How Does an Extended Warranty Work?
In a nutshell, an extended warranty is an optional program which covers the cost of unexpected repairs on your vehicle and offers longer coverage than the standard manufacturer’s warranty. The extended warranty can be purchased when you buy your vehicle, or can be added on within a reasonable timeframe. Generally speaking, the sooner you get an extended warranty, the better its coverage for your vehicle.
Should I get one?
For most people, a working vehicle isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. If your vehicle breaks down, it might not be something you can put off and those repairs can come with a hefty, unexpected price tag. If you don’t like to take chances with your vehicle, the extended warranty gives you peace-of-mind in case something does go wrong with your car, truck or SUV.
What does it cover?
There are a variety of extended warranty options available; right here at Go Dodge Red Deer, from the automaker, and through third party providers. They can generally be tailored to suit your specific needs and budget. Depending on what’s offered for your specific vehicle, and what you feel you may need, extended warranties can cover everything from basic maintenance to major repairs.
If you decide to purchase an extended warranty, be sure you know exactly what your warranty is good for, and how it works. Some warranties require a deductible, others may be a reimbursement for paid work.
Can I get an extended warranty for a used vehicle?
Yes! Usually, used vehicles are new enough that the manufacturer’s warranty is still covering them, or at least some elements of the vehicle such as the engine. An extended warranty can help shore up whatever the remaining manufacturer’s warranty isn’t covering in a pre-owned model, and potentially extend the life of your new (used) vehicle.
If you’re considering an extended warranty for your existing vehicle, or with a new vehicle purchase, our team here at Go Dodge Red Deer would be happy to discuss which options may be right for you! Drop by our dealership, or feel free to fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.