Monday, July 10, 2006

What are the risks of waiting to purchase my extended warranty?

As the vehicle accrues mileage, the cost of an extended warranty increases.Labor rates are constantly rising. Many parts of the country have seen labor rates increase as much as 20% just in the past few years. Naturally, warranty coverage costs rise as well. As your vehicle ages, more repair data becomes available and many vehicles, especially high-line models, are placed into higher rate classes. However, once you buy coverage, your rate class is guaranteed not to change.

Here's a final rule of thumb for you to consider. Any reputable warranty company who plans to stay in the business wants your warranty to end when your vehicle has reached 10 years of age and/or 100,000 miles. Not following this basic rule will lead them to bankruptcy. So beware of any company that promises more than common sense can deliver.

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