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What to Look for in a Second Hand Car Warranty

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When buying a previously owned vehicle, the dealer may or may not offer a second hand Car Warranty.  Should a warranty plan not be available from the dealer, you will need to turn your attention to independent providers in order to enjoy the benefits associated with maintaining a car warranty.  As you look into any warranty for the new addition to the household, it is important to keep a few things in mind.

By its nature, a second hand car warranty is likely to provide a different scope of coverage from the warranty options associated with a new car.  The warranties are likely to be somewhat limited on certain repairs or parts replacements, simply because of the average wear and tear that is assumed to be the case with a car of a certain age, make and model.  You may also find that the co-pays or deductibles associated with covered repairs may be a little higher.

In short, do not assume that a second hand car warranty will provide all the benefits of warranties issued for new cars.  Still, there are warranties for used vehicles that provide plenty of coverage for the cost.  Deals that offer a range of benefits will come in very hand should the car fail due to a covered event and can be very cost effective, as long as you know how to determine what is and is not covered before you buy the plan.  Your task is to identify the best overall deals, choose the one that is the right fit for your situation, and then sit back enjoy your new ride.

Author - Michael Barclay

published: 13/04/2011 11:00:03

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