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Wheels.26

Buying new car

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{Wheels.26.163}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:31:03 CST (35 lines)

<<You both say no pre purchase trip to mechanic is needed,
so phew! I didn't think so but what do I know I've never
bought a new vehicle....<<

The dealership does a pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and charges you
for it, but it's not the same thing as a used vehicle inspection. The
technician will take off the factory wrappings, put on any loose items
(things like hubcaps, floor mats, and the antenna are shipped inside
the vehicle), clean it up, put some fuel in it, and take it for a road
test.

The big issue with third-party warranties is that no shop is required
to accept them up front. If you buy one from Ford, then any authorized
Ford dealer has to do the work and not charge you for it (other than a
deductible).

Some shops do accept third-party, but if they don't, you have to pay
for the repair and then wait to be reimbursed.

The other thing is that every repair cuts into the company's profit,
and so they don't want to put out a penny more than necessary. When I
worked at the dealership (I did warranty administration) I'd see
third-party companies that would pay for the engine repair, but then
refuse to cover the oil that went back into it. We had one turn down a
major engine repair because the owner was 26 kilometres -- 16 miles!
-- over his recommended oil change.

Some of them also charge the deductible per repair, not per visit. One
woman brought in her car for three repairs, figuring she'd pay $100.
Because the third-party company considered each one separately, she
owed $300.

Let me know what you think of your van! I haven't been in one for a
while...
"https://www.thestar.com/autos/2014/12/29/cute_ford_truck_has_added_more_ute.html"

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