For risk aversion, it would seem to pay for the extension of the manufacturer`s warranty (technically a renewed service contract), albeit for rest reasons. However, third-party companies that negotiate expanded guarantees are notoriously dubious – and often claim to be legitimate providers, that they are only proven to be fraudulent for months or years. So I recently bought a 2017 Kia Soul from a used car dealership after problems with my other car occurred several times. The soul now has about 42k miles on it. I received a letter in the mail about the warranty that says, “Our statements indicate that you have not contacted us to activate a car service contract for your VEHICLE. I find different things online and I wondered if you knew anything about it, if it`s a scam or if I have to remind them to stop this before being loaded. The sender`s name is activating the SAP service and they gave me a customer service number that leads to Sky Auto Protection. Receive his pink letter with the warning “RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE REQUESTED.” This is just one of the many letters and phone calls, ALL SCAMS that will be received after the purchase and registration of a vehicle. Ask a service manager at a dealer if these guarantees are worth it. The only extended warranties that are worth something are those purchased through the manufacturer.

They are much cheaper and the costs are negotiated. Victim website 87113 type of phishing phishing fraud, under the pretext of “activation of a service contract” for your “VEHICLE”. They do not have information about their own vehicle, nor do they provide real or useful information about what they are “selling”, as far as hedging options or prices. It starts with: “Our records indicate that you have not contacted us to activate an automobile service contract.” Most disturbing: I browsed to their website to call “contact” link to warn them, to remove me from their list, just to find that I can not send the request, unless I give them the following additional information: name, email, phone, vehicle manufacturing, vehicle model, vehicle-kilometre, “ID coverage” (from the letter)… and only then can I choose the option to request tp removed from your list! Pure phishing scam, because they require me to give them ALL the information they lack, but not my postal address to be removed from their mailing list.