Blue Bird extends Allison warranty

Blue Bird announced Monday it will continue to offer the industry’s best warranty for its Allison Transmission equipped diesel buses in 2018.

The warranty coverage – which includes seven years, unlimited miles – was also offered in 2017, and is applicable to all Blue Bird buses using the Allison Transmission 2500 and 2550 Pupil Transportation Series models. These Allison transmissions carry a comprehensive warranty, which covers 100 percent of parts and labor, the company says.

“The continuation of this extended warranty adds even more value to our bus offerings,” says Mark Terry, chief commercial officer at Blue Bird Corporation. “A standard extended warranty on a reliable transmission, such as Allison, adds to the reliability of our buses, which transport our most precious cargo every day.”

The extended seven-year warranty comes standard on all new Blue Bird buses shipped from the factory from Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. In order for customers to maintain the additional coverage, the terms and conditions of the Allison Transmission Extended Transmission Coverage must be followed, which includes without limitation the use of TES 295 Approved Fluids and the use of Allison Genuine Parts, Blue Bird says.

“Allison is excited to partner with Blue Bird to extend best-in-class transmission coverage to the school bus market,” says Heidi Schutte, vice president of sales for the Americas with Allison Transmission. “Allison is committed to providing our customers with the greatest possible value by combining the proven durability of Allison products with seven-year coverage for greater peace of mind.”

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