There are many questions about auto extended warranty plans. We hope we can answer some of those questions here.
Do I really need an extended warranty, or am I covered by the manufacturer?
If you have a brand new car with very little miles on it, you probably do not need and exended warranty for your car. However, if you getting close to your manufacture's warranty expiring (click here to see your manufacturer's warranty) then you really should keep protection on the vehicle. An automobile extended warranty will make sure it is always in the best mechanical condition. Today's vehicle are complex and complicated. one major repair many times will cost much more than you would pay for an extended warranty for your car. Dealerships are charging close to $100 per hour in many markets to repair vehicles. Our extended warranties can increase the resale value to potential buyers. If you were looking for a vehicle, would you want to make sure it had breakdown insurance on it?
Will my dealer accept my extended warranty?
If they accept credit cards they should except our extended warranties. So, when researching warranty companies make sure that if they do not have a relationship with the spacific dealership where you repair your vehicle that they have a policy of paying the dealership over the phone with a corporate credit card. That's what we do. The dealership gets our money before you even leave the shop. So with True Auto there should be no objections about accepting our warranty. In with our extended warranty, you have an unlimited credit card behind you.
You can or should only buy an extended warranty from the dealership that sold you the car.
Car dealerships sell the same type of extended warranties that you can here or with other reputable online extended warranty companies. They are middle men that service contracts like ours and mark them up, sometimes significantly, for a profit. So, the car warranty that you buy from the dealership is no better and can be much worse than you can get online. What the dealership "marks-up" the exended warranty is where the problem can appear. Plus, dealerhips will add the warranty contract to your financing and you can be hit with extra finance charges. The bottom line is you should buy an extended warranty for you car directly from the source when you can.