As a rideshare driver, every day that you’re without your vehicle is a day that you can’t generate income. So protecting yourself from the cost and inconvenience of sudden expensive breakdowns is essential.
The problem? Most extended warranties don’t cover vehicles that are used for light commercial use for ridesharing or occasional food delivery. And they typically lock you into a long-term contract (meaning: if your situation changes and you stop/start your ridesharing side hustle, your warranty won’t be flexible enough to keep up).
To help you find the coverage you need, here’s a rundown of the extended auto warranty coverage you can expect as a rideshare driver in Canada.
Can rideshare drivers get an extended warranty for their vehicle in Canada?
Yes, rideshare drivers can get an extended auto warranty with select providers in Canada. For example, a GuardTree extended warranty subscription includes protection for vehicles that are used for ridesharing and occasional food delivery.
If you’re looking for an extended warranty ridesharing coverage for your vehicle, make sure you read the fine print. The majority of third-party auto warranty providers exclude rideshare drivers from their policies.
Do manufacturer’s warranties cover cars used for ridesharing or occasional food delivery?
Most manufacturer’s warranties exclude cars that are used for ridesharing or commercial use. Which means that if you experience a breakdown while you’re using your vehicle for rideshare or occasional food delivery, and it’s covered by its original manufacturer’s warranty, chances are your vehicle won’t be covered.
What kind of extended warranty coverage can rideshare drivers get for their vehicle?
If you use your vehicle for ridesharing or occasional food delivery (Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc) here’s what you can expect from GuardTree extended warranty subscription.
GuardTree extended warranty subscriptions cover all powertrain parts along with most mechanical and electrical parts, including multimedia software and many electric/hybrid vehicle components. Repair and breakdown costs covered includes parts and labour.
Read more: What’s covered in a GuardTree extended warranty?
Extended warranty protection for ridesharing and occasional food delivery
Our extended car warranty allows for ridesharing or occasional food delivery use under our Light Commercial Use policy. You'll pay either the standard deductible or 20% of the authorized claim amount, whichever is greater. All you need to do is disclose that you use your vehicle for ridesharing or occasional food delivery when you make a claim.
Want to read the fine print? Check out the terms and conditions of our Light Commercial Use policy here.
Have your vehicle repaired wherever you like
Need to deal with a repair? Go to any locally licensed repair shop or dealership that’s convenient for you. When it’s time to finalize the bill, we’ll pay your mechanic directly.
Added benefits to keep you on the road
With 24/7 roadside assistance, trip interruption, and replacement car rental, you won’t get stuck without a car if your vehicle needs to go in for repairs.
Flexible plans, affordable pricing
GuardTree subscriptions pricing starts at $49.95/month and we don’t lock you into a contract. If your situation changes, it’s easy to start, pause, or cancel your subscription in seconds at any time.
Get more for your money. Get GuardTree.
As a rideshare or occasional food delivery driver (Lyft, DoorDash, etc), protecting yourself from the cost and inconvenience of sudden expensive breakdowns with a ridesharing car warranty is a way of protecting your vehicle and your livelihood.
GuardTree is a comprehensive, monthly extended warranty subscription which means no locked-in long-term contracts. And we provide coverage for vehicles that are used for ridesharing and occasional food delivery.
Repairs cannot be retroactively covered with an extended auto warranty. For example, GuardTree extended warranty protection starts on the day that you activate your subscription.
From the day that you activate a GuardTree subscription, you can make full use of your GuardTree protection to avoid expensive repairs—provided the repairs are not due to a pre-existing condition.