October 19, 2021

Those robo-calls about your car warranty? Ignore them

It’s hard to feel lonely working from home when you get called every day about your car warranty.

You know what I’m talking about. The robocall — it’s always a recording — warns that your vehicle warranty is expired or about to expire. By pressing “one” on your keypad, you can fix things by signing up for an extended warranty.

Spoiler alert: That extended warranty is either nonexistent or not worth the paper it’s printed on.

“Usually those so-called warranties aren’t really warranties,” said Rosemary Shahan, president of the Sacramento-based advocacy group Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety.

“They’re cleverly worded service contracts that are obscenely overpriced and full of loopholes and exclusions,” she told me.

RoboKiller, maker of a robocall-blocking app, estimated in a recent report that Americans will receive about 13 billion car-warranty calls…

Read full article here: www.latimes.com