Liberty Bell Auto Protect has operated as a broker and seller of vehicle protection plans and mechanical breakdown insurance since 2010. It offers coverage across the country with the exception of the state of California.
Liberty Bell makes its way onto our shortlist of the best extended car warranties partly due to its range of plans being simplified compared to other companies, making it easy to see at a glance what you get for your premiums. The three types of plan on offer range from a basic warranty covering the essentials, to a comprehensive coverage plan, with coverage available for cars manufactured after the year 2000 and with less than 140,000 miles on the clock.
Liberty Bell Auto Protect review: Cost
- Quotes supplied around average
- Downpayment falls in line with the industry standard
- Deductible amounts vary by plan
As with auto insurance, quotes will vary across states and obviously depending on the make, model and year of the vehicle being covered.
For a vehicle at 140,000 miles, and a warranty period of 48 months, the quotes that Liberty Auto Protect supplied came in at around the average for the industry, with quotes around $0.04 and $0.05 per mile, that's good, but CARCHEX and Autopom are cheaper. Its downpayment falls in line with the industry standard of 5%. Deductible amounts vary by plan, but range between $0 and $100.
Liberty Bell Auto Protect review: Products
- Three coverage options
- Platinum Prime plan is the most comprehensive option
- Includes many systems not offered as standard by many rivals
Liberty Bell Auto Protect offers three coverage options, arranged and presented simply so that potential customers can see exactly what they are getting for their money. Not a wide choice, like CarShield, but they are easy to understand.
Its Platinum Prime plan is the most comprehensive option, and is notable for including many systems not offered as standard by many of its competitors – namely the air conditioning system, the suspension of the vehicle and even the GPS system.
Platinum Plus is the next plan down, which cover slightly fewer of these systems but does still include the steering. Finally, the Platinum plan is the entry-level coverage plan, covering just the power train and braking system.
Liberty Bell Auto Protect review: Key features
- Comprehensive list of additional benefits plus higher limits
- Use any approved ASE mechanic or shop
- Warranty transfer up to two times
Comprehensive list of additional benefits plus higher limits
Liberty Bell Auto Protect offers a good range of additional benefits, including roadside assistance, trip interruption and rental car benefits. In addition, some of these benefits come in at above the industry standard, its rental car coverage having a maximum of $210 as opposed to the average of $150.
Use any approved ASE mechanic or shop
Although Liberty Bell does have a list of mechanics within its network that customers must use, this list extends to any mechanic approved by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), which is a good standard for mechanics in general.
Warranty transfer up to two times
Another unusual feature of Liberty Bell Auto Protect is the ability to transfer any warranty up to two times per customer or household, all without having to be liable for extra fees. Most companies only allow this once.
Liberty Bell Auto Protect: User reviews
- Not accredited with the Better Business Bureau
- 4.5 star rating on Trustpilot
- Quotes arrive by email within a few minutes
Although Liberty Bell Auto Protect is not accredited to the Better Business Bureau, it has an A- rating on its site. Liberty Bell Auto Protect also scores well on Trustpilot, a well-trusted global business review website, who award them 4.5 start rating, which equates to ‘excellent’.
Customers will usually begin their quote process at the company’s main website, a clean and easy-to-use site that has all the fields necessary to get a quote up front and center.
The quote process is as easy and straightforward as any on the market, with quotes arriving by email within a few minutes, and an average amount of follow-up calls.
The company’s contracts were around the industry average in terms of page number and word length, and samples are available on their website.
Should you choose Liberty Bell Auto Protect?
Liberty Bell Auto Protect has some good features associated with its warranty options. The number of car makes covered is above average, though it does have the stipulations of the vehicle having under 140,000 miles and being manufactured after the year 2000. Its additional benefits are good and have higher limits than some of its competitors, and the ability to transfer the warranty twice with no extra fees is also a plus point.