The 6 Best Canadian Car Warranties for 2023 | Free Buyers Guide (2024)

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2023 Canadian Car Warranty Reviews

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Ensurall

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  • "A+" rated and accredited by the BBB
  • In business for nearly 50 years
  • Can use any mechanic or repair facility, no network required
  • 3 plans to choose from
  • All plans include car rental allowance and trip interruption benefits
  • Not available in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta

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Ensurall is a family-owned and operated Canadian business that has been protecting car owners from exorbitant repair costs for the better part of five decades. All policies are fully insured by Unica Insurance, a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance.

3 plans to choose from

When considering a car warranty plan from Ensurall, these are the three plans you can select:

  • Powertrain Plus: this includes the powertrain, seals and gaskets, air conditioning and electronics
  • Essential Components: this package gives you all of the coverage of the Powertrain Plus, as well as ignition systems, fuel injection, power steering, cooling system, suspension, and brakes
  • Fully Loaded Coverage: as the top tier of service, this includes everything in the first two packages, and it adds emissions, airbag electronics, navigation, entertainment components, and built-in phone

Get a free quote by phone or email

To find out what you'll pay for your auto warranty, click the "free quote" button. (One glitchy thing we discovered: the links to the page that just said "quote" were broken, but the ones that said "free quote" worked fine. Keep that in mind if you get a 404 error; just look for the "free quote" option.) You'll be asked to provide the year/make/model of the car, the current odometer reading, the price you paid and whether it was from a dealer or a private sale, and to indicate any special features like 4WD or a diesel engine. From there, you'll have to wait until an Ensurall representative reaches out by phone or email to give you a detailed price quote. That's not as convenient as some of the car warranty companies who give you a price right away and let you buy your plan online, but it's not that uncommon either.

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Best options for cars under 6 years old

If your vehicle is 6 years old or newer, you'll be eligible for higher coverage. For example, there is no per-claim maximum (other than the retail value of your car at the time of the claim). That's a huge perk compared with warranties that cap your claim at $3000. You also get more comprehensive component coverage on a newer car, to help protect those fun gadgets like Bluetooth connectivity and GPS navigation systems.

Can use any mechanic

And, no matter how old or new your car is, you can use your Ensurall auto warranty at any mechanic you like. You'll also get trip interruption benefits (if you break down far from home) and a car rental allowance if your repair is going to take a while. These features are included with every plan this provider offers.

Great reputation, few complaints

For a company that has been around as long as Ensurall, we were surprised to see how few complaints they have. In the three years leading up to this review, there were only 5 negative reviews registered with the Better Business Bureau - which is a big part of why the BBB gives this company both an "A+" rating as well as accreditation. While we found a few customer reviews elsewhere that expressed dissatisfaction with their Ensurall car warranties, company reps were quick to respond - with a patient explanation of why something wasn't covered.

Not available in every province

The only downside of getting a car warranty through Ensurall...is that you might not be eligible! If you live in British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Alberta, you'll have to choose a different provider (but fortunately, one of Ensurall's highly-ranked competitors is ONLY available in those provinces!).

Trustworthy option for car warranty plans

Ensurall is steady, sure and dependable - just like you hope your car will be, but since it's bound to break down at some point, you need an extended warranty from a trustworthy provider. Their plans offer fantastic coverage, and customers have very good things to say about the experience of making a claim and getting it paid promptly. For most Canadians, the auto warranty plans sold by Ensurall are the best option and earn the company our highest recommendation.

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Obvi

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  • "A+" and accredited by the BBB
  • Only available for vehicles in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • No inspection required for vehicles that still have a comprehensive manufacturer's warranty
  • Can see any mechanic you prefer
  • Available for most vehicles up to 10 years old and under 200,000 km
  • 2 plans to choose from
  • $100 deductible per claim

Obvi is committed to bringing value to Canadian vehicle owners with comprehensive, cost-effective car warranty plans. Backed by A+ rated insurance underwriters, Obvi can save you time and money with their two coverage options.

2 mileage-based plans

There are two car warranty plans offered by Obvi: the Elite and the Premium. The names sound similar, but the way they work is different. The Elite plan is for vehicles with under 120,000 km and it covers the engine, transmission, high tech, steering, electrical, heating and cooling, and more - and Obvi says that as long as it's not specifically excluded, it's covered! The Premium warranty is for vehicles with 120,000 km to 200,000 km on the odometer, and it has a list of what is covered.

Some vehicles may require inspection first

Will your car need an inspection to get a warranty through Obvi? That depends. If you still have some coverage remaining from the original manufacturer's warranty (usually 3 year/60,000 km or 4 year/80,000 km), you can get approved without it. Otherwise, you'll have to get an inspection before Obvi will offer you a warranty plan. Fortunately, this company can arrange for that inspection with a mobile mechanic visit right at your home or workplace.

