There’s one simple reason why you would buy an unofficial, aftermarket warranty for your new Ford vehicle instead of a genuine Ford extended service plan. This simple reason is the price. There are plenty of places out there that will try to entice you with lower costs for their plans, perhaps arguing that Ford’s official plan is overpriced. It’s possible that some of the pricier Ford extended service plans might seem out of your budget or beyond what you need, but for the sake of argument, let’s look at the alternative solution.
With an aftermarket warranty, what you’re doing is paying another company who is acting as insurance. If something goes wrong with your car, you were paying premiums to another company under the expectation that they would offer some kind of help after your car has an issue. Unfortunately, a lot of problems can arise. What if that company you chose has gone out of business? What if they’re shady and have long since disappeared, taking your money with them?
Conspiracy theories aside, it’s difficult to think of any aftermarket warranty provider that can truly compete with the financial stability and continuity of Ford Motor Company. Don’t forget the possibility of your shady warranty provider denying claims unfairly, or even worse, installing faulty or flawed parts on the cheap. You don’t want to have terrible quality parts hurting the rest of your vehicle’s systems or failing on you when you’re in the middle of nowhere. The truth is, you need value for your money when it comes to a Ford warranty, and Ford is the only one who truly provides that kind of value.