Chuck tells us why "an ounce of prevention" works...
So this weekend I spent some time catching up with Old Pals, laying around in bed till about 1030am (which I never do), and traveling all over Hampton Roads againâ€¦
I just realized my new car is not fully a year old and already I have logged 21 thousand miles on itâ€¦HOLY COW. I wanted to wait to buy the extended warranty (they said I had until 30,000 miles to do so) and now there are only 9000 miles left to do so. DANG!
I am a big proponent of the extended warranty offered by many manufacturersâ€¦especially FORD motors. â€¦no I am not going to go on some special interest tirade about FORD or whateverâ€¦they have just done me right on the extended warranty in the past. â€¦and when ya do me right, I talk about you. (others seem to wait till they are â€˜done wrongâ€™ to speak of peopleâ€¦I like to catch people doing RIGHT).
The last car I owned was a Mercury Mountaineer (part of the Ford Family) and I had bought the extended warranty. For the longest time, I never even had to use itâ€¦but as the car neared the 100,000 mile markâ€¦it saved me THOUSANDS in repairs as items that were covered by this â€˜extended 100,000 mile warrantyâ€™ showed their age. When I did the math after a leaky intercooler cost me a transmission (which was covered), I saved almost 10,000 in total repairsâ€¦..for a 2500.00 warranty. Sure, 2500.00 is a ton of cashâ€¦but 10,000 was a lot moreâ€¦and I did not have to pay but a $100.00 deductible on one jobâ€¦so I saved over 7000.00! The math adds up.
Of course, now I drive a modest, sporty, and 'economically sound' Ford Escape...so I don't know if the warranty will cost the same or less...gotta checkÂ So I have to call up to my dealership later to see what the price isâ€¦and then try to do some fancy footwork to get it done.
Busy day today, which I like. Woo Woo comes home tomorrow so I will be interested to see how her trip wentâ€¦her facebook has been quiet.