Extended Car Warranties

An extended car warranty is an investment in your vehicle’s future. Even newer cars still under the manufacturer’s warranty can get extended coverage, which is not the same as having “double coverage.”

UsedCars.biz recommends you get quotes from at least a couple of companies. It’s free, and you will get faster at the process each time. Having a few quotes to compare will help you make a decision on which company to go with, and will get you the best price.

Warranty Direct

WarrantyDirect has been named to the Forbes Magazine list of the “Top 200 Companies in America” three times. They offer a variety of packages, and will even send an inspector to your home to look at your car if needed.

What is an extended car warranty?

Warranty protectionAlso called “vehicle service agreements”, think of extended car warranties as service contracts that assure that for a certain amount of time and/or mileage, both parts and labor required for replacement or repair of covered mechanical systems in your vehicle will be paid.

Once the original manufacturer’s car or truck warranty expires, you have nothing to protect you from expensive vehicle repairs. Many cars and trucks come with a three year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Once that expires, you likely have no protection against breakdowns or failures.

Traditionally, vehicle service agreements were sold exclusively through car dealers. This occasionally resulted in pressure techniques and inflated prices. The advent of online services has resulted in easy comparison shopping for consumers.

True bumper-to-bumper coverage is always “exclusionary” coverage. This means that everything on a vehicle is covered excluding certain items such as maintenance, trim items like moldings, weather-stripping, and so forth. In recent years, some warranty companies have begun using the term “bumper-to-bumper” much more liberally in an apparent effort to give consumers the impression that they are receiving more coverage than they actually are.

When choosing a plan, look for appropriate comprehensive coverage, easy to understand contract language, freedom to choose any repair facility, and a financially stable company you trust. UsedCars.biz can recommend the above company to you.