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What to Look for in Your Car Warranty

Last updated 6 years ago

When you're buying a car, an important factor to consider is the warranty, assuming there is a warranty at all. With used cars, warranties can be rare, even luxury used cars are often sold “as-is”, offering the buyer little by way of customer reassurance.

Not only should your luxury used auto come with a warranty, but there are also certain qualities the warranty should include. Consider these features of a quality warranty before you buy—and don’t forget to look for a pre-owned vehicle that is CARFAX certified.

  • Mileage vs. Years

You'll often hear manufacturers in car commercials boasting about their high mileage warranties, upwards to 100,000 miles. Gauging warranties based on mileage directly reflects how much use you can expect to receive from your car before the warranty expires. If you have a long daily commute or constantly embark on road trips, then you’ll want a high mileage warranty. Even if you seldom drive a vehicle, a pre-owned car may have already seen considerable use, so the higher the mileage warranty offered, the better.

A warranty is often classified as “3-year/60000,” for example. If you don’t drive often, then it may take five years before you reach 60,000 miles, so look for an extended warranty when possible. An extended warranty on a luxury used car can benefit any type of driver.

  • Deductible

Like car insurance, warranties sometimes require deductible payments. If this is the case, then be sure to find the lowest deductible warranty that still offers comprehensive coverage.

  • Mechanics and Services

Some warranties limit your service and repair options. To keep your luxury used car in great shape, you’ll want to visit only the best mechanics, which may not always align with the warranty requirements. Try to find a warranty that does not limit your options to only approved mechanics.

At, we offer everything you are looking for in a warranty on luxury used cars. To learn more about our exceptional pre-qualified warranty deals, visit our website and browse our inventory of used Mercedes and other luxury used cars. To learn more, call us at 214-736-8557 today.


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