More than likely, these locations are independent companies that want to sell you extended warranties – specifically service contracts – that often sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you answer a call from an advanced warranty business-pitching, you`ll probably hear high-pressure sales tactics as well as requests for personal financial information and a down payment before receiving details of the service contract. And if you buy a service contract, you may find that the company behind it will not be in business long enough to fulfill its obligations. The purchaser acknowledges that the purchase of this vehicle is in an AS IS state and that he was satisfied with the condition of the vehicle at the time of purchase, with the exception of the following service contract provided by this warranty. Compare service contracts with the manufacturer`s warranty. New cars have a manufacturer`s warranty that typically offers coverage for at least three years or 36,000 miles, depending on what happens first. A service contract is likely to bring benefits only after the manufacturer`s warranty has expired. Check the documents to make sure this applies before you accept the purchase of a service contract. If you decide to purchase a service contract through a reseller – and the contract is supported by an administrator or a third party – make sure that the merchant passes on your payment and that you will receive written confirmation. Some people discovered too late that the merchant was not transmitting their payment, so they no longer had coverage months after signing a contract.
If you have reason to believe that your contract has not been implemented as agreed, contact your local or government consumer protection authority. A service contract is a commitment to perform (or pay for) certain repairs or services. Sometimes referred to as an extended guarantee, a service contract is not a guarantee under federal law. A service contract can be agreed at any time and always costs a surcharge; A warranty comes with a new car and is included in the purchase price. Used cars can also come with a type of warranty coverage. The Purhaser and the distributor agree that they understand the agreement and the content of this agreement. When you buy a new or used car, the seller may encourage you to buy a car service contract to protect you from unexpected or costly repairs. A service contract may seem like a good idea, but it may overlap with the existing manufacturer`s warranty. So before you spend the extra money, do some research to see if a car service contract is worth. The cover is very different. Some states prohibit “as it is” selling on most or all used cars. Other states require the use of specific words to prohibit unspoken safeguards.
In addition, some states have used “lemon laws” for cars, under which a consumer can get a refund or replacement if the vehicle is severely defective. To learn more about state laws, contact your local or government consumer protection authority or attorney general. Few service contracts cover all repairs. Frequent repairs to parts such as brakes and clutches are generally not included in automotive service contracts. The best advice: if an item is not mentioned, you assume it is not covered. Pay attention to absolute exclusions that refuse coverage for any reason. Example: If a covered part is damaged by an uncovered part, the claim may be dismissed. Or if the contract provides that only “mechanical failures” are covered, problems caused by “normal wear” may be excluded.
If the engine needs to be disassembled to diagnose a problem, and during the process, the mechanic discovers uncovered parts that need to be repaired or replaced, you may have to pay for the work involved in demolishing and reassembling the engine. Without the prior written permission of [Customer.Name], no service outside the services described in this car repair contract is