What is the extent and terms of the Can-Am Car Warranty Coverage?


The Can-Am Warranty coverage is like a copycat or mimic of the OEM’s warranty. We designed it specifically to cater to dealers who want to sell previous Canadian vehicles to the US. This is because manufacturers void the car warranty coverage when you export a car from Canada to the US. But with Can-Am Warranty, it’s as if the OEM warranty wasn’t voided at all… ensuring that customers will be comfortable buying previous Canadian vehicles from you.

But what are the basic terms of a car warranty with Can-Am? And what exactly are the Can-Am car warranty coverages? Let’s dive deeper and find out.


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Can-Am Warranty

Once purchased by a dealer, Can-Am Warranty is attached directly to the VIN. This means customers don’t have to “buy” the warranty outside the price of the car you’re selling…It is included… just like the OEM warranty. It also transfers with the VIN like the OEM warranty. There are never any transfer charges or customer registration requirements. The car can be sold 1,000 times and the warranty is active as long as it is within the time and mileage limits

Can-Am Warranty is a limited warranty, not an insurance policy or vehicle service contract (VSC).


What are the car warranty coverages?


If you’ve been experienced with OEM limited warranty coverages, then you’d probably be familiar with these:

3/36 - Basic Limited Warranty & Corrosion Warranty

The basic limited warranty and corrosion car warranty coverage begin on the effective date of the OEM. This lasts for 36 months from said effective date or when your odometer reaches 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.


Basic car warranty coverage:
The basic limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor to repair any original equipment item on your car that is broken because of a defect in the material or the way it was made. Only the restraint systems, tires, brakes (rotors, pads, lining, and drums), wiper blades, clutch assembly, windshield and glass windows, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing are not covered.


Corrosion car warranty coverage:
This corrosion warranty pays for the parts and works needed to repair any holes in the sheet metal panel caused by rust or other corrosion (s). It won’t be covered if the hole isn’t caused by corrosion. The warranty does not cover corrosion on the paint’s surface caused by stone chips, scratches, or other similar things.


5/60 Powertrain limited warranty: 

The powertrain car warranty coverage also starts on the effective date of the OEM warranty. It lasts for 60 months or until your odometer reads 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The following components of your vehicle’s powertrain are covered under the terms of the powertrain limited warranty:

Front Wheel Drive (FWD) - Axle housing and all internal parts; constant velocity joints and boots; differential carrier assembly and all internal parts; driveshaft and axle shaft assemblies; end cover; output ball bearing; output flange; overrunning clutch; pinion spacer and shim, seals and gaskets for listed components only; power transfer unit and all internal parts; torque tube; vacuum motor; viscous coupler.

Four Wheel Drive (4x4) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) - Axle housing and all internal parts; axle shafts; axle shaft bearings; disconnect housing assembly; drive shaft center bearings; front and rear drive shafts assemblies; seals and gaskets for the listed components only; transfer case and all internal parts; transfer case control module and shift mode motor assembly; universal joints and yokes.


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Gasoline / Diesel Engine:  Core plugs; cylinder block and all internal parts; cylinder head assemblies; flywheel with starter ring gear; intake and exhaust manifolds; oil pan; oil pump; seals and gaskets for listed components only; serpentine belt tensioner; supercharger; timing belt, gears, and sprockets, timing case, timing chain; turbocharger housing and internal parts; turbocharger wastegate actuator; valve covers; vibration damper; water pump and housing.

Rear Wheel Drive:  Axle shafts; axle shaft bearings; drive shaft assemblies; drive shaft center bearings; rear axle housing and all internal parts; seals and gaskets for listed components only; universal joints and yokes. 

Transmission: Bell housing; drive/flex plate; oil pan; pressure sensors; seals and gaskets for listed components only; speed sensors; transmission case and all internal parts; transmission control module; transmission range switch; torque converter.

However, manual transmission clutch parts are not covered.


Towing car warranty coverage: 

Towing coverage is available for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles on the odometer, whichever comes first, beginning with the start date of the standard limited warranty. Towing coverage pays for the cost of towing your car to the closest dealership for your make and model if it becomes disabled due to a covered mechanical breakdown. You will be liable for any extra costs if you have your car towed to a dealership other than the closest one.

Ancillary Services

Fuel Delivery:  If your car runs out of gas, we will deploy a service to bring enough gasoline to get you to the closest filling station.

Dead battery:  If your vehicle’s battery dies, we will deploy a service to jump-start it for you.

Flat tire change:  If your car gets a flat tire, we will send a service to replace it using your spare tire. There is, however, no coverage for repairing or replacing the tire, which is your responsibility.

Lockout:  If you are locked out of your car, we will send someone to help you. This service does not cover the cost of new keys or key fobs.


What is not covered?


As of today, this limited warranty isn’t valid in the states of California, New York, and Washington.

Other car warranty coverages that aren’t included are incidental and consequential expenses, recalls, alterations and modifications of your vehicle, environmental damage, maintenance costs, and repairs outside the US or Canada.

Can-Am Warranty may be voided if the owner tampers with or disconnects the odometer, is negligent or abuses the vehicle, uses any fluid that the manufacturer does not recommend or does not meet the minimum requirements, and other incidents like fire or crashes.

As you can see, the manufacturer’s basic terms of a car warranty are very similar to Can-Am warranty.


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Conclusion and takeaway


Having a Can-Am warranty to replace the voided OEM warranty from an exported vehicle will give you an edge in the car wholesaling industry. It doesn’t make sense to try and sell a car that doesn’t have a warranty. It will only waste your time, energy, and money.

Join the 1000s of other dealers who are currently taking advantage of this arbitrage opportunity by clicking here. Join now; it’s free!

Like Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

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