Honouring The Terms of Your Vehicle Warranty
While just about everyone understands that an Vehicle Warranty offers car owners protection in the event that specific systems on the vehicle should fail, not everyone realises that it is possible for owners to void a warranty by either taking certain actions or failing to do others. If you really want to get the most out of your warranty, here are a couple of points to keep in mind.
With a vehicle warranty, there are usually some restrictions on when and where the car must be serviced. For example, a new Car Warranty issued by a dealer may call for any maintenance work like oil changes, new tyres, or other basics to be performed at the dealerīs own service department or one that is authorised by the dealer. Failing to do so could void the terms of the warranty, leaving you with no financial protection in the event that a related system in the vehicle should fail, even if the car is not used for anything out of the ordinary.
The best way to makes sure you stay within the terms of a warranty is to read it thoroughly before buying the car. If you know in advance that the car must be serviced according to a schedule and that it must be taken to authorised service centres, there is much less chance of accidentally doing something that renders all or part of the warranty invalid. Take the time to know what your rights and responsibilities are related to the vehicle warranty, and the chances of unpleasant surprises arising later are kept to a minimum.
Author - Michael Barclay
published: 22/12/2010 12:02:15