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How Much Does an Extended Auto Warranty Cost?

The cost of an extended auto warranty will vary from person to person, based on the vehicle age, mileage and extent of coverage desired. Read more to find out what the average price range is for a good quality package, and why it’s important to shop around before purchasing.

What Does an Extended Auto Warranty Cost?

If purchased from the manufacturer, extended warranty plans can cost about $1,000 to $1,500, according to Money Crashers. At CARCHEX, however, we review and research a wide range of auto warranty packages to make sure you’re getting the best protection plan for your specific needs.

There are multiple factors that determine the cost of your extended auto warranty, including:

  • Condition of the vehicle—Older vehicles and ones with higher mileages will drive up the price.
  • Vehicle type—Luxury brands and more expensive models have more expensive coverage.
  • Coverage type—The more comprehensive the coverage, the higher the price.
  • Deductible—If your plan includes a deductible, you will pay a lower premium.

Understanding the factors that affect price will give you a better idea of what price range your plan should fall into, and help you plan ahead for better rates.

How Can I Find the Best Price on an Extended Warranty?

It is important to note that you can buy an extended warranty for your vehicle at any point after the date of purchase.

While you may purchase an extended warranty at any time after buying your vehicle, extended warranty prices are typically lowest in the first year of vehicle ownership. By purchasing an extended warranty before the original factory warranty expires, you can save money by having extra protection on your car. That’s because the risk of breakdown is lower when the car is newer.

Questions to Ask

Here are some questions to ask before purchasing your extended warranty:

  • What is covered in the warranty? Make sure you know what is covered and what is not covered for the price. You don’t want to end up paying for repairs you thought were covered by your extended warranty.
  • What does the claim filing process look like? Make sure you won’t be the one footing the bill after filing a claim.
  • What if I’m not satisfied with my purchase? Choose a company that ensures customer satisfaction and will offer a money back guarantee if you’re not happy with your coverage.
  • What benefits come with my vehicle service contractThe best car extended warranties come with roadside assistance, towing, rental car reimbursement, and other emergency services.
  • How long do I want to keep my car? If you intend to keep the car for several years, an extended warranty can protect you for most if not all of your years of ownership. If you plan to sell your car, an extended warranty can still be beneficial, because you can increase the asking price.

How Does CARCHEX Pricing Compare to Competitors?

Whether you’re purchasing coverage for a new vehicle or considering extending coverage on a used one—you shouldn’t feel pressured to buy an extended auto warranty on the spot, or agree to a price that you don’t think is fair.

CARCHEX offers car owners an easier and more efficient way to shop around. We’ve created a marketplace where all the best coverage providers compete for your business—finding you the highest level of coverage at a great price.

Let us help you find the best Extended Vehicle Protection Plan for your car. Get a free quote online today or call us at 866-261-3457.



Money Crashers: http://www.moneycrashers.com/extended-car-warranty/

Edmunds.com: http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/secrets-of-an-ace-negotiator-part-ii.html

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