ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Many consumers leave the car dealership with a new or used car but not an extended warranty. Later they might want an extended warranty but think they missed their chance when they left the dealership. There are solutions out there.
Warranty Direct and Progressive® are working together to distribute Warranty Direct's range of customizable mechanical breakdown plans designed to replace expired dealer and manufacturer warranty plans, supplement a dealership's short-term limited warranty, or provide an alternative to warranty plans offered at dealerships.
These Progressive Advantage® Mechanical Repair plans offer up to a 24-month, no fee financing option, and any licensed repair facility is allowed to perform repairs. As a result, car owners no longer have to rely on a short-term warranty that expires after a limited time or possibly roll the cost of an extended warranty into their car loan which can increase interest payments.
According to Tara Williams, executive vice president of Warranty Direct, "Many consumers believe that if they don't purchase an extended warranty from their car dealer that they've missed out on their chance to buy one. At Warranty Direct, we want the customer to know that they have a lot of options to protect their vehicle after the sale by purchasing a Progressive Advantage® Mechanical Repair plan from us."
"People may know Progressive best as a leading auto insurer, but we're also here to connect customers with products for almost any life event through our Progressive Advantage® program. We offer a wide range of options, from trusted providers, that cover everything from traditional items such as life insurance to potentially lesser-known items such as your pet's health, wedding, or car repairs," says Drew Purcell, product manager for the Progressive Advantage® program.
"Mechanical repair plans are great for reducing the stress associated with vehicle ownership but can be tricky to buy with confidence. Owners of a Progressive Advantage repair plan can expect Warranty Direct to seek to educate them about how their repair plan works. When you combine that with Warranty Direct's commitment to excellent customer service, it's easy to see why this product can be so valuable to customers."
With Warranty Direct plans, if multiple repairs are done in a single visit, only one deductible is necessary, and consumers have the freedom to personalize individual aspects of their coverage.
Customizable features include:
- Protection for older vehicles (up to 199,999 miles)
- Wrap around packages
- New car warranty
- Powertrain coverage
With affordable prices, free online quotes and a discount for Progressive Advantage customers, Warranty Direct is a solid choice for Progressive to collaborate with to make it easy to get an extended warranty. To find out more about Progressive Advantage® Mechanical Repair plans provided by Warranty Direct, visit https://www.progressive.com/mechanical-breakdown-insurance/.
About Warranty Direct
Warranty Direct has been a leading provider of extended warranty contracts for more than three decades, working only with top experts in the industry. The company is licensed and registered to do business in all 50 states, offering coverage for vehicles, home repairs and primary appliances. They have also been ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the best small businesses in the United States. For more information about Warranty Direct, visit our website at www.warrantydirect.com.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient — online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.
Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.
Progressive is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners carriers. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE: PGR.
Progressive and Warranty Direct are not affiliates of each other.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/think-you-can-only-buy-coverage-from-the-dealer-think-again-300379176.html
SOURCE Warranty Direct