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Reliability is key when buying or leasing a new vehicle, and it’s something you can expect with every Toyota. But when problems do come up, your car warranty is there to save the day by covering the expenses.


Unfortunately, the factory warranty will eventually end along with your coverage, which is why it might be a good idea for you to consider buying an extended warranty. However, many drivers are unsure whether purchasing an extended warranty on their vehicle is worthwhile. So, what are some reasons you might consider an extended warranty for your Toyota?


Why drivers should consider an extended warranty on their Toyota at Team Toyota of Glen Mills | Sales person explaing car warranty to person sitting in new car

You Plan on Keeping the Vehicle for a Long Time

If you’re the type of person who gets tired of a car after a couple of years, maybe purchasing an extended warranty wouldn’t make much sense for you. But if you plan on driving this car long after the 2 or 3 year period that is covered by the factory warranty, then an extended warranty is definitely something you should consider.


Maintaining and repairing a vehicle can get expensive, and as it ages you’ll be in the garage more and more frequently. So, if you want to avoid out-of-pocket costs for the long-term, the extended warranty is a great option.


Your Vehicle Drives Long Distances, Operates in Harsh Conditions, or is Heavily Used

Reflecting on how your vehicle will be used can be helpful in determining whether you should consider an extended warranty. For example, do you tow a lot of heavy equipment or drive in tough-terrain? Do you live in an area with extreme temperatures or road conditions? Do you drive far distances or live in the city where your car is more susceptible to wear and tear?


It also might be helpful to compare how often you’ve needed repairs in the past and weigh it against the cost of the extended warranty. Of course, no two vehicles are exactly alike, so this will only give you a rough estimate of the maintenance costs you can expect based on your driving habits. Also, surprises happen – so if you want guaranteed peace of mind for the long-term, then the extended warranty is your best bet.


You Want to Reduce Stress

Nothing is worse than having expensive car issues during the holidays or other financially tight times. Having an extended warranty on your vehicle can reduce the stress on your mind and wallet when problems do occur.


So, you won’t have to choose between replacing your transmission and taking that much-needed vacation you’ve been looking forward to because, with an extended warranty, you can do both! This can make a world of difference for you and your family, so consider carefully!


If you have any questions about extended warranties or would like to talk to one of our knowledgeable staff, contact us at Team Toyota of Glen Mills for more information!