15. January 2018
When you are choosing an extended auto warranty program is important to look through the various exclusions of the policy you are purchasing. Most reputable auto warranty providers make their inclusions and exclusions clear and concise and have no mixed wording to confuse a repair shop or customer. However, some of the shadier companies out there, typically without a direct underwriter to get out of many different claim situations.
Overheating is a good example of this. Some companies will exclude any repair, even if it has nothing to do with the vehicle overheating if there is any sign that an overheat has occurred. More reputable providers will cover the failure of any covered part as long as owner negligence did not close the failure. Owner negligence in reference to a vehicle that is overheated would be if a driver would continue to operate the vehicle even after the gauges or warning lights have come on. This would obviously cause additional damage to the vehicle from continued operation after the overheat and would not be covered by any warranty program. So in conclusion, it is not overheating that is not covered by a quality auto warranty program, it is the damage caused to the vehicle by the continued operation after the vehicle has overheated.
To be sure you get one of the highest quality auto warranty is available you can request a quote from Auto Advantage or other A+ rated and BBB accredited warranty companies.
23. December 2017
Generally, people purchase an aftermarket auto warranty or an extended auto warranty for their vehicles when their factory warranty comes to an end. When you purchase an aftermarket auto warranty, your warranty provider covers the costs of repair and replacement of specific car parts. Here are some things you should remember when thinking about purchasing an aftermarket auto warranty:
An aftermarket auto warranty usually doesn’t cover the costs of repair and replacement of parts that break down due to wear and tear. An aftermarket bumper to bumper warranty will cover costs for repair and replacement of most parts in your vehicle, but usually this does not include tires, brakes, etc. that break down to wear and tear. However, there are companies that offer warranties that cover wear and tear parts as well. It is wise to buy a warranty that covers wear and tear parts even if this means that is more costly to purchase than a regular mechanical warranty. This is because almost 80% of your car’s repair costs are a result of wear and tear problems that arise. An auto warranty that covers wear and tear issues will help you save a lot of money, especially if your vehicle is older.
20. December 2017
The trade-in value of a vehicle is determined by how desirable it will be in the used car market. A vehicle that is in good shape, has an accident-free history, and hasn’t had multiple owners will have a higher trade-in value. One of the most important factors in the vehicle’s value whether or not it was properly maintained and serviced. If the owner of the vehicle had an extended auto warranty, it was likely serviced and maintained properly and regularly because the owner did not need to fret about the cost of maintenance and repairs.
When appraisers determine a vehicle’s value when it gets traded-in, they take many factors into consideration. They will look at whether or not maintenance was performed on a routine basis and also if and what major repairs were done on the vehicle. Vehicles under warranty generally have less mechanical issues since the owner did not worry about repair costs and got repairs and done right away. This is because the costs were covered by the auto warranty. Dealers want these vehicles to be sold on their lots since they are more reliable and reliability is important to consumers who want to buy a used vehicle.
If you want to ensure that your vehicle maintains a higher trade-in value, maintain it properly and regularly, as well as have necessary repairs performed right away. If you want to avoid any excessive service and repair costs, it is wise to purchase an extended auto warranty for your vehicle.
23. December 2016
Motorists can feel at ease when they buy an extended auto warranty. However, peace of mind comes when motorists are getting the most out of their auto warranty. In order to do so, it is important for them to organize their documents and ask all of the necessary questions. The following tips can help motorists get the most out of their auto warranty:
Often times, service records are necessary for an extended warranty. This makes it very important to keep all records organized. Keeping the documents in an accessible location at all times will help relieve a lot of stress and frustrations down the road.
It is always good to keep records on your computer, however it is important that you do not solely rely on this method of keeping records. Make sure that when you purchase an auto warranty online that you print hard copies as well. You cannot always predict when your computer will crash, and it would be very inconvenient if it were at a time when you needed to view your auto warranty.
Also, be sure that you read through your auto warranty in its entirety. If you do not see something that is written in the contract, then it will not be covered by the warranty. Do not make any assumptions about what your warranty covers.
