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Know the Facts About Your Vehicle’s Warranty

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Because there are many misconceptions about what makes a vehicle’s warranty valid, TGK Automotive applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing a second consumer alert to ensure consumers are aware of the facts surrounding auto warranties.


“The Federal Trade Commission has made it a point to inform vehicle owners of their rights when it comes to their car manufacturers’ warranties,” says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “They have made it crystal clear that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty.”


The FTC also offers these tips to help consumers make smart decisions and get the most out of their auto warranties:

  • Read the warranty that came with the car, or check the “owners” section of the manufacturer’s Web site.
  • Be aware of when the warranty period ends, and get any problems that arise checked out beforehand.
  • Service the car at regular intervals, following the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule.
  • Keep all service records and receipts, regardless of who performs the service. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, new brake pads and inspections. These receipts can be used to prove that the vehicle was properly maintained.

“It is also important to note that aftermarket parts can be used without fear of voiding the warranty,” White notes.




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