Warranties

Do you purchase an extended warranty when buying a car? Our poll results
Do you purchase an extended warranty when buying a car? Our poll results

You've probably heard it from your parents and peers: extended warranties are a waste of money. Do you believe it, though? Do you shell out for an extended warranty when buying a car? We wanted to find out, so we asked some of our Twitter followers. Here's how they responded: Do you purchase...Read More»

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GM Cuts Warranty On Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles From 100,000 To 60,000 miles

Is a 100,000-mile warranty enough to steer you from one vehicle to another? According to Detroit News, General Motors thinks the answer is "no". GM polled customers and discovered that warranties alone weren't that important to shoppers -- at least not important enough to make or break a sale. And...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
Ford To Update MyFord Touch Infotainment System & Extend Warranties

Good news for current and future Ford owners: according to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker will release an update to its much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system in December, and warranties on the system will be extended by a full two years. The troubles with MyFord Touch and its luxury...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
Today at High Gear Media: Big Recalls, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

If you recall the past decade, some of the most important car recalls have included fire, fire, and more fire. [TheCarConnection] You can add the 2010 Toyota Prius on the recall list service-action list once more, this time for cooling pump problems. [FamilyCarGuide] All that work on the Toyota...Read More»

1997 Mercury Tracer LS
Lifetime Warranties Cut Both Ways

You may have heard of Rachel Veitch, a 92-year-old from Florida who drives a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente with over 550,000 miles on the odometer. Her story and assorted clips have been widely viewed and during her most recent round of publicity, Jay Leno presented her with a shift indicator which...Read More»

2009 Saturn Aura
2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster

General Motors has just added Saturn models from the 2005 through 2010 model years to its Certified Used Vehicles program. Although the brand is no more, and most Saturn showrooms have closed, you'll find the certified Saturn models wherever GM Certified Used Vehicles are on offer—that's at 3,400...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G6
GM Offers Financing Deal On Certified Used Pontiac G6

If you're feeling a little cash-strapped but in need of a new car, GM is giving you an alternative to that bargain-basement 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, or to a normal used-car. It's offering a low 3.9-percent finance rate, for 60 months, on Certified Used examples of the Pontiac G6, going back several...Read More»

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Chrysler Accepts Reponsibility For Pre-Bankruptcy Vehicles

Generally speaking, bankruptcy has been a good thing for Chrysler. It's allowed the company to unload massive debt and streamline operations. But for others -- especially the owners of 31 million Chrysler vehicles manufactured before June 10, 2009 (the end of Chrysler's bankruptcy proceedings) --...Read More»

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Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the company entered bankruptcy court. Specifically the organizations are concerned about Chrysler Group (aka "New Chrysler") and...Read More»

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GM And Chrysler Warranty Assistance To Come From TARP Fund

In our post about President Barack Obama's address regarding GM and Chrysler's restructuring, we told you earlier that the government has promised to back all warranty claims from both companies in the event of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings or worsening financial troubles. Said Obama: "Let me...Read More»

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Transmission
Cherokee SRT8 Trashes Its Tranny

Trashing a tranny ain't pretty. It'll either land a few nasty Lee Press-On gashes in your forehead or, in the case of the hapless owner of a Grand Cherokee SRT8 who decided to rat out his motor to a staggering 921 rear-wheel horsepower, metal shrapnel and ATF spewing from the transmission tunnel at...Read More»

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