This is what I would do. Maybe I'm too honest but when I put in modifications my dealership is going to know about them. I think if you get into the habit of trying to pull the wool over someone's eyes, it's going to come back to haunt you. I trust my dealership
..and maybe I am naive. :hihi: But I truly believe
that if I am up front with them and get to know them well, they are not going to deny any warranty work unless it's POSITIVE that the modification was the direct cause of the failure. I have "multi-risk" coverage on my GEICO policy, which is basically an extended warranty out to 7 years/100,000 miles. I called and asked them about modifications. They told me the same thing, that unless it's proven that the modification caused the other problem POSITIVELY, they would cover the original part under my coverage. They will even cover the price and installation of my modifications if I let them know what they are and keep all the receipts. Right now they know I have an aftermarket shifter and a light bar
. They are now noted on my policy and are covered in the event, God forbid, my car gets totaled
. And my premium didn't even go up, though it may go up very slightly in the future when I add more mods. Bottom line....I always think honesty is the best policy
Honesty is the best policy, providing you are both on the same page.
Dealers / service mgrs will not risk their job for you or any one. Bottom line is, if they cover / fix and ford rejects, they do not get reimbursed. Believe me I went thru it with a stupid brake disc. They said because i painted my calipers I must of did something and they wanted 300.00. I told them to go "truck" themselves (BWT that is after I purchased 3 new veh's in 18 month period). All it was, was that lugs needed to be tightened as stated by a young tech. And would you believe the young tech was reamed by the service mgrs, manager for removing and retightening the wheels? I told him who reamed you out, coz I will go and ream him a new one. Bastards still did not fix the interminate bump in the wheel that has 20, yes "20" weights on it from the factory.
So next month when on vac, I will bring it back and ream them another a-hole. I now use another dealer 2 miles away for my maint, but the dlr where i bought the 3 cars from 30 miles away.
Yep it is good to inform your insurance on the mods. A LB and shifer is hardly a mod, a performance mod that is. But I doubt the extended policy would cover performance mods, maybe cost in the event of loss, but not damage, because they would go by the ford reps decision. So be careful there. I believe you know that game.
Future policy $, it will go up if you tell them you added HP and running 450HP.
Prime example is the fellow who (believe my05GT) with the aftermarket drive shaft, what is this like 6 months and still no resolution. By the way that is going, he will be a great grandfather.