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How an Extended Car Warranty Can Help Get Your Car Past 200,000 Miles

Dec 03, 2019
Michael Robinson

Many cars on the market today are meant to last. If you’re someone who likes to keep a car “until the tires fall off” – or, maybe at least past the 200,000-mile mark – it can be totally doable. And an extended car warranty can help you reach that goal while keeping your auto expenses down.

Most new cars come off the lot with a manufacturer’s warranty, but many common plans will only cover you for the first 3-4 years, or maybe 36,000 – 60,000 miles. And you may want to keep your car for literally 4 times as long, maybe longer.

What do you do when the manufacturer’s warranty expires?

This is where a third-party vehicle service policy (also commonly known as an extended car warranty) comes in handy. Here at Circle Auto Protect, we’re a top trusted provider of vehicle service policies, covering the repair expenses you may need for your car (with our plans you’re covered at ASE-certified mechanics nationwide!). Our coverage plans also include benefits like 24/7 roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement.

Here are 3 more tips that, along with an extended auto warranty, can help you get over 200,000 miles out of your car:

1.    Plan for the Long-Term

If you want to keep a car for over 200,000 miles, it’s good to prepare in advance. 

You’ll want to do your research so that you choose your car wisely (some cars have better reputations for safety, reliability and longevity).  You’ll also want to think about your driving habits and practices, so that you don’t put unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle. 

You’ll also want to think ahead about vehicle care and protection. Accidents can happen even to those of us with the best intentions, so you’ll want to make sure you’re insured in all the ways that make sense for you and your car.

Oftentimes, the earlier your purchase any kind of insurance or extended car warranty, the cheaper your rates will be overall, so the earlier you start to plan the better.

2.    Prioritize Routine Maintenance

One important thing to do to ensure your car will reach 200,000 miles is to prioritize routine maintenance for your vehicle.

Regular maintenance can help keep your car “running like new,” even after it’s been around the block many times. It can also help you avoid major mechanical breakdowns, by catching minor issues before they become a big problem.

An extended car warranty can make it easy to deal with those minor issues in a timely way as well as prevent extensive wear and tear on your car over time. 

3.    Choose a Car with a Reputation for Reliability

Some cars rank higher than others when tested by auto experts and safety officials. While plenty of cars theoretically could last a long time (especially if you’re good about keeping up with maintenance), you can increase your odds by choosing a high-reliability car right from the start.

Here are 7 models that rank high time and time again:
•    Honda Accord
•    Toyota Camry
•    Ford F-150
•    Honda Civic
•    Honda Odyssey
•    Toyota 4-Runner
•    Toyota Corrolla

To find out more about the possible coverage plans you could qualify for with Circle Auto Protect, just give us a call at: 833-247-2530 (833-CIRCLE0). Or, complete our short online form.


Vehicles up to 140k miles are eligible for our Auto Plans.

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