Used Car Warranty Guide

Used Car Warranty Guide

Used Car Warranty Guide

Elmwood Car Sales is the leading used car dealership in Edmonton, Alberta, and the neighbouring cities of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, and Leduc. At our dealership, we offer certified pre-owned vehicles that are gently used and warrantied. Our used vehicle inventory includes a variety of brands and types of vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks, all maintained in excellent condition. Here's all you need to know about used vehicle warranties!

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    Why Buy Certified Preowned Vehicle?

    Our certified used vehicles must pass a rigorous inspection and meet a strict set of criteria. Our used vehicles must meet a certain age and mileage limit, be in excellent cosmetic condition, and be mechanically sound. You can guarantee that you will be getting a vehicle that is in nearly new condition, has low mileage, and is usually under four years old. With prices that are much more affordable than a brand-new vehicle, certified pre-owned vehicles are unrivalled. When you purchase from our used inventory, you'll also benefit from our warranty coverage!

    What's Covered Under a Used Car Warranty?

    Certified pre-owned vehicles have the advantage of having their warranties renewed by the manufacturer. Therefore, factory-certified pre-owned cars tend to come with the most extensive warranty coverage. This comprehensive warranty coverage includes Powertrain Coverage which covers important components such as your vehicle's engine and transmission.

    What Does the Manufacturer Warranty Cover?

    The manufacturer warranty is the coverage that starts on day one when your vehicle is purchased brand new from the dealership. It safeguards you against repair costs associated with mechanical and electrical breakdown. The manufacturer warranty expires after three to five years or 60,000 km to 100,000 km, whichever comes first, depending on the manufacturer. A Powertrain Warranty is usually included and covers major components for up to five years or 100,000 km. Some carmakers have powertrain coverage that lasts up to 10 years or 160,000 km.

    Can The Warranty Be Transferred from Owner to Owner?

    A vehicle's warranty cannot be transferred to another vehicle, but it can be transferred from owner to owner. The manufacturer warranty is easily transferred to a new owner if a car is sold. That means that if you purchase a used car that is less than three years old and has driven fewer than 60,000 km, the warranty is still in effect. Ensure the transfer of ownership is within 30 days of the purchase of the car. If a used car's manufacturer warranty has expired, you still have options! You can get an extended warranty. Extended warranties are also transferrable from owner to owner for the remainder of the contract.

    What Does an Extended Warranty Cover?

    Extended warranties are the best option for used car buyers. An extended warranty helps to offset repair costs once the manufacturer's warranty has ended. This optional protection plan includes everything a manufacturer warranty does and sometimes even has a few extras, such as roadside assistance.

    What Types of Extended Warranty Protection Exist?

    When it comes to the extended warranty, there are variables to choose from. You can choose how long you want coverage for as it can last from one to five years past the basic warranty and choose distance limitations. Some extended warranties will exclude some components to help keep the cost low. The most basic extended warranty you can get is extended powertrain coverage. Most extended warranties will include some type of vehicle repair. Some extended warranties add roadside assistance and will cover the cost of a tow to the repair shop. Many warranty providers even include rental car reimbursement if your vehicle is getting a repair covered by the warranty. Some warranty providers include road hazard coverage for tire punctures, blowouts, and any related tire or rim damage.

    How To Keep Your Warranty Valid?

    Ensure you check the terms of your contract since there are many things that can invalidate your warranty, such as issues directly related to the lack of maintenance. Get regular oil and fluid changes as well as tire rotations at an authorized service centre to ensure your warranty stays valid.

    Finance Used Vehicles

    Whether you need to maintain and service your vehicle or find used vehicle financing, Elmwood Car Sales is the place for you! Contact us for competitive auto financing options and purchase a certified and warrantied used vehicle today!