Chrysler is bringing to market three new exclusive lifetime service contract upgrades for its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge certified pre-owned vehicles (CPOV): Lifetime Powertrain Care Coverage, Lifetime Added Care Plus and Lifetime Maximum Care.

These new CPOV upgrades apply to most CPO vehicles and provide coverage to the first CPOV owner in exactly the same way as a new car warranty. Chrysler says these lifetime plans build on the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty that Chrysler currently offers on its new vehicles.

For added vehicle protection, customers will now have the opportunity to purchase additional component coverage on top of the Chrysler eight-year/80,000-mile powertrain warranty, and three-month/3,000-mile comprehensive warranty included with each CPO vehicle upon purchase.

"In a tough economy, certified pre-owned vehicles become an even more viable option for vehicle shoppers, so we wanted our pre-owned warranty options to offer the same level of protection as our new car warranties," said Lisa Way, Senior Manager - Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Chrysler LLC. "Our pre-owned customers tell us that worry-free ownership is just as important to them as it is to new vehicle buyers. The plans provide Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge CPOV dealers with an advantage over competitive CPO programs. At this time, no other OEM makes this type of coverage available for CPO units and no other franchised CPO dealers offer them."

The Lifetime Powertrain Care Coverage upgrade guarantees the engine, transmission and driveline of certified pre-owned Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles for as long as they are owned by the original CPOV buyer. Eligible vehicles include all Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles with an active eight-year/80,000-mile CPOV warranty that are still within 48 months of the in-service date, and with 48,000 miles or less on the odometer.

In addition to the engine, transmission and driveline, the Lifetime Added Care Plus covers the steering, air conditioning, brakes, engine cooling system, fuel system, anti-lock brakes, electrical system, expanded electrical components, front and rear suspensions, power group, instrumentation and luxury group components beyond the vehicle's factory warranty and for as long as the original CPOV buyer owns the vehicle.

Offering the customer 'complete peace of mind', the Lifetime Maximum Care covers 5,000 plus components. Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge CPOV dealers who sell this package will provide owners with a plan that offers complete mechanical component coverage for as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

The CPOV lifetime upgrade plans are not available for Dodge Viper, Dodge Sprinter, all SRT models, diesel-equipped models and all Dodge Ram Chassis Cabs, as well as vehicles used for police, taxi, limo, postal delivery or ambulance service.