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Recent Car Protection and Repair News
ACA applauds Conn. warranty bill passage
July 10, 2015
Connecticut Senate Bill 99 mandates that new vehicle dealers must present customers, at the time of sale, with a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The act makes it illegal for auto manufacturers and dealers to void a warranty or deny warranty coverage when someone other than the manufacturer or dealer performed service or repairs, or for using recycled or aftermarket parts. The Auto Care Association (ACA) had been petitioning for this for a while.
Volvo Launches Lifetime Warranty for Replacement Parts
July 10, 2015
Auto company Volvo has introduced the “Volvo Service Advantage program” which is a lifetime warranty on parts and labor for all vehicles that are serviced at a registered Volvo dealer after the factory warranty has expired. All Volvo vehicles are eligible for the program which also offers their customers free software updates, complimentary diagnostics, personal service, alternative transportation and a complimentary car wash. The way it works is that after a customer has paid for the initial parts and labor, Volvo will cover the costs of any subsequent repairs that need to be made to that part, excluding accessories and wear items.
Used Teslas Are More About Saving You Time Than Money
May 5, 2015
Last week, Tesla launched the used vehicle website where you can buy a used Tesla car. The cars are available in 11 markets and the warranty plan that comes with a used vehicle is very generous - four years and 50,000 miles.
Auto warranties & routine maintenance - your rights
March 26, 2015
When it comes to servicing their vehicles, some drivers choose to use a trusted mechanic instead of the dealer. And that is completely fine. In fact, going to an independent mechanic should not affect the factory warranty coverage on your car.
2016 Jaguar F-Type to come with longer warranty, free maintenance
- Automotive News
March 23, 2015
While GM is scaling back the length of the manufacture warranty, Jaguar announced that they are extending warranty for its 2016 F-Type two-seat sports cars. In addition, they are offering free maintenance.
BMW settles dispute with FTC over Mini warranties
- Automotive News
March 19, 2015
BMW of North America has agreed to settle a complaint that its Mini division broke the federal law governing vehicle warranties.
Five Reasons Why Every BMW Driver Needs an Extended Warranty
March 17, 2015
Once the original BMW factory warranty has run out, the cost of repairs can begin to wreak habit on your wallet and bank account. The factory coverage is very valuable for the first 4 years or 50,000-miles, but what happens when it expires?
GM to Curtail Warranty, Free Maintenance Offers
- The Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2015
The big news in the industry was that General Motors Co. decided to scale back the length of its warranty and curtailing a free maintenance program on most of its cars. The car maker believes the warranty and other perks are not a primary reason drivers chose one brand of automobile over another.
Does Your Car Have a ‘Hidden Warranty’ That Could Save You Money on Repairs?
- ABC News
January 16, 2015
Before running to a repair shop when your vehicle breaks down, make sure to do your research. Some manufacturers will pay for the repairs avan after the warranty has expired. All you need to do is check the recall history and call the manufacturer to check if your repair could be covered.
Warranties Demanded For Used-Car Sales
- The Gleaner
December 28, 2014
Many used-car dealers offer a three-month warranty on the engine and transmission, however, the government is insisting on the six-months warranty. Some drivers have found that only three months is far from sufficient time for car's defects to present themselves.
Kia Australia Extends Warranty to Seven Years
October 1, 2014
The need for extended car warranties increases amongst the vehicle owners, with their factory auto warranty expiring soon. One of the best online protection providers in 5StarWarranty.com. The company has been around for many years and has been known as a trustworthy and reliable provider.