Kansas City Used Cars and Warranties

by | Sep 23, 2013 | Automotive

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If Kansas City is home for you, and you are currently in the market for a new car, you’ll have a few different options to explore when it comes time to purchase a vehicle. The first option is to purchase a new car. In many cases, this is the most popular option, but considering the fact that new cars are getting more expensive every year, a brand-new car simply may not be within a person’s budget. For this reason, many people are choosing Used Cars Kansas City as a way to make the car buying process a bit more affordable.

But there are a few things you’ll want to consider when looking for a previously owned vehicle in the Kansas City area.

The first thing you want to do is look for vehicles that still have remainder warranties. A relatively new concept in used cars is the idea of transferable warranties. Many car manufacturers have warranties that last anywhere from 5 years or 60,000 miles to upwards to 10 years or 100,000 miles. In virtually every situation, these warranties are transferable from one owner to the next. This means that if the vehicle you are looking at has a 5 year or 60,000 mile warranty and the cars only two years old with 20,000 miles on it, you’ll have upwards to 3 years or 40,000 miles of warranty coverage.

If the vehicle you’re looking at doesn’t come with a warranty, many used car dealers are offering the purchase of extended warranties that cover your vehicle for anywhere from one to three years and up to 36,000 additional miles. In many cases, these warranties are bumper-to-bumper and only have a minimal deductible that will need to be paid regardless of whether you’re having the starter changed or whether you have to have a new transmission put in the vehicle.

The used car industry has changed a great deal and today, not only are Used Cars Kansas City a better quality than ever before, there’s more reliability and not just the quality of the vehicle but the warranties that are offered by manufacturers as well as used car dealers. If you are leery about purchasing a used car because you’re concerned about reliability and quality, transferable warranties as well as the purchase of extended warranties can allay a great deal of those concerns.

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