Having a factory warranty is great…until it runs out. The Vehicle Protection Plan is a mechanical breakdown service contract designed to keep you covered so you don’t have to pay out of pocket for future unexpected repairs. We offer many different levels of comprehensive coverage plans to keep your vehicle protected while you own it.
The information above is intended to provide a summary of coverage and benefits. Please refer to the Vehicle Protection Plan (VPP) agreement for exact terms, conditions and exclusions for this optional product. The maintenance services and parts described in the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for your vehicle are not covered. Nor are these other normal maintenance services and parts including: engine tune-up (includes spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor), all batteries (including but not limited to): hybrid/electric vehicle batteries), filters, lubricants or fluids, air conditioning refrigerant, engine coolant, all hoses and belts (not specifically listed), wiper blades, brake pads and shoes, brake rotors and drums, suspension alignment. Parts not covered are constant velocity boots, tires, wheel covers, wheel rim, wheels, wheel balancing, shock absorbers, suspension air bags, exhaust system, catalytic converter, friction clutch disc and pressure plate and clutch release beating, glass, glass framework and fastening adhesives, sealed beam head lamps, light bulbs, lenses, trim, moldings, bright metal, upholstery, paint, sheet metal, bumpers, alignment of body parts, flexible body parts, door panels, body panels, structural framework, convertible top framework, structural welds, hinges, door handles, vinyl and convertible tops and non mechanical removable hardtop assemblies.
Tires for life is exactly what it sounds like. You will not have to pay for tires the entire time you own the vehicle. Tires are measured during the safety check and any time you come back for oil changes. When they reach an unsafe level (usually below 5/32) or are cracked they get replaced. Forever, the the entire time you own the vehicle. It really is that simple.
Tires can be very very expensive, especially with the way costs are rising nowadays at a rapid rate. The average price for a 22 inch tire is almost $280.00. This program pays for itself after one use in some cases.
This is not a hazard program, nails in tires, curbing and other items like that are not covered. This is only a replacement program based on wear and tear only. This coverage is not transferrable to any other vehicles or people. One car, one person.
This is one of the most popular programs we offer at Blasius. You pay a one time charge, and every 5000 miles we change your oil. Almost all Blasius locations will perform oil changes for life, so no matter what you live or work you can get your oil changed at Blasius.
Pay a one time cost for oil changes. No matter how much oil costs, or labor costs, you have already paid for oil changes the entire time you own your car.
We do not offer the oil change for life program for diesel engines.
The war against rust may be ultimately unwinnable, but rustproofing and undercoating can help extend your vehicle’s life! Rustproofing and undercoating can defend against the onslaught of rust-causing road salt and brine for so long. Victory requires vigilance.
Why is car undercoating so important to all drivers? Your car is a major investment, and it should be protected! Overtime this rust will cause corrosion and can lead to part failure and a whole host of other issues. Rust is not just ugly but can trigger a number of different system breakdowns, such as leaks that can lead to gradual fuel wasting and even sizable components like the engine and transmission failure. System harm can be frustrating. If you don’t defend your vehicle with something, then you may make it a lot more vulnerable to system harm.
Rust will reduce the life and residual value of your vehicle not to mention safety hazards and so it’s vital to take steps to prevent rust from happening!
Many people live in places where inclement weather can have a negative impact on their motor vehicle. Abrasive road salt, road brine, sticky tree sap, fine scratches left by low-hanging tree limbs — all can rub away the manufacturer’s paint and then wipe away the coat on top of it. And once your vehicle’s paint begins chipping away, damaging rust isn’t far behind.
With the introduction of road brine, this toxic substance is able to get into all the nooks and crannies where traditional road salt could-not. Many road brines contain sticky additives so that the toxic substance will not wash off the road easily. The problem is when you drive over these sticky substances they do not discriminate!
Everybody wants their car to look as good as new. That’s the beauty of Appearance Protection, keeping your vehicle looking great inside and out by applying products directly to the vehicle’s exterior and interior surfaces to protect and maintain the quality and appearance of the vehicle.
With this protection, spills, splatters and everyday mishaps can be more easily removed before they become permanent stains on the vehicle’s interior and, advanced sunscreens and penetrating conditioners will maintain your leather, and the vehicles exterior paint will maintain its “new” car shine.
A flat tire can leave you feeling deflated. It’s a good thing Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection provides coverage in the event of damage to your tires or wheels as a result of road hazards such as metal, nails, glass, debris, potholes, blowouts and others
You’re ready to roll with the Tire and Wheel Protection in the event of damage to your tires or wheels as a result of road hazards.
If your vehicle is ever declared a total loss due to an accident, theft or natural disaster, your auto insurance company might only pay you the amount equal to their assessed market value of your vehicle. Unfortunately, there may be a significant gap between what your insurer pays and the balance you owe on your vehicle loan. Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) protects you by waiving the difference.
Insurance companies can only do so much, that’s why GAP Loss Protection was designed to fill in the gap. When accidents occur, insurance companies only pay the actual cash value of your vehicle, so we cover the difference between the actual cash value and the balance.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that a unique vehicle identification number (VIN) appear on every motor vehicle that’s operating on the road. Think of it as your car’s Social Security number.
