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Why You Need a Second Hand Car Warranty

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Many consumers assume that there is no real point in obtaining a second hand Car Warranty when buying a used car.  Their rationale is that the car is older and more likely to break down, and the warranty plans will not cover much anyway.  In fact, a second hand car warranty may cover more than you think and be well worth the investment.

Depending on the age, make and model of the used car, the coverage provided by a second hand car warranty may be quite comprehensive.  Many plans of this type do provide excellent coverage for the major components in the engine and gearbox as well as cover for the braking system and the chassis.  While there are basic second hand warranty plans that do not provide much in the way of coverage, spending a little time looking into the available plans may yield a few pleasant surprises.

Keep in mind that as with any type of warranty plan, you get what you pay for with a second hand car warranty.  But by taking into consideration the type of out-of-pocket expenses that would be incurred if a covered problem did occur, it is relatively easy to determine if the warranty cost is worth the investment.  Often, anyone who plans on using the second hand car as the primary mode of transportation will find the cost well within reason.   Still, it never hurts to compare all potential plans closely, since there may be some restrictions on the cover included in one plan that is not present in another.  By evaluating several different second hand car warranty plans, you can determine which is the best fit and enjoy the peace of mind and other benefits provided, even as you enjoy the new addition to the household.

Author - Michael Barclay

published: 21/02/2011 11:00:02

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