The Importance of a Used Car Warranty in the DFW and Tyler, TX Areas
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One of the ways in which we provide added peace of mind for our customers at Auto Liquidators Plus is by offering used car warranties on select vehicles purchased at one of our locations in the DFW and Tyler, TX areas. It’s common for new items, such as new cars, home appliances, electronics, and other big-ticket items to either include or have additional warranty protection purchase options. But did you know these are often available with pre-owned vehicles as well? Many consumers might not realize this is an option with a used vehicle purchase so let’s look at the importance of used car warranties.
A Used Car Purchase Is a Smart Investment
First off, buying a used car is a wise investment choice for many reasons. The obvious is that you won't have to pay the higher sticker price of a brand-new car when you choose a used vehicle. In addition to that, a pre-owned car comes with less vehicle depreciation (the amount of value your car loses each year from the time you bought it), and they cost less to insure. When looking at finance options, customers shopping for used vehicles may have more choices that match diverse credit histories, such as our buy here, pay here program. Considering that there are often warranty options available with used vehicles, it’s no wonder why so many consumers are drawn to buying used over new.
Why Is Getting a Used Car Warranty a Good Idea?
Auto Liquidators Plus offers a limited warranty with every car over $9,995 and under 140,000 miles. That’s our way of saying we stand behind the quality used vehicles we sell. We strive to deliver our customers the highest quality used vehicles. A used car warranty is a good idea because it’s impossible to predict the future or what types of repairs a vehicle might need. Car repairs are part of ownership, and every vehicle owner will face various mechanical repairs throughout the life of the car. With a limited warranty like ours, your only financial responsibility for repairing parts covered under warranty is a small $100 deductible with each occurrence. A great way to understand the benefit of a used car warranty is to compare the cost of the warranty versus the potential cost of repairs for the parts it covers. For example, a major transmission repair could cost thousands of dollars. You won't have to pay that with a warranty that covers that.
What Does a Used Vehicle Warranty at Auto Liquidators Plus Cover
Whether you purchase a pre-owned car, truck, or SUV, we offer a limited powertrain warranty that protects your purchase for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles. What is the powertrain? It's the workhouse of the vehicle that includes the motor, transmission, and drivetrain. It's excellent protection, and these tend to be the more expensive parts to repair on a car adding financial stability for your investment should you need to rely on it. Not only does the warranty cover the parts, but it also covers the labor. Some of the key components the powertrain warranty covers include:
- Internal lubricated parts of the engine block
- Internal transmission parts, seals, and gaskets
- Upper and lower control arms of the front and rear suspension
- The alternator, voltage regulator, and starter motor
- Parts of the air conditioner
What a Used Vehicle Warranty at Auto Liquidators Plus Does Not Cover
While our used vehicle inventory will provide you with many, many miles of smooth and reliable driving, parts of the vehicle will require repair and replacement at regular intervals throughout the time you own the car. These are not covered under warranty. Examples of this type of maintenance or parts include:
- Brake pads and rotors
- Headlights and taillights
- Oil and transmission fluid changes
Is a Used Car Warranty Worth It?
When you purchase a used vehicle and the warranty is not included, adding in the cost of a limited warranty is another purchase to consider, and many customers wonder if the added expense is worth it. A limited warranty purchase for your used car is similar to buying auto insurance. You may not ever need it, but if you do, you’ll most certainly be glad you have it to greatly reduce your out-of-pocket cost for repairs. One of the most significant benefits of an extended warranty is that you can use it as often as you need to during the time it is valid, which is up to 3 years or 36,000 miles in the case of our warranty.
Help Your Investment Retain Its Value
As mentioned, used vehicles hold their value longer than new ones, which immediately drop in value the second you drive a new car off the dealership lot. That won’t happen with a used purchase. It’s in every car owner's best interest to ensure their vehicle retains as much value as possible so you can get the most money when you decide to trade or sell it. One of the best ways to do this is by keeping up with repairs when necessary. Having a warranty to fall back on means you can take advantage of its benefits and get the work done correctly by trained technicians when your vehicle requires it. Not only will your car retain value longer, but it will also continue to be a reliable mode of transportation for you and your family.
Visit Us for Warranties on Used Car Purchases
If you're shopping for a new pre-owned car, visit us at any Auto Liquidators Plus location in the DFW or Tyler, TX areas to learn more about our used car warranties. Our family-owned and operated business have helped individuals and families find reliable vehicles since 1991 and buy with confidence, knowing they are covered by our limited warranty when they drive off one of our lots. We have three Texas locations in Dallas, Arlington, and Tyler. Contact us to learn more today.