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There are many new and used vehicles for sale at Holiday Automotive from all of your favorite automotive brands. If you’re purchasing one of our used vehicles, especially, you might wonder whether or not it’s a good idea to also get an extended vehicle warranty to protect yourself against future repair expenses. While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to whether extended warranties are worth it, we’re happy to teach you more about extended warranties, how they work, and what they cover so you can figure out if one is right for your needs.
An extended warranty is something typically offered when financing a new or used vehicle that offers coverage for certain maintenance tasks even after your factory warranty coverage has ended. While all extended warranties are different in their specific terms, the idea behind them all is the same: in the event that your major powertrain warranty has ended and a major repair is required, an extended warranty should help cover the cost to have that repaired.
Though extended warranty plans can differ between auto manufacturers and dealers, these types of warranties may include or have options for coverage that includes the following:
Extended warranties are available to cover both new vehicles and used vehicles, but they work a little bit differently depending on the condition of the car you buy. Here are some tips to consider for both types of extended warranties to figure out if buying one is a good idea for you:
Consider these factors when deciding whether or not to buy a new vehicle extended warranty:
Consider these factors when deciding whether or not to buy a used vehicle extended warranty:
Extended warranties are never a necessary thing in the sense that it’s always a choice whether you purchase one or not. Still, in considering whether you need an extended warranty to cover potential future vehicle repairs, think about things like:
Ready to see how much your next vehicle could cost you at Holiday Automotive? We’re happy to provide you with tools to make that happen, including our online car payment calculator! Not sure you want to pay extra for an extended warranty? Consider the merits of leasing vs. buying. While you may not own a leased vehicle, many Beaver Dam and Oshkosh drivers choose to lease used or new vehicles because they prefer to drive a car for a few years that’s trouble-free while maintenance is still mostly covered by the factory new vehicle limited warranty.