Monday, October 09, 2006

Will my vehicle be inspected?

Some warranty companies inspect every vehicle. Others rarely inspect. The best companies conduct random inspections on 10 -20% of the vehicles they cover at no charge to you. This is good because inspections are expensive and the money saved by conducting fewer is often passed on to you. However, in order to protect themselves from covering a disabled vehicle, your coverage may not take effect for 30 days and/or 1,000 miles or both.

If, for some reason, a wait period does not work for you, do not hesitate to ask what other options are available. Again, good companies will work with you. Look for a warranty company that conducts random inspections and never pay for an inspection unless you are asking the company to waive a waiting period. Even then, ask them to pay for it if your vehicle passes.