Easy to get an instant quote via email

What will you pay for an auto warranty with Obvi? Because that varies depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, as well as its age and the distance it's been driven, the easiest way to find out is to click on the "Instant Quote" button. You'll be asked to indicate if your car still has any remaining manufacturer warranty, the make/model/year and current odometer range, whether it was purchased new or used and on what date. You'll also be asked how long you'd like your warranty coverage to last (you can select "unsure" too), approximately how many km you drive in a year, and when you'd like your coverage to start. Finally, enter your email address so that Obvi can send you the quote for your car warranty plan.

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Extremely affordable for comprehensive coverage

We received our quote in less than a minute. For our particular vehicle, we were given payment options ranging from 3-36 monthly payments (for terms of 24 or 36 months, we would have to accept a "premium financing contract" ). Our quote was for an Elite plan on a vehicle with quite a bit of time remaining on the manufacturer's coverage, so the Obvi plan would kick in when that expired. We were stunned by how affordable our warranty coverage would be: on the low end, we were quoted $405 for a 2-year comprehensive plan with no additional km added, and on the high end we could extend our km by 80,000 and get 4 years of coverage for just $979.

$100 deductible per claim

Reading through the sample contract, we spotted a detail we didn't see as we browsed the Obvi site: there's a $100 deductible for each repair claim you make. With such an affordable warranty, that's not a deal-breaker - but there are no-deductible auto warranty plans with other Canadian companies.

Great reputation so far

How about reputation? Obvi is doing fantastic so far: only 4 years in business and they already have an "A+" and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, with zero complaints registered there. Well done, Obvi! Beyond that, however, it's hard to find much client feedback - positive or negative. There are plenty of thumbs-up reviews on Obvi's Instagram account (interspersed with some really fun car photos!), and we didn't find any rants about Obvi no matter how hard we looked. No news is good news, we guess?

Very limited service area

We really like Obvi for car warranty plans in Canada, but their service area is much more limited than most: it only covers vehicles in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. That prevents a LOT of Canadians from getting their coverage with this provider.

Lots of potential, highly recommended

We hope to see Obvi expand to more provinces and territories in the future, which could boost them right to the top of our rankings. They take a lot of the guesswork and hassle out of the auto warranty process, and if you're fortunate enough to live within their covered areas, we definitely recommend getting a quote from Obvi.

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GuardTree

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  • "A-" rated by the BBB
  • Monthly premiums instead of a large one-time payment
  • Premiums range from $49.95-$79.95 per month
  • Part of the monthly fees offsets your carbon monoxide emissions
  • Can use any licensed mechanic
  • Deductibles of $100 or $250 per claim
  • Claim limits of $2500 or $5000 per repair
  • Roadside assistance, car rental, and trip interruption benefits
  • Vehicles used in ridesharing eligible for coverage
  • Only available in Ontario

GuardTree is the only Canadian auto warranty plan provider that specifically focuses on a monthly subscription model - and that uses a portion of your premiums to offset your car's C02 emissions. The company prioritizes making car warranties easy, accessible, affordable, and environmentally responsible.

Easy-to-use online quote platform

Click on the green "Shop" button to get a quote for your auto warranty plan. You'll enter your vehicle year, make and model, as well as the odometer reading and the amounts you'd prefer for your deductible and claim limit. You can get plans with deductibles of either $250 or $500 per repair, and a claim limit of either $2500 or $5000 per repair. There's no option with an unlimited claim amount or no deductible, unfortunately. You may also be asked to provide your VIN; when we entered a 2013 Honda Civic, the GuardTree site said that restrictions apply to some trim levels and the VIN is used to confirm the vehicle's eligibility for coverage.

Transparent pricing with monthly premiums

The pricing on car warranty coverage with GuardTree couldn't be more straightforward: as you enter the information described, you'll see your monthly premium updates at the bottom of the page. There's no waiting for a quote or having to read through a lengthy contract first. We love that! On the Civic we used as our example, we were told that our subscription would last for a maximum of 80 months. Our premiums ranged from $49.95 to $79.95 per month, and subscriptions can be canceled at any time. That's a much more affordable option for many Canadians, compared with having to pay a big amount upfront (or even having to finance the warranty coverage).

