Charlie Pitcock

Charlie Pitcock, Owner of Bandit Customs LLC

Do Lift Kits Void Warranty

Ever wondered if slapping a lift kit on your truck is gonna mess with your truck’s warranty? Let’s clear the air. The answer is usually no, but there’s a bit more to it.

Do Lift Kits Void Warranty: What’s the Deal?

First off, let’s get this straight – most lift kits aren’t warranty deal-breakers. But, and this is a big but, the parts you’re swapping out? Yeah, kiss their warranty goodbye.

If you’re tinkering with your suspension, that part of your warranty is out. But hey, most lift kits come with their own guarantees, so it’s not all doom and gloom.

Do Lift Kits Void Powertrain Warranty?

Here’s where it gets a tad tricky. Your truck’s powertrain warranty could be on thin ice if something goes wrong and they pin it on your new, sky-high setup. It’s a bit of a grey area, really. 

Dealers have the final say, so let’s just say they can be a bit finicky. But typically, as long as your lift isn’t extreme, you won’t have too much trouble.

Lifted GMC Drivetrain And Suspension

If you do something like this, well, you can probably kiss a lot of your warranty goodbye.

What Protects You From Your Dealer Denying Warranty?

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is like your warranty’s bodyguard. This law steps up to ensure dealers don’t just void your warranty on a whim. They need real proof that your truck or Jeep lift kit or any other mod directly caused the issue.

But here’s the catch: it’s not an all-access pass to mod without consequences. 

The act doesn’t protect the parts you’ve replaced or if your mods directly lead to a problem. Think of it as a fair-play rule: it keeps dealers honest, but you still need to mod responsibly.

That means while you are protected if you do some extreme mods, they’ll easily pin you for the problem.

What about specific brands?

Another big question: do lift kits void warranty on specific brands? The answer is still no. While specific brands like Toyota may be more strict on their rulings, they all still have to follow the Magnuson-Moss Act.

This means whether you’ve got a Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Toyota, GMC, Jeep, or any other manufactured truck, they can’t refuse your warranty of an unrelated part.

The Bottom Line: To Lift or Not to Lift?

Alright, decision time. Lifting your truck is like giving it a pair of stilts – it looks cool and stands out. But it’s not without risks.

If you’re all about making your truck your own and standing tall (literally), then a lift kit could be your ticket to awesomeness. Just remember, some parts of your warranty will be waving goodbye, and there’s a slight gamble with the rest.

Taking the Plunge: Next Steps

Feeling the lift kit vibe? Visit our truck lifts page for all the lifting services we offer. If you’re still deciding whether lift kits are for you, check out our article on the pros and cons of truck lifts

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