Greensheet (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 298, Ed. 1 Friday, July 27, 2007 Page: 50 of 56
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July 27-August 2, 2007
1998 SUBARU Outback Sport-
4 door hatchback, good condition,
$4200. (832)654-3011 INDIVIDUAL
1997 SEDAN DeVille: $4600.
1999 SUNFIRE: $2495 cash.
2000 TAURUS: 43K, $4990.
2003 TAURUS: 53K. $5495.
1993 TOYOTA Camry: sunroof, a/c,
high mileage, fair condition, good
student car, $1500. (281)558-6243
1996 TAURUS: Minor body dam-
age. $1300. (832)880-1468.
1997 TOYOTA Camry: Automatic,
a/c. $3300. (832)661-5651.
2004 TOYOTA Camry: $11,988.
1993 TOYOTA Corolla:
11 OK miles, a/c, very
clean, 4 door. $1800
obo. (281)493-4434. INDIVIDUAL
1995 TOYOTA Corolla LE: 4
door, a/c, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, new
black paint, excellent condition,
86K. $2950 obo. (281)496-5533.
1997 TOYOTA Camry. 157K,
excellent condition, $4500.
1985 TOYOTA Corolla: Auto,
daily driver, $800 obo. (832)279-
2005TOYOTA Corolla CE: A/c, 75K,
automatic. $9800. (713)787-9405.
leather, great conditon, one
owner, 100,500 miles. $12,000.
TOYOTA Corolla: 11 OK
miles, excellent con-
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obo. (832)882-8560. INDIVIDUAL
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T maroon 83.4K
miles leather sunroof loaded
$10,500. Katy area (281)395-3497
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Q: It’s time for me to buy a truck, and I
always seem to get in trouble buying those
extras dealers offer you after you think the
deal is finished. Whether it’s the dealer
undercoating, glass etching, or pin
striping, I’ve bought it at one time or
another. I’m determined to stand my
ground this time, but would like to know
the scoop on extended warranties. How do
they really work, and are they worth it?
A: Whether you’re shopping for a new or
used truck, you’ll likely hear the service
contract pitch. Some dealers wait until
your warranty is about to expire before
promoting an extended warranty/service
contract. Auto service contracts have
become increasingly popular as a way to
provide consumers a means to deal with
unforeseen vehicle repair problems.
Before signing on the dotted line, the
Better Business Bureau urges consumers
to be sure they understand the terms of the
contract and know who is responsible for
providing the coverage.
According to the Federal Trade
Commission, an auto service contract is a
promise to perform (or pay for) certain
repairs or service. Sometimes called an
“extended warranty,” a service contract is
not a warranty as defined by federal law. A
service contract may be arranged at any
time and always costs extra; a warranty
comes with a new car and is included in
the original price. This separate and
additional cost distinguishes a service
contract from a warranty.
Before deciding whether to buy an auto
services contract, the BBB suggests you
ask the following questions:
* Who backs the service contract? It
may be the manufacturer, dealer, or an
independent company. Many service
contracts sold by dealers are handled
by independent companies called
administrators. Administrators act as
claims adjusters, authorizing the
payment of claims to any dealers
under the contract.
* What’s the cost of the auto service
contract? Usually, the price of the
service contract is based on the car
make, model, condition (new or used),
depth of coverage and length of
contract. The cost of the service
contract can range from several
hundred dollars to more than $2,000.
In addition, you may need to pay a
deductible each time your car is
serviced or repaired.
* What is covered and not covered? Few
auto service contracts cover all
repairs. Watch out for absolute
exclusions that deny coverage for any
reasons. For instance, if the contract
specifies that only “mechanical
breakdowns” will be covered,
problems caused by “normal wear and
tear” may be excluded.
* How are claims handled? When your
car needs to be repaired or serviced,
some service contracts permit you to
choose among several service dealers
or authorized repair centers. Others
require the car owner to return the
vehicle to the selling dealer for
service. Find out if you will need prior
authorization from the contract
provider for any repair work or towing
services. Ask how long it will take to
obtain authorization and whether you
can get authorization outside of
normal business hours.
* What are your responsibilities? Under
the contract, you may have to follow
all the manufacturer’s
recommendations for routine
maintenance, such as oil and spark
plug changes. Failure to do so could
void the contract. To prove you have
maintained the car properly, keep
detailed records, including receipts.
Find out if the contract prohibits you
from taking the car to an independent
station for routine maintenance or
performing the work yourself. The
contract may specify that the selling
dealer is the only authorized facility
for servicing the car.
* What is the length of the service
contract? If the service contract lasts
longer than you expect to own the car,
find out if it can be transferred when
you sell the car, whether there’s a fee,
or if a shorter contract is available.
Consumers should check with the BBB
for a reliability report on the business
offering the contract, and with any
regulatory agencies that oversee this type
of company. Make sure you read and
thoroughly understand the agreement and
check that all verbal promises have been
included. Do not sign a contract with
blank spaces that could be altered or
changed. Finally, once the contract is
signed, keep a copy of it for your records.
I know there are a lot of loopholes in
some of these contracts designed to
exclude parts that frequently breakdown,
or extensive maintenance records
requirements. It’s important to evaluate
each one carefully, and look for offers that
are not restricted to one specific dealer in
case you move to a different city or state.
Please send your questions to:
The Better Business Bureau
1333 West Loop South, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77027
Web site: http://www.bbbhou.org
Be sure to include your mailing address
and phone number with all letters and e-
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