When do you need to purchase a warranty for your car?

When you purchase a new vehicle a warranty comes with it. These warranties are primarily of two types. There is the power-train warranty, and then there is the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Warranties are the manufacturer's modern handshake. At one time, the car salesman would shake your hand, giving his guarantee that the vehicle you were purchasing was free of defect. Now, it is the factory that is guaranteeing its work through the warranty.

When you purchase a new car, you do not need to purchase a warranty. Most manufacturers include the warranty that covers the car bumper-to-bumper for a three-year period or the first 36,000 miles—whichever comes first. There is no need for you to consider purchasing a warranty during that initial factory guarantee time frame.

At Gillman Honda San Benito, we explain your options on warranties when you purchase your vehicle.



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