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By Jeremy

When it comes to keeping your car running like a well-oiled machine, you need to keep it serviced. All of those little maintenances add up over time, helping you keep your vehicle running strong for years to come and staying in tip-top shape while you're driving it here, there, and everywhere. While the cost can get out of hand with scheduled and unforeseen car repairs, you have the option to score a service contract with Car guard Administration. Below, we've got the scoop on service contracts, plus all the extra stuff you should know before jumping into a contract.


What is a Vehicle Service Contract?

You might think that vehicle service contracts work a lot like warranties, but they are not the same. Services like Car Guard Administration request a monthly fee from drivers, guarantee that, if the time comes, they won't have to pay out of pocket. If there is anything that goes wrong with your car, you can rest assured that it will be taken care of if you have a service contract.

Warranty Vs. Car Guard Administration Service Contract

A warranty and a vehicle service contract with Car Guard Administration are not the same. Warranties are there for new cars and work if there is a part that is defective or poorly installed. All other costs will come out of the driver's pocket, which could wind up being a costly repair. With vehicle service contract companies, drivers can rest assured that, with a small monthly fee, they are protected from all kinds of services and repairs, even if it's not part of the warranty. These are third-party providers and are generally there to take place after the warranty is over and done.

How Does a Service Contract Work?

When you need a service done on your car, there is always a process of starting a claim. In order to get everything started with Car Guard Administration, you should do a few things, including:

● Taking your vehicle in for initial inspection

● Have your contract handy just in case it's needed

● Technicians will take a look at your car and find the issue

● Technicians will report back to Car Guard Administration, letting them know about the problems your vehicle has and what they will need to do in order to repair them.

● Your claim will need to be approved and, as long as it is, Car Guard Administration will take care of all the fees

● You pay a small deductible that's a fraction of the cost of repairing on your own

● Drive on your merry way!



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Technical Stuff

There are a few things that you need to consider when purchasing a vehicle service contract, including the fine print.

The Deductible

Apart from the monthly fee that you pay, some repairs come with a deductible. This amount is determined by the type of repair and will usually go up as the type of repairs needed increase in cost. A typical amount is $100, though more serious repairs could go up to $500. Still, that's just a small fraction of what you would have had to pay if you did so out of pocket.

Exclusions

There are a few things that do not apply to a vehicle service contract, a few of them that you should keep in mind before jumping into one. Anything that is listed as exclusion is not covered with a vehicle service contract, something that you should keep in mind before going all in.

Typical exclusions include:

● Replacement of brakes

● Anything to do with wheels or tires

● Damages to the interior or any other decorative thing on the inside

● Any damage to the body like scratches, dents, and other damage

● Any of the glass on the inside or the outside of the car

● The wiper blades

As you can probably tell, most of the things that are included have something to do with the service of your vehicle and are things that don't have to do with the mechanisms and running of your car.

Vehicle Service Contract Cost

To determine the amount that you will have to pay, you have to look at and think about a number of factors. The cost will depend on things like:

● The make and model of your car

● The amount of time you've had your vehicle

●The mileage

● How long you signed up for coverage

The newer your car, the cheaper everything will be, as it's not expected to give out on you or just break any time soon.

Get A Service Contract You Can Count On

When you have a new or used car, you should want to keep it protected. Don't go broke because of a repair or service, using help from a vehicle service contract that will help you cover the costs with just a simple deductible to pay.


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