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The first vehicle of Ransom Eli Olds was built in 1891 and was powered by a steam engine. There Olds followed those efforts up with a single-cylinder gasoline engine in 1901, called the Curved Dash Runabout, which was actually the first mass produced car in the world. In the wood & copper industry, entrepreneur S.L. Smith had the Olds Gasoline Engine Works bought and transferred to his two sons. The 35-km/h Curved Dash had a 1.6-liter single-cylinder and it was so successful that in 1904, there were 5,000 copies built.

In 1965, the first and only dream car of Oldsmobile was built. The front-wheel drive called the Toronado was an outsized Coupé with V8 engine sold in the U.S. market for so-called "personal use". It was not only in direct competition with the Ford Thunderbird, but also was a testament to the technical possibilities of GM. In a test performed by the British magazine Motor, the Toronado proved to be the strongest and durable car of all time, but also showed that front-wheel drive and 7-liter engine can fit together very well.

The Oldsmobile models have flattened out since then and though they look vastly different from what they once were, Oldsmobiles continue to play a part in the auto market today.

Has Your Oldmobile’s Auto Warranty Expired or is it About to Expire?

Every brand new Olds will come with its own Wear Item Limited Warranty which provides you with coverage in unlikely events that repairs are needed in your first few years after purchasing your vehicle. It is a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles. This guarantees that your car or truck will be defect-free with typical use with regular maintenance. With that being said, parts are not subject to ordinary maintenance and normal wear and tear. You can transfer this warranty if you sell your Oldsmobile at any time within that 3-year window.

Oldsmobile’s Powertrain Limited Warranty is good for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever you hit first. Parts that are subject to normal replacement and wear and tear are excluded and, just like the limited car warranty, it is transferable.

You can also get 24/7 Roadside Assistance as well for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a Seat Belt Lifetime Warranty. This guarantee ensures that your seat belt device will work for as long as your car does. If for any reason your seat belt fails, all you have to do is take your car to the local dealership and they will repair it for free.

Why Extend Your Oldsmobile Auto Warranty?

For many, their Oldsmobile is a source of pride, and keeping their Oldsmobile in tiptop condition is a priority. Yet when the manufacturer’s warranty expires, repairs can get costly fast, leaving owners unsure of whether the next trip to the shop will be the end or not. Fortunately, while there is no way to avoid repairs, there is a way to help reduce repair costs.

A vehicle protection contract (formerly known as an extended auto warranty) helps reduce costs incurred from repairs by extending the manufacturer’s warranty on your Oldsmobile. Though the powertrain warranty lasts longer than the limited wear warranty, the powertrain warranty may only covers about ¼ of your car’s components. A vehicle protection contract may covers up tothe other ¾ of components and can even include coverage on parts that the limited warranty may not have, such as electrical parts and air conditioning.

Vehicle protection contracts have the potential to save you thousands, especially by buying early on in your Oldsmobile’s life when rates are at their best. At Vehicle Protection Headquarters, we help save you the most possible by offering affordable, quality protection contracts. Our contracts often pay for themselves with just one repair. We also work with you to make sure you get the coverage you need.

Start investing in your Oldsmobile by getting a free, online quote for a vehicle protection contract from us. Or visit our FAQ to learn more about what a protection contract means and includes. Then, call one of our contract specialists today to get started on your own coverage plan.

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