CarShield has offered vehicle protection for over 500,000 vehicles since its founding in 2005. Its goal is to “provide exceptional experience by providing every owner of a vehicle with a dependable, reliable, and affordable solution to unexpected and costly repairs.”
CarShield offers a wide range of vehicle service plans, and they’re set up to be very flexible. CarShield offers service plans for new cars, used cars, and motorcycles. Each service contract or protection plan offers a different level of coverage. For example, CarShield's New Car warranty offers exclusionary coverage or bumper-to-bumper coverage. CarShield's Powertrain warranty covers the engine transmission and water pump.
CarShield is determined to make it easy for every consumer to customize a plan that fits their needs perfectly to offer extended vehicle protection for expensive car repairs.
CarShield offers a variety of vehicle service contracts to fit car owners' budgets and car protection needs:
Car owners should be aware that extended car warranties do not cover car repairs resulting from normal wear and tear or failure to properly maintain the vehicle. For example, missing an oil change can void a warranty.
Additionally, an extended warranty is not car insurance. Car insurance helps cover repair costs and liability for accidents. Warranty plans cover the repair cost for mechanical malfunction or breakdown.
CarShield's extended warranty plans are good for new and pre-owned vehicles.
CarShield offers a powertrain warranty plan, which is its most affordable plan. CarShield also offers a powertrain plus warranty plan.
This vehicle protection plan is perfect for cars with high mileage, with CarShield consumers are allowed 200,000 max mileage. This extended car warranty is great coverage for major and minor vehicle parts, including the engine, transmission, water pump, alternator, starter, air conditioner—even your power windows.
CarShield offers other features to its clients upon request. All CarShield auto repairs have a very low or nonexistent deductible. When you need a covered repair, it will be fixed 100 percent free, or the customer will be responsible for a minimal deductible for repairs.
Other features are as follows:
In spite of offering variety of warranty plans, CarShield, when compared to other extended warranty companies is less transparent.
The website does not disclose the prices, contract lengths, deductibles, or other fees. To learn the cost of a car warranty, potential clients need to request a free quote through the website.
It is fairly standard for the warranty cost to not be readily accessible among extended service contract providers because the rates vary depending on age of the car, make, model, and mileage.
CarShield does not disclose options for the length of its warranties on its website because warranty length is dependent upon auto manufacturer, model, and mileage. In order to obtain warranty length information, potential customers must request a quote on their website.
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Last year I had saw an ad for Car Shield and thought that it might be a great for my aging car (2013 BMW 535). I called them up and got some basic information but they would do EVERYTHING they could to not let me off that phone. They made up stories to relate to me, gave me hypothetical horror scenarios, and kept coming back to offer discount after discount. When I tried to say that I would call back after speaking with my wife, they pushed even harder for you to commit. I ultimately did but quickly cancelled the next day and got a full refund since they left such a bad taste in my mouth from the experience. Fast forward to now - a sales agent called me back last week and did the same spiel to get me as a customer again. This time I was very non-committal but they did the same thing (relate, worst-case scenarios, the whole bit). When they started to ARGUE with me to sign on, I hung up and blocked the number. Next day, ANOTHER agent called to try and sell me the warranty. I hung up immediately and blocked the number. TODAY, I get a LETTER in the mail making DEMANDS to respond back and sign up for their warranty, even a deadline! They are just the worst. I work in sales and they clearly have no concept of what going too far is.
I had a car warranty from CarShield for a car of mine a while back and I never thought it was worth it. I paid quite a bit and never used it. I know that is how insurance works but it just didn't seem good either way. Save your money!
I simply called for a quote and the pressure to purchase was incredibly intimidating...They are relentless to get money out of you and care only about getting your credit card or banking information...
If you put the $100 a month in a jar instead of giving it to CarShield, you would have $1200 a year for any car repair you need with no chance of having your claim denied. $1200 may not be enough for the repair, but it's better than getting $0 from CarShield when they tell you that your specific repair is not covered.
