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How Long Will A Car Warranty Last

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One of the questions that many consumers have about Car Warranty options is how long the coverage will remain in force. The fact is there is no one right answer to this question. Depending on factors such as the terms and conditions offered by the dealer, the age of the car and how well the car owner complies with his or her responsibilities as outlined in the warranty plan, the duration may be somewhat short or be sufficient for the entire time that the owner chooses to hang on to the vehicle.

With new car warranty options, it is now possible to purchase plans that will remain in effect for up to ten years. Many of these plans also include a provision that takes into account the mileage on the car's engine. This means that if the maximum amount of mileage is reached before that ten-year mark, some or all of the provisions within the warranty plan will be null and void.

In similar manner, a car warranty plan on a used vehicle will also take into account the length of time from purchase and the mileage on the engine. Typically the duration is shorter than with a new car, but is likely to be sufficient for the average amount of time consumers keep a vehicle before opting for a replacement car.

With any car warranty plan, owners are usually required to observe certain provisions in terms of regular maintenance and even where that maintenance can be performed and the type of parts that can be use during repairs. Failure to do so will often result in voiding all or part of the warranty coverage, making the plan of much less use to the car owner.

Author - Michael Barclay

published: 09/08/2011 14:00:00

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