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Straightforward coverage

What's covered under GuardTree's car warranties? The list is too long to put here, but we invite you to look at the information clearly provided on their website. In fact, the list of what's not covered is much shorter; it includes items like exhaust system components, emission systems, and anything related to maintenance or wear-and-tear (like shock absorbers and tires). We love that customers don't have to sort through and try to figure out what coverage they need: the only decisions are "How much do I want to pay as a deductible?" and "What's the maximum claim payment I want?" (and the answers to those questions may be related to a third question, "How much can I afford in monthly premiums?" )

Can be used to cover rideshare/food delivery cars

We were also impressed to see that GuardTree addresses cars that are used for ridesharing or food delivery. You'll be covered under their Light Commercial Use policy and pay either the standard deductible or 20% of the claim amount, whichever is bigger - just disclose the car's usage when you make the claim.

Too new to say much more

GuardTree is still a little too new to earn our top ranking: as of the time of this review, they had only been in business for a little over a year, which is the only reason their Better Business Bureau rating was an "A-" instead of a perfect "A+" There were no customer complaints or reviews filed with the BBB either. They also were only available in Ontario but have plans to expand as rapidly as the market (and licensing/regulations) allow. Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company backs all of GuardTree's car warranties, and that company is rated "A-" by A.M. Best.

Looking forward to future growth for GuardTree

With time, we think GuardTree is going to make a big name for itself as a top car warranty option in Canada. Monthly premiums are a terrific alternative for a lot of customers, and GuardTree's coverage is affordable, comprehensive, and easy to understand. We expect that as we see positive feedback coming in from happy customers, as well as GuardTree's anticipated expansion into more provinces and territories, the company will rank even higher in our list of auto warranty plans for Canadians.

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AutoPair Warranty

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  • "A+" rated and accredited by the BBB
  • 30-day waiting period after purchasing a warranty plan
  • Can see any mechanic you choose
  • 3 plans to choose from
  • No deductibles
  • Transparent pricing
  • Towing and car rental included on all warranties
  • Funds available to pay for repairs as soon as claim is authorized

Although AutoPair has only been around for a few years, the company has quickly made a good name for itself in the car warranty industry in Canada. The BBB gives this provider both an "A+" grade and accreditation, and we found quite a few customers who offered a 5-star rating for AutoPair as well.

3 available warranty plans

AutoPair prides itself on offering the same level of coverage you'd be offered at a dealership, but at a fraction of the price. Here are the three car warranty plans you can choose from:

  • Standard: for vehicles 10 years or newer and less than 200,000 kms on the odometer, you get coverage for 24 months (no limit on the kms) and a maximum of $3000 per claim. This package is priced at $1099.
  • The Works: available for cars that are 6 years or newer and with less than 120,000 kms, this plan covers you for 24 months or 50,000 kms and pays a maximum of $6000/claim. You'll pay $1599 for this warranty.
  • The Works Plus: this offers the same coverage as The Works, but it extends your timeframe to 48 months and 100,000 kms. The price for this auto warranty plan is $2399.

No deductibles on any plan

Wondering if something is covered? AutoPair makes it extremely clear to see what's included with the details on their website. You'll see that their coverage is very competitive for the money you'll pay for a car warranty, and we love the fact that none of their plans have a deductible. The only surcharge you might have is if you have a car in what they call the "exotic class" , like a Porsche or Rolls-Royce.

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Easy to use any repair shop

Also, unlike some of their competitors, AutoPair allows you to use the mechanic of your choice: no network required. Any authorized claims will be paid to a debit card issued by AutoPair, and you use that card to pay for the approved repair cost. So easy!

Not much customer feedback yet

With so many great features, why does AutoPair not rank higher among car warranty plans in Canada? Part of the reason is because they're so new to the industry: two years isn't a long time to establish a solid track record for handling claims fairly and providing great protection. We're encouraged by AutoPair's terrific standing with the BBB and many positive customer reviews - but some of the earlier reviews looked like they may have been fake. (They were left by people who hadn't reviewed anything else, or the only other services they evaluated included the company who did the AutoPair website!)

30-day waiting period for new warranty plans

Another reason is the 30-day waiting period before you can file a claim on an AutoPair warranty plan. There's a good reason for it: the company doesn't require you to certify the condition of your car before buying coverage, and so this waiting period allows the company to be reasonably sure you're not getting a plan just to get a repair on a component that's already broken! However, we all know that there's no guarantee that something won't malfunction when you've only had your AutoPair plan for two weeks, as luck might have it. For some customers, that waiting period might be too risky.

Room for growth

We think AutoPair has a lot of potential to be one of the top names in the Canadian car warranty marketplace. Their plans offer many attractive features and are priced competitively. For now, however, AutoPair earns a wait-and-see ranking below some of the more established providers of auto warranties.

