Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
Member
 
AKSeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Soldotna, Alaska
Posts: 50
Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

Has anybody had an experience with a United Car Care Extended Warranty? The finance manager at the local Ford dealership has offered the UCC Platinum Coverage plan as an option for my 2006 E350 6.0 L Diesel SMB for pretty much total coverage for 5 years from today / 100,000 total miles for about $1850. My rig is only at just over 25,000 miles and no major problems yet (except for a warranty turbo replacement before I bought it), but is off of the original Ford Warranty due to its age. He said that the extended warranty from Ford wouldn't work since they run from the expiration date of the standard warranty. I usually don't buy extended warranties on anything, but after reading all of the expensive 6.0 L Diesel horror stories on the forum, I'm wondering if the UCC Platinum coverage might be a good idea?
__________________

__________________
'06 Ford 6.0 PSD E350 4x4 RB50 Customized SMB w/penthouse, Aluminess Bumpers & roof playpen. All Diesel & Electric: Espar Hydronic Heat, Wallas Catalytic Hot Plate Stove, VitriFrigo 12v Fridge, Dieselsite & Amsoil Filtration,.. and my other RV is a BMW R1200GS.
AKSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mikracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 2,438
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

Is it an "Exclusionary" warranty where it lists what is NOT covered? That's the type of warranty you would want so that you can see exactly what they will not cover. You'll want to read through the fine print though incase there are other stipulations on claims.
__________________

__________________
2005 E350 Chateau - V10 - Agile Offroad 4x4
2012 CTS-V Wagon - For the baby...
mikracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
Member
 
AKSeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Soldotna, Alaska
Posts: 50
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

Yes, the UCC Platinum Coverage level is an "exclusionary coverage" which says that "All Parts and Components of the vehicle are covered, including electronics," Except for Adjustments, Battery Cables, Belts & Hoses, Tune-up items, Brake pads & shoes, Carpet & Upholstery, Paint, and Glass. (I only have a brochure, not an actual contract) It looks like pretty comprehensive coverage, but I'm mostly concerned about covering the potential huge dollar engine and transmission issues. It talks about "covering expensive and unexpected repair costs" but I don't see the word "labor" mentioned anywhere, one way or the other. Humm?,.. Maybe it is only covering the cost of the parts?
__________________
'06 Ford 6.0 PSD E350 4x4 RB50 Customized SMB w/penthouse, Aluminess Bumpers & roof playpen. All Diesel & Electric: Espar Hydronic Heat, Wallas Catalytic Hot Plate Stove, VitriFrigo 12v Fridge, Dieselsite & Amsoil Filtration,.. and my other RV is a BMW R1200GS.
AKSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
twogone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Taylor, Mississippi
Posts: 1,648
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

My only caution... Extended Warranty companies are only interested in the financial success of Extended Warranty companies... nothing else... nothing. else.
__________________
'95 SMB E350 Quigley 7.3
https://www.taylorarts.com
... If you have to ask, you'll never understand...
"... torpedo'd, because we don't generally cotton to bullshit around here." -jage
"... do they ooch apart in the night?" -Dia
twogone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 06:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 502
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

I'm surprised any company would offer a 6.0 PSD warranty.
__________________
2004 SMB 4x4 RB 6.0 PSD; ARP Head Studs, Gen 3 Cylinder Heads, BPD Oil Cooler connected to AMSOil Bypass, a whistling Wicked Wheel Turbo, Coolant Filter, Upgraded alternator, ScanGauge, SCT custom and SMB Fox shocks.
BFG 285/75 R16 KM3 Mud Terrains on ProComp 7069's
PatO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 03:48 AM   #6
JWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 3,360
Send a message via Yahoo to JWA
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

In addition to reading the full contract along with specifics on what's not covered I'd do an internet search for that company name----surely anyone with any experience would have posted something somewhere.

But my skeptical side says TwoGone's thoughts are more true than imagined.
JWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 07:42 AM   #7
Member
 
AKSeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Soldotna, Alaska
Posts: 50
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

Thanks twogone, PatO, and JWA. I thought it was probably in the catagory of "too good to be true," but I needed a "reality check." I did the internet search as suggested and found a number of accounts from disgruntled UCC Extended Warranty purchasers,... It sounds like getting them to pay for any major claim is a royal PITA. I think I'll put the money towards some more "bullet-proofing" mods and hope for the best.
__________________
'06 Ford 6.0 PSD E350 4x4 RB50 Customized SMB w/penthouse, Aluminess Bumpers & roof playpen. All Diesel & Electric: Espar Hydronic Heat, Wallas Catalytic Hot Plate Stove, VitriFrigo 12v Fridge, Dieselsite & Amsoil Filtration,.. and my other RV is a BMW R1200GS.
AKSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 08:57 AM   #8
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,795
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

On the flip side, just like in this forum, the only time many people post is when there's a problem.

The only time people complain about the cheapest automobile insurance they could find, is when they try to make a claim.


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 03:50 AM   #9
JWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 3,360
Send a message via Yahoo to JWA
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
On the flip side, just like in this forum, the only time many people post is when there's a problem.

The only time people complain about the cheapest automobile insurance they could find, is when they try to make a claim.


Herb
That too is a salient point! On that note I wonder how we could get a better idea of any one vendor or service provider's performance? The only upside to negative reviews is we're pretty sure they're from real people and not friends or employees of the vendor under review.

Having once owned a body shop when these sorts of aftermarket extended warranties came to the general public the paying authority had so many hoops to jump thorough most shops like mine eventually refused to deal directly with them. We would do the repairs, provide the customer with supporting photos and/or documentation of the cause and work performed but payment would come from the customer. From there it was on them to be reimbursed.

And like any warranty we never know how good or bad it is until its needed.
JWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 06:36 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Indy
Posts: 540
Re: Extended Warranty Question "United Car Care"

I have purchased extended warrantees a couple times and somehow they never covered my problem. E.g., a glow plug cost several hundred on a vehicle with an extended warrantee that was supposed to include drive train problems. I would want to know the turbo at least was covered

I would want them to spell out exactly what is not covered. I would rather pay another $1,000 or 2 if it included a statement that the only thing not covered was tires. E.g., you can like or dislike BMW, but on a new one, they say everything is covered, even the regular service for the first 50,000 miles. Wiper blades even. After 50,000, it's another story.
__________________

__________________
2008 Ford E-350 Quigley 4x4 V10 - 164,000 miles
RB50, PH Top, Dual AGM Group 27 Deka, 2000 Tripplite Inv., No Propane or Water Systems
Van Weight 8,100 pounds, added one rear leaf spring, BFG AT KO LT265/70R17 E Tire press 50psi.
Steve_382 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Biggie

Berta

Vandit

aarcaris
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×