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Why Your Car Warranty Provider Only Approves Certain Repair Facilities

Why Your Car Warranty Provider Only Approves Certain Repair Facilities Image

It is not unusual for a Car Warranty provider to only honour the full terms of the warranty provisions if repairs are made at what is known as an authorised auto repair facility.  This can be somewhat distressing for some car owners, who would much prefer to use shops they have used in the past.  There are some very good reasons why the provider prefers the work to be done at certain shops.  Here are a couple of examples.

First, approved shops will use only recommended brands of replacement parts.  This is important, since an inferior replacement part could trigger other problems with the car over time, including some that are covered under the terms of the warranty.  In order to minimise the chance of lesser parts causing harm to the vehicle, requiring repairs to be made at an authorised shop and involving only approved brands or parts will go a long way toward protecting your interests as well as those of the provider.

The car warranty provider has also probably worked out some special pricing deals with those approved car centres.  What this means for you is even if the benefits in the plan do not cover the total expense, there is a good chance your out-of-pocket costs would be a little lower, thanks to that agreement.  Keep this in mind the next time you are tempted to complain about having to comply with so many restrictions in order to get the most from your plan.  You may be getting more benefit that you realised.     


published: 24/08/2011 11:00:01

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