Don’t buy this! What a scam. I was paying over$100.00 a month. I had the mechanic at Honda tell me that I needed to replace my PVC valve. A total cost of $240.00. Car Shield would not cover it. I immediately cancelled. The mechanic at Honda said he has tried to use them 3 times for customers and they weren’t covered
Purchased extended auto warranty from Car a Shield for all 3 of my vehicles about 5 months ago. Car Shield is a front and sells your account to SCAM WARRANTY COMPANIES! Took one in for repair, not covered, ok but the repair shop said they would not work with this company again due to long wait time to talk with rep. This week took a different car in for A/C service. Compressor clearly covered in my warranty but denied coverage. Spoke to soooo many people, spent over 8 hours on hold in three days while I was supposed to be “on vacation”. The dealership Repairing said they would not sit on hold with this company after the second time they called. I ended up calling and then doing a 3 way call once an adjuster finally answered. Spoke to Hector Adjuster, he spoke to Hans supervisor, the freaking Auto Technician at my repair dealership talked to Blake Floor Manager who was extremely argumentative and rude to both of us. Would not listen to the technician who said the compressor was seized and should be covered accordingly. Blake finally hung up on both of us when the technician began asking specific technical questions to prove my case. Absolutely A SCAM COMPANY!!!
I have a 2012 & 2013 Toyota Prius. What is not covered in their auto warranty is the inverter; a key component in the power train. This fact was not immediately obvious to me, or with the Car Service representative I talked with on the phone. I had an inverter failure covered under the Toyota warranty, otherwise the repair cost would have been $2,200. It took three phone calls to confirm an annual insurance premium of almost $2,000 wouldn’t cover this repair if I had signed on. Might be better for other makes, but not a Toyota hybrid.
I brought a used truck which was well maintained but it had no more warranty left. I saw a Car Shield commercial on TV and decided this is something I can use. I called and was treated first class and received the comfort I was looking for. thank you very much I feel safe and protected with my Diamond plan with Car Shield.
The representative that helped me today was very knowable and he also found ways to help me save money
I cancelled my coverage with CarShield within 30 days but noticed they had forgot to credit my initial payment and inadvertently billed me for a second month. I called the CarShield customer service line and they said they would credit me for the two payments. The experience with customer service was quick and painless.
I have never purchased this type of coverage for a vehicle. I had many questions and my representative was able to answer all of my questions and assure me that this coverage was a good investment in piece mind. I expect that cars will break down but this coverage will give me security and convenience at a rate that I can budget and plan for monthly.
Car Shield's customer service representatives are loyal to their customers. They listen and help as much as possible. Was very satisfied with the out come of my contract.
I am very satisfied with the service they provide and helping me keep in my car on the road
Wonderful company, very professional and friendly personal.
CarShield is a marketer ONLY; they pass you off to third parties who deny 98%+ of all claims. America Auto Shield is one of their avenues to promise "peace" yet create nightmares. Look at the true 1star/2star reviews on Consumer Affairs. Oh yeah, CarShield reinvented themselves by removing the space between their name, one reason, to hide their "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Rep was very kind and fast to fix problem. Extremly Satisfied
I joined Carshield but had to cancel my account due to financial problems. Carshield was so helpful and understanding about me having to cancel I will definitely rejoin just as soon as I am financially able to do so. This company is definitely "customer oriented".
Carshield was candid about what is covered and what is not covered for my Dodge Grand Caravan. I appreciate their honesty. When I requested for cancellation of my coverage, they promptly processed it .
Although I have yet to utilize your service for any problem/s I may encounter, I can honestly say that the folks at Car Shield that I spoke with have been very experienced and customer friendly. I look forward to doing business with Car shield in the future.
The guy called me went over the best plan explained everything and sound like they know what there doing so I signed up... for the pri eyou cant really beat what they they offer..
Excellent services thank you all smoothly explained would like to have there communication skills tuank u all thank u all make USA LOOK GREAT TO ANGELA ASHLEY AMANDA
Very informative and great customer service.
The Car Shield representative that I spoke with was very courteous, professional and extremely attentive to my concerns. It was nice speaking with her.
My experience with Car Shield was excellent ! The customer service agent was well informed and knowledgeable about the company. He was very pleasant to talk to and patient. He answered all of my questions completely and explained the contract . He is an asset to Car Shield because he understands the value of good customer service. I signed up for a Gold contract and he was part of the reason I closed the deal. I would refer anyone to Car Shield. They offer a wide choice of contracts and the agent will advise you of the one that fits your budget and car. Give 'em a call :)
Carshield is awesome Michelle was very professional very nice and very sassy I would definitely definitely recommend you guys to anyone when I want you finally runs out on this vehicle I will definitely be using you guys thank you car Shield
The staff were all very helpful in explaining the policy. Billing was easy & convenient. When as unforeseen circumstance occurred limiting my financial obligation, the staff was very understanding about cancelling my policy. I deeply appreciate all their time & trouble.
