How to Transfer a Vehicle Warranty

Most extended warranties can be assigned and transferred to the new buyer, unless explicitly prohibited in the warranty terms and conditions. The new buyer may be required to formally request the warranty transfer in writing and within 30 days of the vehicle purchase date.

The buyer should always verify the terms and conditions with the warranty provider rather than solely relying on the seller’s word. While the seller may have good intentions, he/she may not have a complete understanding of the extended warranty details.

Manufacturer’s initial factory warranties usually transfer to the new owner, unless such transfer is not permitted by the vehicle’s manufacturer. Such restriction is very rare, especially among the European luxury vehicle manufacturers. This also applies to certified pre-owned warranties.

The buyer should expect to pay between $100 and $200 in warranty transfer fees.