How to Transfer a Ford Warranty

by Kahlea Pendleton

When you are ready to sell your vehicle, you may want to provide a warranty on the car as an incentive to attract buyers. Ford warranty coverage is available for new and used vehicles. However, it's important to confirm what type of warranty you may currently have on your vehicle. Once you know this information, you can then transfer your vehicle's warranty over to the new owner. Transferring your car's warranty requires a few simple steps.

Locate the sales paperwork and the owner's manual for your car. Determine what warranties are still in effect and see if they are transferable to the buyer. If you cannot locate your paperwork or manual, you can search online at Ford's website for your car brand, the year and the warranties that were included at the time of purchase.

Check to see how much coverage is still available on your Ford extended warranty, if any. If you purchased an extended warranty, the remaining coverage that is left for the vehicle is transferable to the new owner.

Call the Ford customer service department. The Ford Extended Service Plans service (ESP) phone number is located in the upper right corner of the Ford website (see Resources). Customer service can provide information on the transfer of any portion of a new car warranty or an extended warranty service plan and can transfer the warranty to the new owner. The fees for transferring a warranty vary by state, but are usually less than $100.

About the Author

Kahlea Pendleton has worked as a freelance editor since 2008. She has edited content for ChaCha.com a well-known, fast-moving texting company as an expeditor and has served as a homeschool teacher assistant for the past two years. She also has her degree in music education.

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