How To Find The Right Extended Auto Warranty

By: Craig Thornburrow

You just bought the new car you've been wanting for months, now it's time to find the best extended auto warranty you can find. Your new car might be the car of your dreams, or just a regular A to B type vehicle. Either way, having the right warranty is a good idea.

There are a few things you should look out for when searching for an extended auto warranty. First and foremost, and unfortunately, there are a few different kinds of cars notorious for being incredibly hard to find warranties for, or in some cases, not at all. Very expensive cars will often have very expensive repairs, such as Jaguars, certain engine models in Mercedes, and Porches. You may have been told that Land Rovers also fall into this category. If you're not in the US, often foreign cars will also prove difficult.

So you don't have a car that's difficult to get a warranty for, great.

It's still important to look out for risky or "shady" extended auto warranty companies - many companies will offer very low rates and when the time comes to make a claim, they won't hesitate to deny it. Often these companies won't be existence for very long, so you might be paying a company that won't be around a few months from now. Definitely a headache if not a nightmare. A good idea is to check out any company with the better business bureau, along with doing your own research. What companies do your friends, family, or associates use? Have they ever made a claim? What was the customer service like? Have they ever had a problem with the company? If so, how was it resolved? Asking plenty of questions like these will save you time and hard earned money.

Now, what if your car has high mileage? The best option here is to seek out a company that will provide a high mileage extended warranty at a reasonable price. This is especially important if you are buying a used car - you might want to see what's available before buying it if you plan on getting a warranty.

Get as many quotes as you can before making your final decision - it might be tedious, but most companies will give you a quote for free over the phone or on their websites. You might end up saving quite a bit of cash and avoid future issues.

The most important thing to do is make sure the company will actually cover you if you do indeed make a claim. That's why you're getting a warranty after all! Just remember to take your time, don't rush things, and always do plenty of research before getting an extended auto warranty and you'll be driving with a clear mind in no time.

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