Wondering About Warranties? Episode 8: Extended BMW Warranty

New or used? This is often the most important decision you can make when buying a vehicle. You love the fact that a new vehicle comes with the protection of a factory warranty. But, you also know that you can get an excellent pre-owned vehicle for a fraction of the price. This decision becomes even [...]

March 9th, 2012|Categories: Car Warranty|

Wondering About Warranties? Episode 7: Why An Extended Warranty Makes Sense for Vehicles

It seems like every purchase you make comes with the opportunity to add an extended warranty. Your cell phone can have an extended warranty. Your washer/dryer can have an extended warranty. Heck, even your toaster or coffee grinder comes with one. But are any of these extended warranties worth their cost? Does it make sense [...]

February 24th, 2012|Categories: Car Warranty|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answer. Episode 6: Audi Extended Warranty

"I'm a Chevy man." "Ford all the way!" "I could always see myself in a Mercedes." We all have personal attachments to car companies. There is just something about a certain make or model that speaks to us. It could be the perceived rugged dependability of an American truck, the eco-friendly nature of a Japanese [...]

February 10th, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Warranty, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

Who Doesn’t Need Extended Warranty Insurance?

The vast majority of the time, drivers benefit from extended warranty insurance plans that prevent them from having to pay when their vehicles break down. On the other hand, although most consumers don't have the financial resources to cover unexpected problems, some do. If you fit the following description, you may not need to get [...]

December 26th, 2011|Categories: Car Warranty|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answer. Episode 5: Porsche Extended Warranty

People associate sports cars not only with exhilaration and speed but also with dollar signs. Sports cars differ from other vehicles in weight, performance, and handling. Loaded with luxury features, sports cars are not only expensive to purchase, but expensive to maintain and repair as well. When it comes to sports cars like Porsche, replacing breaks, tires, [...]

December 9th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, Car Warranty, CARCHEX|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answer. Episode 4: Mercedes-Benz Extended Car Warranty

According to Consumer Reports, a leading product testing publication, Mercedes-Benz ranks near the bottom of their vehicle reliability survey. Despite being good performers, Mercedes-Benz SUVs in particular have many reliability issues. In this week’s episode of "Wondering About Warranties?", Pat Goss gives us some more insightful information about Mercedes-Benz. Goss talks about the reliability issues [...]

December 2nd, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Warranty, CARCHEX|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answer. Episode 3: Mercedes Extended Warranty

In this week’s episode of “Wondering About Warranties” Pat Goss talks about the expenses related to owning and maintaining a luxury vehicle.  Even the best-made vehicles with the highest quality ratings experience mechanical problems and need repairs. Unfortunately, for luxury car owners, repairs are likely to never be cheap. Luxury vehicles cost significantly more to [...]

November 19th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Automotive Technology, Car Warranty, CARCHEX|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answers. Episode 2: Mercedes Benz Extended Warranty

In this week’s episode of “Wondering About Warranties”, Pat Goss talks about luxury vehicles. People who choose to buy luxury vehicles pay more so they can enjoy technologically advanced innovations like wireless communication devices, navigation and audio systems, 10-way power adjustable seats, dual-zone climate controls, rain-sensing wipers, and striking wood interior trim. However, just because [...]

November 9th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, Car Warranty, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

Auto Warranties and Cars vs. E15 Fuel Update

In a previous post, we discussed how the E15 Fuel waiver from the EPA could spell disaster for claims on auto warranties. Also, it lowers the fuel efficiency and can cause premature engine failure. There is an update on this issue that just came out today. HR 3199: Dig Deeper on E15's Effects Engines (and [...]

October 19th, 2011|Categories: Car Warranty|

Auto Warranty Claims Tips – When Dealers Stop Selling Your Make

It's a familiar sight, auto dealerships selling cars from different manufacturers. Little do most people realize, reorganizations in these businesses can complicate your new and extended auto warranty claims process in unexpected ways. Dave Cass in Galesburg, IL learned this lesson the hard way just recently. Warranty Claims When Dealerships Divorce Manufacturers Galesburg Honda Toyota [...]

October 19th, 2011|Categories: Car Warranty|