Good to hear.
I’ve always had good success with AppleCare, especially at the Apple Store itself.
But when I can’t get to an Apple Store, they also do “advance replacement” if you ask – they send you a replacement device, and a box to send in the damaged or defective device.
My kid dropped my iPad on the driveway a while ago, and broke the screen. He told my wife “if we put it in the garbage, Dad won’t get mad, because he won’t know it’s broken.” hahaha! AppleCare replaced it.
AppleCare will also replace batteries etc. So if your AppleCare is about to run out, download something like Coconut Battery and check your battery. If it’s not healthy, call Apple and ask for a replacement I think if it’s below 80% capacity or some arbitrary number like that, they’ll send you a replacement.