October 20, 2021

Tech EveryTime

Dubai, UAE

Understanding the Basics About Car Warranties

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Understanding the Basics About Car Warranties

A car warranty is basically a protection contract limiting car owners financial liability for a specified period of time. It helps you get peace of mind in times when it s not required, even on a sunny, dry day. And on that day the cover on your car is broken, leaking coolant over the thermostat or melting the engine block, which also not only causes an overheating warning but drains coolant to the overflow pan causing an explosion of water, oil and metal parts leading to serious damage not only to the car but also to your wallet.

Car warranties also protect against deterioration of the car and against accidental damage. The different types of car warranties cover different aspects. Some are standard warranties, others are special warranties provided by the manufacturer or by a particular authorized body like a roadside assistance service or a garage door service. These types of warranties usually cover normal wear and tear like minor engine trouble and minor cosmetic damage. You may be covered against defects in the car in your Audi car warranty, for which you would have to take the car to a mechanic or for which you would have to get the car repaired in the shop under a special warranty.

A car warranty, unlike a mechanical contract, does not restrict you from buying a new vehicle. It is not a requirement for you to buy a new vehicle if your current vehicle is covered by a warranty. Instead, you can choose to buy a used or refurbished vehicle that has been fully covered under the warranty. There are two basic types of warranties: a general warranty, which is a stand-alone contract, and a limited or special warranty. General warranties cover all normal wear and tear. Special warranties cover something like the replacement or repair of parts.

Car warranties that cover repairs are known as ‘catalytic warranties’. This means that the seller compensates the owner for repairs that you may need under the agreement and at the right BMW warranty extension cost. This does not, however, cover repairs that were done to the vehicle in the course of a collision, such as a rollover. Also, catalytic warranties do not cover repairs to the emission system of the vehicle, such as a catback exhaust system.

When buying a new car, you need to know what your options are in terms of coverage. Do you want an extended warranty? If so, are there any limits to the coverage? Some car warranties include coverage for a collision and both parties in an accident. Others only cover the vehicle itself, regardless of who is at fault in a collision.