3. Don’t rely on your computer for record keeping
If you purchase your extended warranty online be sure to print hard copies of the entire contract. Be sure to access the printer friendly screen so that no words are cut off. Murphy’s Law is often at work and chances are your computer will be down at the very moment you need to put your hands on the warranty.
4. Get everything in writing
Verbal agreements and arrangements are ultimately meaningless. Whether your agent doesn’t remember or leaves without a trace for another firm should have no bearing on your coverage. You must have a written document to stand on firm ground in the world of warranties.
5. Read the entire warranty
It may be time consuming, but it is absolutely critical that you read the entire contract from the first to the very last words. If you don’t it in writing it is not covered. Don’t make assumptions with warranties. What you see, in writing, is what you get.
6. Understand the entire warranty
The world of extended warranties can be quite confusing. It is absolutely okay to ask questions. After all, the agents do this everyday and understand the language and nuances of the contract; you, on the other had, do not. Save yourself headaches down the road by learning up front what your warranty does and does not cover, as well as how much it will cost you.
7. Keep contact information accessible
It is a good idea to include telephone numbers and other contact information readily available. In the event that you have a claim you can smooth the process by being organized ahead of time.