extended warranty

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-21-07, 04:45 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ny
Posts: 229
extended warranty

I'm not surre if this is the correct forum, but i'll give a try...the warranty on my navigator is almost uo (it has 70000 mi and is up at 75). Is there a way to extend this warranty other than through the dealer? If so, is there a company that anyone recommends?

thanks
birch
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-21-07, 10:57 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hamilton County, Ohio
Posts: 4,287
There are plenty of private companies waiting to take your money. Just run a search for auto warranties or extended auto warranties. Are they worth the price? Not to me, but you be the judge.
 
  #3  
Old 02-21-07, 03:02 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wilmington
Posts: 4,219
As suggested above, most 3rd party extended warranties are usually not worth the paper they are often not written on. If you feel you need one, only consider a manufacturers warranty.
 
  #4  
Old 02-21-07, 03:10 PM
New guy's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 435
IF I have to get an extended warranty for my vehicle, I'd rather stay with factory extended one than aftermarket one, even though the price is higher but well worth it in the long run if needed. I have seen and dealed with too many headache from aftermarket warranty companies and most of the out come wasn't on the customer's favor without a fight and lots of hassle. They would love to take your money but when time to pay it back, it's another story.
 
  #5  
Old 02-21-07, 05:35 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 923
I too recommend against any warranty. Self-insure whenever possible. Take the money you plan to spend on warranty, put it in the bank, and have it available for any future repairs. The odds are that you'll be ahead financially.
 
  #6  
Old 02-22-07, 05:24 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,519
I did a quicky quote on-line at a site at random and got quotes of $2652 ($100 ded) for three years of "big-ticket coverage", i.e. engine, tranny, other expensive items. Three year coverage of "All 16 major components" was $3182 ($100 ded).

Sounds like a big money maker for those selling them. Like Kestas suggests, stick the money you would have paid for the warranty in a bank account for vehicle repairs and you'll probably be surprised how much of it is left three years from now (provided you take reasonable care of your vehicle).
 
  #7  
Old 02-22-07, 06:52 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ny
Posts: 229
thanks

thanks for the thoughts...i can't believe the prices, i think i'll just keep up the maintanance and hope nothin goes wrong w/ "big ticket items"!
 
  #8  
Old 02-22-07, 07:57 AM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 923
If you keep up with "big-ticket maintenance" (timely oil changes, 30K transmission fluid changes, and 2-year coolant flushes), you should easily get another 70K or more out of your vehicle. I think the odds are with you that you can save money and enjoy your vehicle without further warranty.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'