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LAST UPDATED: October 27th, 2022

Protect My Car (PMC) offers extended warranties and vehicle maintenance plans. Its extended warranty plans include 24/7 roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement and come with a $100 deductible. Protect My Car’s Ambassador Maintenance Plans offer discounts for car repairs with deductibles of 50 percent or 25 percent.

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Customer Review: Kay Malloy from Edison, NJ

"My college roommate recommended Protect My Car to me six months ago. I thank her all the time because Protect My Car has been there for me multiple times when I needed them. My Car has not been the most reliable but Protect My Car definitely is! I recommend them to all my friends."

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The Good

  • Basic Warranty Features
  • Vehicle Maintenance Plans
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Rental Car Benefit
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Insurance Available
  • Special Discounts and Rewards

Basic Warranty Features

Protect My Car offers three extended warranty plan choices. These plans offer coverage for repair costs for parts specified in the contract, with added features offered for higher-tiered plans. The max mileage covered by these extended warranty contracts is 125,000. 

Here's a basic breakdown of the three Protect My Car extended warranty plans: 

The Driveline Plan

  • Deductible — $200

The Driveline extended warranty from Protect My Car is designed for high mileage cars that are 4–10 years old that have clocked 80,000+ miles, Driveline covers the following systems: engine, transmission, transfer case, differential assembly, drive axles, cooling systems, air conditioning and heating, timing chain, and electrical systems. The coverage period for this extended warranty lasts up to five years or 125,000 additional miles.

The Select Plan

  • Deductible — $100

Designed for vehicles with more than 50,000 miles, the Select plan from Protect My Car provides all Driveline plan benefits, plus front and rear suspension, and select brake system components. 

The Supreme Plan

  • Deductible — $100

Comparable to a traditional bumper-to-bumper new car factory warranty, PMC's Supreme vehicle service contract includes coverage for the vehicle's turbocharger, in addition to the systems and components already covered in the Driveline and Select warranty plans. Clients can also add coverage for the navigation system. 

Read More: Comprehensive Guide to a Car Warranty Service Contract

Vehicle Maintenance Plans

Protect My Car's Ambassador vehicle maintenance contracts for older cars help differentiate it from many car warranty competitors. PMC's Ambassador Maintenance Plans offer contract holders discounts on repairs, plus a handful of other fully covered services.

Most vehicles are eligible, regardless of their age or odometer reading, including certified pre-owned vehicles. The product line is ideal for consumers with cars with more than 150,000 miles or cars that are over ten years old.

Ambassador Maintenance Plans include the following basic benefits: 

  • Two tire rotations per year
  • Three oil changes per year
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Guaranteed repair bill savings of 25-75%

All Ambassador plans cover the engine, transmission, transfer case, drive axle, differential assembly, front and rear suspension, cooling system, air conditioning and heating, electrical, select brake system components, timing chain, turbocharger, and navigation. None cover navigation repairs. Plans differ by their required deductibles and additional benefits. Typically you pay for these plans through monthly payments.

Ambassador Elite

  • Deductible — 50%

This car warranty contract is the most comprehensive plan offered through the Ambassador plans and also the most expensive. Aside from the coverage available on all five of the plans, it also offers roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, free oil change, and free tire rotations. A 50 percent deductible is required for this plan. This means that you must pay 50 percent of the licensed repair facility's original estimate of the cost of repairs. There is no required deductible for the oil changes, tire rotations, roadside assistance, or towing.

Ambassador Pro

  • Deductible — 50%

Aside from the coverage that all the plans offer, this warranty plan also offers rental car reimbursement, free oil changes, and tire rotations. These four additional benefits do not require a deductible, but the other features have a 50 percent deductible. This requires you to pay 50 percent of the licensed repair facility's original estimate of the cost of repairs. 

The Pro plan does not provide any roadside assistance benefits. 

Ambassador Platinum

  • Deductible — 25%

Aside from the coverage that all the plans offer, this warranty plan also offers roadside assistance. 

