What to Do when a Car Warranty Company Refuses to Pay a Claim

If you have ever dealt with an aftermarket car warranty company when they refuse to pay for your vehicle’s repairs, then you know how frustrating it can be. It’s bad enough that you are paying for this coverage, and when your claims are being refused it makes it feel like you are wasting your money. […]

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Extended Warranties: Careful Who You Buy Them From

In my experience in the car business, people have a love/hate opinion of extended warranties (a.k.a. service contracts). People love them when they cover a repair, but they hate paying for them. While I have some great extended warranty buying advice, I thought I’d share a story that reinforces one of my basic rules for […]

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Extended Warranty Buyer’s Guide

If you’re buying a new or used car, you’re probably going to be offered an extended warranty (aka service contract). Dealerships and banks often sell these products, and for good reason – they provide security and piece of mind. However, if you’re not careful, you could end up paying too much or getting the wrong […]

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Should You Buy An Extended Warranty?

Extended warranties aren’t for everyone, but they can be a good purchase for a lot of consumers. Here’s how you can decide if an extended warranty (aka service contract) is right for you: 1) Do you have the ability to pay for a big repair? The worst-case scenario with any vehicle is that a major […]

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After Market Part Warranty Concerns

If you’ve ever changed or modified your new vehicle, you might have been warned that these changes could effect your warranty coverage. For instance, some people believe that adding a simple performance part (like a custom exhaust or after market air intake) will somehow endanger your warranty. However, in my years of experience in the […]

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New Car Warranty Basics

New cars come with three kinds of warranties: Bumper to bumper. Covers defects on almost everything on the car, usually for at least three years or 36,000 miles. Power-train coverage. Simply put, a power train warranty covers everything that makes the car “go”. While some manufacturers only warranty their power train for three years or […]

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