CarShield was founded in 2005 by Mark Travis. The company offers car warranties, typically after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired.
The company has started more aggressively targeting customers through various marketing channels, especially through television ads featuring rapper Ice-T and football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka.
In 2017, the company bought the naming rights to the former T.R. Hughes Ballpark, the minor league baseball stadium in St. Charles County that is home to the River City Rascals. The stadium is now called CarShield Field.
CarShield claims that it has paid roughly $1 billion in claims and covered more than 500,000 vehicles.
The Better Business Bureau, however, gives the company an F rating and even has a warning posted on the front page stating that consumers should be careful when dealing with CarShield since it has a history of misrepresentation.
CarShield maintains a corporate office in St. Peters, Missouri.