What Does a Honda Manufacturer's Warranty Cover?

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Honda offers a warranty for all new models and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles to give drivers peace of mind while on the road. This coverage ensures that you won't have costly repairs if a problem arises with your new Honda vehicle. While it doesn't cover all types of maintenance and problems with your car, the Honda manufacturer's warranty does provide a lot of coverage that protects you from expenses associated with defaults and poor craftsmanship.

The Honda manufacturer's warranty offers comprehensive coverage. However, you'll find that the warranty doesn't last very long and may not include all repairs that your car may need. We'll go over the coverage that is offered for new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Additionally, we'll explain the benefits of the original Honda warranty and why you may want to opt for an extended warranty after the original one ends. 

Why Are Warranties Important?

With a brand-new car, you probably aren't thinking about everything that could go wrong. Though the Honda brand is well-known for its high quality and reliability, its vehicles aren't immune from the occasional default or even shoddy craftsmanship. When mistakes like this happen, it could lead to expensive and time-consuming problems with your engine. After spending a lot of money on a new car, the last thing you want to do is pay for expensive repairs. 

Honda offers a warranty for a limited time to protect customers from costly repairs and replacement parts. For new drivers, this means that you won't have to pay for expensive repairs arising out of manufacturing issues. However, these types of warranties only cover mistakes made by the manufacturer. You won't receive coverage on wear and tear issues, like brake pads and windshield wipers. You also won't receive coverage for issues like routine maintenance or damage caused by getting an accident.

Should You Opt for an Extended Warranty?

The Honda warranty is a relatively short period of time. For those who are concerned about their vehicles, opting for an extended warranty may give them peace of mind. If you are worried about issues arising with your vehicle or you like some of the benefits associated with a Honda warranty, like roadside assistance, then you should consider an extended warranty. However, the right choice will depend on your personal financial situation and other factors. Honda dealers offer an extended warranty option, though it is not through the manufacturer.

What Does Honda Manufacturer's Warranty Cover with a New Model?

For a new Honda vehicle, you'll receive a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 3 years/ 36,000 miles. During this time, you will receive coverage for any problems or issues that occur with your vehicle. The Honda warranty covers most of your vehicle, including

  • The engine
  • The transmission
  • The braking system
  • The steering system
  • The suspension
  • The navigation system
  • The drive axle

There's also another option available called the powertrain warranty. This limited warranty lasts for 5 years/60,000 miles. This option covers all the repairs and replacements of the powertrain system.

There are also other benefits that come with the Honda Warranty, including roadside assistance. As a driver, you'll have access to helpful features such as towing services, battery jump starts, flat-tire assistance, and rental car reimbursement. Roadside assistance is an especially great feature for Honda drivers, as you won't have to pay extra for a AAA membership. 

What Does Honda Manufacturer's Warranty Cover with a Certified Pre-Owned Model?

If you purchase a certified pre-owned Honda model from a dealership, you'll be able to opt for a warranty available at different tier levels. The three different tiers are HondaTrue Certified+, HondaTrue Certified, and HondaTrue Used. You'll have roadside assistance with all of these options. However, the coverage will vary depending on which tier you're able to select. 

What Is Not Covered by a Honda Warranty?

Though a Honda warranty covers a lot of bases, there are a few categories that a warranty won't cover. You should be prepared to pay for these repairs out of pocket or through your personal auto insurance. Some of the issues not covered include

  • Environmental damage: If a storm hits your area and your car gets damaged as a result, your warranty will not cover it.
  • Wear and tear: There is a certain amount of wear and tear that you will likely experience over the course of your warranty period like brake pads and spark plugs. These issues are not covered under the warranty. 
  • Theft, accidents, and vandalism: Your warranty won't extend to these issues, as they are outside the manufacturer's responsibility. Your personal car insurance might cover these issues instead.
  • Regular Maintenance: Routine maintenance is not covered, so expect to take care of issues like tire rotation yourself.
  • Modifications and poor maintenance practices: The manufacturer's warranty will not cover the costs of repairs due to poor maintenance or additional modifications.

If you want to be prepared for car ownership, you should expect to budget appropriately for routine maintenance. You'll also need to get auto insurance that can cover you in cases of collisions, theft, and vandalism. 

Honda offers reliable and practical vehicles known for their longevity and quality. Still, the Honda warranty gives new car owners the peace of mind they need as they get on the road. Though the warranty doesn't cover all issues drivers face, you can feel confident knowing that any faulty engine problems will be properly handled free of charge. Whether you opt for a brand-new vehicle or you buy a certified pre-owned model from our inventory, you'll have helpful benefits from a Honda warranty. If you're interested in learning more about a Honda warranty for a new model, contact our team today.