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Did you know that the cost of extending your Car Warranty another 3 years is probably "less than the down payment for a new car."  And no monthly payments.

Keep the car you already own knowing with confidence your out-of-pocket auto expenses (excluding normal maintenance) might never cost you another dime based on you deductible you choose.

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All new vehicles come with a basic warranty (often referred to as bumper-to-bumper). Some vehicles also include a longer (very) limited power train warranty. Different manufacturers offer different lengths of time and mileage that their warranty is good for. It varies from from 3 to 5 years for their basic warranty or 36,000 to 60,000 miles which ever occurs first and from 5-10 years  or 36,000 to 100,000 mile for the power train which ever occurs first.
See a complete list of all manufacturers warranty expirations limits.


Basic Manufacturer Warranty:
This is the specific terms established by each manufacturer to repair vehicles for a specified mileage and/or time period. All factory installed parts are covered against defects and workmanship. This "bumper-to-bumper" warranty is always the most comprehensive.

Powertrain Warranty:
The portion that begins after the basic warranty expires. Typically, this covers only the engine and transmission. Many powertrain warranties are not transferable to new owners. Check your manufacturer warranty booklet for further details.

Federal Emissions Warranty
The Federal Emissions Warranty guidelines are based on federal regulations and apply to vehicles in all 50 states. Vehicles are covered by two types of emissions control system warranty, "Emission Defect Warranty" and "Emissions Performance Warranty".

Depending on the state you live in, the Performance Warranty is for 3 years/50,000 miles. The Defect Warranty is generally consistent with the manufacturer's bumper-to-bumper warranty with certain parts (catalytic converter and electronic emissions controls (PCM) for up to 8 years/80,000 miles. Please refer to your owner's manual for your exact emissions warranty.

Corrosion Warranty
Covers rust-through perforation on sheet metal for a specified term. Surface corrosion from scratched, nicks and dents are not covered. Please refer to your owner's manual for your exact corrosion warranty.


FAQ#1: When is the best time to buy an Extended Car Warranty?

Answer: You can save $200 to $300 when you buy an Extended Car Warranty before your current warranty expires. Start shopping 3 to 4 months out. Also, make sure you ask about any current discounts they may be offering.

FAQ #2: Can I really be protected against large unexpected car repair expenses?

Answer: Absolutely. With the right Extended Car Warranty product, you can rest assured any large or small, unexpected expenses due to mechanical breakdowns will be paid for in full less your deductible.

FAQ #3:How do I know if an Extended Car Warranty company is any good?

Answer: There are plenty of companies out there offering an extended car warranty. Take the time to understand the benefits they provide and then compare their answers to this check list of 14 MUST Questions. Ask before you buy!

FAQ #4:Can I cancel my car warranty at any time and get a refund?

Answer: Better warranty companies will allow you to cancel your policy at any time. What ever time is left on the policy, is then pro-rated to calculate what dollar amount will be returned to you. Typically you have 60 days to cancel for a full refund.

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