3 Reasons To Add An Extended Warranty To Your Used Car Purchase

Posted on: 15 July 2016

When shopping for a used vehicle or certified pre owned car, many people don't consider adding any additional safety features onto the purchase of the car, including an extended warranty. The problem with this is that an extended warranty can actually help to significantly protect your used car purchase. Here are three major reasons to consider it:

Added Protection Even After Driving Over a Certain Number of Miles:

Most of the time, the short-term warranty that comes with a used vehicle will only protect you until the vehicle reaches a certain number of miles. Since you are buying a used car, you are most likely already close to hitting these number of miles. With an extended warranty, you can drive more miles while still being protected, which means you are going to be protected for a much longer period of time. This is important when buying a used car because you never know when you can run into problems, which is always more likely to happen sooner rather than later when you have a used car versus a new car. 

There is No Extra Paperwork:

Don't simply deny the extended warranty because you are ready to head out of the dealership and don't want to deal with extra paperwork. Extended warranties are often added to the car purchase without any additional paperwork to be filled out. Purchasing an extended warranty is more convenient than ever. So don't rush out of the dealership without at least considering adding it to your purchase.

It's the Best Investment:

Although you will be paying a bit more for your used car, you are most likely still saving more money by purchasing a used car versus a new car even when you include that extended warranty. This is the best way to get the most out of the investment you are making into a used car. In the end, you are probably going to save money on repairs in the future, as well since they will be covered under the warranty. When you get the most out of your used car in this way, you can ensure that it will be a long time to come before needing to replace it. 

When you know these three reasons for adding an extended warranty to your used car purchase, you can see why it's so important not to overlook. Extended warranties are definitely more important for used cars versus new cars for the very reason that there are already a number of miles on your used car.