The BBB in St. Louis has done fantastic work in investigating and exposing very “shady” automotive service contract sellers. Service contracts, if purchased from reputable companies, can be worth purchasing. But many of those sold by telemarketing or direct mail (“your vehicle warranty is about to expire!” mailings) can be a ripoff. In this area, do your homework and buy cautiously!
Consumer Reports has published an article recognizing BBB/St. Louis’s work in exposing automobile service contract scams. This article is available online at: http://news.consumerreports.org/money/2011/07/dont-be-victimized-by-car-service-contract-marketers.html