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Old 12-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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extended warranty and rust protection

Hey guys,

I just got a call from my dealer saying my wrangler will be ready this Tuesday, my salesman told me to get the extended warranty and the anti rust thing. I was just wondering if anyone knows if it's worth taking these 2 options, since it's my first time shopping for a new car, I'm kinda clueless about these things. If someone can shear some light into me it'll be much appreciated

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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I am always leery of "extended warranty" pitches, as that is where all retailers make a LOT of their profit, regardless of what they're selling.

Personally, I would decline the dealer's undercoating offer (just like I have declined it!) and go get a Krown or Rust Chek treatment. My mechanic said Chrysler's undercoating treatment really sucks, Krown is way more effective, plus they give a lifetime warranty if you get it annually.

Hope that helps.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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I see, thanks for the tip, I've been thinking about this the whole weekend and I think I'll do the same as you
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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Just in case it helps; I bought the typical "gold" plan which I think is 419, extended warranty (5 years 100,000Km) it was offered at something like $1695 and I offered cost plus 20% and ended up at $970.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Extended warranty is a tricky one it might be a good thing to have if things break but the dealer rust spray is a crap , do Krown or Rust Check .
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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I agree... after I looked into this... Krown all the way!
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
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Where does Krown drill?

I am waiting on my my JKU. I live in NJ and the nearest Krown is 4 hours away. But I am considering taking it. I figure I will make mini vacation out of it. My only concern is the drilling. Can you tell me where/how many holes they drilled?

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Krown or Rust Check for sure. Do all my vehicles. My 1998 TJ was done every year. I just sold it in the summer (see my pic.) It had 300.000KM's on it & still original paint & all Ontario winters. You need the holes drilled to access inner panels. Rust mainly starts where you cant see or clean. By the time you do see it, its too late. Enjoy your JEEP!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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this is the letter i recieved when i asked about the factory undercoating in NS..

A Jeep we would classify same as a car based on the under carriage size. No inspection, limited lifetime warranty, Chrysler approved, guaranteed not to void the manufacturer’s warranty is $599+hst. Bear in mind Rust check runs about $129/year every year and if you forget your warranty expires. There repair coverage on a claim is substantially less then ours. Our Mopar MasterSheild extends up to a combined $5000 in repair over the lifetime of the vehicle if required. It would only take 4.5 years of Rust Check pricing to pay for itself and your customer would never have to come in for an inspection, top up or have to worry about forgetting to have it done in the future to maintain their warranties.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #10
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+1 for Rust Check!
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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Is Krown better than Rust check?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #12
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It all depends on the guys that are spraying it. I use to own a Rust Check and I would make sure that my customers cars where sprayed as if they were my own. You can't go wrong with either product and highly recommend getting it done especially if you plan on keeping it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #13
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Don't buy extended warranties or rust proofing from the dealer. This stuff is marked up huge and generates a lot of profit for the dealer.

You can buy a lot of parts and fix your vehicle for the $2000+ they'll charge for an extended warranty. I have a buddy who swears by oil spraying his vehicle every year and his vehicles have been rust free. One he had for 16 years and still had no rust. This is in a city that makes the roadways white with salt...

Also, when you add these things onto the principal, you are paying interest on it if borrowing. I've read that the dealer gets a kickback from the bank who is granting the loan, at a % of the principal and it gets higher as the length of the loan gets longer... So buyer beware!

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