What an Auto Warranty Plan Typically Covers for Used Cars and Trucks
Looking to purchase a used car or truck, but want to make sure you can get a warranty? When deciding upon a new or used car or truck, it is important to check if a warranty comes along with it and, if so, what that warranty covers.
Not every car warranty is created equally. Some warranties cover all non-wear items on your car for up to three years or 36,000 miles while others will cover repairs up to 10 years or 100,000 miles.
Strength of Coverage
The strength of your warranty coverage is based upon what’s included – this should help you decide whether or not you need to purchase an extended auto warranty for a used car.
It’s important to know the difference between a new car warranty, which comes with a new vehicle, and the extended auto warranty you can purchase in addition to the car’s original warranty.
A new car warranty generally has two parts. It will typically have a “bumper-to-bumper” section, which will cover everything but “wear” items like tires or brakes. It will also have a “powertrain” section which covers all of the parts that make your car move, like the engine and the transmission.
Extended warranties can be purchased to prolong the coverage of your car’s bumper-to-bumper warranty. An extended warranty is a great tool to help make sure you don’t have to pay too much for unexpected repairs. The extended warranties sold at the dealership are sometimes called “factory warranties” because the dealerships have specially trained service technicians who will perform the work needed. Or, you can purchase a third party warranty which may be cheaper, but will often cost more in the long run because they typically require you to pay out-of-pocket for repairs and then the warranty backer offers you a reimbursement.
An extended warranty is perfect for those who like to be prepared for any eventuality. As vehicle repair costs keep increasing, an extra warranty is an extra piece of insurance that just makes sense.
It is important to pay attention to the warranty offered with your new or used car because the warranty will make sure your car stays in good working order without costing you a lot of money.
Reliable Auto Sales
We, at Reliable Auto Sales, offer a number of warranty plans that fit your budget and your needs. We offer both used car warranties in Las Vegas and used truck warranties in Las Vegas. Visit us today and take one of our quality used vehicles for a test drive!