Why You Need a Vehicle Warranty
(ARA) – Whether you’re driving around in a brand new car, or one
with an odometer reading closing in on 100,000 miles, there’s one thing
you can count on. Eventually, your vehicle is going to break down and
fixing it won’t be cheap.
Your jaw will likely drop when the
mechanic delivers the bad news. Your car’s power steering system needs
to be repaired and it will cost you $875, or worse, the engine needs to
be rebuilt and parts alone will run you around $2,600.
your car is now out of warranty and you’ll have to pick up 100 percent of the bill. It’s
times like this that you wish you had signed up for the extended warranty they offered
when you bought your car or truck. So why didn’t you?
“A lot of people shy
away from getting vehicle warranties because they think those offered by the dealers
are too expensive and they’re better off taking their chances. But if you
shop around, you’d be surprised at how good the deals are out there. You can actually
get better warranties than those offered by the dealers at more competitive prices,”
says Robert Nelson, general sales manager for Continental Warranty, a Malibu, Calif.-based company
that offers consumer-direct extended auto warranties at wholesale prices.
know you’ll be trading your car in soon and just want the peace of mind of knowing it’s
protected until you do, you may want to consider a 1 year/12,000 mile plan that covers
your car’s major systems in case something goes wrong. Competitive plans are also
available for people anticipating keeping their current car longer. Log
on to www.continentalwarranty.com and fill out a simple
online form to find out what rates you qualify for.
“All of the plans
offered by Continental Warranty are very extensive in coverage, but be sure to ask
plenty of questions until you are familiar with the terms and have clarified anything
about which you are unsure,” says Nelson. Here are some basic questions you should
* Does the plan cover ABS brakes or special luxury options
in your new vehicle?
* Are there restrictions on where you can take your
car for repairs?
* Is the warranty transferable?
* How is the
* Is there a waiting period before coverage kicks
* Is your warranty backed by a respected insurance company or is it simply
reinsured through a risk retention group or a reinsurer?
When she signed
up for an extended warranty through Continental Warranty, Amy
Cook of Oregon didn’t think she’d ever have to use it, but when her transmission and air
conditioning both failed at the same time, she was glad she had it. “Continental Warranty
has been a financial blessing to me. Having the warranty helped me greatly because I really
didn’t know how I would pay for the repair bill,” she says.
To get the peace of
mind of knowing that you won’t be in for any unpleasant surprises, log on
to www.continentalwarranty.com and sign up for a free no-obligation
quote today. All warranties come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
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