CarShield has been providing car warranty services to customers for over 15 years. Over time, CarShield has gained customers' trust through its outstanding customer service and customizable coverage plans. With the variety of car warranty plans, CarShield guarantees consumers will find the plan that will work for their car and budget.
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"We did have a claim for a parts and labor job that our car needed and CarShield came through like they said they would. We recommend CarShield to everyone."
CarShield has provided vehicle protection to over 1,000,000 cars since its founding in 2005. Its goal is to "provide an exceptional experience by providing every owner of a vehicle with a dependable, reliable, and affordable solution to unexpected and costly repairs." CarShield offers plans for new cars, used cars, and motorcycles. Each of these plans are designed to be flexible to make it easy for the consumer to customize a plan that fits perfectly to their 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. An extended auto warranty also does not cover pre-existing conditions on the vehicle. It is crucial to keep up to date on the maintenance of your vehicle to prevent voiding your car warranty. An extended car warranty is not car insurance. Car insurance helps cover accident repair costs and liability for accidents. To find an insurance policy, research car insurance providers. An extended warranty is also not a manufacturer's warranty. A manufacturer's warranty typically comes with the purchase of a new vehicle and when this warranty expires you cannot get a new manufacturer's warranty. An extended car warranty must be purchased separately.
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CarShield offers a variety of vehicle service contracts to fit car owners' budgets and their car protection service needs. Each offers a unique level of coverage, giving customers options depending on their coverage needs. CarShield offers coverage for cars with up to 250,000 miles on them. This gives those who have cars with higher mileage the opportunity to purchase a car warranty.
CarShield's extended warranty plans are for new and pre-owned vehicles.
In addition to providing plans that are term-based, such as five years and 60,000 miles of coverage, CarShield offers contracts that renew on a monthly basis so you can keep the coverage on your vehicle for as long as you choose.
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:
These additional features add value to CarShield's warranties by enhancing client service. Roadside assistance offers peace of mind because car owners can receive help wherever they are on the road. Vehicle service contracts that include rental car coverage offer additional peace of mind because clients know they'll have reliable transportation and financial stability through receiving compensation for a rental car with their extended car warranty benefits.
Allowing clients to choose their repair shop for necessary car repairs, as long as the mechanic is ASE-certified, gives clients flexibility and greater confidence that their car is repaired well. It also allows clients to find more cost-effective repair options than those available at the dealership.
Overall, the verified reviews that have been left here at Best Company have called customer service at CarShield, "excellent," "quick and painless experience," and "loyal to their customer." CarShield strives to provide great customer service by also offering an option to receive a free quote for coverage, as well as an online form for comments, suggestions, and questions. The company's website is easy to navigate and includes online options to file a claim, check the status of your claim if you already filed a claim, or opt out of mailings or promotions. Overall, the consumers who have left their reviews on Best Company have had positive experiences with CarShield's customer service representatives.
In spite of offering a variety of warranty plans, CarShield is less transparent with its prices than other extended car warranty companies.
The website does not disclose the prices, contract lengths, deductibles, or other fees. However, although it does not disclose the specific CarShield cost up front, potential clients can learn the cost of a car warranty through CarShield by requesting a free quote. To receive a free quote, car owners must input their car's make, model, and mileage.
While it can be frustrating for potential clients not to be able to see general information about warranty cost, it is not uncommon for car warranty companies to not put an exact price on their website because the warranty cost varies based on the warranty selected, age of the car, make, model, and odometer reading (mileage). Extended warranties will vary greatly depending on what vehicle you drive.
By working with a CarShield representative, potential clients can learn more specific information about their service contract options and payment plans and compare it against the costs provided by other warranty companies.
Excellent service! I locked my keys in the the car, while on a very important job. Carshield responded quickly with Roadside Assistance and lockout service, with No Fees! Spectacular!
Great customer service! A good product! I’m glad I have it!
The young lady I spoke with was very interested and she was also informative.
The custpmer service was very helpful in helping me to better uderstand my coverage
The wait on the phone to speak with a representative is not long. The reps were patient and pleasant to work with. The reps explained the service I was getting and did not rush me.I was told of different discounts and how the policy payments would be. I am resting assured knowing CarShield will be protecting my car no matter the mileage and I have road side service with them.
Excellent Customer Service I’m glad I did BUISNESS with this company
They are a very honest company, and they keep their promise, this is the best motor train policy that you senior citizens will ever get, it is fast, and very reliable sign up for the gold plan you'll never believe such a great deal that they will give you. Carshield is honest and dedicated to serving they're customers. I am very happy and feel very safe now, I am very content with this company, and I know all who sign up will be happy as well, carshield guarantees it. sjjay149
Was great I was helped in a timely manner and was treated with respect and dignity
Convenience, easy to use no hassels friendly
great customer service and great people...!!
