Car warranties made easy

By: Keith Barrett

Much like insurance and other financial products, car warranty can seem like a dry, dull subject. That's probably part of the reason why so many car owners in the UK pay so little attention to getting the best warranty deal available.

Independent car warranty companies also need to shoulder some of the blame. Their focus on selling policies to car retailers has meant that they have introduced middlemen to the process and hence inadvertently increased the prices paid for consumers.

Indeed, such is the dominance of car dealerships in this sector that few of us realise that there are alternative options available when it comes to purchasing warranties.

The reality is that, if you're interested in buying extended warranty, you have numerous alternatives available to you and you're by no means limited to using car retailers.

In fact, given that car dealerships need to make money from the sale of warranty policies, you may well find that buying a warranty from a car retailer will lead to you paying a higher price than you really need to.

A combination of factors now mean that it's far easier to find alternatives and to save money as a result.

One big change in the warranties market has been that specialist car warranty companies are now looking to sell their products direct to consumers.

By removing car retailers from the equation, this means that prices have started to drop.

The other improvement has been that they are looking to use the internet as a means to sell the policies. This means that it has never been easier for car owners to compare car warranty prices.

Next time you're looking for an extended car warranty deal, make sure that you take a look at the prices offered online.

You may well find that you are able to save a considerable amount of money.

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