Who is covered by this Limited Warranty?
This Limited Warranty, which is provided by Service Marketplace Inc. (“YourMechanic”), extends to you as the original purchaser of auto repair or maintenance services (the “Services”) provided by a mechanic that you have requested and scheduled through our auto mechanic requesting service available at yourmechanic.com or through one of our mobile apps.
This Limited Warranty does not extend to any person who may purchase your car after the Services are performed.
What does this Limited Warranty cover?
Subject to the exclusions, limitations and conditions set forth below, YourMechanic warrants that the Services will be free from defects in:
materials (i.e., that the parts replaced in the performance of the Services are not defective and perform as expected under normal usage conditions); and
workmanship (i.e., that the Services were performed correctly).
How long will coverage under this Limited Warranty last?
This Limited Warranty lasts for 12 months or 12,000 miles of use, whichever comes first, measured from the date the Services are provided and the odometer reading shown on the applicable invoice (the “Warranty Period”). Note that any remedial work performed under this Limited Warranty will not restart the Warranty Period.
Some parts provided by mechanics scheduled through YourMechanic may carry a separate warranty that extends beyond the Warranty Period (e.g., some of the batteries used are covered by the manufacturer’s five-year warranty). In those instances, the term of the manufacturer’s warranty will apply only to the materials, and the workmanship will be subject to the Warranty Period.
What will we do in the event of a defect in the Services during the Warranty Period?
If there is a defect in either the materials or workmanship of the Services within the Warranty Period, we will, at our option and at no additional cost to you: (i) engage a mechanic without charge to you to perform remedial service work and/or replace defective part(s) installed in connection with the Services, or (ii) refund any amount actually paid by you to us for the Services. (Note that any discounts or promotions you applied towards payment of the Services will not count as amounts you paid for purposes of any refund under this Limited Warranty.)
We neither assume nor authorize anyone to assume for us any other obligation or liability in connection with the Services.
What is not covered by this Limited Warranty?
This Limited Warranty does not cover:
Any damage to your car caused by abnormal use (such as use in a commercial venture), misuse, neglect (such as not performing maintenance services in accordance with the instructions in the owner’s manual for your car), alteration or tampering, or by external causes (such as accidents, fire, water and freezing);
Any work for which you have paid the mechanic directly, rather than making your payment through YourMechanic;
Any work not scheduled and processed through YourMechanic, including (i) any work performed by a mechanic originally introduced to you through YourMechanic to the extent such work was not scheduled and processed through YourMechanic, (ii) any work performed by any mechanic or other person outside of our network, and (iii) any work performed by you;
Any issues unrelated to the Services ordered by you (e.g., if you order an alternator replacement because your car was not starting, and the car continues not to start after the alternator is replaced, this Limited Warranty does not cover the fact that the car does not start);
Any pre-existing condition with your car that is not known by the mechanic prior to starting the Services and that is discovered during or after the Services are performed (e.g., if you engage the mechanic to replace valve cover gaskets, but during the removal of the valve covers, worn plastic hoses break because they are old and brittle, not as a result of poor workmanship in repairing the valve cover gaskets; repairing and/or replacing the plastic hoses under that scenario would not be covered by this Limited Warranty);
Any repairs that you request the mechanic perform beyond those included in the mechanic’s diagnosis of the problem, and which the mechanic performs, even if those additional repairs are needed to fix the issue you asked the mechanic to diagnose; provided, however, that if you authorize and pay for additional repairs through YourMechanic, such additional repairs would be included in the Services and covered by this Limited Warranty; and
Any consequential effects of the Services performed, unrelated to any of the parts replaced being defective or any of the repair work being done incorrectly (e.g., if you request a transmission fluid service, but because you have not been replacing the transmission fluid regularly, when our mechanic replaces the fluid, with the right fluid installed properly, your transmission stops shifting properly because it cannot handle the new fluid—this is a “consequential effect” not covered by this Limited Warranty).
This Limited Warranty is entirely void when:
Any parts not ordered through YourMechanic are installed by the mechanic; or
After receiving the Services, you take your car to a mechanic not scheduled and processed through YourMechanic to diagnose or repair a problem believed to be associated with such Services, without giving YourMechanic the first opportunity to inspect and remedy the problem (or to consent to an alternative mechanic to do so).
Whether this Limited Warranty does not apply or is otherwise void as to a particular warranty claim shall be in our sole discretion.
You will be charged for one hour of labor fees if a service call is made under this Limited Warranty for an alleged defect determined not to be the result of a defect in materials or workmanship of the Services. You must pay for any non-warranty service ordered at the same time as any warranty service.
How do you file a claim under this Limited Warranty?
To file a claim, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Repair Order/Invoice #:
Time of Appointment:
Nature of problem:
Documentation: Please attach all relevant documentation supporting your claim including photos or video of the problem occurring with your vehicle. Please note, however, that tearing into the vehicle or touching the work performed by YourMechanic will immediately void your Limited Warranty.