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Buying a used car may be more financially prudent than buying a brand new car, the risk of buying a lemon is always there. Protect your finances with sgCarMart Warranty today.
Category: Car Buying Advice
Some people might argue that the Lemon Law is adequate to protect consumers from buying defective goods (like a used car, for example). But wiser people will tell you that the Lemon Law is very ambiguous and has many grey areas or loopholes.
Common problems that arise with a used car
The last thing you want to happen after you fork out a substantial amount of cash for a used car would be breakdowns. From simple things like a dead battery to more complex problems like transmission or driveshaft issues, here are our top 8 car breakdown problems.
- Weak or dead battery
- Faulty alternator
- Engine overheating
- Excessive engine oil consumption
- Transmission problems
- Driveshaft issues
- Abnormal handling
- Brake issues
How much will it cost to fix those problems?
Let's take the most expensive components to repair or replace in a car as an example - the engine, drive axle and transmission.
Depending on your car's make and model, repair works for these parts can range from $800 up to $9000! Now, that's a lot of money you have to fork out for a car you just bought.
But, what if your car came with a sgCarMart Warranty?
Why sgCarMart Warranty?
The sgCarMart Warranty:
- Covers the most expensive-to-repair parts in a car - the engine, drive axle and transmission
- Does not require any out of pocket expenses from you when you send your car in for repairs
- Has many specialised workshops that can repair your car
- Ensures that only independent and reputable workshops handle any repair work
- Is backed by Tokio Marine, a leading global insurance company
- Allows you to do your regular car servicing at any workshop without voiding your Warranty
How does the Warranty work?
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Step 1: Purchase a used car with sgCarMart Warranty
Step 2: Your car has a mechanical or electrical problem
Step 3: Call 8001012917 to report the issue
Step 4: Our associates will assign you a workshop that can best resolve your problem
Step 5: Workshop will do a check to see if the problem falls under the sgCarMart Warranty
Step 6: If yes, the workshop will repair the defect
Step 7: The workshop will bill sgCarMart. You drive off without paying a cent
How do you spot a car that comes with a sgCarMart Warranty?
While you're scrolling through all the used cars you can (or cannot) afford on sgCarMart, look out for "This car comes with sgCarMart Warranty, the best protection for your car".
This indicates that the car you're viewing comes with sgCarMart Warranty and you don't have to pester your used car dealer to purchase a sgCarMart Warranty for you.
What cars are eligible for sgCarMart Warranty?
Under the resources section for eligible cars in sgCarMart's used car section, you should see a sgCarMart Warranty logo (refer to image on the right for reference).
It means that you can still get a sgCarMart Warranty for the car you want. You just need to ask your used car dealer to take up the sgCarMart Warranty for the car as the sgCarMart Warranty is only available for car dealerships and not available for direct purchase by consumers.
sgCarMart Warranty is the only car warranty in Singapore that allows you to go to any servicing workshop of your choosing. So don't forget to ask your preferred used car dealer to get it for you.
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Want to buy a used car in Singapore? Do a proper vehicle evaluation first!