How Much Does a Harley Davidson Extended Warranty Cost?
A Harley Davidson extended warranty continues to provide coverage after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired.
How much does it cost?
- Depending on where it is purchased, the length of the warranty and the model/year of the bike, the cost of a Harley Davidson extended warranty will vary from as little as $70 to as much as $1,800. For example, a three-year plan will cost around $700, while a seven-year plan will cost upwards of $1,500.
- According to harley-davidsonforums.com, dealers usually do not charge the same price. The cost runs around $774 to $2,000. A $50 deductible plan from a local credit union costs around $774.
- On the other hand, according to hdtalking.com, getting a Harley Davidson extended warranty for two to five years cost around $964 to $1,644.
What is going to be included?
- The cost of getting a Harley Davidson extended warranty service may include the cost of the extended warranty plan itself, the fee for the dealer, and other related costs among others.
- Typical official plans will include a $50 deductible plan and covers the drive train, motor, and transmission. However, it does not cover everyday wear of parts such as tires, brake pads, and belts.
- An extended service plan is a contract between the owner and Harley Davidson which provides full protection for the motorcycle (excluding parts that wear and tear).
- For new bikes, the maximum term included is seven years and is for unlimited miles. For most used bikes, the maximum term is five years. Coverage included in both plans is generally the same.
- The extended warranty guarantees that you will pay no more than $50 plus applicable taxes for the parts and labor cost of repairs or “Covered Parts.”
- Other benefits include reimbursement f0r towing, lodging, vehicle rental, and tire and wheel coverage. There will also be roadside assistance provided 24 hours a day.
- Depending on the policy, some may include a daily allowance for rentals, meals, lodging and towing.
What are the extra costs?
- Extra costs may be incurred for repair of parts of the motorcycle that are not included in the coverage of the Harley Davidson extended warranty plan. The costs would cover the purchase of the said parts, repair, as well as labor.
- For parts (not covered by the extended warranty) that are bought online or from other states, you might incur additional costs for their packaging, handling, and delivery.
Tips to know
- Aside from the dealer, do not forget to check with local third parties to see what kind of warranties they can provide.
- Ask for advice from friends who have tried getting a Harley Davidson extended warranty plan. They may be able to point you in the right direction.
- If you do decide to sell your motorcycle down the road and it is still covered, you will still be able to transfer it. This is a huge selling point for potential buyers; you would be able to charge more for your bike if it still has a warranty.
- Extended warranties are debatable issues. If you purchase one and your Harley works perfectly and you never make a claim, it seems as though you have just wasted all that money. If you do not get one, however, and something goes wrong with the bike, you will end up paying a lot more for repairs than you would for a warranty. It is all a gamble!
How can I save money?
- You can save money when you get your extended warranty plan from a local credit union instead of a private dealer. They tend to cost less that private dealers who charge more to gain a certain profit.
- Do not be afraid to haggle! Many dealers are more than willing to bring their prices down. Most people that have purchased in the past stated that they often were able to get up to 10% off.
- You will most likely get a cheaper price for your extended warranty if you purchase it sooner rather than later. Buying the warranty right when the other expires will cost a lot more.