You’ll find the term all over a manufacturer’s website and in the warranty information. It’s one of the things that can help you determine which vehicle is the better choice for you. It’s the powertrain warranty… but what does that mean? What is the powertrain?
Don’t worry, we’ll help you make sense of it. Let’s take a look at what the powertrain is, what it does, and what the warranty covers.
To understand why parts of the powertrain are included in this category, it’s beneficial to know what it is. Wikipedia says, “In a motor vehicle, the powertrain or powerplant comprises the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface.” According to that definition, car’s powertrain includes the mechanical moving parts from the engine right through to the drive axles.
There might be a slight difference of interpretation among manufacturers but certain things are for sure. It definitely includes the engine, transmission, drive shafts, and differentials. For a front wheel drive vehicle, the front axles are commonly covered. All-wheel drive Acura models where rear wheels propel the car too, the rear axle assemblies are commonly included too.
Depending on the car, the warranty is usually longer for these components. For example, the New Vehicle Warranty for Acura vehicles, commonly called bumper-to-bumper warranty, is 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. But the powertrain warranty is extended for another two years and 20,000 miles for a total of 6 years or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first.
You’re probably asking, “Why is the warranty better for these parts?” It’s because your vehicle relies heavily on the mechanical components lasting a very long time. And since Acura is among the most dependable brands you can buy, you can trust that it’s going to run and drive well for years to come. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new or pre-owned Acura TLX, RDX, RLX, MDX, or any other model, you can drive confidently knowing your critical components are covered for up to six years or 70,000 miles. If you’re in the market for a trustworthy vehicle, why not check out Acura of Overland Park?