Is an end-of-warranty inspection necessary?
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.
Have you thought about having your vehicle inspected before the deadline finally hits?