Lifetime Powertrain Coverage


Designed to save you money on significant repair costs, Lifetime Powertrain Coverage benefits are aimed at keeping you on the road - not beside of it. The coverage is provided to customers that reside within 150 miles of any Don Franklin Dealership, at no added cost, with all eligible NEW and PRE-OWNED vehicles.

Vehicle Lifetime Powertrain Coverage Details

Limited Lifetime Powertrain Coverage protects you by covering the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a powertrain component listed below that is defective in workmanship and/or materials, for as long as you own the vehicle.

Covered Parts

With a valid Lifetime Powertrain Coverage contract on file, after authorization, your Don Franklin Dealership will make the necessary repairs to the components listed in the section below. This coverage excludes the repair of Engine Valves, Piston Rings and Cylinder Wear to correct either low compression or oil consumption, which are considered wear.


All internal lubricated parts, including:
• Seals & gaskets • Timing gear & chain
• Pins, connecting rods & bearings • Oil pump
• Crankshaft & main bearings • Oil Pan
• Camshaft, followers & cam bearings • Valve Cover(s)
• Push rods, springs & lifters • Shafts, rotors & bearings
• Rocker arms, shafts & bushings • Timing belt & cover
• Manifolds • Harmonic balancer
• Engine Mounts • Turbocharger

Duration of Coverage

This coverage will last for as long as you own the vehicle, there is absolutely no time or mileage limit to the duration of coverage. Qualifying customers acknowledge that the coverage offered will begin after the expiration of any existing warranties. The coverage provided is secondary to any and all existing warranties, including, but not limited to: Factory Warranties, Parts Warranties, and/or Extended Warranties.

Owner's Responsibilities

In the event of a breakdown we recommend that you contact your local Don Franklin Dealership for instructions. In order for your Don Franklin Lifetime Powertrain Coverage to remain valid, you must maintain the vehicle according to the requirements below.

  • Have your vehicle repaired and maintained by a Don Franklin Dealership, in accordance with all manufacturer recommended maintenance for your vehicle.
  • Keep documentation showing a description of your vehicle, mileage, date, and service performed.
  • Use all reasonable means to prevent further damage to your vehicle in the event of a breakdown. This may require you to immediately stop the vehicle, turn off the engine, and have the vehicle towed to a Don Franklin Dealership for repairs.
  • If you purchase a pre-owned vehicle with a manufacturer that differs from the dealership manufacturer where you purchased the vehicle, you must at a minimum:
    • Change the oil & oil filter every 5,000 miles.
    • Complete powertrain inspection every 30,000 miles.
    • Replace the transmission fluid at intervals not to exceed 90,000 miles.

All of our certified service departments maintain electronic service records. However, for added protection to you, we require you to keep a personal record of services performed. In the event of a breakdown, failure to provide proof that all scheduled repairs and maintenance have been performed by a Don Franklin Service Facility may void this coverage.


The deductible is the amount that the customer must pay for each covered repair. There is no cost involved with obtaining coverage under this plan. However, should a powertrain repair be necessary, there is a $150.00 deductible for each covered and approved claim.


Customer acknowledges that this Limited Lifetime Powertrain Coverage is non-transferable. This coverage becomes void the day that you sell, lease, assign, transfer, sublease, dispose of, or otherwise cease to be the owner or lessee of your vehicle for any reason. Subsequent owners or lessees, even within the same family or business, are not covered.

Eligibility and Exclusions

Most New and Pre-Owned vehicles not to exceed 6 model years and/or 85,000 miles at the time of purchase qualify for Lifetime Powertrain Coverage. This coverage does not cover costs associated with services such as: Loaner vehicle(s), diagnostic, storage, freight, towing, rental, hazardous waste disposal, tune-up, maintenance, or tear-down charges; unless tear-down is necessary to repair a covered part and authorized in advance. We recommend that you contact us if you have any questions pertaining to the coverage offered. Please refer to the Lifetime Powertrain Coverage contract for full details.

The following vehicles do not qualify for the Don Franklin Limited Lifetime Powertrain Coverage at this time. This list is subject to change, please see dealer for current exclusions.

  • Diesel Trucks
  • Trucks in the F-350, F-450, 3500, 4500 series
  • Domestic high performance vehicles
  • Imported high performance vehicles
  • 2013, 2014, and/or 2015 Ford Focus
  • Vehicle(s) purchased by an individual residing more than 150 miles away from any Don Franklin Auto Group location
  • Vehicle(s) purchased by a Don Franklin Employee or Employee Household Family Member
  • Business owned or *Commercial Vehicles
  • Tow trucks, snowplows, taxis, and police vehicles are specifically excluded
  • Vehicles exceeding the age/mile limit at the time of purchase

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Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this site, absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Please refer to the Lifetime Powertrain Coverage contract for full details.