2016 peterbilt 579 with 370,000 debating on buying warranty

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  1. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    What’s a good extended warranty company to buy warranty on our truck. We are thinking the extended warranty that covers emissions but unsure who to purchase this insurance through
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    First do your due diligence to see what condition the truck is in then look at a warranty, and remember that you need to go through the entire contract to see what is and isn’t covered.
     
  4. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    yeah, emissions truck traded in. you will need a warranty for rest of life. Good luck with them paying it out and have fun with the lost wages and down time with it going back in all the time and sitting for a week only for same problem to happen again
    Disclaimer, i dont know from experience, i own old iron. I just read about the horrors all the time. but hey good luck
     
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  5. Vampire

    Vampire Light Load Member

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    There is no good extended warranty company to buy a warranty on your truck. Trade it in and get something newer or brand new with a factory warranty. Best of luck to you.
     
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  6. AModelCat

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    Unless you're eligible for extended warranty directly from the manufacturer you're just tossing money out the window. Those aftermarket warranties should be classed as a scam as far as I'm concerned.

    You'd be money ahead to just stash that cash away in your maintenance fund instead.
     
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    If your going to run team miles buy new, and buy factory extended warranties.
     
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  8. Vampire

    Vampire Light Load Member

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    So let's make sure we're running right behind the truck when they're throwing the money out the window. Do you think it will be singles, twenty's or hundreds?

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  9. Long FLD

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    If it’s at a Peterbilt dealer see if it qualifies for their Red Oval warranty. Anything else don’t waste your money because it probably won’t cover the important stuff anyway.
     
  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Now when I get a truck, it’ll go through a dealer, and if they won’t cover it with warranty from whatever Freightliner/KW/Pete, I’ll go to another dealer,
    You won’t have to go to far, there will always be someone ready to take your money.

    I’d personally stay away from Arrow, I wasted a day to go check out a truck, to it looking as a repo return, everything on their lot had problems, including one 2016 Pete that the AC compressor didn’t work, they didn’t know, or said they didn’t.
    Only truck I seen on their lot that might have been good, was an old maverick truck, but it had 670k miles.
    But as long as you know what your looking at, you may do fine, or pay a mechanic to go with you.
     
  11. abyliks

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    Traded in just in time before the problems start....
     
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