Regardless of where your car is purchased, the process typically involves an excessive amount of information and service suggestions.
One service the salesman is likely to recommend is an extended warranty (or service contract).
An extended warranty will kick into gear when the manufacturer warranties expire. Extended warranty service is meant to provide peace of mind and freedom from future expenses, but this isn’t necessarily the case. It’s essential to go into this decision with a clear head.
There are 3 ways the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Arnold make extended warranty service easier.
1. Find out what your extended warranty coverage includes
Your dealership may have represented the extended warranty as a comprehensive cure-all, but this might not be true. Often, the parts that are the most likely to wear out are the items left out of coverage. Providers of extended warranties offer different levels of protection, which may or may not cover the parts and services you need.
Our professional repair technicians are used to handling extended warranties across the board of coverage. We know the right questions to ask your provider and the steps necessary to ensure you receive the best coverage possible.
2. Make sure you’re protected from the greatest expense
You’ll probably need to read the fine print of your service contract to determine exactly who’s going to be paying the repair bill. 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?
It’s in our best interest to make sure the extended warranty covers as much of your expense as possible. That’s why we go above and beyond to make the phone calls necessary to find out exactly what your extended warranty service includes and who should be footing the bill. We 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. Unfortunately, it often leads to further stress and frustration. Our employees want to make your life easier.
If your vehicle is brought into our Arnold car repair shop for a pre-purchase inspection, we’ll let you know whether you need extended warranty service at all.
Our knowledgeable staff considers the vehicle’s repair history, record of breakdowns and current warranty coverage. This information provides a clear answer on whether or not extended warranty coverage will benefit you long-term.
While extended warranty service can be a great investment, it can also lead to unnecessary problems. Avoid the major issues associated with extended warranties by trusting your car in our capable hands.
To check on your extended warranty coverage, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Arnold, Missouri today. We’ll show you the nice difference!