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Reasons Why Extended Warranties Are a Must

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In 2016, $23 billion on protection plans and $17 billion on vehicle service contracts were spent by consumers on appliances, mobiles, electronic appliances and computers1Extended warranties are one of the largest businesses in the U.S. How is an extended warranty beneficial to a customer and why should they opt for one? By ‘mobiles’ I think you mean smartphones, but we don’t say that in the U.S. Is that what you meant?

When you want to keep your vehicle for a longer period of time: When we like our vehicle, we want to keep it for a longer period of time. An extended warranty helps by providing warranty coverage beyond the warranty tenure to help maintain the vehicle for a longer period. An extended warranty or vehicle protection plan helps to keep the vehicle running smoothly and hassle-free.

Repairs are more costly than having an extended warranty on the vehicle: Repair bills on a vehicle can often be very costly. Service appointments are also tiresome and inconvenient. The more you drive your vehicle, the more you will pay for maintenance costs and you run the risk of more repairs. Having an extended warranty saves you money in the long run.

Customer satisfaction through peace of mind: The most important aspect of an extended warranty is peace of mind. Owners pay a little more to have an extended warranty, but one of the main benefits of warranties outweighs the cost: peace of mind. That peace of mind assures owners that any needed repairs will be covered.

Purchase options: Most consumers mistakenly believe an extended warranty must be purchased only from the dealer or the OEM for a vehicle — not true. Owners can purchase extended warranties from other companies that offer more competitive warranty terms. Consumers can analyze different coverage plans and shop for the one that best suits their needs.

Coverage options: There are companies today that offer options to purchase an extended warranty even after the original warranty has expired for the vehicle. Owners are not compelled to buy an extended warranty only for the vehicles for which the warranty is going to expire. Owners have the option to purchase extended warranties for the vehicles for which the warranties have expired. Based on the owner’s needs, the owner can opt for better coverage that suits his requirements.

 

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Sometimes, the extended warranty is never used. Buying an extended warranty is similar to health insurance, which we might never need, but we all know that “precaution is better than a cure”. In cases of a large repair bill, an extended warranty acts as a savior and covers all the expenses.

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References:

http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/tips-advice/pros-and-cons-buying-extended-warranty-car

1http://www.warrantyweek.com/archive/ww20170921.html

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