How does the manufacturer’s warranty work with SquareTrade?
Most products purchased new come with a manufacturer’s warranty that covers defects due to parts or workmanship, generally up to one year from the date of purchase. During this time, all protection plans (including SquareTrade) will refer you to the manufacturer if there’s an issue with your item that is covered by their warranty so that they can resolve it.
If there is an issue that is not covered by the manufacturer during the warranty period but is included in your SquareTrade plan, SquareTrade will cover it. After expiration of expiration of the manufacturer’s warranty, SquareTrade covers all issues included in your plan for the remainder of the plan term.
For new items, your coverage starts on the day you purchased your plan. For some used items, there may be a short waiting period immediately after purchase. If you purchased a plan for a used item, check your plan contract (under “Waiting Period”) to see if one applies.
For Standard Plans, SquareTrade coverage begins immediately after the manufacturer’s warranty expires (there is no gap in coverage). If the plan includes Accident Protection, accident damage is covered by SquareTrade from the day you purchased your plan.