Is an end-of-war­ranty in­spec­tion nec­es­sary?

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Is your car’s war­ranty com­ing to an end? If so, have you thought about hav­ing your ve­hi­cle in­spected be­fore the dead­line fi­nally hits? In case you’re hes­i­tant to pull the trig­ger, here are a cou­ple of ar­gu­ments that might con­vince you to make an ap­point­ment for a pre-emp­tive in­spec­tion.

1. Safety en­sured

An end-of-war­ranty in­spec­tion will al­low you to get a full pic­ture of your car’s over­all health. Chas­sis, brakes, sus­pen­sion, ex­haust sys­tem, cool­ing sys­tem, en­gine — noth­ing will be left to chance. You’ll re­ceive a de­tailed re­port of all the re­pairs that need to be done, ur­gent and non-ur­gent alike. If cir­cum­stances call for it, your me­chanic will even point out any pre­ven­ta­tive work that needs to be done. In short, an in­spec­tion will al­low you to solve mi­nor prob­lems and in­form you of any ma­jor prob­lems that could cause an ac­ci­dent or se­ri­ous in­juries.

2. Money saved

Did your in­spec­tion re­veal any prob­lems? Whether they’re ma­jor or mi­nor, nec­es­sary or not, have them re­paired im­me­di­ately at your deal­er­ship. Since your ve­hi­cle is still un­der war­ranty, the man­u­fac­turer will re­pair them free of charge. In other words, an end-of-war­ranty in­spec­tion will help save money with­out hav­ing to sac­ri­fice the con­di­tion of your ve­hi­cle.

There are usu­ally a num­ber of dif­fer­ent war­ranties that ap­ply to a ve­hi­cle. The full “bumper-to­bumper” war­ranty, which is typ­i­cally mileage-based, is gen­er­ally fol­lowed by a pow­er­train war­ranty (which has to do with the en­gine and trans­mis­sion). War­ranties might also ap­ply to your paint job or pre­ma­ture rust­ing, for ex­am­ple. Check your owner’s man­ual to find out the de­tails and make an ap­point­ment.

Con­trib­uted

Have you thought about hav­ing your ve­hi­cle in­spected be­fore the dead­line fi­nally hits?

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