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3 Factors That Can Influence Whether You Should Buy an Extended Warranty

by Dawn Henry

When you buy new appliances for your home, whether or not you need a service contract or extended warranty is debatable. Even though the sales rep is probably telling you why you should get one, it is important for you to carefully evaluate whether it is actually needed. In order to fairly assess if an extended warranty is right in your situation, it is important to know when and why it is not a good idea to buy one. 

The Right Price

Depending on the company offering the warranty and the appliance, the price of the warranty can add dramatically to the bottom line for your new purchase. When evaluating the cost of the warranty, decide on a percentage of the sale price of the appliance that you are willing to pay for the additional coverage. If the price of the warranty exceeds that, buying it might not make sense financially. 

Appliance's Reliability

Hopefully, before you had a chance to go shopping for your new appliance, you had time to research it. If not, take a moment and read the good and bad reviews about the appliance. Consumer reporting sites are best because appliances are thoroughly tested for factors that can influence how well they perform. 

If the appliance has relatively good reviews and seems to be reliable, then forgoing the warranty can help you save money. However, if the appliance is prone to needing repairs, a warranty can help you save on future repairs. One other important factor to remember is that if your appliance does break down soon after you purchase it, it will likely be within the manufacturer's original warranty, so you can still get the repairs you need.

Appliance's Usage

How much you plan to use your appliance can have an impact on whether or not you get a warranty. Appliances that are used more frequently experience wear and tear at a greater rate. For instance, if you are washing clothes daily, the chances of having a problem with your washer and dryer are greater than if you only wash once a week. If your new appliance is going to be used a lot, the warranty could be a good idea. 

One of the best ways to assess whether or not an extended warranty is right for you is to talk to an appliance repair pro, like one from J & M Appliance. He or she can give you inside information on repairs that are typical for your appliance and you can factor that into your decision.