Protecting Your Auto Repair Investment
What warranties and service contracts apply to vehicle repairs?
There is no "standard warranty" on repairs. Make sure you understand what is covered under your warranty and get it in writing.
Be aware that warranties may be subject to limitations, including time, mileage, deductibles, businesses authorized to perform warranty work or special procedures required to obtain reimbursement.
Check with the Federal Trade Commission or your state or local consumer protection agency for information about your warranty rights.
Many vehicle dealers and others sell optional contracts - service contracts -issued by vehicle manufacturers or independent companies. Not all service contracts are the same; prices vary and usually are negotiable. To help decide whether to purchase a service contract, consider:
The repairs to be covered.
Whether coverage overlaps coverage provided by any other warranty.
Where the repairs are to be performed.