Can I Take My Honda to ANY Dealership?

January 19th, 2022 by

Short Answer: Yes. But There’s More. 

There’s a bit of a paradox to Honda’s service options. On one hand, Honda dealership service centers offer comprehensive service with generous warranty coverage for new cars. On the other hand, new Hondas are so reliable that you can easily go years without needing any repairs beyond your car’s scheduled maintenance. This means you might not be aware of all the awesome flexibility that comes from owning a new Honda car! 

Let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about Honda dealership service, starting with the big one:

Can I Really Take My Honda to ANY Dealership?

Yes! As far as maintenance and service are concerned, you can take your Honda car to any certified Honda dealership. If your Honda is under warranty, then you should expect any dealership to be covered—even if it’s in a different state than where you first purchased your car! 

However, it’s worth noting: there are benefits to consistently visiting the same dealership whenever possible. After all, this consistency means your certified Honda technicians will be more familiar with your specific car, which translates into faster and smoother visits! 

What Does My Honda Warranty Cover?

Every new Honda car is covered by a generous warranty that’s divided into two components. First and foremost is a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, which covers all the important component systems in your car. This means your car’s air conditioning, battery, and electrical subsystems are all covered. As an added bonus, it even covers your audio system too!

Also included is Honda’s 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, which covers all of the systems that directly interface with your car’s powertrain. Simply put, this means you can look forward to several years of near-total coverage when you buy your next Honda! 

These warranties are different from the Honda Care Maintenance plan. While these two plans fulfill similar purposes, there are some key differences. 

What Makes the Honda Care Maintenance Plan So Unique?

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or leasing, the Honda Care Maintenance Plan is one of the best investments you can make towards keeping your car happy and healthy. This plan allows you to prepay for any scheduled services outside the car’s warranty, which can then be used at any Honda dealership. 

The savings from this plan add up fast. By pre-paying services, you can lock in the prices for both parts and labor at whatever their rates are when you purchase your Honda. This means you won’t owe any money beyond what you first paid when these prices inevitably go up, which translates to free money over the course of your Honda’s life! How many other auto manufacturers can brag about that?

What Happens If I Sell My Car?

If you decide to part ways with your new Honda before the warranty expires, you’ll be delighted to find out that these warranties are 100% transferable! As long as the original warranty is in effect, it continues to apply to the car’s new owner, meaning coverage doesn’t expire or lapse. 

It’s worth noting that warranty transfers need to be conducted manually, however, so you’ll need to visit your local Honda dealership in order to do so. Your local Honda dealership is also the perfect place to look for a new Honda car, meaning you can cross off two errands with one visit!

If you have questions about your Honda’s warranty or want to schedule service, then visit Tyrrell Honda today! There’s a reason why we’re Cheyenne’s go-to resource for everything Honda. Our selection of new and used Honda cars has something for everyone. Meanwhile, our certified Honda service center has everything you need to keep your car on the road for a long, long time. Whether you’re a newcomer or a full-on Honda fanatic, we’ve got you covered.

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