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Buy an Extended Car Warranty

Extended warranties offer extra coverage that gives drivers peace of mind on the road. If you are looking to buy an extended car warranty, make sure you are purchasing the right plan for your driving needs from a reputable provider. Consider our tips on buying an extended warranty—we’ll help you find quality vehicle protection at the best price.

How to Buy An Extended Car Warranty

Shop around.

Don’t trust mail or phone solicitations. Find a reputable company, with many years of experience, to help you. Be sure to compare reviews for extended car warranty companies with Consumer Affairs.

Use a third-party company.

Dealerships are like the house in a casino game—the odds are stacked in their favor with warranties. A third-party provider, on the other hand, builds its business to handle different types of cars and customers with different needs and budgets. They have more freedom to find the best price for you.

Questions to Ask When You’re Choosing An Extended Car Warranty

Purchasing an extended car warranty should not be a stressful process — it should be quick and easy. The Federal Trade Commission cut out some of the guesswork for you by recommending that you keep this list handy and consider these questions as you shop:

  1. How long does the warranty last?
  2. Which conditions void your coverage?
  3. Who do you contact to get warranty service?
  4. What will the company do if the product fails?
  5. What parts and repairs are covered?
  6. Does the warranty cover consequential damages?
  7. Does the warranty have any limits or conditions?

Last, read the warranty for the above information before you buy.

Consider Your Options: Top 6 Extended Car Warranty Providers

We have compiled a handy list of the top extended warranty providers based on the following criteria:

  1. Experience (years in the warranty business)
  2. Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation
  3. BBB rating
  4. Whether or not the plan is insured
  5. BBB complaints
  6. Endorsements from key experts and companies

According to our research, the top six companies to consider when you are buying an extended car warranty are CARCHEX, Delta Auto Protect, AA Auto Protection, Endurance, Protect My Car, and AutoAssure.

CARCHEX Competitors - March 2019

Buy With Confidence

CARCHEX, the clear #1, aces the test because it offers many types of warranties at different price points to fit many types of cars in various stages of life.

As a third-party company, the experts at CARCHEX can stay focused on finding you what you want for your car at your price point. We boast an A+ customer service rating from the Better Business Bureau and rank among the top warranty companies.

CARCHEX offers many plans and protection levels that match any budget. From bronze to titanium, we have the coverage that meets your needs. The chart below outlines the five levels of coverage available (note that we offer many protection plans within each level):

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Why Extended Car Warranties Are Worth It

These three questions help show how an extended car warranty can save you money in the long-run:

  1. Are you interested in keeping your car for a long time or selling it at some point?
    • The best plans offer excellent coverage after your factory warranty expires. If you think you might sell your car eventually, an extended warranty is an excellent way to boost resale value.
  2. Do you have room in your budget to cover potentially major surprise expenses?
    • With an extended car warranty, you are paying for peace of mind—you avoid the hazard of getting hit with a massive and unexpected repair bill.
  3. What level of risk are you willing to assume?
    • Unfortunately, no car is invincible. Eventually, your car will probably need a major repair. Some individuals are willing to risk it and pay out of pocket if (and when) their car breaks down. Others choose to pay into a safer option and purchase an extended car warranty.
    • Take a moment to consider whether or not you can afford to pay the following repair costs out of pocket.
Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

Affordable Coverage for Your Vehicle

CARCHEX gives you the very best price for the most amount of coverage. There is a reason we’ve been around for 17 years: we offer excellent coverage at affordable prices. It’s as simple as that!

list of additional benefits for carchex warrantiesBuying your extended car warranty is fast and easy. Call the vehicle protection specialists at CARCHEX at 866-261-3457 to buy your extended car warranty today.

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Sources:

Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-07-01/classified/sc-cons-0701-trans-20100701_1_check-engine-light-gas-tank-fuel-leak

Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0252-warranties

Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/

Real Car Tips: http://www.realcartips.com/warranties/160-how-to-negotiate-extended-warranty.shtml

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

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Consistent with consumers’ understandings and expectations of the market in which CARCHEX operates, CARCHEX uses the terms “warranty”; “extended warranty”, “extended auto warranty”, “extended service protection plan” and similar terms to describe the more technical term “vehicle service contracts”. For more information, see this FTC link or learn more here or by reviewing CARCHEX’s website.
CARCHEX markets and sells extended warranties on behalf of third party extended warranty providers, and your extended warranty will be between you and the provider. This website site is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information regarding the purchase of extended warranties. Specific contract terms, rates, taxes, fees and other charges are determined upon validation of vehicle information and acceptance by the extended warranty provider, for which CARCHEX is not responsible. Extended warranties may not be sold where prohibited by law.
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