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CarShield

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  • All plans have free towing and rental car options
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 2 plans to choose from
  • No network required

CarShield operates in both Canada and the US and has covered more than a million vehicles since 2005. There's no mechanic network you're required to use, which makes this service a little more flexible than some car warranty options you'll find.

2 car warranty plans

In Canada, CarShield advertises two warranty plans: the New Car Diamond and the Gold. The first plan gives you coverage similar to what you get with the manufacturer's warranty on a brand-new vehicle, while the second covers fewer components (such as the engine, transmission, alternator, starter, and power windows). You can view sample contracts for each plan on the CarShield site, in English and Spanish! We strongly recommend that you read through the contract and be very clear on what's covered and what's not.

Can't get an instant quote online

But, to get a quote specific to your vehicle, you should click on the green button. You'll be asked for your car's details, like the year/make/model and its current mileage, along with your contact information. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait for a CarShield representative to call you if you want to find out what your plan will cost.

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No details on money-back guarantee

All of CarShield's plans include towing coverage and reimbursement of up to $200 for a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. That's a nice perk compared with some car warranty plans offered by other providers. They also advertise a money-back guarantee on their policies, but we couldn't find any details on the CarShield site that elaborated on that benefit.

Very disappointing reputation

CarShield's reputation might give you pause. While their Canadian branch has a relatively decent "B+" rating from the Better Business Bureau (listed under the name of Canadian Repair Shield LLC), their parent company in the US has a rock-bottom "F" with more than 1100 complaints closed in the year leading up to this review. That's not a good sign! Almost every single review described CarShield's refusal to pay on warranty claims for items that should have been covered, seeming to look for loopholes to not have to assume responsibility for the repairs. Many people used the word "scam" to sum up their experience with CarShield auto warranties. We're not sure what CarShield means when they say they have a "96% customer review rating" , because it definitely can't mean that 96% of their customers would use them again! So much for a money-back guarantee.

Not reliable for paying claims on auto warranty plans

CarShield starts off looking like a reasonable choice for a car warranty in Canada, but the deeper you look, the more you'll likely want to go with a different provider. You could pay a lot of money over the months and years, thinking you're covered if your car breaks down, only to find that CarShield won't approve your claim. You'll get more reliable coverage with a higher-ranked auto warranty service in our review.

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Global Warranty

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  • In business for 30+ years
  • Over 2 million customers
  • "A+" rated and accredited by the BBB
  • Complimentary 3-month trial of SiriusXM on all warranties
  • Plans include long- and short-term coverage, tire & rim protection, GAP coverage, and options for RVs

Global Warranty is based in Ontario and has been in business for more than three decades. The company has provided car warranty coverage to over two million customers nationwide and is a proud sponsor of Matt Pritiko Racing.

Many different auto warranty plans available

There are five main areas of warranty coverage available through Global. These include RV plans, Global Asset Production (or the difference between what you owe and what you're paid if your vehicle is totaled), Tire-Rim-and-More, Ultimate Test Drive (90 days of bumper-to-bumper coverage on a newly-purchased car), and the Ultimate Star Series. Our review covers just the options included in the Star Series, since it's what most Canadians are looking for when shopping for a car warranty. We invite you to visit Global Warranty's site if you need one of the other types of coverage that they offer.

5 levels of coverage

Within the Ultimate Star Series, here are the plans you'll choose from:

  • 1-Star Powertrain Drive: the most basic tier of service, this plan includes only the listed components for the engine, transmission, differential, transfer case, turbo- and superchargers, all seals and gaskets used in those systems, plus towing and trip interruption in the event of mechanical failure.
  • 2-Star Advantage Drive: at this next level of coverage, you add in diagnostics, driveline plus (e.g. shafts, hanger bearings, universal joints), braking system and electrical system.
  • 3-Star Maximum Drive: moving up into this third package, you'll get all of the coverage from the first two levels plus coverage of the air conditioning system, fuel and injection systems, and the steering system.
  • 4-Star Ultimate Drive: Global's top package gives you everything that's covered in the first three packages, plus coverage of the heating and cooling systems, suspension system, and high-tech electronics (e.g. ABS, data communication module, etc.), sensors and switches, power accessories, emissions, air bags, audio/video/GPS/navigation systems, and hybrid components.
  • Ultimate Factory Top Up: if you still have powertrain warranty coverage from your vehicle's original purchase, Global will essentially reinstate your comprehensive warranty until your powertrain coverage expires.

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No quotes or pricing available online

What do these car warranties cost? Great question. Global Warranty doesn't quote prices at all on their site - they don't even tell you how to purchase a plan! There's no "get a quote" or "buy now" button, leaving prospective customers to contact them through their toll-free number or via email. (And, even then, Global says that they'd be happy to "answer your questions and concerns" , with no wording about actually selling you an auto warranty!) That's definitely not competitive with rival services who tell you upfront what you'll pay and let you buy your coverage directly through their websites.

