Is Extended Warranty On a Used Car a Good Choice? Things To Know

Admin | 19 Apr, 2021

Is Extended Warranty On a Used Car a Good Choice? Things To Know

Is Extended Warranty On a Used Car a Good Choice? Things To Know

Do you want to opt for an extended car warranty?

This is a question every used car customer will face, whilst buying a second hand car from a reputed dealership. Of course, the dealers selling used cars in Kerala will brief the customer about the extended car warranty. Nonetheless, it may turn confusing for a client, who doesn’t have much idea about an extended car warranty.

Is buying an extended warranty on a used car worth it?

Yes, if you are looking for a direct answer. An extended warranty is advisable when you buy a used car in Kerala or any other place. The second hand car will have a warranty provided by the dealership. The extended warranty will cover the additional period or kilometres, whichever is earlier.

This may land you in another question, why you need it. Although genuine used car dealerships like Indus Used Cars would have undertaken inspection and repair before placing the car for sales, the extended warranty delivers you with amplified confidence. The second-hand vehicle with an extended warranty can be exploited rigorously without any thought of expenses involved in replacing the components. Furthermore, an extended warranty increases the resale value of the car.

You must confirm the following before opting for an extended warranty on the used car:

  • What does the warranty cover?
  • Whether the components included in the insurance are also there on the warranty?In  that case, you may request for customization of the warranty
  • Is there an additional, hidden, charge?
  • The components and accessories exempted?
  • Availability of service centres around the region?
  • Client testimonials about the warranty service of the firm?

Once you have confirmed all the above-mentioned aspects to your satisfaction, you can go ahead with an extended warranty. To know about the warranty options on used cars in  Kerala, talk to us now.

Also read: how to get finance for the used cars.

How much should you pay for an extended warranty on a used car?

Most of the used car dealerships offer extended warranty for the cars they sell. You can opt to purchase an extended warranty from the dealership or from a third party agency. It would be beneficial to buy the extended warranty from the dealer during the deal itself. There would be additional offers as part of the deal and you can save money whilst going for the same.

As you can understand, the cost of service, spares and maintenance differ depending on the brand. It is applicable in the case of the cost involved in purchasing an extended warranty as well. It can cost Rs. 4000 to  12000 depending on the brand, model and period of warranty offered. If you are an off-roading aficionado or undertake trips consecutively, you may go for an extended car warranty at exorbitant costs also. We request you to discuss with the professionals at our dealership regarding buying costly warranty options.

What should I look for in a used car warranty?

You must go through the warranty documents, identify the exclusions, and confirm the services offered prior to buying the extended car warranty.

Warranty Limitations – Read the document to understand the scope of work, defects that are not covered, the process for claiming an extended car warranty and other important factors. You will have to be patient and read to understand it perfectly.

Coverage Options – The dealers selling used cars in Kerala may propose to you different options that may differ in periodicity, coverage area in the vehicle and so on. You must be able to confirm the type of warranty you want. For example, the manufacturer warranty will be a bumper-to-bumper warranty or a similar one. It may be different in the case of the dealership warranty.

Servicing Options – You may have to find the dealer-approved workshop or the branch of servicing centre in the case of an extended warranty from the dealership. This may turn problematic if the dealer doesn’t have a wide presence across Kerala or the region where you are buying the car. Ask the executives and obtain the list of authorized technicians or workshops for undertaking warranty repair.

Costs – Not all warranties are the same. The cost for the extended car warranty for the used car you bought in Kerala will be different from a different dealership. However, the coverage offered will be more or less similar. Why pay extra, when you can get the same service at less cost? Discuss the charges, including hidden charges,  before accepting the deal.

An extended car warranty is a viable option when you buy a used car in Kerala. Indus Used Cars offers a plethora of models from reputed car brands in India. The customer can choose the ideal warranty option that suits the need. Our executives will deliver you a detailed briefing about the warranty options, the area covered in the repair process and other important aspects.



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