After you’ve taken the right steps to buy a car – researched safety reports, compared prices and taken the final test drive – it may feel like the tough part is over.
However, this is when the hard sell beings. The salesman will recommend paint protection, maintenance plans, theft-recovery and tire care.
With so much information flying, it can be hard to keep up. One service you’re likely to be offered is an extended warranty (or service contract).
An extended warranty begins when the manufacturer warranties expire. Extended warranty service can provide peace of mind, but it’s important to go into this decision with a clear head. The service won’t kick into gear for years after the initial purchase, so it helps to know there’s someone on your side when it’s time to use the coverage.
There are 3 ways the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights make extended warranty service easier.
1. Find out what your extended warranty coverage includes
Your dealership may have presented the extended warranty as a comprehensive cure-all, but this isn’t necessarily the case. The parts most likely to wear out are often the items left out of coverage. Extended warranties are also provided with different levels of protection, which cover a range of parts and services.
Our knowledgeable automobile technicians are used to handling extended warranties with different levels of coverage. We ask the right questions and understand the steps necessary to ensure you get the best care possible.
2. Make sure you’re protected from the greatest expense
To determine exactly who pays the repair bill, you usually have to read the fine print. Does the provider cover all repairs in full? Is there a deductible? Do you pay for the services up-front and receive reimbursement later on?
You are our guest. That’s why we ensure your extended warranty covers as much of the expense as possible. To make our customers’ lives easier, we go above and beyond to find out exactly what your extended warranty service includes and who should be footing the bill. Our employees take on the headache so you don’t have to.
3. Determine whether you need extended warranty coverage
Extended warranty service should offer protection and peace of mind. Unfortunately, it tends to create further stress and frustration. Our goal is to simplify the process
If your vehicle is brought into our San Antonio car repair shop for a pre-purchase inspection, we’ll let you know whether extended warranty service is necessary. Our experienced staff considers the vehicle’s repair history, record of breakdowns and current warranty coverage.
This tells us whether or not extended warranty coverage benefits you long-term.
Extended warranty service can be a great investment or lead to unnecessary problems. To avoid the major issues associated with extended warranties, trust your vehicle in our capable hands. To check on your extended warranty coverage, call Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas today. We’ll show you the nice difference!