First and foremost, everything you do affects your factory warranty. The catch is this. When you modify a part, that part and any part is causes to fail will no longer be covered under the warranty. For example, you have a 2012 Ram with a 5.7L HEMI. You have a nice Magnaflow stainless steel cat back exhaust installed as well as wheels with oversized tires. Everything goes on smooth and looks great once it’s installed. You drive down the road with the rumble of your new exhaust flowing from behind you for everyone to hear. You pull up to the next traffic light and you hear this ticking sound coming from the engine.
You take your truck to Waldorf Dodge thinking you just blew your new 383 horsepower, fire breathing beasts motor up. Every car guy walks into the dealership thinking the same thing. “How can I sweet talk the dealership into covering the repair.”
No sweet talking needed fella’s. This repair would be covered under warranty. Nothing you have done could have caused this to happen.
However, say you were riding down the road after installing your new exhaust. You smell plastic burning. You pull over and see that you’ve installed your exhaust to close to a wiring harness. It melts through the harness that powers your tail lamps and trailer hitch causing a short in the system. That would be something that your exhaust caused to fail, therefore not covered under the factory warranty.
If you are ever in doubt of what is or isn’t covered under your warranty, or which aftermarket upgrades affect your warranty, just stop in and see our service advisors or parts department, they would be more than happy to try to help. Waldorf Dodge is located on Route 301 North in Waldorf, just 15 minutes south of Washington DC.