So you’re buying a used car and it’s time to seal the deal. The car looks great and the mileage is relatively low. But the factory warranty expires in about 2,500 miles and you have to decide whether to purchase a vehicle service contract to extend coverage.
What to do?
Service Contracts are Lifesavers
His advice? Get the service contract.
“When you buy a vehicle service contract, it outlines everything that it covers,” Sutton explained. “A vehicle service contract extends your bumper-to-bumper coverage.”
Many vehicle service contracts also provide towing, roadside assistance and trip interruption reimbursement, services that can be invaluable if you break down and have to wait on repairs.
- If you’re buying a used car, it’s important to remember it’s USED. No matter how nice, things can happen.
- Florida’s heat is brutally damaging to rubber and plastic components.
- A car’s air conditioner runs almost every time the car is running. It’s very pricey to replace.
Remember, a major repair can cost thousands of dollars. With a vehicle service agreement, you’re covered. Don’t stay up nights worrying about “what-ifs.”
A vehicle service contract lets you drive off the car lot with added peace of mind. If something goes wrong, help is just a phonecall away.
“We work with multiple warranty companies. We help our customers choose the one that will give them the best value for their dollar.” Sutton said.
Service Contracts Add Years of Protection
Most new cars come with a three-year/36,000 bumper-to-bumper warranty. But once you hit 36,001 miles, or three years and a day, you are on your own. Unless you buy protection.
“When you buy a vehicle service contract it outlines everything it covers,” Sutton explained. “The purpose is to extend your bumper-to-bumper coverage.”
Truth is, many car owners trade in their vehicles because the factory warranty has expired and they don’t want to worry about repairs.
Buying a used car with a vehicle service contract is a win-win situation: You save on depreciation of the vehicle and protect yourself from potentially pricey repairs, should they occur.
Remember, new car values drop an estimated 30 percent in the first year. According to Edmunds.com, a car loses less than that in years two, three and four combined. That means a car buyer who purchases a car in its second year and owns it for three years saves a ton of cash, Edmunds.com notes. Which means buying used is SMART!
And if that customer protects the used car with a vehicle service contract, there’s little left to worry about.
Stop by Florida Fine Cars and take a test drive. Then drive home the car of your dreams and protect it with a vehicle service contract.
We’re just around the corner, in West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Miami!
Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami.
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