Prepare For A Spring Road Trip By Keeping Your Car In Good Shape With An Auto Warranty



A really fun family activity during the spring is a road trip. Although road trips are fun, stress and frustration often occur for families while out on the road. Be sure to keep in mind the following tips in order to make certain that your family’s trip is a great one.

The best thing to do to prepare for a road trip is to get your family car in tip-top shape. Be sure to give the car a good tune-up because there is no worse hassle than experiencing a vehicle breakdown while out on your road trip. Be sure to have an auto warranty for your car so that the necessary maintenance and repairs won’t drain your wallet.

Also, be sure to plan ahead so that during the trip, your family knows what is going on. This can relieve stress and make things go a lot smoother. In addition, make certain that you invest in a GPS so that you get to your intended destination as planned.

However, it is impossible to predict when you will run into bumps in the road such as traffic and road construction. These occurrences are inevitable, so keep calm and don’t stress so that you and your family can enjoy the road trip.

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Does Your Warranty Include Wear & Tear Coverage?

When purchasing extended coverage for your vehicle is important to understand what the coverage does and does not cover. One of the main items that some “shady” companies will exclude from coverage is breakdowns of covered parts that have failed due to wear & tear. A wear & tear failure is a breakdown of the part has not completely failed but is no longer working the way the manufacturer intended to. This means that if a covered part has not completely failed, but is beginning to fail but has not stopped working completely or broken into pieces they would exclude it from their coverage.

It is important to know the difference between wear & tear items and scheduled maintenance items. Scheduled maintenance items are not covered by any extended automobile warranty. Examples of scheduled maintenance items are oil changes, tune-ups, tires, wiper blades, batteries, etc.

All “reputable” auto warranty companies will include breakdowns of covered parts that have failed for any reason including wear & tear. All Auto Advantage auto warranty programs include breakdowns due to wear & tear.

 

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Used Car Warranties & Pre-Existing Conditions

When purchasing a used vehicle is important to be sure that the vehicle is in excellent working order before finalizing a deal or taking delivery. It is obvious that purchasing an auto warranty when you have a vehicle it is no longer covered by the manufacturer is an excellent idea to protect you against any unforeseen repair expenses that might arise. It is not uncommon to have repairs pop up you were not expecting that can cost $500, $1,500, or even $3,000 or more.

However, many consumers are not aware that unlike medical insurance, automobile warranty companies are not obligated to cover a vehicle’s pre-existing conditions. To prevent getting caught off guard with a pre-existing issue with a vehicle is strongly recommended that you have the vehicle inspected by a qualified used vehicle inspection service or dealership prior to finalizing a purchase. If you are purchasing the vehicle from a dealership do not automatically assume that they have fully inspected it themselves even though they might have. It is worthwhile to have a second opinion by hiring an independent inspector to check the vehicle out. If you are purchasing a vehicle privately it is even more important to have the vehicle checked out by a qualified mechanic or inspection service. This will help you avoid getting caught off guard with a repair that may not be covered by your auto warranty.

Auto Advantage not only provides the highest quality car warranties in the industry, but also has a full independent inspection service that can check out your vehicle prior to the vehicle’s purchase or warranty activation. Visit our Auto Advantage’s website to get a quote for the best coverage available for your vehicle. To get information about having your vehicle inspected call 800-419-3499.

 

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