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Where to Shop for a Honda Extended Warranty

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.

What Is Covered Under a Honda Factory Warranty?

Factory warranties generally include two types of warranties:

  • The basic warranty, or bumper-to-bumper warranty, which covers a majority of your car’s repairs
  • The powertrain warranty, which protects your car’s powerhouse systems, like its engine

Honda’s limited factory warranty goes a bit more in-depth. Take a look at what is covered by a Honda limited factory warranty:

Warranty Details
3-Year/36,000 Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty All new Honda vehicles have this coverage for any defective material parts or workmanship errors.
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 Miles 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.

What a Honda Limited Warranty Doesn’t Cover

Even though you think you may have enough coverage for your Honda vehicle, remember that these contracts do not cover your entire vehicle, making you responsible for those 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:

  • Normal wear or deterioration of any part
  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Adding any fluids
  • Broken, chipped, or scratched window glass
  • Cosmetic flaws

Is a Honda Extended Warranty Worth It?

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, there are still common mechanical problems that can occur and will require repair.

Some of the biggest issues with Hondas include:

  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Vibration issues
  • Premature tire wear
  • Premature brake wear
  • Airbag issues
  • Peeling paint and clear coat
  • Jerking transmission
  • Auto-brakes engage due to sensing malfunction

Over time, these car repairs can add up. Once you are no longer under Honda’s limited factory warranty, you are forced to pay for these repairs out of pocket, unless you have a Honda extended warranty.

Average Repair Estimates for Hondas in 2019

Take a look at additional Honda repairs and their associated costs without an extended warranty:

  • Honda Insight steering rack replacement—$425–$1,104
  • Honda Insight oil pump replacement—$975–$1,182
  • Honda CR-V axle/half shaft replacement—$260–$708
  • Honda Crosstour radiator replacement—$366–$633
  • Honda Ridgeline timing belt replacement—$742–$823
  • Honda Accord Hybrid EGR valve replacement—$167–$210
  • Honda Civic fuel pump replacement—$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.

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

What Should an Extended Warranty Cover?

When it comes to purchasing a Honda extended warranty, you’re 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:

  • Accreditation from an organization like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and endorsements from industry leaders
  • Competitive, transparent prices and money-back guarantees
  • Flexible repairs with the mechanic of your choice, not just the dealer
  • Terms that can be customized to your needs, budget, and driving habits

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.

  • CARCHEX has more than 20 years of experience in the warranty business, which is more than most of its competition.
  • CARCHEX holds many key industry endorsements, including those from Edmunds, Assurant, RepairPal, and CARFAX.
  • We have an A+ Rating and 99.9% Customer Satisfaction Rating from the Better Business Bureau for customer satisfaction.

Dealership Warranty vs. Third-Party Provider Warranty

The common theme between a dealership warranty and—in Honda’s case—extended coverage like Honda Care is that the dealer tries to maintain control of your car’s protection, reducing the amount of flexibility you have. They try to get more money within your warranty’s 36-month time period by convincing you to bring your car to a dealership whenever you need a repair.

When you choose a third-party warranty provider, here is what you gain:

Avoid Paying Interest

When you buy extended coverage from a third-party warranty company, you are buying a separate product instead of rolling the warranty price into your car purchase. Factory warranties are tacked on to your purchase price, meaning you’ll pay more interest each month.

Flexible Options

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 forcing you to go to a dealership or specific repair shop.

Customizable Plans

Instead of having Honda tell you what’s covered, third-party providers will 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.

  • Titanium Coverage—Our bumper-to-bumper plan, which covers all components of the vehicle with a few exceptions
  • Platinum Coverage—Our highest level of stated-component coverage available
  • Gold Coverage—Perfect for vehicles with a high number of miles on the odometer and includes components on all major systems of the vehicle
  • Silver Coverage—The plan that makes sure your vehicle’s major systems get the essential coverage they need
  • Bronze Coverage—This plan is designed to protect you from expensive engine and transmission repairs
CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

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.

Our Honda Extended Warranty Benefits

As a top-rated company 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:

  • Your Choice of Repair Shop—You won’t have to use a Honda dealer if you don’t want to. CARCHEX partners with over 30,000 repair facilities, so it’s likely there’s one near you that fills the bill.
  • Affordable Payment Options—We offer budget-conscious monthly payment plans, since we think purchasing an extended warranty should save you money.
  • Extended Warranty Extras—Choosing an auto warranty from CARCHEX comes with free roadside assistance, rental car, towing, and trip interruption benefits.
  • Claims Paid Directly to the Repair Facility—No waiting around for the reimbursement check.
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™—Low prices are our standard, so there’s no need to barter or beg.
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee—In the off chance you’re unhappy with your protection plan, we’ll give you your money back.
  • Additional Peace of Mind Programs—Don’t let a breakdown ruin your week. Our plans include emergency roadside assistance, towing and rental car benefits, gas delivery, and trip interruption coverage.
  • Transferrable Coverage—For a small fee, you can transfer your coverage to a new owner, so your used vehicle is still covered.

Protect Your Honda with a 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.

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FAQ: Honda Extended Warranties

Can You Cancel Your CARCHEX Extended Warranty?

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.

Is a Honda Extended Warranty Transferable?

Yes. Both the extended auto warranties provided by Honda and the CARCHEX extended auto warranties are transferable.

What Is Honda Care?

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 Care plans cover the following components:

  • Drivetrain (powertrain components)
  • Electronics (computers and electrical systems)
  • Chassis (steering, suspension, etc.)
  • Heating/Cooling (air conditioning and heating/cooling systems)
  • Honda Genuine Accessories (GPS, audio, etc.)

All Honda Care plans also cover these peace of mind benefits:

  • Roadside assistance
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Trip interruption coverage
  • Concierge services, such as emergency airline ticket assistance and claim assistance

How Much Does a Honda Extended Warranty Cost in 2019?

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.

Sources: 

Honda: https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL47382.pdf

CheatSheet.com: https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/cars-can-take-300000-miles.html/

J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/cars/ratings/honda/2018

Honda Problems: http://www.hondaproblems.com/Accord/

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/honda

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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