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Are all Car Warranties Essentially the Same

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One of the more common misconceptions about Car Warranties is that they are more or less the same.  While most people acknowledge that there is some difference in the general scope of coverage offered by a basic warranty and the benefits offered with an extended plan, they still tend to think one warranty is pretty much like any other.  In fact, that is not always the case.

When considering different types of car warranties, it can quickly become apparent that there are differences between warranty plans offered by a dealer and those offered by some type of independent provider.  Those differences may involve variations in the responsibilities of the car owner in terms of regular maintenance as well as differences in what type of events are covered within the terms of the warranty.  In addition, the processes for receiving those benefits may also be different, and in some cases are a bit complicated.  Failure to take note of these differences when selecting a warranty plan can lead to a great deal of frustration and possibly out-of-pocket expenses that you did not anticipate.

What this means to consumers is that care should be taken when evaluating car warranties.  Do not make assumptions about what is and is not included in the terms, based on what you have noticed with a different plan.  Always compare plans point by point, and then choose the warranty that will meet your needs the best.  In the long run, you will be a lot happier.

Author - Michael Barclay 

published: 01/06/2011 14:00:01

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