When you buy a new car, the dealership is going to convince you to purchase a number of “add-on” warranty programs. This includes multiple protection plans, such as GAP insurance, anti-theft tracking, auto painting protection, wheel protection, rust proofing, dent warranties, and other auto repair plans. Are dent warranties worth your money? Let’s find out.
Dent Warranties: Yay or Nay?
In car dealerships, dent warranties are often bundled with other protection plans like the ones just listed. The thing is, most of these warranties are from third-party service providers that provide the deal at wholesale to dealerships. The dealership then sells the plan to a customer at a higher price. A bundled plan varies and may cost anywhere from $600 to $1500.
The cost to fix an average, quarter-sized dent runs for about $150. Unless your car is getting dented left and right, then dent warranties may not be worth the cost even if it’s bundled with other plans.
Here’s something else to consider: those third service providers that handle your dent claims may look for the cheapest local repair service in order to keep overhead costs down. That’s the service you have to take your car to, and the warranty will be voided if you take it elsewhere. The shop you’re required to go with may not be the best qualified or even certified for handling paintless dent repairs.
The Choice Is Yours
We’re not trying to dissuade car buyers from turning down warranty plans. That’s a personal judgement call you have to make. However, these warranty providers often have profit as their first and foremost priority.
BodyWorks Auto Rebuild works with many insurance companies. The ones we work with give motorists the freedom to select their own repair service. We are confident that Bellevue residents will often choose us because our shop tour speaks for itself. With or without a dent warranty, contact us to ensure a dent is fixed correctly at a fair and honest price.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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