Alfa Romeo Extended Warranty Overview
Alfa Romeo extended warranty coverage is available through Mopar®. There are two contract levels to choose from: a bumper-to-bumper Alfa Romeo extended warranty that can cover you up to 8 years/125,000 miles or an enhanced powertrain warranty that can last up to 8 years/150,000 miles.
As mentioned, Alfa Romeo is part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group (which is now part of Stellantis). This includes the auto brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo. Cars from each of these brands are eligible for Mopar Vehicle Protection plans.
Below is an overview of each Alfa Romeo extended warranty option. Keep in mind that certain details, such as coverage terms, deductible options, and costs, will depend on the dealership from which you purchase coverage.
Both plans come with perks including 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement, trip interruption coverage, and complimentary key fob replacement.
You must purchase your Alfa Romeo extended warranty contract either when you buy your vehicle or before your car’s original 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires.
To use your warranty, you must take your vehicle to a participating dealership. You can visit any FCA retailer for repairs, but it’s wise to find a location that sells Alfa Romeos, as there will be a higher likelihood that the brand’s European parts will be in stock. If a dealership has to order specialty parts, it can significantly delay the repair process.
Every extended warranty has excluded items, and Mopar contracts are no different. Here are examples of items that are not covered under any Alfa Romeo extended warranty:
- Regular maintenance services like oil changes
- Catalytic converter
- Glass like windshields and mirrors
- Paint chips, dents, scratches, and dings
- Snowplows, winches, and trailers
- Wear items such as tires, brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, belts, and wiper blades
These exclusions are typical with most vehicle service contracts.
Alfa Romeo Extended Warranty Cost
The cost of an Alfa Romeo extended warranty can vary greatly from dealership to dealership, but you should expect to pay at least $1,000 per year of coverage for a dealership warranty. This means that if you purchase the maximum 4-year/50,000-mile warranty, it will likely cost you upwards of $4,000.
Because Alfa Romeo cars are high-performance vehicles that use specialty parts, you can expect warranty coverage to be even more expensive compared to other brands.
Our Manufacturer Warranty Surveys
In 2023, we surveyed 1,000 vehicle owners across the U.S. who had purchased an extended warranty from the manufacturer. Respondents came from a variety of ages and occupations. To get a sense of how much people usually pay for a warranty, we asked respondents to mark down what they paid. According to the survey results,
- 15 percent paid under $1,000
- 30 percent paid between $1,000 and $2,000
- 22 percent paid between $2,000 and $3,000
- 25 percent paid above $3,000
- The remainder weren’t sure what they paid
We also surveyed 220 high-income car owners who had purchased a manufacturer extended warranty in January 2024. There were 13 Alfa Romeo owners in this survey. About 38 percent reported paying between $3,000 and $4,000 for their plans, which was the most popular response.
Here are a few comments from the Alfa Romeo extended warranty owners in our survey:
- “Very satisfied. I had a couple of issues after the original warranty expired that were covered by extended warranty.”
- “The product quality and service attitude are very good, and the warranty coverage is also very satisfactory.”
- “It has given me much more piece of mind, especially with the snow.”
Do You Need Alfa Romeo Extended Warranty Coverage?
Just because your dealership offers an Alfa Romeo extended warranty does not necessarily mean you should purchase one. An extended warranty can help save on repair costs while safeguarding your finances against any potentially expensive breakdowns. However, these contracts are not always worth the price tag. Particularly reliable vehicles will benefit less from extended warranty coverage.
Alfa Romeo Reliability
According to RepairPal, Alfa Romeo owners pay an average of $834 per year for maintenance and repairs. This is higher than the industry average of $652 per year. However, it’s not that bad compared to other European luxury brands. For example, BMW owners pay $968 per year, Mercedes-Benz owners pay $908 per year, and Audi owners pay $987 per year.
Alfa Romeo repairs are typically more expensive due to the use of specialty parts. Because they are high-performance sports cars, Alfa Romeos are likely to experience more issues than a typical compact vehicle. For example the brand’s latest model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, has had several noted issues.
Technical service bulletins (TSBs) are issued by a manufacturer when there is a high volume of reports about a specific issue. Some vehicles receive multiple TSBs, and while this doesn’t mean the entire vehicle is unreliable, it doesn’t bode well for the car’s long-term use. Issues mentioned in Alfa Romeo Giuia TSBs included problems with the following components and systems:
- Coolant hose retainer
Because the vehicles have a pattern of problems, it may very well be a good idea to purchase an Alfa Romeo extended warranty. However, it is important to note that most extended warranty contracts specifically exclude repairs that are mentioned in a TSB.
Typically, extended warranty administrators view TSBs as the manufacturer taking responsibility for the issue – which means it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to fix. If your vehicle is still covered by the 4-year/50,000-mile factory warranty, any problem mentioned in a TSB should be covered. Along the same lines, if a part of your vehicle is recalled for safety reasons, it will be fixed by the manufacturer even if your new vehicle warranty has expired.
What Are The Benefits Of A Third-Party Warranty?
If you decide that you’d like to purchase an extended warranty for your Alfa Romeo, the dealership warranty is not your only option for coverage. Independent warranty providers can also cover your car – usually at a lower cost. Other benefits to choosing a third-party extended warranty include:
- You can take your vehicle to your choice of repair facilities, from dealerships to specialty mechanics.
- Coverage is available for older vehicles.
- Coverage can be purchased at any time – even after your original Alfa Romeo warranty expires.
- There are more levels of coverage to choose from.
Because Alfa Romeo is a luxury brand, not all extended warranty companies offer vehicle service contracts to cover them. However, there are a number of reputable extended car warranty companies that do.
Our Take On Alfa Romeo’s Extended Warranty
Alfa Romeo cars have an average long-term reliability, so you may want to consider protecting yourself with an Alfa Romeo extended warranty. However, it may be better to go with an independent warranty company rather than purchase coverage from a dealership.
Although some providers don’t cover Alfa Romeos, CarShield will cover certain models. The table below highlights several contract details to consider when weighing CarShield coverage against a dealership-backed Alfa Romeo extended warranty. You can read our full CarShield review for more information.
When we polled extended warranty consumers, we found that CarShield was the most popular independent warranty company by a landslide.
Our research team’s secret shopping efforts found that CarShield warranties cost between $109.99 and $139.99 per month on average. However, our research did not include luxury car makes, so you can expect to pay more for Alfa Romeo coverage.
Alfa Romeo Extended Warranty: FAQ
Below are a few frequently asked questions about Alfa Romeo extended warranties:
In an effort to provide accurate and unbiased information to consumers, our expert review team collects data from dozens of extended auto warranty companies to formulate rankings of the best providers. Companies receive a score in each of the following categories, as well as an overall weighted score out of 5.0 stars.
- Industry Standing: Warranty providers with a history of strong business practices and endorsements from experts receive the highest scores in this category.
- Coverage: This rating is based on types of extended warranty plans available, coverage terms, and added benefits like roadside assistance.
- Cost: Our research team reviews sample quotes for a variety of plans and vehicles. Companies with lower prices per year of coverage receive the best scores.
- Transparency: This score takes into account contract transparency and the availability of a money-back guarantee.
- Customer Service: We comb through customer reviews and perform our own shopper analysis to get a sense of the responsiveness and helpfulness of each warranty company.
*Data accurate at time of publication.