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Each new Honda comes with a factory warranty that protects your vehicle from costly repairs, but what happens when that coverage ends? A Honda extended warranty can keep your vehicle safe for the long haul – if chosen wisely.

Read on to learn about Honda extended warranty costs, whether coverage is worth it, and how to get the best price possible from CARCHEX.

What Does the Honda Factory Warranty Cover?

Before we check out the Honda extended warranty, it’s important to note the protection that comes with new models. Honda manufacturer warranties generally include two types of coverage:

Here’s a look at the Honda factory warranty‘s two most well-known types of coverage, along with more protection that comes with new Hondas:

Honda Warranty

Factory Warranty Details

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • Covers defective parts or workmanship errors
  • 3-year/36,000-mile coverage
  • Standard for all new Honda vehicles
  • Includes 12-volt Honda battery warranty

Powertrain Limited Warranty

  • Covers the engine, transmission, and drivetrain
  • 5-year/60,000-mile coverage
  • Standard for all new Honda vehicles

Accessory Limited Warranty

  • Covers Honda Genuine accessories
  • 3-year/36,000-mile coverage

Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty

  • Covers Honda Genuine replacement parts
  • 3-year/36,000-mile coverage

Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

  • Covers corrosion that occurs from inside your Honda
  • 5-year/unlimited-mile coverage

What a Honda Factory Warranty Doesn’t Cover

While you may think the Honda factory warranty seems extensive, remember that no warranty covers every vehicle component. Here’s what Honda owners can’t get covered under the manufacturer’s warranty:

  • Normal wear or deterioration of any part
  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Adding any fluids
  • Broken, chipped, or scratched window glass
  • Cosmetic flaws
  • Tires
  • Damage due to misuse, an act of nature, or the installation of accessories not authorized by Honda

What Does the Honda Extended Warranty Cover?

When you’re purchasing a Honda extended warranty, you generally have two choices: either a Honda Care vehicle service contract through your dealership or a warranty plan from a third-party provider like CARCHEX.

Honda Care vehicle service contracts offer four levels of coverage depending on your car’s state. Details of each option can be found below:

Vehicle ComponentsNew Vehicle CoveragePre-Owned Vehicle CoverageCertified Additional CoveragePowertrain Coverage
Drivetrain coverageYesYesYesYes
Electronics coverageYesYesYes
Chassis coverageYesYesYes
Heating and cooling coverageYesYesYes
Honda Genuine AccessoriesYesYesYes
Roadside assistanceYesYesYesYes
Rental car reimbursementYesYesYesYes
Trip interruption benefitYesYesYesYes

Coverage for oil changes can be purchased separately from these plans through the Honda Care Sentinel program.

The Honda Care factory extended warranty can last up to 8 years or 120,000 miles after your new vehicle warranty expires. While this seems impressive, plans from third-party warranty companies such as CARCHEX offer up to 10 years of coverage at a considerably lower average cost.

Should I Get Extended Coverage?

You may be tempted not to purchase a Honda extended warranty for your used or new car. After all, the Honda AccordCivic, Odyssey, and CR-V are noted for their ability to amass up to 300,000 miles. While Honda receives excellent marks for its cars’ reliability, mechanical problems that require expensive repairs do sometimes occur.

Some of the biggest issues with Hondas include:

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

Over time, car repair costs can add up and start to test your patience. Once your vehicle is no longer under Honda’s limited factory warranty, you’ll have to pay for repairs out of pocket unless you get Honda extended warranty coverage.

Average Honda Repair Costs in 2021

Take a look at some common Honda repairs and their typical price tags, according to data from RepairPal:

Honda Model


Estimated Repair Costs

Honda Insight

Steering rack


Honda Insight

Oil pump


Honda CR-V

Axle/half shaft


Honda Crosstour



Honda Ridgeline

Timing belt


Honda Accord

Hybrid EGR valve


Honda Civic

Fuel pump


While Honda may build reliable cars, expensive repairs don’t pay for themselves. You may want to wait for your manufacturer warranty to expire before even considering a Honda extended warranty, but doing so could add on hundreds of dollars in needed repairs.

Can You Afford To Pay These Repair Costs?

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There are multiple options when it comes to third-party Honda extended warranty providers, but CARCHEX leads the competition.

  • CARCHEX has more than 20 years of experience in the warranty business.
  • We hold key industry endorsements from Edmunds, Assurant, RepairPal, and CARFAX.
  • CARCHEX has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

CARCHEX Extended Warranty Plans and Benefits

While Honda Care provides quality coverage, purchasing a Honda extended warranty from CARCHEX includes these benefits:


  • Your choice of repair shop
  • Claims paid directly to the repair facility
  • Transferable coverage
  • Affordable payment options
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™
  • Customizable plans
  • Doesn’t add interest to your car loan
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Customizable Plans

Instead of having Honda tell you what’s covered, CARCHEX can help you determine what’s best for your vehicle.

Take a look at the five customizable levels of coverage provided by CARCHEX below:

  • 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 high mileage, including components on all major systems of the vehicle
  • Silver Coverage—Makes sure all your vehicle’s major systems get essential coverage
  • Bronze Coverage—Designed to protect you from expensive engine and transmission repairs

Keep your Honda protected with CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans, from your car’s brakes and air conditioning to its drive axle and cooling system. Our plans typically cover your vehicle for five to seven years, with some options providing coverage for up to 10 years.

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Each Honda extended warranty from CARCHEX also includes added benefits such as roadside assistance, concierge services, and towing for extra peace of mind.

Protect Your Honda with a Plan from CARCHEX

With a custom Honda extended warranty from CARCHEX, you can protect your vehicle for up to 10 years past your new vehicle warranty. That will likely include covered repairs that you won’t have to worry about.

For peace of mind, get a free quote online or call us at 866-261-3457 to talk with one of our representatives about your Honda extended warranty options.

Frequently Asked Questions


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

Honda: https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/2020_Honda_Warranty_Basebook_Rev02_FINAL_-_SIS.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

J.D. Power: https://www.jdpower.com/Cars/Ratings/Honda/2019

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

ThoroughlyReviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/

Honda Financial Services: https://www.hondafinancialservices.com/static/pdf/Honda_Care_New_PreOwnCoverage.pdf