FOR YEARS I'VE THOUGHT, WHY BUY AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON A TOYOTA, HONDA, NISSAN, etc.

Of course, buy one if you're getting a Mazda, VW, Audi, Ford, Chrysler, GM, Chevy. But you're buying quality, the warranty will cost you more than any possible repairs, and besides, who keeps their car for seven years?

FAST FORWARD TO 2009

These days more people buy a new car knowing that it may have to last them 7 or 8 years. The sacred cows of the auto business, like Toyota and Honda are finding it harder to keep up their sterling reputations now that more of their parts are being produced in other countries and their cars are being assembled in the US, Mexico and other countries. Now, as never before, it makes more sense buy and extended warranty when you buy your car.

Perhaps you wished you'd bought an extended warranty when you got your last car, or maybe you've purchased recently from a private party, and a warranty wasn't available. Don't worry, although it's best to buy coverage when your car is new, it's not to late. You can still purchase coverage tailor made for your driving habits on the vehicle you have now.

NOT EVERY COMPANY IS CREATED EQUAL

The problem is that this is an area fraught with fly-by-nights. The departments for motor vehicles in California, New York and Florida, being aware of this, have stringently filtered out almost every company. At the time I am writing this, there are only two companies permitted to sell vehicle extended warranties directly to residents of California. The scary part is that many of those "not approved" company warranties are being sold to unwitting customers by car dealers in California. Those dealers are required to stand behind the warranties they sell, should the warranty company go bust. Right. Can you say dealer closures? Think about 2009, when we lost so many dealers all over the country.

So, I went on a mission to find the best company to refer to my clients. After much research and talking with customer service departments of those two companies, I chose Warranty Direct, which is able to market directly to consumers in every state in the union. With Warranty Direct, you get the same policy and options as you do at a dealership, without having to be dazzled and confused by the F&I manager til your blood sugar drops. And you eliminate ONE OF THE HIGHEST PROFIT CENTERS IN A DEALERSHIP!

WHY PAY DEALER MARKUP WHEN YOU CAN BUY THE SAME COVERAGE DIRECT?

Warranty Direct is the consumer division of Interstate National Dealer Services, one of the largest independent automobile warranty providers in North America, not just another web site selling automobile warranties. For over 30 years they've been selling extended warranties through manufacturers and dealers. The warranty you buy through a dealer may be re-labeled to have the manufacturer's name, but it's most likely written by Warranty Direct. They also sell through used-car dealers, banks and credit unions.

FINANCIAL STABILITY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

Warranty Direct has been around almost 30 years, and has received numerous distinctions of financial stability. Warranty Direct has been named a Forbes Magazine Top-200 Company- three times. They've been featured in Fortune Small Business Magazine. You can also check them out in Dun & Bradstreet. This financial stability is of the utmost importance. They handle their own claims and never send you off to an unknown third party. Their experience is unmatched with nearly 2 million plans sold, assets in excess of $250 million and over $500 million in paid claims.

If you've heard enough from me, you can click here to go directly to their site. They have a great feature that lets you put together the number of miles and months and features for your particular car or truck to come up with a price and a plan that works for you. I can't do this for you, as I am not one of their trained representatives. But it's more interesting doing it on your own, anyway. I've provided other page links where you can read about their coverage, the best time to buy coverage, how claims work, and why Warranty Direct is the best value. But they do a better job of explaining it on their website through this link: Warranty Direct Link

I'd be delighted to hear back from you what you think of their site, and if it helps you solve a problem or make a decision on how long to keep your current car.

 

The Company

Warranty Direct is the consumer division of Interstate National Dealer Services, one of the largest independent automobile warranty providers in North America. They are not just another web site selling automobile warranties. You can buy from them with complete confidence. They are a nearly 30 year old company that has received numerous distinctions of its financial stability including being named a Forbes Magazine Top 200 Company- three times and being featured in Fortune Small Business Magazine.  They are also Dun & Bradstreet verified. When looking at extended warranty companies, this financial stability is of the utmost importance. It's important to know that they handle their own claims and never send you off to an unknown third party.  Their experience is unmatched with nearly 2 million plans sold, assets in excess of $250 million and over $500 million in paid claims.

Warranty Direct is NOT an Internet only company, which can be a very risky business model. They have a nearly 30-year track record of selling extended warranties through wholesale channels such as manufacturers, car dealers, banks and credit unions. Why pay the car dealerís markup when you can buy the same coverage direct?

Many of the 50 states have licensing/registration requirements to make sure auto warranty companies are financially sound and/or properly insured. A growing number of states, including New York, Florida and California have very strict requirements when it comes to issuing licenses. Warranty Directís ability to market in all states reflects their financial stability and claims history.

Warranty Directís commitment to Customer Service is unmatched. They are members in excellent standing of the Better Business Bureau and www.WebAssured.com Their reports show the fewest number of complaints in the industry and the most verified customer testimonials.

 

Peace of Mind Benefits

All their automobile warranties include FREE roadside assistance for the LIFE of the warranty. No other company offers this. Need a tow, a tire changed, battery jump started, mechanical first-aid - ALL COVERED with their plan. This is not a reimbursement plan or one tied to covered repairs only, but a true nationwide roadside assistance plan. You will never be stranded on the side of the road with no one to call. They also include car rental reimbursement and travel interruption protection. Their protection is available 24 hours a day!

 

That's the Warranty Direct difference.

A blanket of protection for your vehicle and peace of mind for you.