Invalidating car warranty
Any properly engineered exhaust system will not cause any failures of any other parts of the engine, suspension, chassis, transmission, electrical system, etc.Of course, there’s a great deal to be said for the importance of having a qualified installer work on your vehicle.A car warranty, or mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) as it's also known, is an insurance policy that provides protection against the cost of parts and labour following mechanical or electrical failure of a covered part.Policies typically run from one month to five years, with most 12-month policies renewable annually in the same way that car insurance is.Repairs will be made with parts of like kind and quality.It is expressly understood that replacement parts and/or components need not be new, but may be used or rebuilt, which will be guaranteed serviceable.This is a grey area unfortunately; In essence, you are modifying the vehicle away from standard, so looking at your terms of warranty directly related components are being invalidated.
However, reduced operation or reduced performance due to normal wear and tear shall not be considered a breakdown within the meaning of this Limited Warranty.
So, if you’re not sure how to install a part (or if you’re trying to rig something together), it might be wise to get some professional help.
Here’s a list of after-market parts that won’t hurt your warranty: Most exterior “dress-up” parts: Bug shields, chrome grille guards, spoilers, or any other part that effects the appearance of your car only should NOT impact your warranty.
While Magna Flow goes to great lengths to provide ample clearance of fuel lines, electric lines, brake lines, etc., like any part you’d install, if care is not exercised, there could be interference with equipment on the vehicle.
That’s why we recommend using a Magna Flow “Preferred” dealer to do your installation, unless you have at least some basic knowledge of working on vehicles.