I appreciate your suggestion however the issue is... you are on a long trip, like I was, the car needs to be towed to the nearest dealer ( 150 miles away ). The tow truck can take the car but legally no passengers... Now what ? You are stranded with no way back... BTW, the road side assistance pays one way only...Can I suggest a radical approach: Take the car for a long trip. If it dies, ask to tow it back to the dealer and let them fix it before you take it back. And insist on a loaner or a rental in the time being. Warranties are wonderful things if we use them.