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Protect your brand new Audi the right way with an extended warranty

For all intents and purposes, a car is an investment. You are spending a decent amount of money and will be keeping the vehicle for at least 7 to 8 years. These two factors alone indicate the investment-type nature that a car purchase can be. This becomes even truer when you purchase a high-end brand like Audi, as these prime examples of German engineering can cost more than a pretty penny and these cars are designed to look good long after you first drive it off the car lot.

For such a valuable possession, you want to get the most for your money and protect your investment to the highest degree possible. One method of doing so is to purchase an extended warranty. Now, one would think that the base warranty offers all the protection one would need, but one could not be more wrong. As this article will detail, base warranties are severely lacking and do not offer adequate protection from soaring repair costs and other inconveniences one would experience in the event of a breakdown. 

In this article, we will discuss the features and shortcomings of the base warranty and how an extended warranty is a significant improvement in offering you and your brand new vehicle the protection you deserve. 

BASE WARRANTY

Audi provides a standard base warranty that offers coverage for 4 years or 50000 miles, whichever comes first. Simple statistics show us that the base warranty is lacking as most issues related to your car’s critical components (drivetrain, engine, transmission, axle, and emission control) will rise up after the 50000-mile mark. In effect, you would be without any coverage or protection when issues are most expected and help is most needed.

Repair bills for critical component repairs will easily go upwards of $5000 just for the parts alone. When you factor in labor costs, then the bills go much higher. There’s also the inconvenience of having to find a reliable mechanic who will be able to a decent job at a decent price. This exercise, along with the financial strain of an exorbitant repair bill, would put anyone on a sickbed due to stress. 

EXTENDED WARRANTY

On the other hand, an extended warranty would go beyond the 50000-mile mark and offer you the protection you need. In addition to increasing the mileage and age thresholds, extended warranties also offer other benefits including 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, towing coverage, and car rental coverage.

There’s also the insane value for money you receive with an extended warranty. By paying $2000 (which is the minimum extended coverage price) you would effectively be saving thousands more in repair bills. You’re also saved from having to look for a reliable mechanic because your car would be worked on by authorized mechanics. You also don’t need to worry about repair bills as the repairs would be covered under the extended warranty. All these benefits make the Audi warranty worth it!  





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