Is a Snow Blower Extended Warranty Necessary?

A snow blower is an investment that you will love. It saves your back from having to shovel and it saves you time when you have to clear snow. But, a snow blower is a large investment. It’s smart to protect that investment with an extended warranty.

Best Snow Blower Warranty Plans

The best snow blower warranty plans come from Upsie. Their prices are low, the coverage is comprehensive and the customer service is excellent.

Benefits Over Basic Manufacturer Warranty Coverage

Manufacturer warranties are limited by time; many only last for two years. A snow blower extended warranty will prolong the length of coverage so your snow blower is protected for longer. It will give you peace of mind knowing that you won’t be stuck with large repair bills if your snow blower breaks.

What’s covered under a snow blower extended warranty plan?

Upsie warranties extend the manufacturer warranty. This coverage typically includes:
  • Mechanical malfunctions
  • Motor failures
  • Power failures
  • Cooling issues

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Snow Blower?

It can cost anywhere from $95-$180 to repair a broken snow blower.

Can snow blowers be repaired?

Snow blowers can be repaired. The most common issues involve the snow blower not starting, the auger not turning, leaking gas and the wheels getting stuck. Some issues can be fixed by looking up DIY instructions, but others are better off being fixed by a professional.

How Many Seasons Does a Snow Blower Usually Last For?

The lifespan of a snow blower depends entirely on the quality of it. According to Best of Machinery, a lower-quality snow blower might last three to five years. See, they are not built as solidly as they were forty years ago. However, if you are able to invest in a high-quality, and higher-priced, snow blower, it could last for fifteen years. The bottom line is that you can never be sure of how long a snow blower will last. A warranty will protect it so it lasts longer than it otherwise would.

What is the Claims Process Like if My Snow Blower has Issues?

If your snow blower has issues, you can make a claim with Upsie easily. Log into your Upsie account, locate the plan and call the claims number listed there. Unlike with other warranty services, a real person will answer, walk you through your claim and schedule a repair technician to fix your snow blower quickly. Better yet, if your snow thrower cost less than $500 to buy, Upsie will simply replace it.

What if it Can’t be Repaired?

When you make a claim with Upsie, if the repair technician determines that it cannot be repaired, and no claims have been made previously, Upsie will replace it. If there has been a claim made on the plan, Upsie will issue you a check for the plan value minus the cost of the previous claim. For example, if your snow blower cost $1,000, and you previously made a claim for $350, you will receive a check for $650.

How Can I Contact Upsie if I Have Other Questions?

Contact Upsie via their website or give them a call 9AM-4:00PM CST at 1-877-844-7745. You can also send them a message on Facebook or Twitter.

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