The DOT’s regulations require VINs on all passenger cars starting with the 1970 model year, as well as multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, and motorcycles starting with the 1981 model year. VINs are required whether the vehicle was manufactured in the United States or imported from another country.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates the use of these important 17-character alphanumeric identification numbers. It requires any vehicle you buy to come with a VIN that’s easy to see when you look through the front windshield on the driver’s side. The VIN must also appear on a certification label, which you will probably find on the edge of the driver’s door.
Since this is not always enough to deter thieves who steal vehicles to sell for parts, the Theft Prevention Standard included in the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 calls for the VIN to also be included on 18 parts of a vehicle. These include:
Many automobile manufacturers, dealerships, motor insurance companies, spare parts dealers, and vehicle owners use VIN etching tools to permanently inscribe these special codes on different vehicle parts, depending on their purpose. All the required etching may have been done by the dealer who sold the vehicle when it was new.
If you have a used car that is missing some of the required VIN etching, this is something you can supply affordably by acquiring the tools to do it for yourself. Read on to learn the benefits of VIN etching for your vehicle.
In America alone, a car gets stolen every 43 seconds. According to the United Nations, the average number of vehicles stolen per 100,000 residents worldwide is 68.5. VIN etching is one of the best deterrents to prevent such crimes.
Investing in VIN etching with permanent engraving can be the best way to protect your car from thieves. The technique seems to be successful. Studies reveal that vehicles with visible and apparent VINs printed on the windshield, windows, and other parts are less likely to be stolen.
In fact, some law enforcement agencies host free VIN etching events in their jurisdictions to allow people to get their cars engraved for free. For instance, the Las Cruces Police Department in New Mexico organizes periodical free VIN etching or engraving events for the city’s residents.
A car thief can easily remove your car’s VIN tags or plates. But a high-quality VIN etching tool leaves visible and permanent engravings that are very hard to remove. That can keep the thief from reselling your vehicle fast.
Vehicle thieves hate this. They’ll most likely leave your automobile alone once they realize it has visible permanent engravings.
A few of the best places to inscribe VINs include:
It’s common for most vehicle thieves to disassemble automobiles into separate parts and sell them to hardware retailers for reselling. However, many second-hand spare part vendors don’t accept parts with VIN etchings unless the seller provides some documentation to prove ownership. Therefore, permanent engravings on your vehicle’s most resalable parts make it a no-go for such thieves.
Most engravings have automated VIN scanners linked to the state’s central database, making it easier to spot a stolen car anywhere. The last thing an automobile thief wants is to drive a stolen car with clearly visible etchings. That’s because law enforcers may flag it randomly using appropriate scanning technology.
Automobile insurance companies may provide significant discounts on your insurance premiums if you have VIN engravings to serve your car’s security measure. They are the greatest supporters of VIN etching for security purposes. Some companies may offer discounts of up to 15% on car insurance policies for individuals and dealerships that invest in VIN etching.
Not sure if this is a service worth paying for? The easiest way to determine that is to weigh the cost of VIN etching against the possible benefits of having these markings clearly visible on your vehicle.
Using an etching machine, you can inscribe the VIN on your car’s windows, windshield, or other parts. You can also use an affordable glass-etching tool to etch the number on the window or windshield by hand. Alternatively, you can make a stencil of the VIN and affix the number to your windows with use glass-etching paste. When deciding exactly where to do the etching, you’ll want to choose places that won’t obstruct your field of vision.
Tools and kits for this task are available online or at certain auto-parts retailers. You can buy a VIN etching kit for as little as $15 or a custom-engraved VIN plate for about $32.
Keep in mind that some etching kits are intended for a single use, while others give you everything you need to etch VINs in several places on each of two vehicles. The latter would come in handy if you wanted to provide VIN etching for your vehicle as well as that of a family member or friend. You may need to shop around to find the VIN etching tool or kit that works best for your make and model and suits your budget.
If you can’t do it yourself, let the car dealer etch the VIN onto the windows at the time of purchase. But this can be relatively expensive; you may need to pay $200 or more.
So, compare the etching cost — whether $20, $200 or higher — against your insurance’s discount value you may earn after engraving your car. The best way to determine the savings is to contact your insurance company for more information.
Once you know the insurance discount value, you can decide if you would rather pay for the service or do it yourself. When you look at the cost and benefits of etching your car’s parts, you may find that doing it yourself is a great solution.
VIN etching is easy, safe, and affordable. Check out the required tools and read the online guides. With the right tools and information, you can do VIN etching as effectively as your dealership, even if you have no experience.
In addition to federal regulations that mandate VINs on vehicles, many states and automobile insurance companies encourage VIN etching for added security against vehicle theft. There are three main ways to get this done.
First, check to see if local or county law enforcement is hosting an event to provide this etching as a free service. If not, you can do it yourself for around $20 or pay $200 or more to get it done at a dealership.
VIN etching is simple and won’t take much time. You may decide that it’s a worthwhile way to make your vehicle less attractive to thieves.