Shopping for a car? Don't forget to compare warranties
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You’ve got a lot to think about aside from price when buying a new car. There’s fuel economy, safety features and reliability.
One of the most overlooked aspects of car buying is comparing warranties. And since most of us keep our vehicles longer these days, a good warranty is more important than ever.
“Warranties do vary considerably from company to company and that’s why it’s good to check the fine print before you sign on the dotted line,” said Jack Gillis, director of public affairs at the Consumer Federation of America and Author of The Car Book 2018. “Today’s warranties can last anywhere from three years to in some cases, 10 years. And that’s a big difference, especially if a major problem occurs four or five years down the road, which is how long I recommend that you keep your car.”
There’s the basic warranty and the all-important power train warranty that covers the engine and transmission.
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