What is the difference between a car insurance and car warranty?

Is a warranty the same as having car insurance? I leased a new Honda and got a three-year warranty.

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“Even though both can help pay for repairs and offer protection for your new car, there’s a big difference between an auto warranty and car insurance.
Essentially, an auto warranty is a promise from the manufacturer or dealer to cover various defects and repairs. All new Hondas have a Three-Year/36,000-mile limited warranty, plus a Five-Year/60,000-mile Powertrain limited warranty. Your warranty will cover your vehicle for three-years or 36,000 miles, depending on which happens first.
Car insurance protects you, your vehicle, and other drivers against unexpected damages. It’s legally required in most states. Driving without state minimum car insurance could result in some hefty fines and even jail time.
While there are differences, having both car insurance and a warranty on a leased car is essential! Both can save you money in the long run, even if one is legally required.
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Sophie Newman
Answered on Sep 15, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
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