Your check engine light came on once before for a loose gas cap – that was an easy fix. But now, it says your car has a cylinder misfire and you’ll have to bring it into the shop. How much will that cost? Will your warranty cover it? How about a vehicle protection plan?
Ideally, you’d have a vehicle protection plan in place before you get hit with a costly repair. In fact, most vehicle protection plans won’t cover existing problems, which is why it’s a good idea to get one ahead of time.
Vehicle protection plans can be offered by the manufacturer or from independent, third-party providers. There are only about 30 auto manufacturers in the U.S., but there are dozens and dozens of vehicle protection plan companies.
We’ve ranked the top companies on characteristics like customer service and plan options – you can check out our recommendations here. The whole point of a vehicle protection plan is to protect your…