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 […]
Ask AAA: Camry Power Window Warranty Problems
Here’s a question that was recently sent to us: I lease a 2006 Toyota Camry and recently the driver side window made a really loud noise when I rolled it down, and then I wasn’t able to roll it back up. I paid the dealership $150 for them to look at it and tell me […]
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 […]
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 […]
After Warranty Assistance: Warranty Coverage For Vehicles Outside Of Warranty
If you have a problem with your vehicle, and if it’s just outside the terms of your factory warranty, you might still be able to get your car repaired for free. Read our post and then ask your dealer about after-warranty-assistance.
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 […]