I only had questions about how it works and I had fast responses and great advice
Car Shield gives great customer service. It's agents gave always been very friendly and professional . I am very satisfied with Car Shield and I felt like a valued customer.
Wonderful experience!!!! Low monthly payment and deductible, great customer service ! Justin Covered all questions i had!
The service I have received from the representatives when I call car sheld is always professional and helpful. I really appreciate the manner in which they always answer my questions and handle my needs when I call. I would recommend this customer service to anyone Looking for good customer service in this poor customer service world we live in.
I have not formally used CarShield's service as I am a new subscriber but I was impressed with the conversation and service that I received from the Intake and Customer Service Representative . I hope that the Service that I receive from CarShield's Warranty is just as Professional.
They are Great, Service was fast , All I had was Good Luck with CarShield
I called CarShield after seeing the tv commercial several times. I called CarShield after seeing their advertisement on tv a couple of times. I am on a fixed income, unable to purchase a new car and this plan was set up to meet my financial concerns as well as specific questions about the product. Arlinda spent time with me on the phone and was so helpful and kind in answering specific questions and concerns about the product. This product I feel meets my needs with my vehicle. On showing my son the plan, he also agreed. Thank you.
Carshield reps are very knowledgeable and courteous. They are willing to go line by line with me regarding my contract. I totally recommend Carshield to everyone.
The costumer service was very good and helpful answering all my questions. They gave me the best offer and guidelines.
Jason, was very informative, easy to discuss terms and options based on my vehicles ages and mileage. I was quite surprised to learn that the two plans combined together are a huge savings to me of at least $200 each visit to the dealership for a major repair. To me this piece of mind is priceless. Plus the fact my payments never go up and it unlimited mileage on both vehicles... This is a great plan....
Sterling was not only very knowledgable but he was very nice to talk with!
The representatives are very nice and understanding.
good customer service and very helpful and nice
I gave them a 4-star because I was placed on hold for 30 minutes that's entirely too long.
Representative was very professional and helpful and answered all my questions.
My truck lost it's transmission 24 days after buying it and also getting a Car Shield contract. Through miscommunication between the local Car Shield rep' and the Ford service rep', it took six weeks for my truck to get fixed. I now believe that it was the Ford service rep' dealing out alot of drama, ie. Taking hours to talk to CS, including excess cost onto me, etc.. It did however take CS 3-4 weeks to do their investigation and get back to me. You would think they would update me every week at least. I have yet to be reimbursed for the car rental of thirty four days, four of which is only covered by CS. Overall, it was great that CS took charge and covered 90% of my cost even though I chose a Ford remanufactured transmission. I'll keep going with Car Shield.
I was very well taken care of in my past time of need.
ALL WAS GREAT TY VERY HELPFUL SAW THEM ON TV AND THEY WERE RIGHT THERE TO HELP ME VERY FRIENDLY PPL
Agent who gave me all the information for Carshield explained all the advantages of my plan. Easy to understand .
I was curious about CarShield after seeing an advertisement the previous day. It dawned on me that my current car is 20+ years old, and that my current insurance likely wouldn't be able to cover having to scrounge up hard to obtain parts. After asking for information and a possible quote, they answered my questions and eased my concerns (because I recently had a sensor light turn on, and I'm praying it's just a frayed wire or loose connector), and explained how small the copay would be for replacement parts. I highly recommend that anyone with an older car (10-20+ years) to at least look into this. True, there may be parts out there, but think about it like this. Manufacturers really aren't making parts for a 20+ year old car. Those that have it in inventory are likely able to hike up the rate to acquire it, then you have to deal with the maintenance fees, which are going to likely leave you in debt. I'd much rather prefer the peace of mind with having CarShield handling the costs of those parts, and only having to put a copay out of pocket, instead of a couple of grand.
The monthly prices for plans and coverage are very reasonable. As inconvenient as it may seem to add a new monthly bill, it's better than being stuck paying thousands for unexpected repairs. The reps are all very friendly and professional and arent pushy like other companies. I highly recommend these folks to everyone!
Never had to file a claim before, but CarShield walked me through the process step by step. As a Military Vet, it’s great to know I can trust CarShield to have my back! Thanks CarShield!! -CPT Brueske
I responded to a radio commercial, intending only to obtain information. My wait to speak with a representative was quite brief. He answered my questions, did not waste my time, did not pressure me. I bought the product.
Very good experience. Representatives were knowledgeable and helpful.