Purchasing a car goes beyond the norms of merely adding an aspect of luxury in your current lifestyle. It is largely regarded as a serious investment purchase and having an insightful understanding of what comes along with it is important and helpful. So, here are bit-sized information of what to bear in mind when and after purchasing a car.
The manufacturer’s warranty is an industry standard provided to buyers, outlining a set of assurance in case of a mishap. To distinguish what the manufacturer provides in this warranty, let’s begin by understanding the basics of its usual content.
1) Bumper-to-bumper warranty
2) Power-train warranty
Power-train warranty on the other hand covers the engine and transmission, along with any other moving part that leads to the wheels. Meaning, it concentrates mainly on the mechanics of your car in contrary to the bumper-to-bumper warranty which typically covers the basic components.
In some cases, manufacturers might also provide additional coverage such as seat belts and airbags. Therefore it is highly advisable that you take the time to know beforehand about the advantages and benefits provided to assist you in the long run with any vehicle purchased.
Parts that are not covered by the manufacturer in your warranty. Generally, the parts that are not covered by the manufacturer are the wear and tear parts, eg:
i. Brake linings and disc pads
ii. Clutch release bearings
iii. Clutch pressure plates and center plates
v. Wiper blades (wiper rubbers have no warranty owing to their conditions of use)
vi. Spark plugs
vii. Batteries for key fobs and alarms
viii. Light bulbs
ix. Adjustments to doors, flaps, boot lids, bonnets, sunroof
x. Brake adjustment
xi. Clutch adjustment
xii. Headlight adjustment
xiii. Steering geometry adjustments
xiv. Wheel balancing
As a responsible owner, you are also encouraged to be aware of the privileges provided for you. Here are some tips that will be helpful to reach out from the top of your mind.