Auto service contracts are the contracts that a dealership holds with an auto service provider such as a brake service, transmission service or even the tires and brakes. This type of contract is often a very confusing document for the customer to understand and it’s easy to end up paying more for repairs in the long run. You may find that you can save quite a bit of money by shopping around for an auto service contract online rather than going through a dealer. The main benefits to buying an auto service contract directly from a company instead of a dealership are that there is no need to negotiate prices or any fees associated with a vehicle warranty. In most cases, the contract also comes with a warranty and the extended warranties may save you even more money if they are offered at a low cost than you would pay for a dealer to install.
In many cases, your local auto warranty company is unable to service used cars, because of where they live. For this reason, you will need to find an alternative source for these types of warranties. Many dealerships actually offer extended warranties when purchasing from them, but these warranties are usually only for a specific amount of time. If you purchase an extended auto warranty directly from the dealership, you will get the same benefits as if you had purchased it from the manufacturer directly.
When considering what you should look for in an auto service contract, you should consider the length of the contract, what it states regarding replacement, and what it requires in the way of up front pricing. Each contract varies in how it is written, and the length of the contract is directly related to the cost per item. If you were looking for a one-year warranty on the transmission, you would need to find a dealer that has a one year warranty on the transmission as well.
One important factor to consider when purchasing warranties for used cars is what type of coverage is required. Some companies require nationwide coverage, while others require coverage only for the state of the vehicle in question. There are also companies that require both nationwide and statewide coverage, with a separate deductible for each. If your state requires one of these warranties, make sure that the company you choose has the same coverage requirements. You do not want to pay a deductible to get coverage that does not cover you at all.
One important thing to note is that many times an extended warranty is merely a promise to fix or make repairs to the vehicle without additional charges. This is often referred to as “implied warranties”. These warranties essentially state that the company will repair or replace the vehicle for a pre-determined amount of money in the event that it is damaged or needs repairs. For example, you might have a service and/or replacement warranty for a one-year period. The company may promise to repair the vehicle free of charge in the event that it is damaged for longer than one year.
The service contract may also include an “advance repair guarantee”, which means that a portion of the deductible will be subtracted from any subsequent repairs. An “abbreviation” of an “expression of warranty”, or “aftereye” is usually used when describing an extended warranty. This is the term used for the part of a vehicle that is covered by the warranty but not under the direct manufacturer’s warranty. The term “abbreviation” can also mean that the warranty is not specific regarding the make or model of a vehicle and can only apply to a particular make or model of that vehicle.
Many times auto service contracts, or dealer warranties, do not explicitly state the total cost of repairs or replacements. Because warranties are generally considered a service contract, a dealer will almost always add their profit margin to the price of the warranty. It is in this area that the consumer must be aware of how much they are actually paying.
Finally, an “implied” warranty is basically a version of an “abbreviation” where the words “including parts and labor” are replaced with “whereas”. “Except” is omitted and the contract becomes a legal document. An implied warranty typically covers normal wear and tear, normal accidents, and specific mechanical problems. It is important to be fully informed about what repairs and replacements are covered by the warranty before purchasing any used car. Contact Windshield Replacement for a free quote.