Originally Posted by Barry45RPM
To be clear... what you are saying is that what is sold by FD Warranty are warranty plans ie coverage that may be sold by dealers in addition to or instead of the Genuine Audi Factory Backed warranty it is NOT the Genuine Audi Factory Backed extended warranty. Am I correct?
Correct (but never offered instead of the factory warranty). FD and the others are third party warranty companies where some have a relationship with the dealers in that they work with them for direct reimbursement after the warranty company certifies and approves the repair. Others require the customer pay the dealer and wait for reimbursement directly from the warranty provider.
The only warranties offered directly and backed by Audi are the factory new car warranty and the used car CPO warranty. Anything else is a third party policy contract sold by the individual dealer (or the warranty company directly in some cases) for a profit. In that sense, it's really the same as the dealer selling window tint, paint protection or other third party after-purchase items.