I contracted with this company about two months ago. Ito see the contract but it refused to provide the contract after I contracted with them. To this date, I have never seen the contract, only a welcome letter that provides no details on what is covered. Two days I experienced a break down. Although an hour later the car started, it worried me so I took it to my mechanic who tried to initiate a claim. They kept my mechanic on hold for over an hour and they gave me the run-around. My mechanic is a small business, and has no administrative help - he doesn't have the time for this stuff, and neither do I. I told my mechanic that I had cancelled the warranty with Car Shield and to fix the car at my expense. I do not recommend this company.
They work hard to find the best price for your automobile. The reps are very informative, patient and and answer all questions with accuracy.
This is a great company..the representative helped me when im at my worst..very empathetic..kind and humble...the greatest customer service an I will refer friends and family to Carshield...
The representative was helpful, and responsive to my questions on the repairs presented by our mechanic.
I bought a car shield extended warrantee. Big mistake. They do NOT fix your car. They use any excuse to not cover ANYTHING. No repair, no rental car, no nothing. They paid NOTHING. This company is the biggest scam I ever encountered. Hundreds of dollars paid to them and nothing coming back, I wish I'd had researched them before I bought a policy from them .90% of the reviews I had read are 1 star ratings . There advertising is packed with lies. and I'd bet the good ratings are made up by employees of the company . ANY company with so many bad ratings and still be in business is a mystery to me. Why doesn't the BBB work to close this rip off Co. down. The100's of bad comments should close there doors. How can this crooked company still be operating.
The customer service representatives are WAY nice!!! This is one of the best choices I've made!!
Car shield took great care of me and my concerns when I called them on the phone yesterday. They were polite and courteous and knowledgeable. I feel safe having car shield to take care of maintenance on my Dodge Dakota. Have a great day. Sincerely, John Shapley.
A great experience easy to understand when you call customer support people are great
Great service....!! Had no claims yet but had questions and they are very helpful and courteous .
They were very friendly very helpful willing to work with me to find the best level for my needs. They gave me reassurance and I feel I could offer this to a friend of mine didn't know that they too would find good service friendly people and a quality company
The person I spoke with was very professional and personal
I just joined CarShield so don't have any experience with them yet. However the cost per month is very reasonable.
Doesn’t even deserve one star. Our transmission went out. The car has been in the shop for 8 days. 8 days. A family of six has had no vehicle with two babies 3 and under. Nobody knows their head from their butt here. And everyone gives different information. Everyday they are “reviewing” and “ will call us back”. We have not received one phone call from them. Our claim is still not approved. Nobody cares when you call. Nobody has any sense of urgency when we have called. It’s a long never ending battle. If your job or life depends on your vehicle find another company for your vehicle. Save yourself the hassle.
CarSheild is simply smart coverage. For a fair premium, they covered a whole range of possible car breakdowns on our vehicles. I feel that their policies are effective in coverage, great pricing, and easy to work with on repair reimbursement. Meaning they work directly with the repair shops alleviating you to not worry about. Great service and value all around.
Car Shield / American Auto Shield: Everything was perfect until I actually filed a claim. I signed up and they debited my account for the monthly payments without any issues at all, LOL. As soon as I actually needed them to perform their part of the agreement they informed me that they do not cover the particular things my vehicle needed, which is really weird because the sales rep that signed me up told me that the coverage was basically like the original manufacturer's warranty except for things like brake pads, fluids or regular maintenance type services. I also find it interested that you can only cancel your contract and get a refund within 30 days of signing up with Car Shield but you can't file a claim within the first 30 days so basically you are out some money before you will figure out that they are a complete scam. The lady I spoke with was extremely rude and short with me, she kept interrupting me and talking over me, it was obvious to me very quickly that they had no intention of helping me whatsoever and were fine with cancelling my contract because they had already received several hundred dollars from me without having to provide any service or pay for any claims. This company has no integrity or honor and simply wants to scam you out of as much money as they can before you figure out that they are the only ones that will benefit from the relationship. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY.
CONSUMER BEWARE. Car Shield sells the warranty and United Car Care is the plan administrator. 2 claims and both denied. $12,000 later with no help. Car Shield states it will give the consumer piece of mind, "dependable, reliable and affordable soluntion to unexpected and costly repairs" none of which is true. No appeal or discussion available. Do not buy.
