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How Extended Car Warranties Have Changed Over the Years

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Anyone who has been a car owner for a number of years knows that extended Car Warranties have changed somewhat over the years.  Some of those changes have to do with the need to remain in compliance with standards imposed by governmental regulations.  Others are all about changes in the technology that goes into the automobiles manufactured today.  In any event, those changes are necessary if consumers are to receive the most benefit from the warranties.

Many extended car warranties today provide the same type of protection in the event of some sort of failure of the engine, transmission or braking systems that is related to factors outside of normal wear and tear and proper maintenance by the vehicle owner.  What is new today is how those provisions are written and what they specifically cover.  

As computer technology has increasing become common with vehicles today, the inclusion of terms that address the function of those systems as they relate to monitoring activity in different components of the vehicle are often included.  This is helpful, since repairs to onboard computer systems can be extremely costly.

Comparing the terms of extended car warranties will often involve determining how different plans go about providing benefits for the most desirable range of events possible.  Take the time to look closely at your current coverage and decide if it is adequate.  If not, do some shopping around and see if another provider can include a wider range of benefits that will be responsive to your needs at a price you can afford.  You may be surprised to find there are more options out there than you realised.  

Author - Michael Barclay

Extended Warranty  31/05/2011 11:00:01

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