Finally, make sure that you can easily access contact information at any time. This can really help relieve stress in the event that you file a claim.
7. November 2014
An auto warranty is a wise investment to make when buying a new car. New car warranties provide four kinds of coverage:
1. One kind of coverage that you can receive is basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage. This kind of warranty provides coverage for all of the parts of the car from the front bumper to the back bumper.
2. Another kind of coverage that you can receive is a powertrain warranty. This covers the parts of the car that make it run. This includes parts like the drive axels, the engine, the driveshaft, and the transmission.
3. In addition, your auto warranty can cover corrosion and rust. This handles rust-through problems.
4. Lastly, you can get roadside assistance with your warranty. You may receive this service if you have a basic warranty that is active. It provides professional help when you are stranded on the side of the road due to a vehicular breakdown. It offers services such as flat tire assistance, lockout assistance, refueling assistance and towing.
To further familiarize yourself with the exact coverage provided for you by your auto warranty, read through the warranty booklet and owner’s manual. If you still don’t believe that you have all of the coverage that you need it is good to purchase an extended auto warranty for your car as well.
22. July 2014
Usually, motorists will buy an aftermarket auto warranty or an extended auto warranty for their cars when the factory warranty terminates. When you buy an aftermarket auto warranty, your warranty provider provides coverage for replacement and repair of certain car parts. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding to buy an aftermarket auto warranty:
An aftermarket auto warranty generally does not cover the costs of replacement and repair of parts that break down as a result of wear and tear. An aftermarket bumper-to-bumper warranty provides coverage for most parts in your car, generally with the exclusion of parts such as brakes, tires, and other wear and tear parts. It is smart to invest in a warranty that can cover wear and tear parts in addition to other parts because about eighty percent of your car’s repair costs are a result of wear and tear issues. An auto warranty that covers wear and tear problems will save you money, especially for older cars.
8. July 2014
The transmission is an essential part in your car. It is also one of the most costly parts to replace or repair. If you have owned your car for a long period of time, it is a possibility that you will eventually need to replace or repair the transmission. Here are some telltale signs that your transmission needs replacement:
The first sign is that your car is leaking transmission fluid. Check under your car while it is parked. Look for fluid pools that have a reddish color. After, check to see if there is any metal in the fluid. If there is, it is important to replace the transmission since broken metal is a sign that the transmission is worn down.
In addition, inspect the fluid levels in your car’s transmission. If you have low levels, this may be an indication that your transmission is burning too much fluid or that it is overheating.
Also, if there is a rough transition between gears when driving, this is an indication that your transmission needs replacement. It may take longer to switch between gears or the gears may slip. This will reduce the acceleration in your car.
Transmission replacements can be costly. Therefore, it is smart to look into an aftermarket auto warranty company that you can buy an extended auto warranty from. The auto warranty will help reduce the costs of your repair bills. Lastly, be sure that you purchase an auto warranty that provides the proper amount of coverage for your car.
19. June 2014
The transmission is one of the most essential parts of your car. However, it is one of the most expensive parts to replace. If you have your car for a long time, it is possible that you will eventually need to replace the car’s transmission. Here are some signs that your transmission needs to be replaced:
The first sign is if your car is leaking transmission fluid. Check under your parked car for fluid pools that are red in color. Then look to see if there is any metal in the fluid. If there is metal, it is essential that you replace your transmission since broken metal indicates a worn down transmission.
Also, check the fluid levels in your car’s transmission. If the levels are low, this may be a sign that your transmission is overheating or burning too much fluid.
Another sign that you need to replace your transmission is if there is a rough transition between gears when you drive. Your gears may slip and take longer to switch between gears. This will cause your car to accelerate much slower.
Transmission replacements can be very expensive so it is wise to look into an aftermarket auto warranty company where you can purchase an extended auto warranty to lower the costs of any repair bills that you receive. Lastly, be certain that you purchase an auto warranty that provides the right amount of coverage for your car.