Warranty Direct (www.warrantydirect.com), a leading provider of extended vehicle service contracts, has announced expanded coverage for its major policies at no additional cost, in response to customer requests. “We are increasing the coverage for our most popular contracts by a whole year, and providing additional options for others, to make our coverage an even better value in the current economy,” said Tara Williams, Executive Vice President of Warranty Direct in Charlotte. “We have had numerous customer requests for these options, and we are very pleased to make them available, effective Sept. 12.” “With several comprehensive policy options, coverage for new cars has been increased by one year, to a maximum of eight years, and for used cars up to a maximum of 11 years of vehicle age,” Williams explained. “For one of our popular economical products, which just covers major components such as engine, transmission and drive train, we have expanded it to cover electronic components as well, for just about 10 percent more.” Warranty Direct is also offering the extended warranty industry’s first “disappearing deductible.” It will waive its normal $100 deductible whenever customers have their cars repaired at two major approved suppliers, Firestone Complete Auto Care with 1,500 stores nationwide and AAMCO Transmission Repair with 750 locations. Additional information on the coverage improvement options are available on the company website, www.warrantydirect.com. For more than 30 years, Warranty Direct has been part of one of the largest and most established vehicle service contract companies in North America. Today Warranty Direct operates primarily on the Internet, providing full transparency for the consumer so they can see all options, prices and contracts online prior to purchase. The company respects consumers by never engaging in unsolicited phone calls (telemarketing). Warranty Direct is one of the few auto warranty companies rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.