Extended warranties for vehicles - AmericaNowNews.com


Extended warranties for vehicles

Extended vehicle warranties fall into two classes: manufacturer or factory warranties and third-party warranties. Even though manufacturer warranties are generally more expensive, they're recommended over third-party warranties for several reasons.

Manufacturer's warranties, the typical three-year, 36,000-mile ones that come with your new car purchase are fine. But sometimes extended warranties rarely live up to their name. They often fail to extend much of the coverage you enjoy under the manufacturer's warranty, or they overlap your manufacturer's coverage.

Atlanta-based consumer advocate Clark Howard said if you consider an extended warranty on a vehicle:

  • CONSIDER ONLY ONES SOLD BY THE MANUFACTURER OR BY YOUR INSURANCE AGENT - It should actually extend, like its name implies, your manufacturer's warranty coverage or at least add new protections beyond three years and 36,000 miles.
  • NO THIRD-PARTIES - Howard said third-party warranty companies are flighty. Sometimes, they go out of business before they can pay your claim.
  • PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE - Bet you didn't know that! Howard recommended getting a quote from your car's manufacturer or dealer, then get another from your insurance agent. Compare them and work them against each other.
The best extended warranties for used vehicles include a dealer's "certified" used car program. Those often include warranties that are backed directly by the dealer, instead of some risky third-party. 

Copyright 2013 America Now. All rights reserved.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Mouse droppings cause disease

    Mouse droppings cause respiratory disease

    Mice are one of the most resilient mammals living on the planet. Some people have them as pets, and they're also used in laboratory experiments. If wild mice get inside your house, they can potentially
    If wild mice find a way inside your home, they can potentially cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your drywall and insulation. They can also transmit a harmful disease which can cause death in humans. 
Powered by WorldNow