Evelyn Faye Coley
Dec. 18, 2019 I had a problem with the electrical system on my car, my side mirror motor went out and the entire mirror needed to be replaced. Before we took the car to the dealership to get it fixed we called the dealership to see if they accepted carshield and they did. We went on the website to see if electrical was covered and it was. But when the dealership called carshield customer service they said they did not cover that. This is the biggest rip off. They have a choice of what part of the electrical they will cover. Electrical is electrical, you should not be able to pick and chose what part is covered.
I am advising everyone who writes a review about carshield, to do so after their car breaks down and they need to use their coverage. If u notice, really the only good reviews about them are from people who have not had to use their coverage yet, and just had good customer service. I made that mistake but am making up for it by telling people feeling like u have piece of mind and actually having it is 2 different things. They will most likely never help you if your car breaks down, and see how good their customer service is then.
I had problems with my truck and had it towed to the dealership. Well after finding out what was wrong with it I was informed by the dealership that Carsheild wasnt going to cover the repair unless they could ship in the parts to the dealership instead of the using their own parts. I was told by Carsheild that I would need to go to another auto shop that would accept shipped in parts. I asked for a list in my area and every one of them said they wouldn't accept Carsheild. Now I'm left just paying 1800 for the repair. This warranty service should be shut down!
Florence K Rogers
I been with Carshield for almost a year, everytime I call about something broken on my car it's not covered. Now I am having trouble with the sensors they tell me it all depends on what sensors. I feel if I am paying all this money it should pay more . It have never paid for anything I called about. NOT GOOD
I contacted this company in good faith recently and was up front with them saying that at this time I was just window shopping comparing both coverages and pricing. The agent at that time said that she understood and helped me with what I wanted. That however was not the end of things! I have since been heckled, pestered and downright annoyed with the constant sometimes more than one a day calls from these people in spite of my telling them now in no uncertain terms that I was merely window shopping and had no intention of committing to anything at this time. That has had no effect on their annoying and pushy agents. I have now blocked their number in my phone and would not contact them or commit to any coverage less than free bumper to bumper coverage for the life of my Cadillac XTS. Makes me wonder what they do to others who in good faith contact them!!!
I had car shield for 1yr an half and when my car broke down nothing was covered ,do not use car sheild I had to pay for my towing I had to pay for car rental they said they would reimburse me I never received a cent so I canceled my policy ,don't waste your money
Do not use car shield. They do nothing they advertise. We got no tow, no rental. Car has been at shop for two months. Can't get a hold of customer service. This company sucks! Sucks! Sucks! Do not use car shield
Don't do it! I took my car in for a covered AC compressor issue. Now take into account I live in Las Vegas, temp was 103 degrees. Called claim number I was given and no answer, 2nd number no answer, so called cust service who said have dealer call yet another number put on hold for 27 min. (Yes, i timed it). Then was told they are closing in 15 min. Put on hold again for 18 min and then they hung up. Next day called again, no answer so I called cust service to transfer to claims put on hold (14 min) then was told an inspector had to come look at car and it would be the following week! The inspector was some yahoo from a repair shop that goes to a certified Chevy dealer and tells them, "oh yeah its the compressor". Took another complete week to get "inspector" there, report given to Car Shield and only a half day to fix the car! To get a rental car, I would have to pay in advance then wait for reimbursement which was not said to me during sales call. I was told "you can go get a rental car, tell the rental agent you have Carshield and they will rent you a car." NOT! I did not rent the car, instead i had to depend on friends to drive me around and hated that so ended up not going anywhere for almost 2 wks. I'm 69 years old, on a fixed income and bought Carshield to make things easier. BS. It took 2 weeks to take care of a compressor part that was repaired in half a day. Car Dealer was disgusted at number of times they were on hold and length of time. I AM CANCELING.
I do my research before signing up with any company. I talked to Car Shield and they seemed nice enough. However, when I wanted to go over what was not covered, as well as what their personal opinion was of the company, I got very craftily redirected to another part of the conversation. I then asked the attendant if it was ok that I record the call because it would help me remember exactly what was discussed when I signed up and they hung up. So, after that, I went to the Better Business Bureau and this is EXACTLY (word-for-word) what's on their website. Says it all if you ask me. USE CAUTION!!! Better Business Bureau says: Additional Complaint Information Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to use caution when considering doing business with CarShield, an Auto Service Contract company. BBB has received a pattern of consumer complaints alleging misleading sales and advertising practices, many times indicating thecompany led them to believe they were the manufacturer or dealer, rudecustomer service, failure to cover needed repairs, difficulty cancellinga policy and obtaining a refund, and that the firm made harassing callsor sent harassing mail solicitations.
