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What Does a Honda Factory Warranty Cover?

Like most car manufacturers, Honda backs its vehicles with a factory warranty. The dealership promises you coverage for a couple of years, but what happens when the factory plan expires?

Most people let their Honda factory warranty expire, then their car is unprotected against major damages. This means paying out of pocket for repairs.

Luckily, there are other options. Below, we’ll give you an overview of Honda’s factory warranty and help you find the best extended protection for your car at the most affordable price. To get a free quote on extended Honda protection from CARCHEX, call 866-261-3457.

Honda Factory Warranty Basics

Honda provides new owners with a factory warranty to protect major vehicle systems. Like other manufacturer’s warranties, the Honda warranty offers coverage for defective parts and not for normal wear on your vehicle.

Here’s a quick look at the protection Honda offers you when you walk off the lot:

  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Federal Emissions Warranties: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • California Emissions Systems Warranty: 3 years/50,000 miles
  • Seat Belt Limited Warranty: 15 years/150,000 miles
  • Rust Perforation Warranty: 5 years/unlimited miles
  • Accessory Limited Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Replacement/ Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty: Replacement parts 1 year/ 36,000 miles (remanufactured parts 3 years/36,000 miles)
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 years/36,000 miles in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico

Each of these Honda manufacturer warranties cover specific parts and components of your new Honda vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at what each warranty covers:

3-year, 36,000-Mile Limited Warranty

  • Provides bumper-to-bumper, comprehensive coverage.
  • Vehicles less than three years old are eligible for Honda Care plans, which is a type of extended service contract offered directly through Honda.
  • Vehicles less than a year old or with less than 12,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care Maintenance.

5-year, 60,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty

  •  Covers powertrain equipment like your vehicle engine and transmission.

5-year, Unlimited-Miles Rust Perforation Warranty

  • Covers rust and corrosion from the inside out.
  • Does not cover rust that begins on the exterior of the vehicle.

3-year, 36,000-Mile Accessory Limited Warranty

  • Honda accessories installed by Honda are covered from defective parts.

1-year Replacement and 3-year, 36,000-Mile Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty

  • Genuine replacement parts from a Honda dealer.
  • Genuine remanufactured parts purchased from a Honda dealer.

Does the Honda Warranty Cover Tires?

The Honda factory warranty doesn’t cover tires. Instead, they will work with you to find your nearest tire dealer to provide a tire warranty. Most tire manufacturers offer their own factory warranties for new vehicles.

A factory warranty is the first level of protection for new car owners. It eventually runs out, but you may also purchase an extended auto warranty to cover repair costs as your car ages.

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Extended Honda Warranty Means Extended Savings

Whether you drive a Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, protecting your vehicle is important to extending its life. The easiest way to do this after your Honda factory warranty expires is by purchasing an extended car warranty. Regardless of your model, there are several reasons to protect your Honda with an extended warranty:

  1. Older Hondas generally can last for many years if maintained properly, especially certified pre-owned vehicles, often surpassing 200,000 miles.
  2. JD Power’s 2019 Dependability Report lists Honda as the 18th most dependable brand for new vehicle, three places below industry standards. Consumer Reports lowered Honda’s standing by five places in their 2019 ratings.
  3. The manufacturer’s comprehensive warranty only lasts for three years or 36,000 miles.
  4. Most extended service contracts offer valuable perks like roadside assistance or rental car coverage.

Naturally, as any car ages, its vulnerability to breakdowns increases. Here’s a breakdown of what many expensive car repairs might cost you:

Honda Model Common Repair Typical Cost
2018 Honda Accord Starter Replacement $579–$686
2019 Honda Odyssey Alternator Replacement $633–$774
2015 Honda CR-V Head gasket replacement $1,119–$1,383
2018 Honda Civic Water pump replacement $587–$757
Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

Advantages of a Third-Party Warranty

A Honda factory warranty may cover your vehicle, but it forces you into a one-size-fits-all situation. A third-party provider’s goal is to find the extended warranty that fits your needs and budget best.

No Surprises

A third-party extended warranty or service plan offers comparable coverage for your Honda at a more affordable price. If you’re on a fixed budget, an extended warranty will keep monthly car repair costs consistent.

Pick Your Repair Shop

What if something happens to your car while you’re traveling? You better hope there’s a Honda dealership nearby if you don’t have a third-party extended warranty. Companies like CARCHEX give you the flexibility to take your car to thousands of licensed mechanics all over North America.

Increase Your Resale Value

Most extended warranties are transferable and travel with the car. That adds value should you decide to sell your car.

Money Back Guarantee

Also, some companies like CARCHEX also offer a risk-free, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee with all of their extended warranties. No buyer’s remorse!

CARCHEX Extended Warranty Coverage

CARCHEX offers great protection after the Honda factory warranty has expired. Our knowledgeable vehicle protection specialists provide excellent customer service, so we can best help you get the coverage you need and can afford

Why else should you choose CARCHEX?

  • Better Business Bureau Accreditation: We’re accredited by the BBB, and we also have an A+ rating.
  • Affordable: We provide a range of coverage levels and plans to help you customize your Honda warranty protection to meet your coverage needs and budget.
  • Flexible Payments: We offer monthly payment plans for your extended service contract.
  • Mechanics Paid Directly: You won’t need to wait for reimbursement for covered repairs—we’ll pay the repair shop directly.
  • Endorsed by Auto Industry Leaders: We’ve been endorsed by leaders in the automotive industry, including Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds.com, SiriusXM, and CARFAX.
  • Customer Service: We believe in “Customer Experience Above All” and strive to provide honest, accurate answers and information for our customers

Get the most from your CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan by choosing from one of our five tiers of coverage.

  • Titanium Coverage—Comprehensive, bumper-to-bumper coverage that’s similar to your Honda factory warranty
  • Platinum Coverage—Coverage for hundreds of named parts and systems
  • Gold Coverage—Affordable plans for vehicles over 60,000 miles
  • Silver Coverage—Essential coverage for your Honda’s major vehicle systems
  • Bronze Coverage—Up to six years of coverage for the most expensive repairs

A vehicle protection specialist from CARCHEX can explain all of the benefits each warranty provides. The great range of options is one reason why CARCHEX ranks among the top third-party warranty providers in the industry.

Finding a quote online is free, fast, and easy. Or call CARCHEX now at 866-261-3457 to protect your Honda vehicle today.

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Sources:

Reference.com: www.reference.com/vehicles/honda-accord-factory-warranty-cover-a2ca6ae309bbffd6

J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2019-us-vehicle-dependability-studyvds

Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/car-brands-reliability-how-they-stack-up/

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/accord/starter-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/honda/odyssey/alternator-replacement-cost

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/results/8955f86e-96fe-4e1f-bfbb-03e9f96e8eba

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/estimator/results/af365ae5-225d-41fe-a691-10a2a3520fda

BBB: https://www.bbb.org/us/md/hunt-valley/profile/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-0011-23015869

Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/

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