GAP is short for Guaranteed Asset Protection.
Many owners assume that if their vehicle is declared a total loss, their primary auto insurance coverage will pay off the outstanding loan. This is not always the case. Insurance companies may place an actual cash value on the vehicle that is significantly less than the outstanding balance on the loan.
Actual cash value is replacement cost minus depreciation. Vehicles, especially new vehicles, typically depreciate more quickly than loan balances can be paid down. Additionally, if negative equity was rolled into the purchase, the balance on the loan will be higher than the actual cash value of the vehicle.
In the event of a total loss, vehicle owners are responsible for the “gap” between the actual cash value and the balance on the loan. There is also the cost of acquiring a new replacement vehicle. This could result in significant out-of-pocket expenses.
This is where GAP comes in handy. GAP is designed to help cover the difference between the actual cash value of the vehicle and the outstanding balance on the loan. Purchasing GAP coverage can protect against high out-of-pocket expenses and ensures financial ability to purchase a replacement vehicle.
Speak with a Finance Consultant to determine if GAP coverage is right for you.
A service contract can help protect against unexpected repairs costs that may result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. Advancements in technology have increased the complexity and expertise needed for even the simplest of repairs. Repair and labor costs continue to rise as a result. Even lower end vehicles have dozens of advanced computers that may periodically require software updates.
Folding a service contract into the original purchase price of a vehicle can be a cost effective way to protect against future repair bills. The cost of the service contract is spread over the life of the loan to ease future financial burden.
Deductibles and coverage levels can vary. Speak with a Finance Consultant during the delivery process to determine what best meets your needs.
It depends. Do you plan to drive your car for many years and many miles, or are you going to stay close to home and buy a new vehicle every couple of years? If you plan to own your vehicle longer than the original basic limited warranty or you drive more than 12,000 miles a year, consider additional coverage.
Brand new Chrysler vehicles come with a standard 3-Year/ 36,000-Mile Basic Limited Warranty and a 5-Year/ 60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Powertrain components include the engine, transmission, drivetrain, among others.
The future benefits of purchasing a service contract may outweigh the marginal cost of financing it into the original loan for those who intend to drive a lot or who intend to own the vehicle longer than three years.
There are many different types of service contract coverage for new vehicles. Speak with a Finance Consultant during the delivery process to determine what best meets your needs.
Absolutely! We have a variety of options and even offer a 0% interest loan to cover the cost of buying a service contract after the initial purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
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