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Karl Knauz BMW

407 Skokie Valley Hwy.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

  • Sales: 866-649-8680

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    Knauz Autopark  provides a wide range of service contract options from basic powertrain coverage to coverage that covers over 5000 components. We also have coverage that will cover your vehicles exterior from minor door dings to wheel and tire protection. For more information on any of the service contracts, please complete the Contact form so one of our business manager can contact within one business day with the most complete information available for your vehicle.

    A service contract can be purchased at the time you buy your vehicle, though it's also possible to purchase one much further along in your ownership experience. If you're the type who likes to be prepared for all eventualities, an extended warranty may be just what you're looking for.

    Here are some things to keep in mind when considering purchasing an extended service contract:
    • To what extent is your vehicle already under warranty, and is this coverage in sync with how long you anticipate owning it? If the car you've just bought is new, take a close look at its factory warranty before making an extended service contract decision. If, for example, the vehicle has a factory warranty of four years or 50,000 miles (typical for many luxury brands), and you plan on keeping it for two or three years - with an anticipated annual mileage of 12,000 to 15,000 - then an extended warranty makes little sense, since you'll be covered under the manufacturer's plan. However, if you plan on keeping the car long after the factory warranty expires, an extended warranty is worth considering. If the car you've just purchased is used, you'll need to find out if there is warranty coverage from the dealership (coverage periods may range from as little as a month to up to a year, or more). If you're buying a late-model used vehicle, it's possible that the vehicle's original factory warranty is still in effect. Certified pre-owned programs offer the remainder of the original warranty, and then add extra coverage once the factory warranty runs out. With a certified used car, your car will continue to be covered by the manufacturer of the car - you will not have to do anything different after the original warranty runs out and the certified warranty begins.

    • What exactly is covered? Know what's covered - and what's not covered - by the warranty you're considering. Does the contract cover breakdown as well as wear and tear? Under a "breakdown" warranty, coverage is extended only to parts that break. Such a policy can prove less inclusive than is desirable, since not all parts fail due to breakage. Some need to be replaced because they've worn down over a period of time; a "wear-and-tear" warranty extends coverage to worn-down parts in need of replacement.