How to Choose the Right Premium Vehicle Warranty When Purchasing a New Car
With our class-leading comprehensive warranty programs offered directly from premium automotive brands, customers at Santa Barbara Auto Group can feel at ease on the road.
The process of purchasing a vehicle is a complex one with many different factors to consider. For instance, what kind of performance are you looking for? What style suits your personality? What functional aspects do you need to supplement your lifestyle? How much do you value technology and safety systems? Amongst these more exciting aspects to consider, there is one factor that is often over-looked, but really plays a significant role as the owner of a luxury vehicle – that is your vehicle warranty.
Warranties Directly from the Manufacturer
At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are proud to be authorized dealers of eight different premium luxury brands including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and smart. One of the benefits of being an authorized dealership for these brands is that we are given exclusive access to the best comprehensive warranty programs that come directly from the manufacturer. When searching for a new luxury vehicle, it is very important to understand the warranty program that will apply to your purchase. Many dealerships offer third-party warranties that aren’t backed by the automaker and tend to be bad deals when examined closely. Customers at Santa Barbara Auto Group have the advantage of gaining access to class-leading warranties directly from the brand manufacturers.
Questions to Consider when Choosing your Warranty Program
- Do you plan on keeping the car for a long time?
If so, then considering an extended warranty program is a good idea, but if you tend to get tired of your vehicle after 2-3 years, then an extended warranty is not probably necessary.
- Who stands behind the warranty?
Make sure the warranty is backed by the automaker and not a third-party. Warranties backed by third parties are usually only recognized by the dealership you purchased through, while warranties backed by the automaker are recognized by every authorized dealer around the country.
- Have you shopped for the best price?
If you wait until your sitting down to purchase a vehicle before considering a warranty, it’s unlikely you will get the chance to thoroughly compare prices. Do some research before the purchasing process.
- Do you know exactly what is covered?
This is an obviously important question when purchasing a warranty. Consider your past repairs and what recurring problems you’ve experienced to help guide you in your decision.
- Will it give you peace of mind?
If you are the type of person that will benefit from the safety net of purchasing a comprehensive warranty, then it is a good idea. However, if you feel confident that you’ve purchased a reliable vehicle, then it might be okay to purchase a warranty with less coverage.
At Santa Barbara Auto Group, our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives are ready to help you through every aspect of the purchasing process. So visit our dealership and be reassured that you’re making all the right choices when buying your next vehicle.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.