Used Car Extended Warranty

By: Gail Metcalf

An extended warranty is a policy that gives the automobile owner protection against breakdowns and mechanical failures of the car. You could try and get an extended warranty because it provides for mechanical repairs on the end of the manufacture's warranty. The amount of the warranty depends on the car's mileage.

If you purchase a used vehicle, check if there is any coverage left on its warranty. Warranties are solely transferable when an automobile is sold. The more time left in the warranty, the better for you.

Used car extended warranties only cover half the failures of its vehicles and the ones with over sixty thousand miles don't usually get an extended warranty at all. The standard used car extended warranty has little that is standardized. Most used car extended warranties are the three-month/three thousand mile warranty that covers only the primary cause. Just keep in mind these warranties are normally either/or, the warranty ends when the gas mileage has surpassed or the time, whichever comes first.

Whatever the coverage is, it's important to be specific in the limits of coverage, for some warranties lean to have more cons than pros in their policies. Most used car extended warranties have nationwide protective coverage throughout Canada and the US. The vehicle owner has the liberty of taking it wherever they'd like for repairs, and their expense is taken care of by the warranty. Also there is coverage for twenty-four hour roadside aid for rental car and towing. For a used car, you need not worry about blown tires and weak batteries. Before you purchase a used car extended warranty, get complimentary quotes online.

The purpose and function of a car extended warranty, is quite simple. It works as a good faith statement from a seller to a buyer that a quality product has been sold. But what is a "better" car warranty? And what makes one warranty better than another? In most cases, the most basic will be the warranty length; the longer the better. Most vehicles come with at least a three year 36,000 mile warranty, with an option to buy a car extended warranty. But because the cost of extending a warranty can be special, it may make more sense to buy a car with a large warranty. And many automakers really offer a ten year 100,000 mile warranty bumper to bumper.

So, when in the market for a car, remember that the warranty plays in your favor. You wouldn't want the vehicle to break down at a time when finances have piled up. The last thing you want to worry about then is paying out of pocket for repairs.

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