Has your original manufacturer’s warranty expired? Do you have an extended vehicle warranty? There’s a decent chance that you don’t since a survey by Pegasystems shows that a majority of drivers don’t have extended warranties. Interestingly enough, that same survey shows that 60% of the people agreed that warranties offer value. So why are you driving without an extended vehicle warranty?

Of the consumers surveyed who had warranties, 62% said they had benefitted from having an extended car warranty in the last year. If most people see value in having an extended warranty, and most people that have one see the benefits in having one, why don’t more people have an extended vehicle warranty?

The survey found there were three main barriers to people buying a warranty: cost, not thinking they need one, and not having enough time to buy one. None of these reasons should keep you from having an extended car warranty!


A lot of people think they can’t afford an extended vehicle warranty or that they cost a lot of money, so they don’t get one. This isn’t always true! Yes, there are expensive plans, especially if you buy through some dealerships. However, many independent providers sell quality extended warranties and vehicle protection plans at all price ranges, and it is very likely there is a plan that can fit your budget. Even better, many companies offer convenient monthly payments, making it easier to fit extended protection into your budget. Another fact many people don’t realize is that using your vehicle warranty benefits to pay for a couple repair bills can pay for the cost of your plan entirely!

“I don’t need one.”

Only you know what you need, but there are many reasons why drivers like you might really want to or even need to have an extended car warranty. For example, what happens if your car breaks down and the repair bill is $2,000? This has likely happened to every single one of us at one time or another. Do you have an extra $2,000 to pay that bill? Or will you need to use credit or borrow money to pay? What about when your car breaks down and you need to get it to the repair shop? Can you afford to pay for the help you need right then and there? Are you a worrier who thinks about these things and is bothered by not being ready to deal with them? An extended vehicle warranty or vehicle protection plan can help with all of these situations! The right plan will have your back for nearly every situation.

There’s Not Enough Time

We get it. Buying a car at the dealership is a long and exhausting process and the last thing you want to do is take more time to talk about, think about, or buy an extended car warranty! The good news is that you don’t have to buy at the dealership! You can buy an extended warranty or vehicle protection plan from an independent provider after you’ve purchased your car. Plus, the internet has made it easier than ever to get multiple quotes in just a few minutes. autopom! has friendly and knowledgeable agents to quickly walk you through your options, answer any questions you have, and get you a quote by phone or by email!

Hopefully, this article has removed some of the potential barriers to your extended protection for your vehicle! Do you have more questions? Please contact autopom! today and let us help you! We can tell you everything you want and need to know about a vehicle protection plan and get you a free quote!