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What to do if Your Car Warranty Lapses

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While many car owners will try to avoid this situation, there are times in which people fail to renew Car Warranty plans and find themselves without a warranty.  Fortunately, there are a couple of strategies you can use to regain coverage.  The scope of options open to you will depend on the policies of your warranty provider, and the number of independent providers that offer warranty plans in your area.

Should you realise that the car warranty has expired, your first move is to contact the warranty provider directly.  Depending on how much time has passed since the contract expired, the provider may be open to reinstating the coverage.  While there may be some type of fee or penalty involved, the process can often be managed in a short period of time, allowing you to once again have access to the same benefits that you enjoyed previously.

In the event that your car warranty provider is not open to reinstating your warranty plan, turn your attention to other providers in the area.  While the benefits may be a little different, many will include coverage that protects you in most of the more common issues.  Keep in mind that factors such as the age of your vehicle as well as the amount of mileage on the engine and the general condition of the car will all play a role in the level of coverage you can expect to obtain.  While the new plan may not be quite the same as your previous coverage, it will provide a level of protection that gives you peace of mind and will come in handy should a covered event take place.

Author - Michael Barclay

published: 21/07/2011 14:00:00

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