Monday, August 14, 2006

What about an extended warranty for a used vehicle?

No problem. Again, the best time to buy is when the mileage and age are at their lowest. However, there is an industry rule of thumb that you should consider prior to purchasing your used vehicle. Any reputable warranty company, that plans to stay in the business, wants your warranty to end before that vehicle has reached 10 years of age and/or about 100,000 miles.

Also, don't forget to discuss the maintenance with the prior owner and ask for the maintenance records. No records? Just be honest about your knowledge of the vehicle's history with the warranty company. The good ones will try to work with you.

Lastly, you cannot make comparisons by just visiting web sites. There are often understandable surcharges makes, models, four wheel drive, turbo engines, 1/2 ton trucks, etc. Therefore, you will need to speak with someone in order to get an official quote.