Oldsmobile Extended Warranty
In the market for a Oldsmobile extended warranty or mechanical breakdown protection? Didn't opt for the extra protection when you made the original purchase? Hello, my name is Kirk Steele and I will try to help you answer the question "Do I need to purchase extended protection? Here is what I will cover in this short article:
- Oldsmobile History
- Oldsmobile Reliability
- Do I Need Oldsmobile Extended Warranty Protection?
- Options for Extended Protection
Oldsmobile was founded in 1897 by Ransom E as a division of General Motor. Initially called Olds Automobiles, the name was changed to Oldsmobiles and it stuck. During the 1940's the company really came to prominence thanks to the overhead valve V8 engine which become quite popular with the hot-rodding community. Oldsmobile production ended on April 29th, 2004 with the final car being an Alero GLS.
Out of all the GM brands, I would actually score Oldsmobile near the top for reliability. Although no car is bulletproof, I know from experience they can last if well maintained, and the repair costs are low. The average cost for an alternator replacement on Oldsmobile Intrigue is under $300 (contrast that to $800 for the GMC Acadia).
It was a shame to see GM drop the Oldsmobile line; I thought the brand carried the GM name proudly.
Unless you only bring the Olds out on Sundays, extended coverage might not be a bad idea. Although the parts for these vehicles are widely available and relatively inexpensive, the peace of mind is often much more comfortable.
It is easy to find out about a product's reliability in the age of the Internet. All you have to do is check with a community of people that have the same product. People in these groups tend to be very outspoken. In the case of automobiles one such community is Edmunds.com.
Before making a decision on extended protection, use the links below to research your specific model for known problems. Certain cars are known to be unreliable, making the extended protection decision a no-brainer.
Here's another great resource to check the reliability record of your used vehicle.
Do I Need Oldsmobile Extended Warranty Protection?
Choosing to purchase an Oldsmobile extended warranty or mechanical breakdown protection is ultimately a personal decision. However, here are some things to consider:
- The age and mileage of your Oldsmobile
- The reliability record of your particular Oldsmobile model
- How many miles you drive
- How long you plan to own your Oldsmobile
- Your risk tolerance
- Your financial ability to pay for unexpected repairs
Here are additional resources to help you determine if extended protection is right for you:
Options for Extended Protection
Oldsmobile is slowly being shuffled into the dark, and as they start to disappear the service centre's that manage to survive in years to come will be less likely to stock parts for the brand.
I'd recommend an extended protection plan for any Oldsmobile vehicle that can qualify.
Given that Oldsmobile is out of production since 2004, the manufacturer's warranties have all expired. Consequently, you option for an extended warranty are limited.
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For additional information on determining your need for extended warranty protection please review the following pages: