Toyota RAV4 Warranty vs Vehicle Service Agreements

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All About the Toyota RAV4

If you're looking for a dependable, well-liked car, you should check out the Toyota RAV4. This 5-passenger compact SUV is the manufacturer's best-selling automobile and the top-selling vehicle in the United States, not including pickup trucks.

Are you concerned that a compact SUV won't offer you enough room? Don't worry. Although it is small in dimension on the outside, it provides you and your passengers plenty of room. The cargo area behind the back seat gives you 37.6 cubic feet to stow your groceries, sports equipment, camping gear and everything else you need for your adventures.

The Toyota RAV4's compact exterior allows for a tight turning diameter for navigating narrow, curvy passages on and off the road.

Speaking of going off the road, this SUV's smooth on-road driving may make you think it's happier there. However, a properly-equipped RAV4 is ready to rough it. The TRD Off-Road trim level comes equipped with driving modes for mud, sand, snow, rock and dirt. A front skid plate forged from stainless steel protects the vehicle's underside.

The RAV4's fuel efficiency will take you there for less no matter where you drive. You can even choose a hybrid version to save at the fuel pump.

Common Repairs and Services Required by the Toyota RAV4

While the RAV4 is reliable, it can have design flaws like any vehicle. Models before 2017 have had faulty evaporative systems, resulting in the check engine light coming on. Fixing the EVAP canister can get expensive.

Some older models have also experienced oxygen sensor failures and incorrectly reported catalytic converter issues. Some of the most common repairs needed on newer models include:

  • Malfunctioning fuel gauge reading as empty
  • Stumbling or leaky transmission
  • Steering and alignment problems
  • Faulty brakes
  • Power steering problems
  • Failing fuel pumps
  • Extended Warranties for Toyota RAV4

    The Toyota RAV4 extended warranty is a service agreement. It is available from the manufacturer for up to three years or 36,000 miles, whichever is first, for a new vehicle. You can choose from three plans:

  • Platinum Protection
  • Gold Protection
  • Powertrain Protection
  • Flexible Coverage Terms

    You can choose coverage beyond three years. The length of time varies according to the protection plan you purchase.

    Roadside Assistance

    The manufacturer offers coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It includes:

  • Towing
  • Lockouts
  • Flat tires
  • Jumpstarts for dead batteries
  • Fuel delivery
  • Alternate Transportation

    The company offers coverage for substitute transportation with its Toyota RAV4 service agreement, though the amount varies depending on the protection plan.

    Meals and Lodging

    Toyota offers a stipend for lodging and meals if you are more than 150 miles from home. The amount depends on the protection plan you purchase.

    Disappearing Deductible

    The company can waive the deductible if the dealer who sold the Toyota RAV4 warranty service agreement performs the repairs.


    The original owner can transfer the agreement to a private party.

    Toyota RAV4 Vehicle Service Agreements

    The Toyota RAV4 is a terrific investment. As the best-selling car in the U.S., you have peace of mind knowing you choose an SUV with proven dependability.

    All cars age, though. No matter how well-built a vehicle is, it's bound to get the effects of normal wear and tear. It happens even to the most carefully driven cars — it's just a fact that car parts wear out and break down.

    The Toyota RAV4 service contract is a great investment, too. However, it has a shelf life. What happens after it expires? What if you drive a lot and reach the mileage limit earlier than anticipated?

    You can expect to keep your RAV4 for a long time — after all, its dependability makes it popular. The manufacturer service agreement runs out, though, between three and 10 years, depending on your purchase protection plan.

    As your vehicle ages, it becomes more and more likely that you will need to make repairs. Some of them can be expensive. After your Toyota RAV4 service agreement ends, you may want the coverage you've become accustomed to.

    The fact is that your RAV4 may require its most expensive repairs after the manufacturer agreement expires. When it's been on the road for three years or more, essential parts can begin to show their age. It's a good idea to get a Toyota RAV4 service agreement that goes beyond the manufacturer's coverage.

    At CarShield, we offer a Toyota RAV4 service contract that goes beyond the manufacturer's coverage. Why get stranded somewhere or end up with huge out-of-pocket costs? You don't have time for that.

    We offer packages for every budget. Do you drive a lot? Check out our Platinum high-mileage coverage. Are you worried about major parts going bad? We have a Gold package for that. Do you want to cover the basics? Our Silver plan may be right for you. Would you prefer to have something similar to your manufacturer's warranty? Try our Diamond package.

    Don't spend time worrying about breakdowns. Call CarShield today to get a free quote — and peace of mind.

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