Poor reputation, even among network repair shops

Our biggest concern stems from Global Warranty's customer reviews. Despite having an "A+" and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, the company has multiple reviews that say that customers' mechanics refuse to accept claims through Global anymore. One review said that even shops in the provider's preferred network don't want to work with Global for repairs! Time and again, we found descriptions of people who were caught off guard by a needed part being excluded from coverage (despite a description at the time of purchase that seemed to include it), vehicles sitting untouched for a month or longer while Global haggled with the mechanic and the customer, and so on.

Choose a higher-ranked car warranty service

Car warranties are supposed to spare you time and money, not cause you extra hassle and grief. Unfortunately, customer experience would indicate that getting coverage through Global Warranty is going to give you a headache. We recommend that you get your auto warranty through one of the higher-ranked Canadian providers in our review.

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FAQs

The 6 Best Canadian Car Warranties for 2023 | Free Buyers Guide? ›

But another instance where the factory warranty gets voided (that doesn't seem to make sense) is when a Canadian vehicle is exported to the US. Before, these warranties were transferable from one country to another. Now, most manufacturers void warranty when a vehicle is exported.

What is the highest rated car warranty? ›

Best Extended Car Warranty Companies
Extended Warranty ProviderOur AwardOverall Rating
#1 EnduranceMost Comprehensive Coverage9.2
#2 ForeverCarMost Affordable9.1
#3 Olive.comConvenient Online Process9.0
#4 CarShieldAffordable Monthly Payments8.9
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May 31, 2023

Does Canadian car warranty transfer to USA? ›

But another instance where the factory warranty gets voided (that doesn't seem to make sense) is when a Canadian vehicle is exported to the US. Before, these warranties were transferable from one country to another. Now, most manufacturers void warranty when a vehicle is exported.

Does anyone actually buy the extended car warranty? ›

According to a Consumer Reports survey, 55% of respondents who bought an extended warranty didn't use it and only a quarter of survey participants said they'd buy one again. And the cost for repairs among respondents who used their warranty was typically less than the cost of the warranty.

Does CarShield exist in Canada? ›

CarShield - Canada's #1 Auto Protection Provider

What are the 5 best auto extended warranty companies? ›

  • In our study on the best extended car warranties, five providers especially stood out: Endurance, ForeverCar, Olive, CarShield and Carchex. ...
  • #2 ForeverCar: Most Affordable. ...
  • #3: Olive: Convenient Online Process. ...
  • #4 CarShield: Affordable Monthly Payments. ...
  • #5 Carchex: Great Industry Reputation.
Jun 20, 2023

What car company has a 200000 mile warranty? ›

Q: What does the MY Kia 20 Year / 200,000 Mile Warranty cover? A: The 20 Year / 200,000 Mile Warranty covers parts and labor on all approved engine, transmission and driveline failures including applicable seals and gaskets.

Can a US citizen buy a car in Canada and bring it back to the US? ›

Any vehicle that's 25 years old or more (like the 1979 Dodge Magnum XE) can be imported to the United States from Canada without any special modifications. Newer vehicles can also be imported, but they must be modified to meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Is Toyota Canada warranty valid in the USA? ›

Toyota Canada warrants each new vehicle, registered in Canada and operated in Canada or the mainland United States.

Are Canadian vehicles grey market? ›

Carefully Consider Importing Canadian Vehicles

While a car can have parts made in Mexico and assembled in the US, if it was originally destined for Canada and then returns to the US, it is considered gray market.

What are two reasons not to buy an extended warranty? ›

Well, not necessarily.
  • Extended warranties are expensive. ...
  • Extended warranty coverage may not be applicable in all situations. ...
  • Your purchase likely comes with a manufacturer's warranty. ...
  • Your credit card may protect you. ...
  • The retailer may take the item back.
Jan 15, 2023

How do dealerships make money on extended warranties? ›

Dealerships lean on selling extended warranties because of how profitable they are. Customers who buy a dealership extended warranty with a low deductible will be more willing to bring their car to the service department for repairs, which increases the profit a dealer will make for the life of the car.

What items should you buy extended warranties on? ›

Some of the most common appliances to get an extended warranty on include large home appliances, including:
  • Refrigerators and freezers.
  • Washer and dryers.
  • Dishwashers.
  • Microwaves.
  • Ovens and stoves.
  • Heaters and air conditioners.
May 27, 2023

Are American cars insured in Canada? ›

Your U.S. car insurance typically does cover you in Canada, but you may want to think about buying extra coverage in case your journey along the Trans-Canada Highway takes a turn for the worse.

