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Benefiting From Your Extended Auto Warranty

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Deciding to secure an extended auto warranty is a great decision, but the action will really not provide much in the way of benefits unless the car owner makes it a point to make good use of those benefits.  In fact, failure to understand how the warranty plan works could lead to invalidating some of the benefits, effectively leading to the warranty not providing much at all. 

In order to get the most from an extended auto warranty, take the time to understand the commitments that the owner must assume in order to claim the full scope of benefits.  Many warranty plans require owners to only use authorised shops for maintenance and repair of the covered vehicle.  Some go one step further and insist that only certain brands of replacement parts may be used.  Choosing to use a different shop or go with parts not approved by the warranty provider could mean losing a great deal of the benefits.

Another issue has to do with the frequency of maintenance work.  This requires the owner to establish and follow a sensible schedule for routine matters such as tyre rotations, oil and filter changes, and other basics that help to keep the car in proper working order.  Failure to do so could also have some impact on the cover provided by the warranty plan, especially factors that have to do with costly repairs.  If you really want to get the most from your extended auto warranty, know what you must do in order to comply with the provisions found in the warranty contract, and follow them to the letter.  In the long run, you will be a lot happier.       

published: 09/09/2011 11:00:01

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