If you bought a new Chrysler vehicle on or after July 26, 2007, most of them came with their new lifetime powertrain warranty. If you bought before then, you can buy the lifetime warranty for $750 or so. (Price jumps up to nearly $2000 in about a month.)
The question is: Is it worth it? Specifically, I’ve got a 2006 Ram 1500 truck with their 5.7 liter MDS Hemi engine. I’m guessing that if a Hemi breaks, it will be expensive as there’s a bunch of exotic engineering in there for the multiple displacement system. But, if someone follows the maintenance schedules, how likely is that engine to have problems? Similarly, how about the automatic transmission and differential?
I realize one limiting factor is that it’s a powertrain warranty, so it won’t cover things like the ABS system, climate control, suspension or engine “accessories” like the battery or alternator.