Your car’s warranty covers any unpredicted mechanical or electrical failure. Extending your warranty is beneficial if you plan to keep your vehicle beyond the standard manufacturer’s warranty period.
Any electrical or mechanical breakdowns become the owner’s liability when the manufacturer’s warranty expires. So, unfortunately, you’ll be paying out of pocket – which can be extremely costly. Not many people have the necessary cash to fix these things – unless you have a savings account expressly set aside for car maintenance and repairs. Depending on what part breaks down, you could end up high and dry with a broken car that is too expensive to fix.
That’s where extended warranty insurance comes in. You can extend your contract to give you comfort and lighten the risk of footing the bill in the case of part failure. A motor warranty is significant for people who rely on their car for work. In specific jobs (like sales representatives, for example), you can’t afford to be without a car. In addition, warranties often include the added value of a rental car while your vehicle is being fixed. This provides an additional safety net.
We have come to notice some things that people don’t do that they should. Things that seem to be common sense and are truly driving etiquette are seemingly unknown or simply ignored.
- Don’t force another driver to respond to your actions. Anything you do shouldn’t affect another driver’s trip.
- Don’t stop and block the flow of traffic to “be nice” and let someone out or in. Just follow the rules of the right of way.
- Learn how a 4 way stop works.
- A flashing yellow light when a traffic signal has failed does not mean stop. It means continue through with caution. NO stop necessary. A flashing RED means stop.
- Accelerate when merging on the freeway; try to match the speed of the cars already on the freeway. There’s nothing worse than someone who suddenly almost stops at the end of the on ramp and you’re behind them accelerating to merge.
- If you don’t drive a diesel, don’t block the diesel pump at the fuel station. There are only a few diesel pumps, so don’t block it with your gas vehicle when there are plenty of other gas pumps available.
- Make sure all your tail and brake lights are functioning.
- Keep good tires and wiper blades on your vehicle. There’s no need to hold up traffic and cause delays in bad weather because you don’t want to buy new tires or because you can’t see out of your windshield. This goes back to my first point.
- Don’t cut in front of big trucks or vehicles towing trailers. It’s rude and dangerous.
- Do not try to be the traffic police. Mind your own business.
- Stay out of the passing lane unless you’re passing.
- If you can get over to allow people trying to merge onto the freeway, do so. It keeps traffic moving smoothly.
- Use your turn signal. It’s not all about you. And it’s the law.
- Use your lights at dawn, dusk and during rain and fog. It’s not all about you. While you can see well, others may not be able to see you. And it’s required in all US jurisdictions.
- Drive predictably. For example, don’t squeeze between two cars because you can. You will cause an accident.
- Different states have different rules.
- When behind another vehicle in dark conditions, dim your high-beams. You are distracting the driver in front of you.
- Yield to bicycles. Bicycles are traffic and in many states bicycles are entitled to use the entire lane. This means, don’t try to pass a bicycle if you can’t put at least three feet between you and the cyclist. Don’t ever pass a bicyclist if passing is otherwise prohibited. The bicyclist may be going pretty fast. It takes more time than you might guess. I constantly see automobiles force oncoming vehicles off the road or passing into a blind corner when seeking to pass a bicycle. It’s not all about you. Waiting a moment will not delay your journey.
- Don’t EVER tailgate a motorcycle or ride in the motorcyclist’s blind spot. You are compromising the cyclist’s ability to maneuver safely.
Not all extended warranty insurance covers the same things. Most cover the key components, but the level of cover you receive differs depending on whether you opt for a comprehensive or limited warranty. The primary manufacturer’s warranty isn’t always the same, depending on which vehicle brand you buy. So when choosing a car, look for brands that offer you a comprehensive warranty. This gives you the same level of coverage for all parts for the duration of the contract.
Whether you extend your car warranty through your manufacturer or a third-party insurer, the manufacturer-endorsed extended warranty is your best bet. The dealer uses up-to-date parts pricing and delivers a detailed claims analysis. Third-party estimates are not as accurate and, as a result, can be overpriced.