What car insurance companies are in Canada? ›

The list is arranged alphabetically.
  • Aviva Canada. Aviva is widely known in the industry for providing quality car coverage at a fair price. ...
  • Belairdirect. ...
  • CAA Insurance. ...
  • Co-operators. ...
  • Desjardins. ...
  • Economical. ...
  • Intact. ...
  • TD Insurance.
Sep 12, 2022

Does Canada have any car manufacturers? ›

All of Canada's assembly plants are located in Ontario, while automotive suppliers and R&D are located throughout the country. Ford of Canada Ltd. General Motors of Canada Ltd. Honda Canada Inc.

What are 3 questions you might want to ask before purchasing an extended warranty for this product? ›

Before you purchase one, ask yourself these six questions:
  • Do you really need an extended warranty? ...
  • What's covered? ...
  • How long is coverage available? ...
  • Is the auto warranty transferable? ...
  • What's the warranty provider's business reputation? ...
  • Are there any other benefits?

Which manufacturer has the longest warranty? ›

Automakers Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis offer the best new car warranties on the market. Each manufacturer offers a 5-year or 60,000-mile new car limited warranty and a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Who has the longest extended warranty? ›

Longest Extended Car Warranty
Longest Extended Car WarrantyMileage
CarShield300,000 miles
CARCHEX250,000 miles
Omega Auto Care250,000 miles
Endurance200,000 miles
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Jun 16, 2023

Is there a such thing as a lifetime warranty on a car? ›

A lifetime powertrain warranty will cover the cost of repairs to key components of your car if they fail. This is an additional warranty provided by dealerships that goes beyond what's provided by the manufacturer's warranty. Here's everything you need to know about how lifetime powertrain warranties work.

Which SUVS have 100000 mile warranty? ›

The best powertrain warranties are offered by Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, and Mitsubishi, each covering 10 year/100,000 miles. The best corrosion warranty is clearly offered by Tesla with 12 years/unlimited miles of coverage, while Hyundai, Genesis, and Infiniti tied for second place, offering 7 year/unlimited miles.

What is the longest standard car warranty? ›

Longest Car Warranty: FAQ

Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, and Mitsubishi all offer the longest warranties on cars in the industry. Each automaker offers a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts 5 years/60,000 miles and a powertrain warranty that lasts 10 years/100,000 miles.

Is it cheaper to buy car in Canada and bring to US? ›

Car Prices Are Generally Higher In Canada

There is an average of 20% difference in the price of vehicles, and even with the exchange rate favoring the US dollar, it can be cheaper for a Canadian to buy a car in the US and import it themselves. The reasons behind this vary.

How much does it cost to bring a car into Canada from the US? ›

You will pay a 5% tax on the value of the car. You can immediately pay the GST to Customs Agents in Canada when moving it across the border. Note: You will also pay this tax on any new or use vehicle purchased within Canada. PST: The Provincial Sales Tax is levied once the car is successfully imported into Canada.

How much does it cost to import a car from Canada to the US? ›

Fees. Foreign-made vehicles imported to the U.S., whether they're new or used, are usually dutiable. You can expect to pay 2.5% for a car, 2.4% for a motorcycle, and 25% for a truck. The duty is based on the price paid for the vehicle.

What voids car warranty in Canada? ›

Improper maintenance: Every car has a recommended maintenance scheduled outlined in the owner's manual and failing to adhere to these guidelines may void your warranty. It's also important to ensure that you're servicing your car with the proper fluids, like oil, coolants, and fuel.

Can an American buy a car from a Canadian dealership? ›

Yes, they can, but there will be a few legal considerations (registration, license, and insurance), taxes to pay (depending on the province), and import procedures (if you take it to the U.S) to take care of, so tell the dealer your plan and ask about it all before making a purchase.

How long can an American car stay in Canada? ›

As long as you are only staying in the country for under 90 days, and you have the required car insurance, then driving in Canada with US licence is pretty straightforward. Just be sure to go over the Canadian traffic laws, and use caution when driving in the winter, and you are all set!

What happens to unsold vehicles in Canada? ›

Traditionally, a Canadian car dealership can move their unsold vehicles by: Shipping Them to a Different Market – If a make, brand, or model isn't selling well in a particular region of the country, the dealership may send their remaining inventory to one of their other branches.

What is Canada most popular car color? ›

White is still the most popular paint finish chosen by new-car buyers, PPG's annual automotive color popularity report confirms, capturing 35% of shoppers worldwide — more than blue, green, gold, beige and red tones combined.

