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The Truth About Auto Warranties


There are so many different kinds, types, and levels of extended vehicle warranties, that it can be hard to
understand the truth.

You have many choices in buying an extended car warranty. Yes, dealers are one source; but they're not the
only source. Dealers may also be driven by sales or commissions goals which may keep them from being objective
or offering the best coverage to fit your needs.


There are hundreds of different types of extended auto warranties. Some are better than others. The only way to
know how much you're getting for your money is to review the actual warranty contract.

Some "red flag" contract language:
- At the sole discretion of the Administrator
- Parts may be used or recycled
- Vehicles must be maintained according to severe requirements of manufacturer (this can double your maintenance
costs)
- Any covered part that has not failed (you want coverage for parts that fail, too). This includes seepage of seals
and gaskets.
- Gradual reduction in operating performance not covered

The newer your vehicle, the lower your rates will be. A common misconception is that you are buying double
coverage if you purchase extended vehicle warranty coverage before your manufacturer's warranty expires.
You are simply locking in the costs and rates now and protecting against increases in the future. You can also
enjoy a much lower cost and additional features like roadside assistance until your extended auto warranty coverage
goes into effect.


The best warranties offer wear and tear coverage. Wear and tear plans provide a higher level of protection. Many
extended auto warranties define "mechanical breakdowns" as defective parts or workmanship. Wear and tear however,
includes parts that wear out over time from normal use. The older your vehicle is, the more important wear and tear
coverage becomes.


Whether it's a manufacturer warranty or an extended auto warranty, you're still expected to care for your vehicle
and provide proper maintenance like regular oil changes and the like. If you haven't been caring for your vehicle
as outlined in the owner's manual your vehicle may end up with a lot of problems that may not be covered by your plan.
Be sure not only to do the routine upkeep on your vehicle, but also to keep accurate maintenance records and receipts.


Websites with Additional Auto warranty/Service Contract Information

Do you want an extension with that auto warranty?
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/automobiles/28WARRANTY.htmlex=1306468800&en=83131ed44bed6914&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss


How will the GM and Chrysler restructuring affect their auto warranties?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/17/AR2009021702998.html


Practical advice about car warranties
http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/12/26/aa.car.warranties/index.html


Auto warranty advertising and marketing issues
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23147777/


Learn how to choose the best auto warranties/service contracts
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-parker/auto-warranties-----avoid_b_225804.html

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