Have You Read Your Car Warranty
Just about everyone who buys a new car receives at least a basic Car Warranty along with the purchase. What is alarming is that many consumers never give that warranty a second thought. Instead, they simply stick it into a drawer, planning to get around to reading the document when they have time. There are a couple of reasons why this is not a wise move.
First, the terms of the car warranty may require that the new car owner comply with certain maintenance standards in order for the benefits to remain active. This may include using only authorised garages to handle maintenance tasks. Failing to do so means that if some issue arises with the engine or gearbox at a later date, the warranty may be considered invalid. As a result, the owner must pay for the repairs out of their own pocket.
Another reason to read the car warranty is that the owner may find that he or she is allowed some forms of free servicing during the course of each year the cover is in place. For example, the warranty may include the cost of one oil change per year at an authorised service department. Unless the owner reads the car warranty and finds out exactly what he or she is entitled to, those benefits are never used to the best advantage. The bottom line is that it takes only a short time to read a car warranty; do it today and make sure you get the most benefit from the cover as possible.
Author - Michael Barclay
published: 23/12/2010 11:11:09