Does Installing Car Audio Void a Vehicle’s Warranty?
When it comes to installing car audio or stereo systems, you may be worried about your vehicle’s warranty. Now, we’ve taken a closer look at what voids the warranty on your car.
Not every circumstance will void your car’s entire warranty. For example, there are some instances when your warranty will just be partially voided. But in order to learn a bit more about what may or may not void your warranty, it’s important to understand about how warranties actually work.
Any time you take your car to the dealership for warranty work, the dealership needs to file a claim with the manufacturer or warranty provider. If the repair isn’t covered under the warranty, then the claim will be denied and the dealer won’t get paid. In the end, this means paying out of your own pocket.
What Voids Your Warranty
There are a few things that will void your entire warranty. One of them is a severe accident where your car is declared a total loss, or where your car is given a salvage title. Your car’s warranty can also be voided if you misuse your vehicle. This particular statement, though, can be broadly interpreted. Usually, it means racing your car or competing with your car in some fashion. It can also mean off-roading with your vehicle, or using your vehicle outside normal operations.
With that said, you can also void part of your warranty. Using aftermarket parts or modifications can result in part of your warranty being voided. This does not mean, however, your entire warranty is voided when you, say, install car audio or stereo systems.
Warranty Fine Print
As always, make sure to read the fine print on your warranty. Warranties differ, so you want to be able to get a good grasp of what your offers. In addition, if you feel that a service advisor has denied your warranty claim unfairly, then you can always go higher up in the management chain.
In addition, make sure any installations, including stereo system installations, you do are done by an experienced dealer. This will help you in the long run when it comes to your warranty. It’s very unlikely that your entire warranty will be voided if you have an experienced professional installing car audio in your vehicle.
Installing Car Audio
If you’re looking for someone to install a new stereo system or car audio in your vehicle, then consider looking at My Audioworks. For 20 years, My Audioworks have been a trusted source for dealerships that need custom audio work. Contact them today to learn how to get your installation completed.