What is the 25 year rule? ›

If the vehicle is less than 25 years old and was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS, and/or was not so certified by its original manufacturer, it cannot be lawfully imported into the U.S. on a permanent basis unless NHTSA determines it eligible for importation.

Is Toyota 10 year warranty worth it? ›

Conclusion. For most drivers, it makes sense to purchase a Toyota extended warranty. The manufacturer will cover you for up to 10 years/125,000 miles and provide perks like roadside assistance. Third-party providers like Endurance and CARCHEX offer similar levels of coverage and service for an affordable price.

What are the cons of getting an extended warranty on a car? ›

Cons
  • Not everything is covered: Extended warranties won't cover everything you may need repaired or replaced. ...
  • May restrict repair options: Some extended warranties limit where your vehicle can be serviced.
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Can I negotiate extended warranty? ›

Like the price of the car, you can negotiate the price of an extended warranty. But even if you can get the price down, you may want to pass on the extended warranty altogether, since they usually cost more than the out-of-pocket cost of repairs.

Do dealers make money if they sell at MSRP? ›

MSRP, or manufacturer's suggested retail price, is a factory-set price. The car dealer doesn't have anything to do with it. Because of automotive franchise laws, the dealer is free to sell the car for more or less than the MSRP.

How do I know if my extended warranty is worth it? ›

Is Your Vehicle Unreliable? An extended warranty is worth your time if your car isn't extremely reliable and you wouldn't necessarily be able to pay for major repairs right now. If you purchase a used car from a dealer, an extended warranty could be the right choice if you're uncertain about a vehicle's reliability.

Where do car salesmen make the most money? ›

Used car sales: almost always a money maker

Dealerships will gladly sell you a new car, but it's used vehicles where they often make the most money. Consider where a dealership gets its used-car inventory: either from trade-ins or at a wholesale auction.

Who is the best car warranty company? ›

Best Extended Car Warranty Companies
Extended Warranty ProviderOur AwardOverall Rating
#1 EnduranceMost Comprehensive Coverage9.2
#2 ForeverCarMost Affordable9.1
#3 Olive.comConvenient Online Process9.0
#4 CarShieldAffordable Monthly Payments8.9
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How much should I spend on extended warranty? ›

What is the average cost of an extended warranty? Extended car warranty costs depend on many factors, including the vehicle's type and mileage and the owner's choice of deductible and coverage. In our recent survey, half of the respondents said they paid between $1,615 and $3,208 for their vehicle service contracts.

How do I get the most out of my warranty? ›

How to Get the Most Use Out of a Home Warranty
  1. Shop Around for Different Policies. ...
  2. Contact the Warranty Company First for Repairs. ...
  3. Understand the Terms of Your Contract. ...
  4. Ask to Hire Your Own Service Provider. ...
  5. Know You Have the Option to Take a Cash Payout. ...
  6. Know the Warranty Period.
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How long does my Canadian car insurance cover me in the US? ›

Most auto insurance companies will insure your Canadian car in the U.S. for up to 6 months, but some providers may provide coverage for longer or shorter periods, so be sure to check your insurer's time limits and restrictions for how long you can have your car outside Canada.

Do Americans need special car insurance in Canada? ›

The Canadian border patrol may also ask for proof of insurance if you're driving in Canada. Your auto insurance card should be sufficient, but you can also request a non-resident inter-province insurance card from your insurance company.

Can I use AAA in Canada? ›

Did you know your American Automobile Association (AAA) membership is honored in Canada? Through reciprocal arrangements with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), AAA members can use benefits like roadside assistance and while in Canada.

Which insurance company has the highest customer satisfaction in Canada? ›

Co-Operators General Insurance Corp

According to J.D Power they are rated number one in customer satisfaction and they have competitive rates. Not only do they offer home insurance, they also offer life insurance, farm insurance, car insurance, business insurance and travel insurance.

How to find the best car insurance in Canada? ›

Shop around – To make sure you're getting the best possible rate around, check out a comparison site like rates.ca or ratehub.ca. There you can compare rates for all kinds of trustworthy car insurance companies so you can choose the right one for you.

Why is Canadian auto insurance so high? ›

Several factors contribute to these high rates including congestion, longer daily commutes and higher than average vehicle prices. There's also a greater number of new drivers due to a high concentration of new Canadians in southern Ontario who must pay higher rates due to a lack of insurance history in Canada.

What is the most popular car brand in Canada? ›

1. Ford. With its iconic Mustang and F-150, Ford staples on Canadian roads, it's no surprise that Ford is the best-selling car brand in Canada, with 232,709 units sold in 2022.