Roadside Assistance

Protect My Car offers its customers 24/7 roadside assistance as part of all warranty plans. Emergency roadside assistance gives peace of mind because no matter where you are, you can get help in the event of a breakdown.

Rental Car Benefit

Protect My Car also offers rental car benefits when your car needs a covered repair that is scheduled to take four or more hours to fix. 

Rental car reimbursement offers additional financial security because it makes it easier to rent a car if you need one while your car is in a repair facility. It also offers consistent and reliable transportation while their car is in a repair shop because the cost of a rental car is reduced through the refund stipulation outlined in the vehicle protection plan.

Flexible Payment Options

Protect My Car's extended warranties have flexible payment terms, which makes it easy for car owners to find an affordable plan with monthly payment plans that last 36 to 48 months.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

All PMC extended warranty plans include a 30-day money-back guarantee, offering a full refund of your down payment. 

If you cancel after the first 30 days, you are entitled to a prorated refund (based on time or mileage), but an additional $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund amount. 

In either case, any claims paid will be deducted from your refund amount. 

Insurance Policies Available

Protect My Car is also a third-party, licensed insurance vendor in 21 states. The warranty company can offer discounted renters, homeowners, and auto insurance. Bundling policies can provide an additional discount.

When potential clients request a quote on an insurance policy from Protect My Car, they will receive quotes from five car insurance companies partnered with Protect My Car.

Special Discounts and Rewards

Discounted rates for students and military members are available with PMC. Make sure to mention this to your service rep for more details. 

This service contract provider also offers a special rewards program that provides savings and discounts at participating stores and restaurants. Once you join, PMC customers will get rewards dollars to spend every month. 

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The Bad

  • Warranty Cost Info 
  • Emphasis on Maintenance
  • Not Available Nationwide

Warranty Cost Info 

Protect My Car offers its customers a 30-day money-back guarantee, monthly interest-free payments, and low deductibles for its service. The company does not disclose its specific costs beyond these statements. However, this lack of upfront cost information is common for the extended warranty industry. The car warranty industry strongly relies on the need for an individualized quote. 

Why?

The cost of your car warranty depends on the plan chosen, car mileage, car make, and car year, which means that there’s variability. You can enter your specific details online to get a free, instant quote. 

Emphasis on Maintenance

Each protection plan offered by Protect My Car includes some aspects found in a manufacturer's powertrain warranty, with the engine, drive axles, and transmission covered.

As repairs to these components are often very expensive, for them to be covered, the customer must have immaculate record keeping of all maintenance to avoid the claim being denied. Getting a regular oil change and other necessary maintenance will help keep your extended auto warranty valid. Therefore, it is crucial to keep detailed paperwork on all auto repairs. 

Read More: What Voids an Extended Car Warranty

Not Available Nationwide

Protect My Car does not offer its warranty services to car owners in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington

Car owners in those states will have to look at other extended warranty companies.

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The Bottom Line

For consumers seeking vehicle protection and peace of mind, Protect My Car offers several extended auto warranty plans and car protection plans. Each service plan has excellent features, like 24/7 roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement. These additional features are common among extended car warranty companies.

Potential customers should speak with a Protect My Car representative for more specific details on pricing, availability, and warranty coverage specifications. As with all vehicle service contracts, be sure to carefully read any vehicle service contract and understand the terms before signing up.

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Wayne

It's been just okay, not great. It took 2.5 days to get the dealership paid for an oil change. The maintenance was not on my primary vehicle, thank God..

2 years ago

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Carol R.

Not much . I havent been in situation where I've had to use.services beside getting an oil.change priced at what I pay for to attain services

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Sherrion Rainwater

Good co. Need to be honest with payment options

2 years ago

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Fernando Delgado Tempe, AZ

We had our car warranty with Protect My car but did not cover the car repairs we had only covers some things.

3 years ago