RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Here's one more thing to remember: The warranty on paper is only as good as its company, so have it checked out.
Executive Director Randy Jones suggests you look for one that is a member of the Alabama Independent Auto Dealers Association.
"We look for a warranty company that finds ways to cover the part, not look for ways to not cover it," said Jones.
You could consider buying the manufacturer's own extended warranty.
Last but not least, try setting aside money in a savings account for repairs.
According to a survey by Consumer Reports, 55 percent of people who bought an extended warranty never used it.
If you keep up the maintenance on your vehicle, you may not have to make a lot of costly repairs.