After you’ve taken all the right steps to buy a new car – researching safety reports, comparing prices and taking the final test drive – it may feel like the hard part is over.
However, this is when the selling really beings. You’re offered paint protection, maintenance plans, theft-recovery and tire care. With so much information flying at you, it can be hard to keep up.
One service the salesman is likely to recommend is an extended warranty (or service contract).
An extended warranty begins once the typical manufacturer warranties expire. While extended warranty service can provide peace of mind and freedom from future expenses, it’s important to go into this decision with a clear head.
Considering the service won’t kick into gear for years after the initial purchase, it helps to know there’s someone on your side walking you through the process.
There are 3 ways the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Flower Mound make extended warranty service easier.
1. Find out what your extended warranty coverage includes
While your dealership may have presented the extended warranty as a comprehensive cure-all, this isn’t necessarily the case. Often, the parts that are the most likely to wear out are the items left out of coverage. Purveyors of extended warranties also provide different levels of protection, which may cover different parts and maintenance services.
Our knowledgeable 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
It’s usually necessary to read the fine print of your service contract to determine exactly who’s going to be paying the cost for 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?
You are our customer. It’s in our best interest to ensure your extended warranty covers as much of the 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 provide protection and peace of mind. Unfortunately, it often leads to further stress and frustration. Our employees want to make your life easier.
If your vehicle is brought into our Flower Mound car repair shop for a pre-purchase inspection, we’ll let you know whether you need extended warranty service at all. Our experienced 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. To avoid the major issues associated with extended warranties, trust your car in our capable hands.
To check on your extended warranty coverage, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Flower Mound, Texas today. We’ll show you the nice difference!