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Where Can I Find Warranty Information for My Honda?

You can find the warranty information for your Honda vehicle in a number of different places. Comprehensive warranty information is mentioned in the warranty booklet that comes with your vehicle. If you have lost your booklet, then you can find the same information on the Honda Owners website. But before that, you have to register your vehicle information; subsequently, you can access the information on your specific vehicle. In order to register your vehicle, you have to go to owners.honda.com.

What if You Are Not a Honda Customer?

You don’t necessarily have to be a Honda customer to acquire warranty information. You can access basic warranty information by searching for certified used cars in the search column on the top right corner of the website. Within the certified used cars section, you will find a Warranty tab. Click on this section to access warranty information for both new and used vehicles alike.

Why Your Warranty Matters

A prominent reason why people buy a new car is due to the warranty. It covers the repair costs during a specific ownership period.  Below are some of the main factors that you should consider while assessing a car warranty.

  1. Look for Comprehensive Coverage Warranty. This coverage is also known as a bumper-to-bumper warranty because it covers all types of defects that can occur within your new vehicle. It covers the fuel system, seatbelts, brakes, climate control, power steering, etc., during the warranty period. The average length of a comprehensive warranty is three years.
  2. Determine the Powertrain Warranty Terms. The term “powertrain” covers the prominent components of the system that pushes the vehicle forwards. Powertrain items include: drive wheel bearings, differentials, engine, transmission, transfer case, driveshafts and axle shafts, etc. The length of the powertrain warrant may be similar to comprehensive coverage. Dealerships sometimes extend their powertrain warranty to sweeten the deal.
  3. Determine the Coverage Period. Coverage terms for software updates, audio systems, roadside assistance, and accessories differ based on the manufacturer. Some components are covered for a shorter period of time than the comprehensive and powertrain warranties. You can find the information in the vehicle warranty guide or on the manufacturer’s website.
  4. Distance Covered in the Warranty. Warranties are not limited by time. They are also evaluated on the basis of distance. When assessing the warranty term, you should note the time frame of coverage along with the distance. Your warranty is only valid when you are within the mentioned time frame, and mileage limit.

When looking for warranty details, a common misunderstanding among people is that all repairs are covered under the time and mileage limit. This is not true, and you have to check in on what damages are covered during your warranty period. Above are some of the most important factors that you should be aware of when assessing a vehicle warranty.

Considering all the important factors and thoroughly reading the warranty booklet will ensure that you make a well-informed decision. Be sure to pass along your newfound warranty wisdom to the other drivers in your life.