My Old Gal

Posted by JMom | Thursday, October 09, 2008 | | 0 comments »

April16_2006-011This was my first ever car that I owned, it's a 1980 Pontiac Firebird and I still have it. Yep, it's parked in the backyard almost thirty years later. We brought it with us when we moved across country twelve years ago and for the first few months, this was our car. This was our car on our first humid summer in North Carolina. This car is a California gal like me and doesn't have air conditioning... starting to get the picture? It wasn't long until we decided we needed a new car that was more suited to our new home. My old California Firebird has been sitting in the backyard since then. I just hadn't had the heart to get rid of her. I'd like to have her restored to her former glory and we can again hit the road when we're both retired.

At the time, our girls were growing and I was pregnant with the third one so we bought a mini van. When we bought the van, we were offered an extended warranty. An extended warranty is what kicks in when the manufacturer's warranty expired. We figured we'd better play it safe because knowing our luck, something will go wrong just when the warranty expires.

You'll probably be given the option to sign up for an extended warranty when you buy your new car but if you don't and would like to look into one,
us fidelis is one company that does offer extended warranties. Their website says they will cover vehicles that are up to 20 years old and up to 200,000 miles. Too bad the old gal cannot be covered anymore.

US Fidelis warranty benefits include:

  • Free Rental Car
  • Free 24 hour roadside assistance
  • Emergency Towing
  • Trip interruption protection
  • Choice of ANY ASE certified repair facilities
  • Choice of deductibles
  • Easy payment options
  • Transferable coverage

The process for filing a claim is almost as easy as signing up so why don't you check them out and make sure you are prepared for every eventuality involving your car.