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What Types Of Auto Warranties Are Available

Aug 31, 2007
When you are going to buy a car there are a lot of things that you have to consider and look at for each car you want. You need to know the price, how old the car is and so on. One really important thing that you want to make sure that you look at is the auto warranty that comes with the car. Not every car will have the same auto warranty so you need to look at the warranty for each individual car.

Some of the auto warranties will cover all of the non-wear issues for only three years or 36,000 miles. Then other warranties will cover repairs up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The strength of the coverage that comes with the auto warranty will help you decide whether you need to purchase an extended auto warranty.

There are differences in a new car warranty and an extended auto warranty that you need to be aware of. The new car warranty is based on two parts: the bumper to bumper warranty, this will cover anything except the wear and tear of parts such as the brakes and tires; and the power train warranty, this will cover all of the parts that make the car run such as the transmission and the engine.

With the bumper to bumper warranty there are very few extended warranties that will cover everything. You want to make sure that you take the time to read the auto warranty contract and learn what is covered and what is not.

For wear and tear there are many extended auto warranties that will cover parts that stop working, just like they cover the ones that are worn out. You have to read the contract to find out what the differences are and how they may affect what you end up paying.

You can purchase an extended auto warranty to keep the coverage of the bumper to bumper warranty going. Sometimes the warranty that is sold at dealerships will be called a factory warranty. You also need to be aware of third party warranties that can save money but are a lot less convenient to use. These types of warranties will require out of pocket money for any repairs and then you will be reimbursed for them later. You want to make sure that you think about all of these things and find out all you can about each different auto warranty so that you can make the right decision on the best one for your car.

It is important that you look carefully at the auto warranty before you purchase anything. This way you will not end up with future problems. So take the time to learn what you need to about all of the different warranties that are available before you start shopping for a car.
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Craig Thornburrow is an acknowledged expert in his field. You can get more free advice on an extended auto warranty and an Acura extended warranty at http://www.extendedautowarrantyadvice.com
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