So I had quite the experience the other day. I own a 2003 Toyota Tundra. I love my truck and it has lasted me a good 10 plus years. It honestly still runs like the first day I got it. But of course as vehicles get older they start to have more problems and sometimes it costs more to keep them running than to get a new vehicle.
Well on my morning, I was heading to the grocery store. I noticed my front left tire was very deflated. Of course I headed to a repair shop we have here in town. I was starting to need new tires anyway so I thought maybe this would be the time to just get new tires entirely. I had also need having a problem with the car battery. I wanted to hit the repair shop all in one visit to not drag it on and get it out of the way.
As I was speaking to the mechanic I was telling him what I wanted done. I was planning on purchasing a new car battery with them. The mechanic offered me a 3 year warranty. I was thinking there’s no way a battery won’t last me 5 plus years. I was honestly thinking I would be fine without the warranty. But somehow, the mechanic has a way with words and talked me into getting the warranty.
I got all the work done at one time. 2 days later, my battery blew out. Turns out the battery I had bought was a dud. I don’t think I was ever so happy that I had purchased the warranty. The company that supplies the batteries gave me a complementary battery due to their mistake, but it was still comforting knowing I didn’t have to spend even more money after just purchasing a battery.
The lesson I learned was that warranties usually aren’t a waste of money. When it comes to something like a vehicle spending a little extra to ensure you’re covered is worth it. Maybe a warranty on a TV or game console isn’t so much a necessary warranty because they aren’t a mean of transportation that you rely on. Lesson was learned.