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Are Extended Warranties Really Worth It?

Dealerships push extended warranties on their customers because they want your auto service and repair business, too. If you sign on the dotted line for a new or used car and an extended warranty, you’re bound to the dealer for the duration of that warranty. Thankfully, there are independent companies that offer automobile extended warranties, too, but are they really worth it? We here at Buckeye Complete Auto Care believe they can be for the following reasons.

You Can Pick Your Coverage

Much like automobile insurance for a vehicle you own, you can pick and choose your extended warranty coverage to suit your needs. For example, if you are driving an older car, truck, or SUV that is soon to reach 100,000 miles or more, you might want to take out an extended warranty to cover the vehicle from the front bumper to the back bumper. This warranty would cover anything that could go wrong and in many instances, it may save you money despite what you pay for the warranty. If you just bought your vehicle, you might only need coverage in the event of an emergency or free vehicle maintenance.

Coverage to Pay for Major Problems

In the event you do have something seriously go wrong with your vehicle, such as total transmission failure or a cracked head gasket, you’ll be thankful your vehicle warranty covers such repairs. A transmission replacement can cost as much as $3,500 for parts and labor and a blown head gasket could set you back about $2,000 to $2,500. If the engine damage is severe, you may find yourself facing a total engine replacement. Depending on the age of your car, it might still make sense to repair it rather than replace it, and an extended warranty can help ease the pain of expensive automotive repairs.

Easier for You, Too

Imagine you did blow a head gasket, your vehicle is far from being paid off, and you don’t have the money to buy a new car. You have to have your automobile repaired. The cost alone is terrifying but what about the hassle of applying for a loan to pay the auto repair bill? With an extended warranty your job is to get your vehicle to the automotive shop and let the warranty company do the rest. Yes, you are the primary contact for the auto repairs – a trustworthy shop will not perform repairs without your approval first – but the warranty provider will handle the paperwork and payment. One less thing that you have to worry about is pure gold when you’re facing expensive automobile repairs.

Now, imagine the repairs are covered for three years or 36,000 miles, too. You can if you bring your vehicle to Buckeye Complete Auto Care. Set up an appointment for service or repair by calling 614-285-3453.

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