Which car company is popular in Canada? ›

1. Ford: 232,709 units sold, down 1 per cent. Although potential year-over-year growth was stymied by a fourth-quarter slowdown, Ford Motor Company's namesake brand still managed to gain heaps of market share in 2022 while outselling its nearest rival by more than 57,000 units.

What cars are built in Canada? ›

Cars Made in Canada
  • Chevrolet Silverado.
  • Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Grand Caravan.
  • Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger.
  • Ford Edge, Lincoln Nautilus.
  • Ford GT.
  • Honda Civic, Honda CR-V.
  • Lexus RX.
  • Toyota RAV4, Lexus NX.

Who has 100k mile warranty? ›

Hyundai, Genesis, Mitsubishi, and Kia all offer 100,000-mile powertrain coverage on new cars. This covers the engine, transmission, and drive axle for 100,000 miles. However, a 100,000-mile extended warranty can cover almost any part of the car depending on the vehicle service contract terms.

How much does CarShield cost? ›

CarShield Cost

CarShield offers lower costs than some major competitors according to our secret shopper research, with prices ranging from about $89 to $130 per month. You can purchase a warranty with a set term or a month-to-month contract.

How reliable is CarShield? ›

The short answer is yes, CarShield is a trustworthy company. CarShield has been in business since 2005 and holds a strong reputation in the extended warranty industry. The St. Peters, Missouri-based company also ranked as the Most Affordable warranty option in our review of the best extended car warranty companies.

What is the difference between CarShield and endurance? ›

Endurance and CarShield offer six coverage options for customers, but they're not quite identical. Endurance has more fleshed-out offerings for vehicles, while CarShield also provides specialized plans for the electrical system and coverage for ATVs and motorcycles.

Are extended warranties worth it for high mileage cars? ›

Purchasing an extended car warranty for your high-mileage vehicle can help you save money long-term and provide peace of mind. Vehicles are likely to experience problems after the 100,000-mile mark, which is why dealerships rarely offer manufacturer's warranties that last this long.

Which car manufacturer has the best quality? ›

What is the most dependable car brand? Here are the brand rankings based on the number of problems per 100 vehicles, according to J.D. Power's 2023 U.S. vehicle dependability study. The industry average is 186. The highest-ranking premium brand was Lexus, and Kia was the highest-ranking mass market brand.

Does CarShield cover cars over 10 years old? ›

CarShield allows you to do just that. Whether your car is 5 years old or 10 years old; has 36,000 miles or 136,000 miles, CarShield has plans for it. Plans vary based on the age of the vehicle and the mileage, so it's best to purchase your Vehicle Service Contract when the Factory Warranty is about to run out.

What does CarShield not pay for? ›

CarShield does not cover pre-existing issues, repairs or replacement parts not included in your contract, unauthorized repairs and more. For example, some parts that are commonly excluded from coverage under CarShield plans include brake pads, shocks and struts, rubber hoses, and serpentine belts.

Does CarShield ever pay out? ›

Yes, CarShield really pays for covered repairs to your vehicle, as long as you have an active CarShield vehicle service contract. The exact kinds of repairs CarShield will pay for depend on the specific service contract you choose.

Does CarShield cover engine replacement? ›

CarShield pays for repairs to the mechanical parts of your vehicle. Most CarShield protection plans will cover engines, transmissions, drive axles, water pumps, and transfer cases (a metal casing that delivers power in four-wheel-drive).

What is the best coverage from CarShield? ›

Platinum. This vehicle service contract is the best coverage option for a vehicle with higher miles on it, it protects your vehicle's engine, transmission, AC, electrical system, starter, water pump, fuel pump & more.

Can I cancel CarShield at any time? ›

While some extended car warranty companies require that you purchase a plan for a specified term, CarShield allows you to pay for month-to-month coverage, allowing you to change your plan or cancel at any time.

How long is the waiting period for CarShield? ›

CarShield Waiting Period

Like most vehicle service contract providers, CarShield plans come with a mandatory waiting period on covered repairs of 20 days and 500 miles.

Is CarShield as good as they say it is? ›

CarShield is a below-average company, based on its D rating from the Better Business Bureau and the fact that the BBB issued a consumer warning about the company due to a pattern of customer complaints. Some customers have a great experience with CarShield, but I can't justify a higher rating due to the BBB's findings.

Is there a class action suit against CarShield? ›

There is no class action suit yet.

Does CarShield cover fuel injectors? ›

CarShield refers to its Gold plan as “powertrain plus,” meaning it's an enhanced powertrain warranty. This plan covers the three key vehicle systems: the engine, transmission, and drive system. It adds coverage for: Fuel system: The Gold plan protects the fuel injection and delivery pumps.

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