Protection for Your Honda
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When you get a new Honda, the dealership supplies a factory warranty that lasts for a few years to lessen the stress of potential manufacturer or workmanship errors. But what happens once it ends? A Honda extended warranty can protect you and your vehicle against costly repairs and maintenance that your factory warranty may not cover.
Keep reading to learn what’s included in a Honda extended warranty, why this coverage is important, and how to get the best coverage at an affordable price at CARCHEX.
Factory warranties generally include two types of warranties:
Honda’s limited factory warranty goes a bit more in-depth. Take a look at what is covered by a Honda factory warranty:
|3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty||All new Honda vehicles have this coverage for any defective material parts or workmanship errors. This warranty includes 12-volt battery coverage.|
|5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty||All new Honda vehicles are covered by this warranty. Only the parts of the car that provide power and make it move are included covered, like the engine, transmission and transaxle, and the front-wheel and rear-wheel drive systems.|
|3-Year/36,000-Mile Accessory Limited Warranty||All Honda Genuine Accessories are covered when installed at the time of new-vehicle purchase or if they’re purchased from a Honda dealer. Purchased accessories are only given a one-year limited warranty.|
|3-Year/36,000-Mile Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty||Remanufactured Honda parts are covered under this warranty.|
|5-Year/Unlimited-Mile Corrosion Limited Warranty||This covers any corrosion that occurs on your vehicle during this time period. Honda will repair or replace any of your vehicle’s original body panel that rusts completely through from the inside out.|
Even though you think you may have enough coverage for your Honda vehicle, remember that no warranty covers every vehicle component. If an uncovered part is damaged, you’ll be responsible for the cost of these repairs.
Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover these fixes, unless they are needed as part of a warranty repair or are due to a defect in material or workmanship:
You may be tempted to ignore the idea of purchasing an extended warranty for your Honda. The Honda Accord, Civic, and CR-V are among some of Honda’s top models to take you to 300,000 miles. So, it’s going to last forever, right? You might think so. While Honda was presented with two performance awards and one dependability award by J.D. Power in 2018 and two performance awards in 2019, there are still common mechanical problems that can occur and will require repair.
Some of the biggest issues with Hondas include:
Over time, these car repairs can add up. Once you are no longer under Honda’s limited factory warranty, you are held responsible to pay for these repairs out of pocket unless you have a Honda extended warranty.
Take a look at additional Honda repairs and their associated costs without extended warranty coverage, according to data from RepairPal:
|Honda Model||Replacement||Estimated Repair Costs|
|Honda Insight||Steering rack||$425–$1,104|
|Honda Insight||Oil pump||$975–$1,182|
|Honda CR-V||Axle/half shaft||$260–$708|
|Honda Ridgeline||Timing belt||$742–$823|
|Honda Accord||Hybrid EGR valve||$167–$210|
|Honda Civic||Fuel pump||$587–$1770|
While Hondas might be known as reliable cars, expensive repairs don’t pay for themselves. You might be tempted to wait for your manufacturer’s warranty to expire before you even consider an extended Honda car warranty. Not waiting until your manufacturer’s warranty expires and getting additional coverage can save you hundreds on costly repairs. You can never be too prepared.
When it comes to purchasing a Honda extended warranty, you generally have two choices: purchase an extended warranty through your dealer or purchase your plan through a third-party supplier, like CARCHEX.
Honda offers Honda Care, an extended vehicle service contract with four levels of coverage, including bumper-to-bumper coverage, as well as an add-on option for Honda Care Sentinel oil change coverage. CARCHEX provides five levels of coverage, from basic to exclusionary coverage, which means that most components are covered unless stated otherwise.
It may seem like a huge decision to make, but knowing what to look for when you’re shopping for the best, affordable extended coverage for your Honda before you buy helps. The most respected warranties will offer the following:
Fortunately, CARCHEX meets all of these criteria, and then some.
There are multiple options when it comes to third-party extended warranty providers, but as you can see, CARCHEX leads the competition.
One common theme between Honda’s new car limited warranty and extended Honda Care warranty coverage is that the dealer is responsible for the protection of your car. While this guarantees factory-trained technicians and original parts used for repairs, it also provides less flexibility when it comes to having your choice of repair shops.
With any warranty from the manufacturer, all repairs must be completed at dealerships whereas third-party warranty providers typically give customers the option of going to any repair facility licensed by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE®). This stipulation would include dealership mechanics and other licensed repair shops.
When you choose a third-party warranty provider, here is what you gain:
When you buy extended Honda coverage from a third-party warranty company, you are buying a separate product instead of rolling the warranty price into the car purchase. Factory warranties are tacked on to your purchase price, meaning you’ll pay more interest each month.
Third-party warranty companies work with multiple providers to find you the best price on the market. They also allow you to choose your own repair facility instead of requiring repairs to be completed at the dealership.
Instead of having Honda tell you what’s covered, third-party providers can help you determine what is best for you and your vehicle.
Take a look at our five levels of coverage provided by CARCHEX below. We offer a variety of customizable protection plans within these levels.
Keep everything in your Honda protected with these Extended Vehicle Protection Plans, from your brakes, cooling system, and fuel delivery components to your drive axle system, engine, and air conditioning. Our plans typically cover your vehicle between 5 and 7 years with some plans providing coverage for up to 10 years.
As a top-rated company by ThoroughlyReviewed and many other review sites, with a 20-year track record of providing superior customer experiences, CARCHEX is an excellent choice for your Honda warranty extension.
Here are some additional extended warranty benefits you get to enjoy when you purchase an Extended Vehicle Protection Plan from CARCHEX:
With a customized CARCHEX extended warranty plan, you can protect your Honda for up to an additional seven years. While no one can predict the future, think of all of the repairs you won’t have to pay for out of pocket in that time.
For peace of mind, get a free online quote or call us at 866-261-3457 today and talk to one of our representatives about your Honda extended warranty options.
Canceling your CARCHEX extended warranty is simple. If you no longer wish to keep your service, contact us and we will send a cancellation form via email. Once we receive the form, we will contact the provider and finance company on your behalf.
Yes. Honda Care extended warranties are transferable. CARCHEX also provides transferable extended vehicle protection plans. Transferable warranties could increase the resale value of your vehicle in the event that you sell your car before the warranty coverage expires.
Honda Care is the extended car warranty provided by the Honda dealership. Coverage lasts up to 8 years/120,000 miles, depending on the type of plan you purchase. Plans include those for new vehicles, pre-owned vehicles, certified additional coverage, and powertrain coverage (engine, transmission, drive axle and seals/gaskets).
Except for the powertrain extended warranty, Honda extended warranties cover the following components:
Honda Care plans also cover these peace of mind benefits:
We know that cost is a large factor in your decision to purchase an extended car warranty. The cost of your extended warranty is determined by your vehicle’s model, condition, and plan deductible.
Typical dealership warranties can cost between $1,000 and $1,500. However, as a third-party provider, CARCHEX offers more competitive options with no pressure to purchase right away. Plus, we work with industry leaders all competing for your business. That way, we can get you the lowest price on the market.
J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/cars/ratings/honda/2018
J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/Cars/Ratings/Honda/2019
Honda Problems: http://www.hondaproblems.com/Accord/
Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869
Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/
Honda Financial Services: https://www.hondafinancialservices.com/static/pdf/Honda_Care_New_PreOwnCoverage.pdf
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