Why Maintenance is Important to the Auto Warranty Cover
With just about any type of auto warranty plan, one of the responsibilities of the car owner is to maintain the vehicle in compliance with the standards outlined in the plan. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one to consider is very simple. The warranty provider wants to make sure the car owner is not neglecting the car and invalidating the cover of the auto warranty as a result.
Failure to take the car in for regular maintenance can lead to creating additional stress on components of the engine, transmission, and other systems that are covered under the terms of the auto warranty plan. When this happens and the cause of the malfunction could have been avoided if regular maintenance had been performed, this may invalidate part of the warranty cover. The end result is that rather than being able to rely on the protections afforded in the warranty plan, the car owner must now pay for the repairs out of his or her own resources.
As a bonus, there are other reasons for keeping a regular schedule of car maintenance, other than to ensure the auto warranty benefits remain in effect. Regular maintenance helps to lengthen the life of the vehicle and also reduces the chances of a sudden failure that leaves the owner stranded in less than desirable circumstances. From this perspective, the auto warranty provider is not only protecting their interests by requiring regular and responsible maintenance, but also looking out for the best interests of the car owner.
published: 16/09/2011 11:00:01