Expert Advice for Car Warranties

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Does Your Car Really Need An Extended Warranty?
A vehicle service contract is more commonly known under its pseudonym, the extended warranty. But do the benefits outweigh the cost? Most critics think not.
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Jerry
Apr 29, 2022
Sketchy Scams: Your Car Does Not Need Extended Warranty from Robocalls
Robocalls about extending your car's warranty are more than just sketchy, they can be dangerous. What is the deal with these annoying calls?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Best New Car Warranty: It’s Hard to Beat Genesis
A new car warranty is extremely valuable and no one offers better perks than Genesis. With a 5-year/60,000 mile warranty and personal maintenance service, Genesis sets the bar high.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Used Car Warranties, Explained
If you buy a used car, ask about a used car warranty and find out what it covers, how much it costs, and whether the manufacturer or the dealer will honor it.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What to Do When a Car Warranty Isn't Honored
Car warranties can more than pay for themselves, but only if you keep up your end of the agreement. Here's a guide on how to get your car warranty honored.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Buy an Extended Car Warranty: A Step-by-Step Guide
An extended car warranty can be a blessing or a rip-off. Read this step-by-step guide on how to buy an extended car warranty to get the best deal.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does Car Insurance Cover Non-Accident Repairs?
Insurance companied usually won't cover non-accident repairs unless they fall under your comprehensive coverage. Read this guide to learn when other repairs are and aren't covered.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Choose an Extended Car Warranty
Extended warranties can help cover car repairs, but they’re not cost-effective for everyone. The longer you use a car, the more valuable the warranty. Read this guide to learn how to choose and buy one.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Warranty vs Car Insurance: What's the Difference?
This is an article to help you understand the difference between a car warranty and car insurance. Read this comparative guide to learn which you need and which is right for you.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Decide if You Need a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty
If you want coverage on your new vehicle for anything from one bumper to the other, get a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Keep in mind they don't cover tires and wear and tear.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Porsche Facing New Lawsuit Over Its Warranty
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Porsche over vehicle warranty issues. Porsche reportedly leaves out parts that should be covered under California emissions regulations.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Vehicle Service Contract and When Would I Need One?
Getting a vehicle service contract ensures your car is covered for repairs even after the initial warranty ends.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Warranties

