There are equal amounts of fear and bravado when it comes to modifying new cars. Many owners worried they’ll void their warranty don’t modify their car at all. Others make modifications they can reverse if they need to take a car in for warranty work. But few know what a car company even looks for when assessing a…
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Today, I’ve decided to address certified pre-owned programs. More specifically, I’m going to tell you why certified pre-owned programs actually benefit car companies with a reputation for poor reliability.
On average, I get five phone calls a day from people who have bought defective used cars and are seeking legal help. The question I ask which stumps most of them? Did it come with a warranty? Not knowing the answer to that is akin to not knowing if the car was sold with an engine.
I’ve mentioned before that even when you do your best to negotiate the sale price of your car, you still need to keep your guard up when you get to the finance office. Often this is where the dealers make the most money, and can be a bit pushy about it. My recent trip to the F&I office was surprisingly pleasant.
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If you recently purchased a new General Motors vehicle, were you lured in by their five year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty? If the answer is "Not really," you aren't alone. GM switched to that warranty plan in 2007, but it's being downgraded because it apparently wasn't helping to move cars.
Tesla just announced that they are extending the warranties of all 85kWH Model S drivetrains to eight years and infinite miles. Yes, infinite miles. Challenge accepted, Elon Musk.
Certified pre-owned is a great way to get the "ultimate driving machine" of your dreams without dropping a ton of cash, but a new program has just eliminated that extra warranty coverage if the vehicle was not purchased from a BMW store.
A Texas owner of a new Jeep Wrangler had the trail-rated fun end with a busted engine after fording about ten inches of water. Now enthusiasts are debating whether the driver was too tough or the Jeep wasn't tough enough.
General Motors is offering a transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty with zero deductible on all of the company's 60,000+ Certified Used Vehicles for one year or 12,000 miles, on top of their 100,000, five-year limited powertrain warranty. This offer is valid for anyone looking to get a Chevy, GMC, Buick, Saturn or…