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When to Buy An Extended Auto Warranty Plan

New cars generally come with a warranty. Typically, that warranty will expire after a specified number of years or a specified number of miles, whichever comes first. An extended warranty is actually a service contract that helps cover the cost of repairs after the manufacturer's warranty expires. Purchasing one or not purchasing is strictly up to the buyer. When to purchase an extended warranty is also up to the buyer. You can purchase an auto extended warranty at any time.

One option is to purchase an extended warranty when purchasing the car. This offers a couple of advantages. First, it gives you negotiating power to ask for a lower price on the cost of the extended warranty. After all, the dealer wants to sell the car and will make more profit from the sale of the car than from the sale of the extended warranty. Chances are, if he has to come down on the price of the extended warranty in order to sell the car, he will. Other advantages include being able to roll the cost of the extended warranty into the financing for the car and spreading the payments out over time rather than paying for the extended warranty in one lump sum.

Extended warranties do not have to be purchased with the car. In fact, since an extended warranty is a service contract, it can be purchased either during the life of your manufacturer's warranty or after that warranty has expired. Be aware though that you may end up paying more for an extended warranty if you do wait until the manufacturer's warranty expires.

These warranties can be purchased through a variety of companies. Both manufacturers and third-party dealers sell extended auto warranties.

Before making the decision on when to buy an extended warranty, go online and research what your options are. Price and coverage will vary depending on a variety of factors. Duration of the warranty, extent of covers and warranty dealer will all affect price. Make sure you compare the duration, coverage and price of any warranties you are interested in purchasing.

Be sure to also read any fine print before purchasing and look for other differences between policies which may affect price. For instance, look for differences in deductible amounts, whether there are limits on where you can get the car fixed and whether the warranty is transferable to a new owner if you sell the car before the warranty expires.

Purchasing an extended warranty can be a smart investment on a new or a used car. Be sure to go online and do your research before purchasing an extended warranty so you get the best deal you can.

What Happens If Your Used Car Is a Lemon

In the past, I've warned you about buying used cars "as-is" and pointed out how doing so can leave you without a remedy if the car is defective. But what about used cars sold with warranties If those turn out to be lemons what can the buyers do

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:34:00 GMT



VW's Latest Move: A Hippie-Dippy Ad Without a New Car in Sight

It's rare-if not unheard of-for an automaker to run a TV ad that does not include a single shot of a new car. But that is what Volkswagen is doing with a hippie-filled spot touting its new six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that is twice ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:21:00 GMT



THRIFTY CAR SALES Coeur d' Alene Location 2014 Chevy Impala ...

Auto, Bluetooth, Sunroof with only 30k miles.Factory Warranty Remaining. Trades Welcome and Financing available for all types of credit. Stk# C1146380 Thrifty Priced at $12,489.00 Call 208-765-2277 1503 N 4th St, CDA ID 83814

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:30:00 GMT



Autotrader's best certified pre-owned auto offers for October, 2017

Now is the time for car shoppers to rake in the deals, he said. "One advantage for shoppers today is that certified pre-owned cars and trucks are lightly used, and they have a long factory-backed warranty for greater peace of mind over a typical used car ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:53:00 GMT



Difference Between Home Insurance and Home Warranty

The best way to describe home insurance and a home warranty is to compare them to a car purchase. When purchasing a car you are required to have insurance on the vehicle. This protects you financially if anything were to happen to the car. The same thing ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:48:00 GMT



How to Choose the Right Auto Dealer Software for Your Dealership

Notifies vehicle dealerships when a customer's vehicle warranty is to expire to extend it further. What are the examples of a popular auto dealer software After getting a brief lowdown of some of the essential features that auto dealer software should ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:13:00 GMT



Center for Auto Safety demands Ford issue full recall of Explorers

The Center for Auto Safety is demanding a recall of Ford vehicles that ... In addition, Ford has received more than 2,000 complaints, warranty claims, reports from dealers and legal claims related to exhaust odors. The company said it will send letters ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:19:00 GMT



VW revisits the '60s in support of new People First Warranty

VW is still trying to regain its footing following revelations a couple of years ago that it lied about car emissions. The new warranty, which promises customers who buy a 2018 VW a limited warranty of six years of 72,000 miles - the longest warranty ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT



2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Auto

1-owner! SAVE AT THE PUMP!!! 38 MPG Hwy!!! Equipped with 1LT Auto package. This vehicle comes with a powertrain limited factory warranty that ends 8/11/19 or 100,014 miles. Professionally inspected and reconditioned by GM Certified Mechanics. __Serving you ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:23:00 GMT



The Simple Car Repairs That Somehow Cost a Fortune to Fix

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Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:19:00 GMT



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