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It's vital protection against costly repairs once the manufacturer's warranty of an automobile has expired. With a Trustmark Vehicle Service Contract, used car owners can rest easy knowing that they're covered if anything happens with the car's engine, transmission, turbocharger, or other parts.

Plus, Trustmark Vehicle Service Contracts come with roadside assistance so if anything happens, someone will be there to help.

As your vehicle gets older and accumulates more miles, its parts begin to break down. Cost of repairs can start adding up. Engine repair or replacement, a new transmission, other components, roadside assistance and more can cost thousands of dollars out of your own pocket if you don’t have a Vehicle Service Contract (VSC).

A Trustmark VSC saves you money and gives you peace of mind as your car ages. VSC’s also keep your car in good working order so you get the best price when you’re ready to sell it.

Research the price – Get an edge in negotiations by finding out what the car should cost. Resources such as Kelley Blue Book will give you the value of the car so you can get the best price.

Ask for a CarFax – The dealer should provide you with a CarFax which shows the history of the car. If you’re buying from an individual, you can go to the CarFax website and run the report yourself for a small fee.

Check the Warranty – Find out if the car is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. If it isn’t, look into getting your own Vehicle Service Contract such as a Trustmark VSC. That way, you can be sure you’re protected from costly repairs.

Roadside Assistance - Trustmark’s roadside assistance is available for your vehicle in the event of a car breakdown, flat tire, dead battery, etc. Roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Lemon Law - Lemon laws protect buyers who have purchased vehicles with major recurring defects or problems and hold manufacturers responsible for breach of warranty. The federal lemon law is called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and covers buyers all over the nation. State lemon laws vary by state.

Wear and Tear - Wear and Tear refers to the normal aging and breakdown of a vehicle and its components that naturally occurs as a car ages and accumulates miles. Wear and Tear contributes to vehicle depreciation.

Deductible - Deductible refers to the out-of-pocket amount that a vehicle owner is required to pay before the warranty covers any expenses related to car repair. The standard deductible on a Trustmark Vehicle Service Contract is $100.

Aggregate or Limit of Liability – This refers to the total of all repairs and benefits paid while the Vehicle Service Contract is active or ‘in force’.  All Trustmark Vehicle Service Contracts have a generous aggregate amount consisting of the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) retail value of the vehicle at the time of current repair, or $5,000, whichever is greater.

“Love your car, keep it going and enjoy the ride with a Trustmark vehicle service contract."