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5 Important Facts Every Used Car Owner Needs to Know About an Extended Warranty

Sep 04, 2019
Michael Robinson

If you’re a used car owner, you may be wondering about auto warranties.  While extended warranties are common, there’s often a sense of mystery surrounding them, typically because many companies don’t talk openly about the services that they offer….

So, you may understandably be wondering….is an extended warranty something I ought to have for my used car?

Here at Circle Auto Protect, we like to be upfront about all the value we offer to our customers. For example, our policies generally cover vehicles dating back to 2000 and up to 150,000 miles – so if that’s you, we should talk! 

(And, actually, even if your car is a bit older, our experienced staff will still do their best to offer you a good policy – it’s part of our commitment to excellence!)

Here are 3 facts every used car owner should know about an extended warranty:

1.    The newer your car, the better your deal

If you’re looking for the best deals, you should know that the newer the car (and the lower the mileage) the better the coverage you will probably qualify for. This means that the longer you keep putting off investing in an auto warranty, the more you’ll end up paying in the long run.  

2.    Cheaper than the plans from auto dealers

Auto dealers typically try to add warranties on to used cars in order to maximize their sales. Typically, they mark up these plans in order to increase profits, on the assumption that you’ll pay for the convenience and won’t do your homework.

Here at Circle Auto Protect, we’re so confident in the value we offer, we love it when our customers do their homework. In fact, we offer a 30 Day Money Back guarantee on all our extended warranty plans. 

3.    You’ll be accepted nationwide

At Circle Auto Protect, we work directly with ASE certified repair shops, and when you’re covered with us, you can use any ASE certified facility across the country, including your dealership. So no matter where you are or where you travel in the U.S., you will be covered.

4.    Lower deductibles

Just like your insurance, when repairs are made to a vehicle under warranty, you’re typically required to pay a deductible. When you work with us at Circle Auto Protect, we’ll make sure you get coverage with low deductibles.

Without an auto warranty, you could be spending over $3000 if your transmission breaks down, or over $4000 if your engine dies. And let’s face it, a used car is more likely to need repairs sooner than later.

5.    Additional benefits!

In addition to coverage for any necessary repairs to your used car, all our policies include additional benefits to keep you safe and worry-free on the road.

For example, if your car breaks down, we offer 24/7 roadside assistance that will help you each step of the way. Not only will your car be towed to a local ASE certified repair ship, we’ll also provide rental car reimbursement.

In addition, we offer benefits like locksmith service and out of gas assistance, all included with any of our coverage plans at no extra cost.

To find out more, you can get a quote for your used car fast on our website!


Vehicles up to 140k miles are eligible for our Auto Plans.

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