When it comes time to buying a new car there are a lot of questions you need to consider before you close the deal: Do you like the color? Is this the model you really want? Does it have the features you want? Can everyone fit into it? And so on and so on. Another question you need to have decided before you go into the little room to sign the papers is whether you want the car extended warranty or not.
Extended Auto Warranties generally cover various parts of the vehicle as far as repairs and repair costs go. Each different manufacturer has a different car warranty and each will stress what they feel is the best deal for themselves. The car warranty can be a good deal for you as well, but only if you have taken the time to read the actual paper you have to sign and not just listened to the nice person you dealt with. Always keep in your mind the fact that the sales person makes money based on what he/she sells to a customer whether the sale is a vehicle or a car extended warranty.
Once the warranty is paid for the dealership doesn’t continue to make money from it. The service garage will do the work and usually do it well, but they have to apply to someone else to get paid. Paperwork is no one’s friend
Warranty work is not so high a priority for the dealership’s service bay. The monies they can charge is pre-set on warranty work so the valuable little added repairs cannot be tacked on to the bill. Most warranty repair shops are honest anyway, of course, but this is a limiting factor that stays in the backs of their minds.
If you are an owner who keeps up on regular maintenance carefully then you will probably not have many of the problems the extended warranty is supposed to take care of. If you are the sort of person who puts aside a little bit every month to cover the repair costs for some problem in the future then you may not need a car warranty. Just as with any other insurance the fact is that it is based on the seller’s belief that you will not need the service and yours that you will need it. You are in effect paying ahead for repairs you may never need. Or you may indeed need them.
For the question of car extended warranties for your car the answer will be an individual one. Do your homework and come to your decision based on the facts of your understanding of yourself and of the words on the paper.