Tag: warranties

50 Posts

Dec 01, 2002

Is my overheated engine covered under my extended warranty?

Dear Car Talk

I was driving to work recently and my car overheated which caused the engine to smoke and fail I received no warning The temperature gauge did not go up and no lights came on But my extended-warranty company is refusing...


Oct 01, 2002

What do I do for repairs now that Daewoo has closed up shop in the USA?

Dear Car Talk

I am the not-so-proud owner of a Daewoo Leganza As you probably know Daewoo has recently undergone a series of name changes Daewoo Daewoe Daewho and now Daegone Currently the car has miles on it runs well and is worth...

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Apr 01, 2002

The difference between factory and extended warranties.

Dear Car Talk

I read your article about the study you did in which dealers charged more for the same repairs than independent shops But I have a question I have a competent mechanic who I have used on my vehicles for years...


Jul 01, 2001

Why are dealerships so reluctant to do warranty repairs?

Dear Car Talk

I've been reading your column for a long time and I've noticed an interesting pattern in the questions I see a lot of dealerships trying to wait out customers on repairs that should be done under warranty I was under...

dealers warranties

Jun 01, 2001

How to make sure that the transmission that's almost failing now gets covered by your warranty in the future.

Dear Car Talk

Please help me before my -year -mile warranty runs out I have a Dodge Grand Caravan All-Wheel Drive with miles on it The car drives fine but I believe it has a transmission problem in the making Dodge dealers have...

warranties transmissions

May 01, 2001

What do you think about the "certified pre-owned" programs that dealers brag about?

Dear Car Talk

What's the real skinny on this manufacturer's certified pre-owned business that dealers sell I know they talk about inspection points that they rigorously put their cars through What do you guys think of this scheme It seems somewhat safer than...

buying dealers used cars warranties

Feb 01, 2001

Who's at fault: the warranty company, the dealer, or Ford?

Dear Car Talk

AutoNation sold me a Ford F- with -inch wheels and a -inch spare I never knew this until I blew my front differential to bits I was about miles from the nearest town when I had to put on the...

liability warranties

Oct 01, 2000

Are there any good reasons for having a dealership garage maintain your car?

Dear Car Talk

I just bought a Ford Focus The dealership is bugging me to start making appointments for maintenance I have been going to an independent garage that I trust and I'd like to let them take care of this car Are...

dealers mechanics warranties

Jul 01, 2000

WIll installing aftermarket parts void a vehicle's warranty?

Dear Car Talk

I am writing in response to a recent letter from the owner of a Dodge Dakota who wanted to add some performance parts to his vehicle a K N air filter Flowmaster exhaust performance chip high-performance plugs wires cap and...

aftermarket parts warranties

Apr 01, 2000

I'm considering some modifcations to my engine to get more horsepower. Good idea?

Dear Car Talk

Earlier this year I purchased a new Dodge Dakota Sport pickup with the liter V- Magnum engine and five-speed transmission I would like to make some minor modifications to the engine to increase the horsepower but I'm not sure if...

horsepower warranties aftermarket parts