Are Extended Warranties Worth It?

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Whether you are shopping for a new Acura car or SUV or looking for a reliable certified pre-owned vehicle, you’ll have the option of purchasing an extended warranty to cover more of your vehicle as it gets older.

Learn more about extended warranties for used cars and new vehicles, including the Acura warranty, to make sure your vehicle gives you many great years on Chamblee roads.



What Is an Extended Warranty?

An extended warranty offers an additional, optional plan you can add to the purchase price of your new or used vehicle when finalizing your financing terms. It provides additional maintenance coverage once the Acura factory warranty has expired, which is typically at 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty lasts for 6 years or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Think of an extended warranty as an additional safety net and peace of mind. If your Acura powertrain warranty has ended, and a major repair crops up, an extended warranty could help cover the cost.

What Else Do Extended Warranties Cover?

An extended warranty varies between manufacturers and dealers, and whether you are getting a new or used extended warranty. However, extended warranties may include coverage for:

  • Towing
  • Roadside assistance
  • And more

Are extended warranties worth it? If you have massive repair bills covered by the extended warranty, then yes, they are most definitely worth it. Especially if you like driving and taking long trips, extended warranties can really be helpful when saving you money and giving you peace of mind knowing that Acura has your back if you’re far from your Brookhaven home.

Extended Warranties for New & Used Vehicles

Extended warranties apply to new and used vehicles. but they work differently depending on the condition of the car. Consider these factors for a new or used vehicle warranty.

New Vehicles

When it comes to choosing whether you should get an extended warranty for a new vehicle, consider these factors:

  • Do you plan on swapping out your vehicle in the next 10 years? If so, then you may not need one, as vehicles are built to be more reliable than they were in the past. Your Acura is built by some of the finest engineers on the planet, and your luxury vehicle will last for many years.
  • If you’re planning on keeping your vehicle for more than 10 years, then an extended warranty can definitely be worth the investment.
  • It’s also worth checking to see what insurance you can get with your new vehicle purchase to fill in any gaps in coverage.

Used Vehicles

When it comes to extended warranties for used cars, it’s all a question of reliability. Think about these factors when considering the purchase of a used vehicle warranty:

  • Decide how long you plan on keeping the vehicle.
  • Have the vehicle inspected and an estimate created for any vehicle issues.

Acura Extended Warranty Coverage

With Ed Voyles Acura, you’ll find excellent new and used vehicle extended warranty options from Acura, called Acura Care. Dunwoody car shoppers can choose from our current inventory of 2019 Acura vehicles or newer, and add on an extended warranty to enjoy benefits like these:

  • Coverage up to 120,000 miles
  • Extensive component coverage, including the brakes, engine, transmission, suspension, cooling system, electrical, steering, drive axle (front and rear) and more.
  • 24-hour roadside assistance and towing
  • Tire change
  • Rental car reimbursement of up to $45 a day for six days
  • Trip interruption coverage for when you’re more than 100 miles from home to pay for up to $100 a day for meals and lodging for up to three days if you’re stuck due to mechanical breakdowns
  • Choice of deductibles
  • Much, much more!

To purchase one of these plans, contact us and we’ll talk! We want to take care of you and your family.

Should I Buy Extended Warranties?

Still unsure if extended warranties are worth it? Contact us or call 912-207-7885 for more information. We’re happy to help in any way we can!


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