When purchasing a new or used vehicle, there is often the option of buying an extended warranty that goes beyond the standard manufacturer’s guarantee. Weighing this decision can be a tiresome quandary, especially when a hungry salesperson is pushing hard for you to sign on to one of these expensive plans.

A recent article at Wheels.ca called Should I buy extended car warranty? offers a professional opinion from resident Troubleshooter, Brian Turner. Mr Turner has spent over 35 years behind the service counter and offers an excellent overview of when extended warranties do and do not make good sense. As you’ll see, there are many details and pitfalls that may be unfamiliar to most consumers.