Do not buy an extended warranty from CarShield. My car was having some noise and i took it to the shop, they told me maybe the turbos are bad, they called CarShield and the inspector look and said the turbos look bad but i need the shop to take them down to make sure, so they did and yes they were bad and the inspector wrote in his report, it was wear and tear, the car is a 2007 and have 140k miles when i took the powertrain with turbo warranty. Of course everything will be wear and tear in a vehicle that old. They told me after taking the turbos down, they will not pay for wear and tear that there is a clause in the contract about that. Then they keep passing me around on the phone and said that Car shield sales the warranty but the claim company is different and both don’t want to take responsibility. Don’t trust what the sales person tells you and don’t waste your money with this type of warranty companies that only want to take your money.
Sent my car to the dealer Thrusday here it's now Monday my car still not fix. They order a aftermarket part and it was broke so they had to reorder another part this time a remanufactured. The part was suppose to been order on Friday they never order the part. So now I have to find a way to work cause these ppl don't pay for car rental. The work don't take over 4 hours but yet my car been sitting for 4 days and they don't feel the need to pay for me a car rental! The worst bullcrap company. Don't waste your money the same way they can go to the junk yards or auto zone you can do the samething!
Car Shield offers the worst service I have ever seen. I have been waiting almost 3 months for my reimbursement on the car rental also they only pid 1/3 of the rental cost and was advise that they don't cover the taxes. Where in the world that they don't cover taxes. They also request a second inspection for the motor to be pulled that they don't cover also the cost of your deductible. But they don't have a problem taking that payment out of your account on a regular basis.
Everything except when you are to with draw payment is fix All the Customer Service have been very helpful. And Thank You for asking.
They took me in for my Van & it was a 2005 with low miles. Then they took care of me when I sold the Van and Got a 4-150 with high mileage. Thanks again
I have car sheld on my 2007 nissan frontier 4×4 and rhe drivers window motor went out and took it to the nissan dealer in jacksonville fla and they called for the claim dept and they didn't want to pay for the repairs on my truck they finally approved the repairs on my truck but didn't want to use nissan parts because they were to hight priced and order it from auto zone for half the price and there in warranty on it so if something happens to it iam screwed out of the 100. Dollars i had to pay and the dealership had my truck for 2 days and car sheild didn't want to pay for the rental car
I just talked to a guy on the phone and he was so in a hurry he wouldn't let me talk. He just wanted to get my money and when I said I would do it next month he hung up on me. I'll just save the money myself and have a savings account just for car repairs I think this company is a rip off. Red flags everywhere!!!!!
Car shield set me up for auto payments without my permission (they say it was disclosed to me by the agent who set up my contract. It in fact was not disclosed to me). They then refused to refund me they money they took without my permission and cancel my contract when I called to ask them about the fraudulent charge. When I asked for a supervisor the customer service personnel I was speaking with (Maddie) failed to connect me with one stating “it would take to long to get them”. Hands down worst interactions I have ever had with any company. When I called to get a quote I was extremely pressured into signing up then and there even though I told them I didn’t want to sign up until after I purchased the car I was looking at purchasing multiple times. They are a bunch of snakes trying to take advantage of people and rob them of their hard earned money. DON’T GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY!!! You will regret it if you do!
I bought it back in December but didn't need it till now. My side detection modules failed because of a crack in the module. It caused some haywire in the programming. The insurance agent for car shield denied it because he said there was rust in the units. I don't see how he can determine that since the units can't be opened. The initial cause was the crack in the module letting water in and making the unit fail, NOT the rustinside before the crack occurred. There wouldn't be any rust if the unit wasn't cracked. Now I have to bare the cost of fixing it myself. I am now wondering if I should continue to pay for this insurance. I am thinking that I will be denied for the next simple fix. Calling arbitration was impossible. I tried 12 times and I could not get through to them. Think twice or even 3 times before you decide whether or not to go with this company. The agent assigned to look at my car is not there for your interest , only to save the company money. GOOD LUCK
Show me a warranty for $3,000 when the head gasket went they said I was not covered rip
Have electrical issues with my camaro and none of 1200 repair is cobered
🤔I call the clam center to get help on fixing my car an they told me that I have to wait for 30days to get my clam. I was so hurt about it. Don't have no 😢😢transportation to take my kids to school or to the doctors if they need to. I payed 😱$100.00 an some to get started with car shield. They need to let ppl know before they get started in the program a carshield.
I purchased a warranty for my 2015 Mercedes Benz C300. First of all, the customer service that I had experienced was excellent. The rear differential broke and I took the car to the mechanic of my choice. And the adjuster worked with my mechanic professionally and replaced that part at no cost to me. Process time 1 week. Also, a modular went bad on same car. The service advisor notified CarSheild of the problem and cost of the part. It was fixed the next day.
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!