Are Extended Warranties Worth It?

2024 GMC Terrain driving down a road

When shopping for a new model or a reliable pre-owned vehicle, you might ask, “Should I buy extended warranties?” To that end, you might be wondering, “Are extended warranties worth it?” 

Depending on your needs and budget, an extended warranty can be ideal if you plan to keep your vehicle for years to come. Learn if extended warranties are perfect for your Pittsburgh ride in this guide from Stuckey Automotive.



What is an Extended Warranty?

Before delving into “Are extended warranties worth it?” let’s explore what this involves. An extended warranty is an additional plan you choose to provide maintenance coverage once your original warranty has expired. Consider this an additional safety net when your original powertrain warranty has ended. This is important if you have a serious repair that comes up around Harrisburg and needs to be taken care of.

What Else Do Extended Warranties Cover?

When asking, “Should I buy extended warranties?” remember that plans will vary when considering new or used warranties. However, an extended warranty will include options for various coverage, including: 

  • Towing
  • Roadside assistance
  • And more!

Extended Warranties For New & Used Vehicles

As we answer, “Should I buy extended warranties?” remember that work differently depending on your vehicle’s condition. When you’re considering an extended warranty, here are some tips to consider:

New Vehicles

If you’re planning to buy an extended warranty for a new model, you should consider the following:

  • Are you planning to swap out your vehicle in the next ten years? If so, you won’t need one, as newer models tend to be more reliable than they were in the past.
  • For those who want to keep their vehicle for more than a decade, an extended warranty can be worth the cost and investment.
  • Remember to also consider what insurance coverage is included with your new vehicle purchase. 

Used Vehicles

By contrast, an extended warranty for a pre-owned vehicle comes down to reliability. Consider:

  • Having your vehicle inspected and an estimate created for any potential issues.
  • Decide on how long you want to keep your vehicle. 

Discuss All Your Financing Options at Stuckey Automotive

Are extended warranties worth it? That’s up to you. And if you want the best selection of new and pre-owned vehicles in the Chambersburg area, turn to Stuckey Automotive.

You can apply for financing on your website via our secure online portal. Don’t forget to also consider our new or pre-owned specials to see how much you can save on your next model. Find your next Huntingdon ride with Stuckey Automotive today!


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