO!! Was I happy!
 

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I’d venture that if you’ve been trouble free for 36k miles odds are pretty good things will continue to work ok for a long time. No way I’d plunk down $3700 for extended warranty given that history. Remember, always, that extended warranty’s are big money makers for the seller (and that’s why you get half dozen “your warranty is about to expire” phone calls a day). Today’s vehicles, if maintained, should go 200k or so without major issues (which is why warranty companies will gladly sell you coverage for 100 or 125k miles). Obviously, there ARE vehicles that have issues, but in my 54 years of auto ownership, involving LOTs of new vehicles, most manufacturing issues/defective parts will show themselves fairly early on. YMMV
 

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I will never own a JL outside of warranty. I spent a lot of time adding features to mine back in December, and seeing how the thing is built, I decided right then that if my wife wants to keep it longer than the warranty period, we WILL be extending the warranty.
 

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The way some dealers skirt around coverage no way. I am having problems with a dealer working on my DD under the factory 3/36.
 

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