Does gap insurance cover engine failure?
My car’s engine just completely failed on me, and I’m scrambling to cover the replacement and repair costs. I have gap insurance from when I first bought my car two years ago—does gap insurance cover engine failure?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Mar 09, 2022
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.
Sophie Newman
Sep 15, 2021
If I have proof of ownership, can a locksmith make a new key for my Ford Explorer?
If I don't have a copy of the key, can a locksmith make a new one?
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Does driving for Lyft void a warranty?
I bought a new car about three years ago. I want to pay it off early so I can build my credit to buy a house. To earn some extra cash, I was thinking about driving for Lyft. My only problem is that I still have two years left on my warranty, and I don’t want to mess that up. Will driving for Lyft void my car’s warranty?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How do you know if your car needs transmission fluid?
What are the signs of low transmission fluid? I want to maintain my used car to save money. How can I check my transmission fluid level?
Eric Schad
Aug 23, 2021
How much does it cost to reset a car’s computer?
My car's computer has been glitching and I can barely use it. The last time I tried to use the GPS, it sent me the wrong way down a one-way street. How much does it generally cost to reset the computer?
Lauren Smith
Oct 29, 2021
What car brands are notorious for needing constant or frequent repairs?
I want to buy a reliable car that won't need many repairs for as long as I own it. But rather than learning the most reliable cars, I just want to cut out the cars that won't last as long. What car brands are notorious for needing frequent repairs?
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
Can a locksmith duplicate my car key if it's bent or damaged?
I wedged my key in the door of my GMC Terrain and now it's broken. Will a locksmith still be able to decode it?
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
How do used car warranties work?
I just got a new-to-me car. A friend said I should look into a used car warranty, but I’m unsure where to start. What’s a used car warranty and how would I get one?
Hana Sabah
Oct 19, 2021
Are oil changes covered under warranty?
I recently purchased a brand new Subaru Outback and I could not be more excited about it. In fact, I was so excited that I didn’t read the fine print of the warranty. Are oil changes included?
Drew Waterstreet
Feb 18, 2022
How do you replace car keys for a Jeep Wrangler?
What is the cheapest way to get a replacement key? I lost mine somewhere in the house. It's a 2013.
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Does Driving for Uber Void My Vehicle’s Warranty?
I’m debating signing up to drive for Uber or another rideshare service for some extra money. But I’ve heard that using your car for rideshare work is commercial work, and that voids your warranty. Is it true that driving for Uber can void your vehicle’s warranty?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 21, 2022
How do you cancel a Honda Care extended warranty?
I was buying a new car a few weeks ago and accidentally bought an extended warranty. I think I just got confused with all the paperwork and negotiating. Anyways, what’s the best way to cancel a Honda Care extended warranty?
Joshua Levy
Dec 21, 2021
How do you make a car louder?
Can you make a car louder? If so, how? I have a Dodge Challenger and think it would sound cool if it were louder when I accelerate.
Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Do Honda car batteries have a warranty?
My new-ish Honda has been having battery problems. Will a new battery be covered under my warranty from Honda? Or will I have to pay for a new one out of pocket?
Liz Jenson
Mar 01, 2022
How do I remove car air conditioning gas?
How do I drain my car's AC gas (refrigerant)? The air conditioner isn't working right. I have some basic mechanical knowledge, so I want to fix the issue myself.
Eric Schad
Aug 26, 2021
How do I see if my car is under warranty?
The engine of my 2019 Honda Civic seems to be giving out. I thought I had a warranty when I purchased the car, but now I'm not so sure. How would I find out?
Emily Maracle
Nov 16, 2021
How can I check my Honda warranty status?
How do I know if I have a warranty on my Honda? I purchased my new vehicle two years ago. I don’t remember how long my coverage period is and I want to double-check so I know.
Phoebe Mah
Dec 10, 2021
Can you get a car key replaced even if it's not the original key?
I have a 2004 Toyota and I don't have the original key. Will they be able to replace the key even if it's a copy?
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
What is a BMW bumper-to-bumper warranty?
I’m in the process of buying a BMW and I’ve been looking at this bumper-to-bumper warranty but I’m not sure what it’s for. What is a BMW bumper-to-bumper warranty?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 24, 2022
Are used car warranties worth the price?
I’ve been a car owner for a while but I’ve always bought new vehicles with extended warranties. I just purchased a used car and I’m wondering if I should get a warranty for it.
Pat Roache
Feb 18, 2022
How do you fix weather stripping on a car window?
What's the best way to fix the weather stripping on my car window? I've noticed that it feels a bit drafty when I'm driving and I think the weather stripping might be responsible.
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
How do you find out when your car warranty expires?
My insurance said if my car is still under warranty, repairs will be covered. I honestly don’t remember. Where can I find out if my car warranty has expired?
Lauren Smith
Oct 13, 2021
Do you need car insurance and a warranty?
If I get a warranty, do I still need insurance? I'm thinking of purchasing a new car.
Sophie Newman
Sep 15, 2021
Should I buy an extended warranty on a used car?
Is it a good idea to get a warranty for a used car? I want to buy used because it’s way more affordable, but I’m not sure if the warranty will be worth it.
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
How do I check to see if my Toyota is still under warranty?
How do you know if a Toyota is still under warranty? I want to see if I can get a few repairs covered by the dealer. My car’s pretty new, so I’m hoping they’re covered.
Liz Jenson
Jan 07, 2022
How do I remove car window molding?
I noticed that my car's window molding is starting to rot and tear. I want to get rid of this without paying a bundle—I'm not sure I have enough to cover the costs of repair, but this is definitely not safe. How do I remove car window molding?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
Do you have to pay for repairs if your car is still under warranty?
I've read conflicting articles and received conflicting advice on whether or not I have to pay for repairs if my car is under warranty. Which is it?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
What should you do when a warranty is not honored?
What should I do if my car dealership is refusing to honor my warranty? I don’t know if I need to take legal action or if there’s something else that I can do, but I’m so frustrated right now.
Liz Jenson
Mar 29, 2022
How do I tighten a car door?
How can I make my car door close tighter? I've noticed recently that it feels a bit loose when it's open and doesn't close tightly.
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021

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