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Based in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Route 66 Extended Warranty has over 33 years of experience providing vehicle service contracts through financial institutions.

In this guide to a Route 66 extended warranty, our review team examines the provider’s coverage, cost and reviews. Then, we discuss the pros and cons of a Route 66 extended warranty and how it compares to leading providers. To go ahead and get a quote from our top choices for an extended warranty, follow the links below.

 

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Table of Contents:

What is Covered by a Route 66 Extended Warranty?

Route 66 offers three coverage plans: First Street, Main Street and Easy Street. Easy Street is the company’s most comprehensive coverage level. The table below provides a high-level description of each plan’s coverage.

Route 66’s plans also come with these benefits:

  • 24/7 emergency roadside assistance with service up to $50, limited to one service call per seven-day period
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Transferable

Extended Warranty Plan First Street Main Street Easy Street
Engine
Standard transmission
Automatic transmission
Drive axle assembly
4-wheel/all-wheel drive
Cooling 50% parts and labor for water pump
Electrical 50% parts and labor for alternator, starter and voltage regulator
Steering
Air conditioning
Front suspension
Brakes
Fuel delivery

 

Since Route 66 Extended Warranty’s plans are only available through financial institutions, you must contact a financial institution that works with Route 66 for additional coverage details. You can find out which financial institutions Route 66 works with by sending an email to sales@route66warranty.com.

How Much Does a Route 66 Extended Warranty Cost?

Several factors influence the cost of an extended warranty, including the age and mileage of your vehicle. An extended warranty will typically cost somewhere between $400 and $1,600 per year.

To find out what a Route 66 extended warranty would cost you personally, we recommend emailing the company to be connected with a financial institution with whom this provider works. Regarding a deductible, Route 66 does not require one, which is a great feature of Route 66’s extended warranty plans.

Route 66 Extended Warranty Reviews

Our review team has found both positive and negative reviews for Route 66. This is common with every company, but it can be helpful to look for broader trends within customer reviews. In general, policyholders compliment Route 66’s affordable cost, but customers have conflicting messages on the company’s breadth of coverage. Some say that the coverage is excellent, and others say it is inadequate. Below are some sample reviews we found.

Positive reviews:

“I’ve heard of unreasonable and plain bad third party warranty companies, but Route 66 is not one of those. As long as you know what you’re purchasing and do not ASSUME, you should be in good hands. Some plans make sense, and others do not.” – Dan B. via Yelp

“I first encountered them when I bought my daughter a Mini Cooper. This warranty saved my butt.  About 2 years into our experience with the vehicle, the transmission started acting up. Route 66 covered just about everything, and the process seemed much more pleasant than any other ‘insurance’ i have ever tried using.” – Fredericksburg, VA Yelp user

Negative reviews: 

“I should have just put aside the $2000 I paid for the warranty and used it for any incident that occurred. If I did this, I would still be up $1600 after paying for a repair that Route 66 would not cover. If you have run into a similar situation, just know that you can cancel and get at least a partial refund.” – Jason P. via Yelp

“I called Route 66 and told them I would like to use my warranty to fix my AC. They just told me to bring my car to any shop and have the shop call them back with a service agreement number. Next day, I get a call from my repair shop. Route 66 will cover NOTHING, NADA, not a single penny. I was going to fix the AC, regardless of cost. I just hoped that since I had a warranty service, I could actually use it. Even if they only covered a partial payment.” – User on BMW 1 Addicts forum

 

Pros and Cons of a Route 66 Extended Warranty

Our review team found some things that we liked about Route 66 and others that we did not. Below are important pros and cons of purchasing a Route 66 extended warranty.

Pros

    1. No deductible: Having no deductible is a nice relief for customers when they have a needed repair. Low and/or no deductible costs can sometimes be linked with higher monthly costs, but this doesn’t seem to be the case with Route 66.
    2. Overall Cost: Customers seem pleased with the cost of the company’s extended warranty. 

Cons

    1. Extra step required: Since Route 66 is only available through financial institutions such as credit unions, customers have to take an extra step of finding out which financial institutions work with Route 66 to purchase a plan.
    2. No free quote or sample contract: Our review team prefers providers that offer free quotes and sample contracts online. These features give customers full transparency to cost and plan information so they can make an educated decision. Leading providers such as Endurance and CarShield offer both of these features online. This lack of transparency from Route 66 may be due to the fact that the company only sells through financial institutions.

Our Recommended Providers

Route 66 Extended Warranty is worth looking into because of its $0 deductible and affordable overall cost. However, without a free quote or sample contract online, it may be tedious for you to compare this provider’s cost and coverage options with other leading providers.

Since they offer a much easier process, we recommend that you request a free quote and sample contract from each of our top providers. 

 

Best Extended Car Warranty Companies
We reviewed every major warranty company for coverage, affordability and more. Here are our recommendations.
Best Provider Best for High-Mileage Cars Most Affordable
Endurance CARCHEX CarShield
Editor’s Rating: Editor’s Rating: Editor’s Rating:
★★★★★ ★★★★½ ★★★★½
Get Quote Get Quote Get Quote
(877) 374-1840 (866) 254-0205 (800) 563-2761

 

 

 

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