AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Chrysler LLC offering dealers a new sales tool: three new lifetime service contract upgrades for its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge certified pre-owned vehicles. Lifetime Powertrain Care Coverage, Lifetime Added Care Plus and Lifetime Maximum Care.

The upgrades apply to most CPO vehicles and provide coverage to the first owner on the same terms as a new-car warranty. These lifetime plans build on the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty that Chrysler currently offers on its new vehicles. Customers will now have the opportunity to purchase additional component coverage on top of the eight-year/80,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-month/3,000-mile comprehensive warranty included with each CPO vehicle.

"In a tough economy, certified pre-owned vehicles become an even more viable option for vehicle shoppers, so we wanted our pre-owned warranty options to offer the same level of protection as our new car warranties," said Lisa Way, senior manager pf certified pre-owned vehicles for Chrysler LLC. "Our pre-owned customers tell us that worry-free ownership is just as important to them as it is to new vehicle buyers. The plans provide Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge CPOV dealers with an advantage over competitive CPO programs. At this time, no other OEM makes this type of coverage available for CPO units and no other franchised CPO dealers offer them."

The Lifetime Powertrain Care Coverage upgrade guarantees the engine, transmission and driveline of certified pre-owned Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles for as long as they are owned by the original CPOV buyer. Eligible vehicles include all Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles with an active

eight-year/80,000-mile CPOV warranty that are still within 48 months of the in-service date, and with 48,000 miles or less on the odometer.

The CPOV lifetime upgrade plans are not available for Dodge Viper, Dodge Sprinter, all SRT models, diesel models and Dodge Ram Chassis Cabs, as well as vehicles used for police, taxi, limo, postal delivery or ambulance fleets.