Article

4 Common Forklift Warranty Mistakes

Material Handling Best Practices, Tips, Information and More from Toyota

No one likes to make a mistake, especially when it comes to an expensive purchase like a forklift. Here are four common forklift warranty mistakes and how to avoid them:Forklift Warranties

  1. Not considering a forklift warranty at all. Warranties have a bad rap, but not considering one can cost you in the long run. Ask yourself if you can you afford the cost of an expensive repair. If not, consider a warranty to potentially save you a headache and a lot of money.

  2. Not requesting a forklift service inspection.  Your local dealer can conduct a brief service inspection and help you decide if a problem can be submitted under warranty back to Toyota, or if there is a simple fix that can be done on-site.

  3. Not looking at all of your forklift warranty options. Most equipment comes with a basic warranty, but an extended warranty can offer you peace of mind. Most extended warranties can be purchased with or without a planned maintenance (PM) plan, so make sure to ask about all your options.  Think of an extended warranty as insurance, it’s there if/when you need it.

  4. Not buying an extended forklift warranty within the timeframe. Don’t take too long to make up your mind. Extended warranties often must be requested within 30 or 60 days after the truck’s date of first use. Don’t lose the chance to purchase a warranty by waiting too long.


For information on a service inspection, or to request additional warranty information, contact your local Toyota forklift dealer.

For pricing, parts & more, click here to find a dealer near you.

Choose a product type, family & model to compare.

      You have selected your first forklift. Please add another forklift to compare.

      You have selected your second forklift. You may compare now or add a third to compare.

      You have selected your final forklift. You will be directed to the details of your selections now.