Most of us know the new-car basic warranty, often referred to as the “bumper-to-bumper warranty,” is designed to protect the owner against any factory defects during the first few years of ownership. But did you know this coverage doesn’t actually apply to the bumpers? The vehicle’s bumpers are considered body panels and so aren’t covered. The basic warranty is just one kind of coverage that comes standard on a new car. Here’s an overview of new-car warranties and seven things you might not know about them: WARRANTY BASICS A new car comes with a basic or limited warranty, which covers everything except body panels, drivetrain components and wear-and-tear items such as brake pads, oil filters and wiper blades. It also comes with a drivetrain warranty, which covers most of the parts that make the car move, such as the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft. Most carmakers provide roadside assistance. Some also offer free maintenance for a … [Read more...] about Edmunds: 7 things you may not know about new car warranties
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Renault Kwid has been facing a tough challenge from the competition in recent times. The sales of the entry-level vehicle from Renault hatchback has seen a decline in the recent months. Renault is now offering segment first 1 lakh km warranty on the Kwid. The new customers get 4 years or 1 lakh km warranty, which is not available with any of the vehicles in the segment. The warranty now includes the standard 2 years / 50,000 km warranty plus the extended 2 years / 50,000 km warranty as standard. Renault will not charge anything extra for the extended warranty under the new offer. Renault is also offering free roadside assistance to the new customers to push the sales of the vehicle. Renault India has also announced the Renault SECURE program for the whole range including Captur, Kwid, Duster and Lodgy in India. The new program covers the existing owners with a warranty coverage of 5 years or 1 lakh km. This also includes the free roadside assistance. Renault Kwid’s direct … [Read more...] about Renault Kwid’s new 1 lakh km warranty for 4 years is a lot more than what Maruti Alto & Hyundai Eon offer
April showers might bring May flowers, but car shoppers may wish it rained more deals. Autodata Corp. ranks April among the bottom three months for new-car discounts during each of the past four years. In 2017, baseball's opening month was the single worst month for incentives. Talk about dreary. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals But don't declare a rain delay on your shopping just yet. The storm clouds have a silver lining, at least this year: New-car incentives last month gained 6.5 percent year-over-year, per Autodata, for the second largest increase in the past seven months. Amid an overall incentives plateau, March's gains could add some steam heading into April — a month that needs all the help it can get. We still found plenty of highly discounted models, with many this month from GM and Hyundai-Kia. What should deal-seekers consider? Take a look below. Chevrolet Malibu How much can I save? On select trim levels, enough to fund a … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for April 2018?
Microwave ovens eventually die and require replacement. When mine started making an odd popping sound and emitting an electrical smell during use, I unplugged it, went to the closest store known to sell microwave ovens, bought a new one, plugged it in, and then continued heating up leftovers for lunch. It took less than an hour. Cars eventually die and require replacement. People don’t buy cars like they buy microwave ovens. You never wake up, decide to buy a new car, walk into a dealership showroom, swipe a credit or debit card, and drive away in less than an hour. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND 'LIKE' US HERE. J.D. Power research confirms this. In recent years, the company’s New Autoshopper Study has found that about 80 percent of car buyers use the Internet to research new vehicle purchases, spend an average of 14 hours doing so, and take an average of four months to make a decision about which make and model to buy. As a person who … [Read more...] about 8 Important Decisions to Make Before Buying a New Car
Ad Feature Richard Nash Nearly New Cars also sources cars for its loyal customers. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell The Richard Nash Group pioneered the nearly new car market in Norfolk and it’s one that has earned the family-owned business a loyal customer base. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out the advantages of buying a nearly new car. Richard Nash Groups Nearly New Car Centre, in Vulcan Road South, Norwich, stocks more than 100 cars. Picture: Andy Russell Changing your car is a big financial commitment but as soon as you drive a new car off the forecourt you lose money. You could buy a used car a few years old, so the previous owner has taken the biggest depreciation hit, or the best option might be a nearly new car, generally accepted to be under a year old and fewer than 10,000 miles, which still has a long manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a market the Richard Nash Group has pioneered since starting in Norwich in 1987, earning the family-owned business … [Read more...] about Save thousands with nearly new car from Richard Nash Group