How to Protect Your Vehicle

April 15th, 2022 by

How to Protect Your Vehicle

When purchasing a new or used car it’s important to protect your vehicle against un-foreseen circumstances.  We offer a variety of products to keep your vehicle looking and running its best.  Below we will go into further detail on the ones we think are most useful to our customers.

New Car Vehicle Service Protection (Warranty)

Volkswagen Drive Easy Vehicle Service Protection (VSP) helps protect you from unanticipated expenses that come with unexpected repairs.  Get coverage options for mechanical repairs that include parts and labor up to 10 years or up to 150,000 miles.  There are three available plans to choose from:

Powertrain Coverage

This protects your vehicle’s engine, transmission, transaxle or transfer case, drive axles, and certain hybrid and electrical components.

Gold Coverage

encompasses Powertrain Coverage, plus front and rear suspension, climate control, fuel, electrical, and certain additional hybrid and electrical components.

Platinum Coverage

Includes all mechanical parts of your vehicle in the event of a mechanical breakdown, unless they are specifically listed as “not covered” in your Customer Agreement (such as maintenance and cosmetic items).

Additional Benefits

  • You’ll receive genuine Volkswagen parts and service for your vehicle
  • Nationwide service available at any authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized service provider
  • 24-hour roadside assistance benefits, including battery service, flat tire assistance, an emergency supply of fuel or fluid delivery, and lookout assistance.
  • Towing reimbursement of up to $100.00 to your nearest Volkswagen Dealer, if required due to a covered mechanical breakdown.
  • Rental car reimbursement of up to $35.00 per day for up to ten days, if required due to a covered mechanical breakdown.
  • Trip interruption coverage of up to $200.00 per day for a maximum of five days, if required due to a covered mechanical breakdown.
  • Transfer coverage for free if you sell your vehicle to a private party.
  • Cancelable at any time, subject to a fee after 30 days.

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Service Protection (Warranty)

Get all the same benefits and options as the New Car Vehicle Service Protection with the only difference being that there is a $50.00 deductible per covered repair visit.  Otherwise, all the protection and additional benefits also apply.

Crystal Fusion

Did you know the average life of a Montana windshield is 14 months?  Or that most newer model vehicle windshields must be recalibrated when they are replaced?  This can get pretty expensive over the course of five years if you do not have any kind of windshield protection.  With Crystal Fusion you get two types of coverage.  The first is a coating that actually molecularly fuses with the glass to form a hydrophobic barrier.  It enhances visibility in bad weather and strengthens glass weight load by up to ten times.  As a result, water beads up and rolls away, and small road debris ricochets off.  The second benefit is windshield repair or replacement program.

This covers you from stars, chips, or cracks caused by road hazards.  The windshield repair process bonds the glass together, restores strength, improves the breaks appearance, and prevents the break from spreading.  If the windshield can not be repaired, it will be replaced at no charge.  This includes the cost of glass, labor and recalibration.

Northwest Protection

This is perfect array of coverage to keep your vehicle looking as new as possible.  With the Northwest Package you receive exterior, interior protection and Crystal Fusion.  Furthermore you will receive rental car allowance for up to $50.00 a day with a max of $250.00 for exterior and $150.00 for interior repairs.

Exterior Protection

In the event you get door dinged in a parking lot just make a claim and have it removed by our paint-less dent removal specialist.  There is no limitation to the number of claims.  Although the material used on our roads in the winter is good for keeping ice at bay, its not so great for your vehicles wheels.  The Alloy Wheel Protection covers you against road salt, ocean spray, weather induced damage and excessive brake dust.  Also protect your vehicle’s entire paint area from fading, chalking, loss of gloss, sun UV rays, acid rain, tree sap, bird droppings, water spotting, industrial fallout, road salt, D-icing, ocean spray, paint over spray, fuel stains, and all insects.  Not only does it cover your paint but also your headlights, and trim molding.

Interior Protection

Keeping the inside of your vehicle looking great is just as crucial as protecting the outside.  With Northwest you get protection to your carpet, fabric, vinyl, leather, headliner and factory floor mats.  This includes burns and punctures up to 1 inch in diameter, rips and tears that are less than 6 inches and cracking of your dash.   Likewise, protect your interior for things like fading, sun UV rays, mold, mildew, chewing gum, loose seam stiches, food stains, drink stains, ink bleaches, dye, lipstick, makeup, crayons, urine, vomit, blood, and oil-based stains.

For more information on these products or the additional products we offer give us a call at 406-752-8989.




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