Tom Wood Auto Group, based in Indianapolis, offers up some useful information on the difference between a power train warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty on its website.Either type of warranty may be offered by Tom Wood and other dealerships for new or pre-owned vehicles, but the warranties have distinctive differences.
A power train warranty covers parts that make the vehicle move, such as the engine, transmission and drive shaft, the release said. Items that may wear out, such as the battery or clutch, are not covered. If part of the power train wears out before the warranty expires, the item will be repaired or replaced, covered by the warranty.
A bumper-to-bumper warranty offers a more comprehensive package, covering virtually everything except the bumpers, the release said. Items covered include air conditioning, audio gear and the car's suspension, to name a few. This type of warranty usually doesn't last as long as a power train warranty due to the number of items covered. Some bumper-to-bumper warranties also include power train coverage.
If confused about what is covered by a warranty and what isn't when seeking a new car, feel free to ask your Tom Wood Automotive Group representative for specific details.