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The goal of this site is to help users searching for information on auto warranties or extended service contracts. We've tried to provide information regarding all aspects of automobile warranties and hope we have accomplished our goal. Our content details everything from the history of the extended auto warranty to tips when purchasing your warranty.

Cars have a mind of their own. If they want to break down, theyíre going to break down, and it wonít matter one bit if your checking account is overdrawn.

But there is a solution. Extended auto warranties go a long way toward easing the burden of prohibitive repair costs. You already carry auto insurance to defray the mind-numbing costs of bodywork, medical expenses and litigation in case of an accident. Think of an extended warranty as your ďrepair insuranceĒ you really donít want to drive without it because when things go wrong with your car, they often go wrong in a big, expensive way.

Every year, Americans buy about 15 million new cars and 45 million used cars. Thatís one new car for every three used cars. As a result, the extended warranty market for pre-owned vehicles has grown considerably. Just as lemon laws protect the owners of new cars, extended warranties protect the owners of used cars. After all, you canít ever really know the carís complete history. Who drove it? How did they drive it? What problems might go unnoticed at the sale, only to surface a year down the road?

Gone are the days of popping the hood and tinkering with the engine.  With todayís highly sophisticated cars running on computers and sensors, you need a professional to diagnose and fix the carís ills, and professionals cost money.  With labor rates ranging from $60-80 an hour, and sometimes as high as $100, it doesnít take much to rack up an astronomical bill.

This careful approach is a good thing for new car owners also. A typical new car comes with a manufacturerís warranty offering coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, or four years or 50,000 miles. For the duration of these auto warranties, the manufacturer is responsible for repairing factory-installed parts that malfunction. Some even offer powertrain protection to cover the engine, transmission/transaxles, and drive-shaft assemblies. But as you well know, most problems donít start surfacing until the car is a few years old, which is usually about the time that the manufacturerís warranties run out. Thatís why itís prudent to invest in an extended warranty before your manufacturerís warranty runs out. Itís cheaper that way, and you donít run the risk of lapsed coverage.

With all the extended auto warranties available for new and used cars, itís well worth investing some time in researching the options. Your outlay will reap dividends you can take to the bank. After all, doesnít owning a vehicle, new or used, already cost enough with fuel, insurance and maintenance?

Please , and stop back often, as we will try to keep you informed about auto warranty information as it becomes available. 




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