Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You don't understand about the so-called extended warranties.
--They are not warranties. They are service contracts. The consumer has much protection under federal warranty law. We have less protection under contract law. The underwriter of the service contract is only bound to supply the services in the contract IF you follow every requirement the contract places on you, and you can document that. Have you read all the fine print on your service contract? You'd better. You'll find some surprises.
--Their purpose, one and only purpose, is to make a lot of money for the salesman, the stealership, and the warranty underwriter. As a side note, they may pay for some repairs that you'd otherwise have to pay for, but don't count on that. Claiming that the service contract covers so many miles or so many years that actually overlap the real warranty just makes them look better to the unsuspecting buyer.