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Car Service Contracts 101

Unexpected vehicle repairs happen whether you’re ready for them or not. Car service contracts can help protect the value of your investment in your vehicle and insulate your wallet from the costs associated with unanticipated repairs.

But all car service contracts aren’t the same. In some cases, dealers and other providers mislead consumers with “extended vehicle warranties” and other deceptive terms or practices.

As a consumer, it’s particularly important to make sure that your car service contract provider adheres to legal and ethical standards in the marketing and delivery of their products or services.

At the VPA, we go the extra mile to ensure consumers are treated fairly. To protect you’re interests, VPA certified car service contract providers are required to comply with our strict Standards of Conduct, the gold standard of integrity across the car service contract industry.

When you buy a car service contract from a VPA certified company, you take an important step toward protecting your investment. But just as importantly, you help the VPA and our business partners promote ethical standards throughout the industry.

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