Buying a new car: Is an extended warranty worth it?


Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Any buyer of a new car has faced this question:

Should I plunk down extra money for an extended warranty?

It can make sense if you’ll sleep better at night knowing you have an additional layer of coverage for your wheels.

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But do the statistics bear this out?

And do you have to decide right away, when the dealer is pressuring you to come across with more cash?

For the answers, check out today’s Ask Laz video.

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