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The Fine Line Of Repairs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by danno, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I`ve got a 96 ram with a fisher on it. Bought it a couple of months ago. Since I don`t have a new truck now with a plow, nor did I ever, I`m wondering how a warranty will cover any repairs on the truck, (or plow) if anything breaks ? I don`t mean like, if you whack a manhole cover and warp the frame, or the plow, just moderate to minor issues that would lead the dealer to believe it happened because you have a plow on it ?
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,232

    The dealer gets paid for all warranty work. We have had alternators replaced and I even had a front caliper replaced on a salt truck. It is not coming out of their pocket, they might not be making as much but if you buy local and take the truck back there they will most likely fix it. I know that the GM dealer here can not sell you an extended warranty though. He sells new trucks with plows on them so he has to fix them.
  3. cocco78

    cocco78 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    They should repair anything under warranty as long as it was not caused by the plow or plowing.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Last new truck I bought was a GM several years ago (I keep them awhile too) and the dealer sold me plow too (not mounted but at a very good price) and sold me extended warranty to and said there would be no problems with any claims either and there has not been yet. They said by invoicing it this way that is is a "approved" dealer option that will not effect warranty for what it is worth.
  5. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I agree that it is worth it to buy the truck with the plow on it from the dealer as a "dealer option" because in our case we purchase extended warranty on our trucks and he dealer covers the plow for the same period of time. He probably doesn't have to but it keeps us coming back.
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Well even if it is not mounted (if you install it yourself) as long as it is on the vehical invoice you are cool.
  7. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Yeah, I agree with you exactly. We just get the dealer to install them because the price he quotes we can't resist.