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Vehicle Service Contract   vehcicle protection plan   used car vehicle protection plan   powertrain warranty   powertrain

Is an Extended Car Warranty Worth It?

Have you heard of or considered an extended car warranty or vehicle protection plan? Did you decide against one because you simply didn’t think it was worth it? Many people have heard of an extended car warranty but aren’t exactly sure what it is or if they should spend money on it.

Let me start by explaining what an extended car warranty or vehicle protection plan is. Although both of these terms mean slightly different things, based on who backs them, both are essentially an extended service contract that covers the cost of certain repairs and problems after the original manufacturer’s warranty expires.

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Krista Fabrick
January 12, 2018
Vehicle Service Contract   vehcicle protection plan   used car vehicle protection plan   powertrain warranty   powertrain

Extended Car Warranty Shopping Tips

Have you recently bought a new or used car, or is your manufacturer’s warranty about to expire? Then you are likely aware of the term extended car warranty. Perhaps you have even thought about buying one. Buying an extended car warranty or vehicle protection plan can be confusing and a hassle, so we are here to help with five shopping tips for you!

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Krista Fabrick
December 8, 2017
Vehicle Service Contract   vehcicle protection plan   used car vehicle protection plan   powertrain warranty   powertrain

Powertrain Warranty or Extended Warranty: Which is Right for You?

Have you recently bought a new or used car, or is your manufacturer’s warranty about to expire? If yes, you may have heard of either a powertrain warranty and/or an extended warranty. But what do you know about them and do you do which one is right for you?

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Krista Fabrick
December 2, 2017
keyless   keyless entry   keyless ignition

3 Potential Keyless Ignition Problems

A majority of vehicles now come either equipped with or have the option to have keyless ignition. Perhaps your car has it. Many people love this feature and find it to be extremely convenient. However, it’s not all sunshine and rose. Following are three potential keyless ignition problems you could face:

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Krista Fabrick
November 28, 2017
engine   prevent overheating   over heating

Tips for Preventing Engine Overheating

What vehicle owner hasn’t had visions of being stuck on the side of the road with smoke coming from their car due to an overheated engine? If you’ve been there, you know how scary, stressful, etc. it can be. Unfortunately, I have been there, more than once, so I know all too well that dealing with your engine overheating is never fun, nor is it usually cheap. The good news is, there are many simple things you can do to help prevent it!

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Michael Jones
November 19, 2017
used cars   car warranty   used car warranty   used car vpp   used car vehicle protection plan

Should You Get a Used Car Warranty?

If you have been shopping for a used car, or recently bought a used car, then you have almost definitely heard about a used car warranty. But, what do you actually know about them? There are many misconceptions out there about extended warranties and many people are unsure what they are and if they should get one?

First of all, let’s clear the air about the phrase used car warranty. Most used car warranties are most likely actually a vehicle protection plan or extended service contract. The only true used car warranty is an extended warranty that is backed by the vehicle manufacturer and sold by an authorized dealer. Anything else is not a true warranty. However, generally speaking, both types of “warranties” offer coverage for the cost of certain repairs and problems after the original manufacturer’s warranty expires.

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Krista Fabrick
November 1, 2017
cars made in the USA   U.S.made cars   car manufactuer

10 Cars Made in the USA

Do you like to buy products that are made in America? What about cars made in the USA? If yes, you probably drive and shop for American cars like Ford, Jeep, and GMC. But did you know, that cars made in the USA by American companies aren’t necessarily 100% American? And that cars from foreign manufacturers can actually be pretty darn American-made?

Yes, it’s true! More and more foreign vehicle manufacturers are building their vehicles in factories in the U.S. What’s more, some American cars now have parts sourced from outside the U.S., so it can actually be a bit difficult to know if you’re buying a truly American-made vehicle or not. However, it seems that as far as where vehicles sold in the U.S. are made, a majority are made here. According to an article by Forbes, 65% of all vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2016 were actually produced here.

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Krista Fabrick
October 23, 2017
Vehicle Service Contract   About Extended Protection   vehicle protection plan   vehicle repairs   car maintenance   vpp

5 Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Happy (390)

I know, I know. Car maintenance is a drag and most people dread dealing with it. But the reality is that there are many simple tasks that can help keep your car happy, running longer, and possibly avoid mechanical breakdowns. Spending a little time and money now may save you a lot of time and money later! Follow these five car maintenance tips and you will be on the road to a happier car:

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Krista Fabrick
October 7, 2017
Vehicle Service Contract   buying a car   About Extended Protection   vehicle protection plan   vehicle repairs   vpp   car buy   buy car

When is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

In this day and age, consumers have a lot of power when it comes to negotiating a deal on a new car. This is largely thanks to the availability of information available online and websites like truecar.com that don’t just tell you what the general price range is, but that actually tell you the best price available for a specific year, make and model. In spite of all this information, consumers still want to know: when is the best time to buy a car?

Although you can always find a good deal if you are willing to put in some effort and negotiate, if you want to put the odds in your favor, there are many answers as to when is the best time to buy a car. Below are five times that many experts agree are ideal times to get a good deal:

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Krista Fabrick
October 2, 2017
Vehicle Service Contract   About Extended Protection   vehicle protection plan   vehicle repairs   vpp   toyota sienna

Is Your Toyota Sienna Warranty Expiring?

Has your Toyota Sienna warranty expired, or will it expire soon? Or did you recently buy a used Toyota Sienna? If yes, you may want to replace your expired (or expiring) warranty with a vehicle protection plan or extended warranty!

 The Sienna is a top-ranked minivan with great reviews from consumers and experts alike. Plus, it is a Toyota, so we can only assume that it is a quality vehicle that will be reliable and last a long time. Sadly, even Toyotas can have problems, and your Sienna is prone to breakdowns just like any other vehicle. You probably need a little more information to convince you that you need to replace your expired (or expiring) Toyota Sienna warranty. Well, keep reading to get just a small sample of the types of complaints Sienna drivers have shared at www.consumeraffairs.com:

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Krista Fabrick
September 29, 2017

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