May 21, 2007

All Inclusive Maintenance Plan

So, those 10-year, 10,000 mile warranties that all the car manufacturers are offering now don't include everything. For example, my clutch/transmission blew up, but the warranty didn't cover it since it's a manual transmission. I guess some of the bumper-to-bumper warranties that are out there would cover this. But what they don't cover is routine maintenance, like oil changes, tire rotations, etc.

What would it be worth to you to receive an all-inclusive maintenance plan with your car?

Keep in mind that the dealership is probably going to get back some of this money, because they get to handle the preventive care on the vehicle, hopefully avoiding major malfunctions in the long run that they'd have to take the bill for.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't bother. It's just adding a middle man to take money when I can manage it fine myself.

Eric Olsen said...

i understand that, but it's a mental thing. Just like a 100,000 mile warranty. I know I'm paying for it, but i know i won't have to worry about it either. is there any monetary value in that to you?

Anonymous said...

i drive a three year old car, and every three months or so many miles, i take her in for a "rountine check up." she gets her tires rotated, oil changed, and just looked over.... it's all under my warranty.
given she's only three years old, but it seems to be a good thing. keep the car healthy and keep an eye on anything that MIGHT go wrong.
esp. under the warranty, it seems like a good idea for the dealership. preventative action.

i also don't know much about cars, so i could be totally misunderstanding it all.


Eric Olsen said...

do you know how long yours is good for lauren? it's a mitsubishi, right?

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