The Honda Civic received top honors for its 2017 model as the “best car to buy” per Kelley Blue Book. This is the second consecutive year the Civic has received the “Overall Best Buy” award due to its highly competitive resale value, cost to own, and driver satisfaction. It’s a small car making big strides.
As with other Honda vehicles, the Civic comes with either a 3-year or 5-year warranty. These standard coverage plans protect the vehicle for up to 36,000 miles or 60,000 miles, respectively. However, once the 3-year or 36,000-mile mark (or 5-year, 60,000-mile mark) expires, then drivers with basic coverage find themselves suddenly without the protection they need.
When the Honda Civic warranty is no longer valid, the driver is at risk for paying for repairs out of pocket. While newer models have been manufactured with improved technology and mechanical advancements, the inevitably of repair still looms as the vehicle ages and miles are added.
Honda Civic repair costs can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars for just one part. For example, a head gasket replacement can start at $600 and go as high as $2,200* non-inclusive of labor and towing costs. Other major repairs, such as an alternator, or starter replacement, can also climb into the high hundreds.
A vehicle service contract is a plan that provides coverage when the original manufacturer warranty expires. It includes other expenses associated with repair, such as rental car reimbursement and roadside assistance, which can equate hundreds of dollars on their own.
Find out why a vehicle service contract might be a good option for you, so you can be covered for any unwanted surprises. Each plan will be based on the make, mileage, model, and year of your vehicle. Learn about your eligibility for extended repair coverage and find a plan that fits.
*Estimates from repairpal.com
A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended warranty,” but it is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not.