Everything You Need to Know About Volvo Penta Warranties

Everything You Need to Know About Volvo Penta Warranties

At Helmut’s Marine Service in San Rafael, CA, we understand that engines encounter problems from time to time. But that’s not the end of the story. Volvo Penta has excellent warranty coverage, and we at Helmut’s ensure that our customers not only take advantage of warranty coverage, but don’t have to deal with the hassle either. We’re with them every step of the way.

For example, Sean at Silver Sea Yachts, a boat dealer in Sausalito, knows the value of a reliable partner in the marine industry. When it comes to Volvo Penta engines and warranties, Sean turns to Helmut’s Marine Service because, as he says, “They go above and beyond in helping us with warranties.” Sean appreciates the comprehensive support provided by Helmut’s, as we handle everything on his behalf, thus eliminating the hassle of dealing with warranty issues. With Helmut’s Marine Service, Sean has the peace of mind that comes from having us on speed dial, always ready to answer his calls and address his needs.

We help the individual customer, too. Spanky, a leisure boater who recently retired and purchased a catamaran to take from Seattle to Mexico, had a remarkable experience with us. When he encountered a suspicious water leak coming from his boat while passing through California, he contacted Helmut’s.

Despite the long distance from North Bay to his location in South Bay, our team promptly arrived, identified a sea water pump issue, and conducted a full engine inspection – uncovering an additional problem that Spanky himself might have overlooked. Since the engines are still under warranty we handled the entire process and eliminated the need for him to contact Volvo Penta directly.

Not only did we secure the necessary parts, we also performed the installation, ensuring Spanky’s trip stayed on schedule. And Spanky didn’t have to pay a dime. Spanky expressed his gratitude, saying, “I was asking Helmut’s for the moon, and they gave it to me on a silver platter.” Spanky’s experience with Helmut’s Marine Service truly exemplifies their exceptional service and commitment to their customers.

Here’s what you need to know about Volvo Penta’s warranties, and how Helmut’s can help you.


Volvo Penta Parts Warranties

Volvo Penta is renowned for its commitment to quality and innovation. When you choose Genuine Volvo Penta parts and accessories, you’re not just getting any replacement part; you’re getting a component meticulously designed and engineered to the highest standards. These parts are built to work in perfect harmony with Volvo Penta engines, ensuring optimum performance, exceptional reliability, and a long service life.


12-Month Standard Volvo Penta Warranties

All Genuine Volvo Penta parts and accessories (excluding wear parts) purchased from an authorized Volvo Penta dealer come with a standard 12-month warranty. This warranty covers you in case of any warrantable defects in the parts you’ve purchased. It offers peace of mind, knowing that if any issues arise due to a defect, you’re covered for the first year after purchase.

This 12-month warranty applies when the parts are sold over the counter, whether it’s a customer or a non-Volvo Penta dealer mechanic installing the component.


Double the Warranty with Volvo Penta Dealer Installation

The benefits of choosing Genuine Volvo Penta Parts don’t stop at quality alone. If you have these parts fitted by an authorized Volvo Penta dealer, your warranty coverage doubles to 24 months; 600 hours (for leisure use) or 3,000 hours (for Commercial use). This extended warranty also covers labor costs, excluding wear and tear parts. This means that not only will your high-quality components be expertly fitted, but you’ll also have the backing of an extensive Volvo Penta warranty.

This is particularly advantageous because you can trust that your parts have been installed correctly and in accordance with Volvo Penta’s expertise, reducing the risk of future issues. This 24-month warranty coverage offers even more peace of mind, making it a smart choice for marine enthusiasts who want to protect their investment.


Volvo Penta Leisure Engine Package Warranties

For those who own Volvo Penta leisure engines, there’s excellent news on the warranty front. Volvo Penta offers an extended warranty for both the engine and transmission, providing peace of mind and protection for your investment.

Volvo Penta Marine Leisure Engines – Gas

As an owner of a Volvo Penta gas leisure engine, you can enjoy an extended warranty commitment of 2+3 years or 480 operation hours, depending on which occurs first. This extended coverage is designed to give you confidence in the reliability and durability of your engine and its components.

The warranty comes with a 480 operation-hour limit that varies depending on the specific engine and transmission used. (Keep in mind that this warranty is intended for leisure use only.)

An interesting feature is that accessories bought together with an engine are considered part of the engine package and also receive up to two years of warranty protection. (Please note that the warranty covers years or operation hours, whichever occurs first.)

Volvo Penta Extended Engine and Complete Package Warranty (Diesel Leisure)

In addition to our standard warranty, we offer an Extended Coverage program that increases the number of running hours with full coverage for the complete Volvo Penta package. This program covers everything from the helm station, engines, drives, to the propellers. By opting for this program, you can proactively address possible future repair costs.

The Extended Coverage program provides the same full coverage as the initial two years of warranty. It includes the repair and replacement of defective parts for all Volvo Penta branded products, excluding consumables like filters, hoses, and belts. You can purchase this program when ordering the propulsion package or anytime before the end of the initial warranty period.

Coastal Series: Saltwater Adventures Made Easy with Volvo Penta

The Coastal Series is an exceptional corrosion protection package designed to enhance your saltwater boating experience. This package is a game-changer for those using Volvo Penta sterndrives and forward-drives in saltwater applications. It combines anti-corrosion coatings and sensors with all-aluminum engines and closed freshwater cooling for reliable corrosion protection.

When you purchase the Coastal Series, you get 7-year transferable coverage, which provides peace of mind for your saltwater adventures. The coverage includes the entire Volvo Penta package, encompassing the engine, drive, transom shield, and controls.

With the Coastal Series and Volvo Penta coverage, you can have confidence in your engine and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from our world-class support and dealer network. The 7-year extended coverage is valid for 480 hours or seven years, whichever occurs first for your gasoline engine.


Volvo Penta Commercial Engine Warranties

For marine commercial applications, Volvo Penta offers a limited warranty covering 12 months or a set number of operating hours, depending on the specific product and application use. The exact terms and conditions may vary based on the type of engine configuration and how it is used in commercial settings.

Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Extended Warranties Coverage

In addition to our standard warranty, you can sign up for our Extended Coverage program and increase the number of running hours with full coverage of the complete Volvo Penta package. The program includes the same full coverage as in the standard first year warranty for up to four additional years (hour limitations apply). It covers repair and replacement of defective parts, except for normal wear and tear.

The Extended Coverage program can be purchased when the engine is ordered or within three months of the date of warranty registration. This is a great way to maximize uptime and minimize unexpected repair costs.

A Strong Chain of Support with the Volvo Penta Network

With Volvo Penta, every link in the chain is strong, from top-quality Genuine Volvo Penta Parts and Accessories to a professional global dealer network and extensive warranty coverage. No matter your application, you can rest assured that we’ve got you covered.

For more information on Volvo Penta’s warranties, visit the Volvo Penta website.

And for all of your marine engine needs, Helmut’s Marine Service is here to help. Reach out to start the conversation.