How to purchase an extended auto warranty
Traditionally, an extended auto warranty was only available for purchase from the dealership. Products such as extended auto warranty are discussed particularly in the finance office once you have decided to go ahead and purchase your vehicle. However, how to purchase an extended auto warranty has changed in Canada as Obvi has brought the process online, resulting in a fairer price for customers. Here we explain the differences between buying from the dealership and going direct online.
Buying from the dealership
There are several things to think about when being offered an extended warranty at the dealership. This can be an expensive method of purchasing extended warranty coverage because of the layers of commissions built-in. It is also important to consider who the actual warranty provider is. Is your dealership the one that will be approving any warranty claims? In almost all cases, it isn’t.
It might also be suggested in the finance office that an extended warranty is rolled into your monthly payments. This can hide the total cost of the warranty and mean you are not paying a fair price. There is nothing wrong with paying in monthly installments, as long as you have clearly seen the total price first and can then decide if you want to pay it upfront or monthly. Without the total price, it can be confusing and unclear, and you could end up paying more than you expected.
Instead of going through the dealer, you can now go online direct with Obvi.ca.
Buying an extended auto warranty online means several things: you can take time to do your research, you don’t have sales pressure because you can do it online from home, and you get a fairer price by cutting out multiple layers of sales commission. Obvi understands that consumers deserve a fair price, and they also deserve to understand exactly what they are paying for, which is why we strive to be transparent and have an easy-to-understand, simply worded policy.
How is buying online different?
Although you might be told otherwise at the dealership, buying online is not any different in terms of customer service. In fact, Obvi’s excellent customer service stands out as a cut above other providers — you can speak to an expert via our online chat, by giving us a call or by sending us an email, whatever you prefer. By going online with Obvi, not only has how to purchase extended auto warranty improved but you can also be reassured that we will be with you for the entire process, from purchase to potential claim.