1stsource covers more items in some of the contracts than the manufacture
contracts and you will NEVER have to pay as they give a credit card to the
service shop over the phone for payment of the repair. You need only check
around multiple service shops in your area to see if they are willing to
call 1stsource and fax them the diagnosis. Some shops will not, others have
no problems (it is more paying work for them).
The catch: They pay standard labor rates which are generally less than what
a dealer charges so you likely will have to take the car to an independent
shop to have 100% labor rate coverage. This can be a problem as the dealer
is usually the most experienced and trained on the later model cars.
Then there is the bigger chance that the extended contract company for one
reason or another will go bankrupt during the term of your contract. A very
big problem and possibility. A concern you likely will not have to worry
about if you buy the GM contract.
Dealers do have big profit in the contracts and you could get them to
discount it some in order for you to buy it.
It is your money, you take your chances.
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