So you’ve just bought the car of your dreams. More than likely you’ve just spent quite a lot of money on your new or pre-owned. Whether you’re buying new or certified pre owned, part of what you’re paying for is the peace of mind of knowing that you probably won’t have to put more money into your car in the near future. Metro Kia if Atlanta is helping you save even more money by Doubling the Standard Kia warranty at no extra cost to you. You can greatly minimize future costs by understanding the coverage and term length of your warranty.
What is a Car Warranty
A warranty is a legally binding promise from the manufacturer or dealer to cover certain types of repairs or maintenance over a certain period of time. Most warranties cover a standard term of 3 years or 36,000 miles, though some go as long as 10 years or 100,000 miles.
Warranty covered repairs generally cover auto parts that have broken down, been found faulty, or recalled. Warranties also cover things like standard maintenance like oil changes.
Vehicle warranties do NOT cover maintenance or repairs caused by
- Weather Damage
- Damage from Fluids or Fuels
Because a warranty is a legally binding agreement the dealership cannot deny the warranty even if another shop does the routine maintenance or repairs.
What Repairs Does a Car Warranty Cover
Before you leave the lot, you should ask your dealer a few questions
- The length of the warranty
- The point of contact for service
- What car parts and repairs are covered?
- Any additional conditions or limitations exist for the warranty
Just like auto insurance, there are certain coverage types that exist for manufacturers warranties. Make sure you ask your dealer exactly what is covered so you can get the most benefit from your car warranty.