When it comes to cars it seems like everyone has their own opinion on the matter. But how do you know if what you’re hearing or reading is fact or fiction? Your sister tells you that if you drive over 45 mph, your car is wasting gas. Your coworker might mention that anti-lock brakes cause more accidents than regular brakes. Today we’ll explore the idea that you don’t need an extended auto warranty and other car myths.
Car myths are all around us. Whether we hear it from a friend or loved one, read it on the internet, or a slick mechanic tells us, we usually believe it. But why?
Sometimes it is because the authority of the person saying it, other times it might be because we just don’t know all that much about cars. Your best bet is to do your research and attempt to find out for yourself which ones are worth buying into and which should hit the highway!
I Don’t Need an Extended Auto Warranty and Other Car Myths
Better Fuel = Better Performance– One of the most common myths is that using premium gasoline will result in your vehicle having better performance. Guess what? It won’t. While it will not hurt your vehicle in any way, it is the general consensus that is merely a waste of money. Unless you are driving a vehicle that requires premium or high-octane fuel, do yourself a favor and save some money at the pump. And looking at the gas prices these days, it can save you a great deal of cash!
Everyone Needs All Season Tires– We had a customer the other day that asked us about ‘all season tires’ and how her mechanic swears by them. The all season tire was invented so that residents of cooler climates would not have to change from regular to snow tires during the winter months. The all season tire has been proven to be somewhat effective in this aspect, but does every single person in the nation need them? No way! The customer that was asking about them was a 74 year-old woman who lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Something tells us that her mechanic was just looking for a sale.
I Don’t Need an Extended Auto Warranty– A common myth that many drivers are affected by. These drivers stand behind the defense of, “Well my car is fine, I don’t need that”. We try to understand this thought process, but have yet to fully grasp it. If your car wasn’t fine, your car might still qualify for coverage, but any preexisting conditions would not be covered. An extended auto warranty does not cover preexisting conditions which means the best time to get one is when your car is in complete working condition. Instead of paying for alarmingly high repair bills, protect yourself with a used car warranty instead.
Think of it this way, you don’t buy health insurance and hope you get sick or hurt to use it. Extended coverage works the same way. You would hate for your car to break down, but with an extended auto warranty*, you’ll be protected if it does. Call us today for your free quote!
*A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended auto warranty”, but is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not. Endurance is an administrator of VSCs and does not sell warranties.