I Buy an Extended Warranty for the Used Car I Plan to Purchase?
When it comes to buying a used car, it can be hit or miss
in terms of whether it will cost you a lot in repairs, or if it will run for a
long time with minimal maintenance and expense. However, what you can be pretty
sure of is that the older it gets the cost of maintaining that vehicle will increase.
That’s why buying an extended warranty at the same time as buying that used car
can be such a good investment. Not all dealerships offer it, but aftermarket warranties
are available if you do not have the option to purchase one at the time of your
Car Parts Have a Limited Shelf Life
When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, some parts, with
proper care, can literally go on forever. Other parts may only last so long,
which is what extended warranties are for. When you go to an automobile dealer
and purchase a new car, they often provide what sounds like a pretty good
warranty. However, there are little details that many car-buyers are not aware
of right away. For example, most new-car automobile companies give you bumper-to-bumper
warranties for a certain number of months or miles, then a limited warranty
kicks in for some additional number of months or miles on just the drive train.
That means, if your car breaks down during that extended period, the repairs may
or may not be covered. But when you buy a used car, it’s very probable that the
age and miles puts it beyond the manufacturer’s warranty, and you can be sure
that something is going to break down at some point. When you opt to take out a
full-coverage extended warranty with your used car purchase, if repairs are
needed anytime during the warranty period, it will be covered.
the Warranty Cover Your Repairs Means No Expensive Monthly Car Payment
One of the biggest benefits of buying the extended warranty
for your used car is that you have protection if something major, like your
engine or transmission, needs repairs. The warranty will cover the cost of the
repairs. Without that warranty, you could be stuck deciding between covering
the cost of the repairs yourself, or having to buy another vehicle if the cost
of repairs is more than the value of the car. If you decide on buying a new
car, you may wind up with an expensive monthly payment that you didn’t plan on.
Many people buy used cars to help keep their monthly expenses at a manageable
level. If you are one of them, then this is a situation your extended warranty
can help you avoid.
Warranties Help Keep Older, Used Cars Running Longer
One thing many people do not consider is how to keep an
older running. If you are able to keep up with small repairs as they occur, it
is going to stay running much longer than if you ignore them. As an example,
let’s take a nonworking power window. If the problem is electrical, many people
can’t, or don’t want to fix it themselves since it would involve taking the
entire door panel apart to get to the problem, which can get quite involved and
expensive, so they leave it. The problem is, this can cause other issues with
the electrical system within your car. If left unrepaired long enough, you
could wind up with a major electrical problem that might prevent your car from
running properly. By having the problem fixed as soon as it happens, thanks to
the warranty, you eliminate the possibility of the problem escalating.
Have Options When Buying an Extended Warranty for a Used Car
Depending on what you are looking to spend, and what you
want covered, you have a lot of options when deciding on an extended warranty
for a used car. You can go with the full-coverage extended warranty, which
typically cover everything in the vehicle, bumper to bumper, for a set amount
of time or number of miles. So, basically, if anything goes wrong in your
vehicle, you can get it fixed with little or no out-of-pocket costs, depending on
the deductible option you chose.
You also have other levels of coverage to consider. If you
want, you can get an extended warranty that simply covers major aspects of your
used car, such as the transmission or the engine. This leaves out smaller repairs
that may come up. This is good for people who are able to fix many of the
smaller problems on their own, but do not have the tools, shop, or time to take
care of more serious problems. The ultimate decision about what level of
coverage you want is up to you and how much you are willing to pay. However, for
most people, going without any sort of extended warranty for your used vehicle
simply does not make sense.
No matter what car or truck you purchase from our extensive
inventory, Eden Autos gives
you with a 5-day money-back guarantee, a free Carfax report, and a 3-month or
4,500-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. And, of course, all of our customers are
urged to get an Extended Warranty. We only sell GWC
warranties, with options designed to fit nearly every vehicle and every buyer’s
Warranty’s Used Vehicle Coverage ranges from protection for
basic powertrain components to extensive coverage that rival manufacturer’s
basic factory warranties. And your GWC Warranty works with a nationwide network
of service facilities so you can drive your new vehicle worry-free. In the
event of a covered mechanical breakdown, you can take your vehicle to any ASE-certified and
reputable repair facility. Support and online resources are available in the
event of a claim.
For more information about our vehicles, warranty choices, or financing options, our
professional staff is
always available to discuss it with you on the phone or in person at our
convenient NE Philadelphia dealership.