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The importance of inspecting your vehicle before the end of the warranty

If you own a vehicle you purchased in the last few years, you know everything about the warranty. As a matter of fact, you might also know everything there is to know about vehicle warranties if your current model is no longer protected and you had to pay expensive repairs out of pocket.


A vehicle’s warranty is an insurance policy. It prevents owners from having to pay for repairs for a vehicle that should have a minimum level of quality. Most vehicles will have a 3 year/60,000 kilometer warranty that protects most mechanical components from excessive or unwarranted wear and tear. That warranty is supplemented by another warranty that lasts 5 years or 100,000 kilometers and covers far less elements, but can be very handy nonetheless. Finally, some vehicles offer a comprehensive warranty (excluding normal wear and tear) that protects the vehicle for four years or 80,000 kilometers.

The length of the warranty for the purposes of this article is less important than knowing the importance of getting your vehicle serviced and inspected before the end of the warranty. That way, you can ensure that mechanical components that are expensive to repair, like your suspension, exhaust system, brakes, engine, transmission, and body, are checked before the warranty ends and you have to pay for everything from your wallet.

So, when you warranty is about to end, book an appointment with your dealership to make sure everything is order.

Thank you to South Center Volkswagen for their help with this article!

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