Extended Warranty

Definition

  • Also known as service contract. A contract that covers certain car repairs or problems after the manufacturer's or dealer's warranty expires. Extended warranties are sold by car manufacturers, dealers and independent companies. With a new car, the extended warranty usually must be purchased by the end of the first year of ownership.

Synonyms
enlarged, enhanced warranty, guaranty, pledge

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Breach of Warranty Definition,
    • A determination that a seller cannot pass clear title of property to a buyer.
  • Home Owners Warranty (HOW) Acronym, Very Important,
    • A policy that guarantees workmanship on construction of a home and functionality of some appliances, and which pays for repairs for a specified period.
  • Home Warranty Definition,
    • A policy that guarantees workmanship on construction of a home and functionality of some appliances, and which pays for repairs for a specified period.
  • Options Definition,
    • Also known as add-ons. These are features added to the car often by the dealer such as a CD stereo, anti-theft system, detailing and undercoating. Some items are purely decorative, known as "mop and glow," and do not add any value to the car.
  • Service Contract Definition,
    • Also known as extended warranty. A contract that covers certain car repairs or problems after the manufacturer's or dealer's warranty expires. Extended warranties are sold by car manufacturers, dealers and independent companies. With a new car, the extended warranty usually must be purchased by the end of the first year of ownership.
  • Sticker Price (RRP, MSRP) Acronym,
    • This shows the base price, the manufacturer's installed options with the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), the manufacturer's destination charge and the fuel economy (mileage). It is the Monroney label affixed to the car window and is required by federal law. The label may not be removed by anyone other than the purchaser.
  • Warranty Definition,
    • A guarantee from a dealer or a manufacturer that a vehicle or product will perform as expected or specified. An auto warranty usually covers specified mechanical problems for a set number of kilometers or period.
    • A document certifying clear title to a property.
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