By Kevin Miller
Yesterday, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) announced an extension of its new vehicle warranty and factory scheduled maintenance programs, valid for all 2009 Volvo vehicles sold by VCNA retailers between June 2 and June 30. The program, called “Volvo Safe + Sound Coverage Plan”, provides additional time and mileage on warranty repairs and roadside assistance coverage, enhances wear item coverage and extends factory scheduled maintenance coverage.
The Safe + Sound Coverage Program includes 5 years/60,000 miles of:
* Scheduled Maintenance (Eight scheduled maintenance visits)
* Coverage on Wear Items (Brake pads, brake rotors, windshield wiper blades)
* Manufacturers Warranty
* Roadside Assistance (Volvo On Call program, unlimited mileage)
Volvo’s Safe + Sound Coverage Plan extends each of the above services to a term of 5 years/60,000 miles, from the previous 4/50,000 warranty coverage and 3/36000 factory scheduled maintenance. The enhanced plan, which is transferable to subsequent owners of the vehicle, also adds wear item coverage for items like wiper blades and brake pads, which previously weren’t covered by Volvo’s maintenance plan. The plan also extends the term of Volvo’s roadside assistance program to five years, with no mileage limitations.
Until now, the benchmark in new vehicle warranty and maintenance coverage has been BMW, which offers 4 year/50,000 mile warranty and maintenance (including wear items) on new vehicles. Volvo’s enhanced program exceeds the term offered by BMW’s coverage. Continue Reading →