As far as compact pickup trucks go, few satisfy critics and consumers more than the Honda Ridgeline. The 2017 model ranks near the top of its class, according to U.S. News & World Report. It’s been praised for its comfortable front seats, upscale interior, and unique tech features, such as an in-bed audio system.
Other favorite features include the 8-inch touchscreen audio system, including navigation, Apple CarPlay, Pandora, and Android Auto capability. Drivers are impressed with its smooth ride and versatility for recreational events like tailgating. While the Honda Ridgeline may never be a go-to vehicle for towing or off-road adventures, the value and cost still make it rank high on the list.
The Honda Ridgeline warranty is backed by 3 years or 36,000 miles of coverage or 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage under the powertrain plan. Once time expires on these warranties, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to continue with vehicle repair protection for any “bumps” down the road.
Otherwise, a lack of coverage could be costly to the driver. For example, a water pump replacement can cost anywhere from $700 to $1,000*, plus labor and tax to repair. If a warranty is expired or if the replacement part is not purchased and installed by a Honda dealer, the driver may end up being responsible for the total amount all at once.
To prevent this type of scenario, consider the benefits of a vehicle service contract. A vehicle service contract offers protection for vehicle repair after the original manufacturer warranty has expired. It covers the replacement parts and labor of work involved under the terms of the plan.
Each plan is determined by several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle. It will typically cover additional associated costs, such as vehicle towing services, rental car reimbursement, and 24/7 roadside assistance. In short, you’ll have access to the kind of vehicle repair coverage you need, at the time you need it, without facing a huge, unexpected cost.
When it comes to a vehicle’s unpredictability, it’s best to be prepared. It doesn’t come down to if your vehicle will ever need repaired, it’s a matter of when. Consider your options for coverage so you can be protected today.
*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.