Why break with tradition?
When you buy a new car, you’re getting a brand new warranty too. Traditionally, you have the option of paying extra for an extended warranty, as well.
But are these any good? Do they really protect you like they claim?
The truth is, traditional warranties have been around since Henry Ford created the 90-Day Warranty in the early 1920’s. Over time manufacturers and dealerships have come up with ways to make warranties work to their advantage.
Salespeople are trained to sell car buyers on the value of the free “bumper to bumper warranty”. The title of bumper to bumper in itself implies that your car is entirely covered. But that’s not the case.
Most warranties are misleading. They do not actually cover everything and it isn’t easy to understand exactly what is covered and hence the term “bumper to bumper”.
Warranties are limited to covering generally a list of stated parts. That allows for dealerships and manufacturers to be protected. By only citing parts that are covered — and not overwhelming listing parts that aren’t — warranties sell the illusion of protection when we are most vulnerable.
The illusion is this: your new warranty has you covered and you’re safe.
Reality smacks you in the face when you discover exactly what that limited warranty doesn’t cover. Aaaand exit your false sense of security.
But, let’s talk about you, the car buyer. After all, you’re the focal point. Do you think it’s fair that you don’t exactly know what you’re not being covered for? And that you’re only being covered for the car’s most reliable parts and not the ones that are most likely to break?
It’s all fun and games until some random broken part wreaks havoc on your only mode of transportation.
You know… Buying a car can be a rather memorable experience. It gets you excited and makes you happy. But, let’s be real. Every new car owner has fear gnawing in the back of his mind.
Was this a good choice? Is it going to last?
That’s the reality of car ownership, your car is going to break at some point. While it shouldn’t be a scary or stressful experience, with the uncertainty of the traditional car buying process, it can be exactly that.
Think about this scenario: Flash forward a few years. You’re exhausted and on your way home from a long day at work. You’re humming down the road and a little, blink, blink. What the heck? Did that screen just blink? No problem. You’ll just call the dealership.
So, you drive on, relaxed by the thought that the warranty will come in handy. But, then, your car starts hesitating and poof the screen goes blank. You press the accelerator, but it doesn’t respond. So, you pull over and make that call. A tow truck comes to take your car. The dealer tells you it’ll be fixed in 24 hours. So, you go ahead and begin all of the paper signing procedures.
Finally, after hours of dealing with this nuisance, you get a lift home. Your day is pretty much shot. When it’s time to pick up your newly repaired car, the dealership informs you that your warranty doesn’t cover the repair…
Now, your car isn’t the only thing with a blown gasket.
That is ridiculous. Infuriating.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. Eligible has found a way to get rid of all this hassle and give you a better vehicle service plan that actually pays for your repairs! It’s a car repair guarantee.
So,just like your home insurance pays for storm damage and health insurance pays for doctor visits, Eligible pays for car repairs.
Eligible does more. We also take care of the negotiation with the dealership. One less thing for you to worry about.
We’re not an extended car warranty, we’re a car repair insurance provider. We have a single comprehensive care plan that:
- Sign for the repairs
- Leaving the bill for us to pay
- Saving you time and money
- Eliminating the hassles of getting your car repaired
When it comes to warranties, remember one thing. It’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see.
Eligible goes beyond the limitations of a traditional car warranty. Those are old and outdated. We bring a new approach to car coverage, one that’s smart and fair.
Eligible is everyday insurance for everyday problems.
So, what are you waiting for?