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Shopping for a used vehicle means you will need to spend time looking for the right used car dealer. Buying from a used car dealer requires additional research because there are additional risks and challenges. You might have questions about the vehicle accident history, the vehicle maintenance history, and how the vehicle was taken care of by the previous owner. Since used cars can come with problems, a warranty is crucial when purchasing a vehicle from a used car dealer. Crossroads Ford discusses the details about warranties for a used vehicle.

Can I Get a Warranty from a Used Car Dealer?

The best way to get a warranty from a used car dealer is to buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. Certified pre-owned vehicles are inspected, refurbished, and certified before being sold on the lot. Many certified pre-owned cars also come with an extended warranty, some of which are backed by the manufacturer. While certified pre-owned cars are the easiest to warranty, you can also get a warranty with other used vehicles. However, these warranties are typically more challenging to obtain.

Are Warranties on Used Cars Important? 

Warranties on all vehicles are essential factors in your decision to buy. However, when you purchase a car from a used car dealer, a warranty is even more critical. You assume a certain risk because the vehicle isn’t new off the lot. A warranty gives you peace of mind that you are covered financially if something breaks down. It gives you valuable protection if your vehicle comes across any mechanical issues. The last thing that you want to do after making a significant financial commitment on a vehicle is wind up in the shop for a week with a large repair bill. 

Do Manufacturer’s Warranties Still Apply?

In most cases, automotive warranties will transfer even after ownership changes. Vehicle warranties are usually based on the vehicle identification number instead of the ownership. The original warranty will usually remain valid until it expires. So, when looking for a vehicle with a used car dealer, it’s important to ask about the original warranty and determine whether or not it is still valid. There are a few notable exceptions, especially with certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Generally speaking, the manufacturer’s warranty still applies if it has yet to expire. 

Contact Crossroads Ford Lincoln for More Information

If you’re shopping for a used vehicle, Crossroads Ford Lincoln has plenty of choices. Give us a call at (502) 695-1990 or contact us online for more information on the vehicles we have to offer.