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Dear CR-V Owners,

I need to make a decision regarding whether to keep the Honda Care maintenance or get rid of it

I own a Honda CR-V 2017 EX-L w/Navi bought on April 15, 2017. And paid USD 995 for three year Honda care maintenance. I went in for my first service a few days back and was not impressed by this.

I have driven 6591 miles till now. Therefore, by end of three years, I would have driven 26364 miles (8780mi/year).

For making the calculations for the services needed in the three years, I wish to know how many times would I have to do all the following services (they are included in Honda Care) to my car and what would it cost approximately:
1. Oil and Filter change
2. Tire rotation
3. Air intake filter
4. Cabin air filter
5. Automatic transmission fluid
6. Rear differential fluid
7. Transfer case fluid
8. Brake fluid
9. Multi point inspection (which they will do on any service)

Thank you all !!
Ranveer
 

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What % is your Maintenance Minder at, right now? That will give you an idea of oil change frequency. NOTE that Honda recommends every year even if the MM light is not on.

The other maintenance services come up at mileages rather than the driving-condition algorithm that triggers oil changes.

I think that tire rotations come up each oil change. The air & cabin filters come up around 30K miles (but the conditions will vary, here in NJ I change the cabin filter every YEAR, right after pollen season)

ATF with the CVT trans is good for at least 30k miles, right guys? There is no transfer case (it shares fluid with the trans).

Rear diff should be replaced at ~15K, then every 30K miles after that.

Brake fluid should be replaced every three years regardless of mileage.


I'll let you do the calculations (I get Math Anxiety just from phone numbers, LOL) :rolleyes:

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Does the Honda Care warranty require that a dealer does service? I'd call the dealer to see what the costs are without HondaCare.

If dealer service is not required, an independent Honda specialist will certainly be cheaper. Just save your receipts. DO NOT go to chain stores.



Post back with your decision.
 

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Based on the 40,000 miles (ALMOST) I have on my 16 EX-L, you will get three oil changes, 3 tire rotations and one air and cabin filter. I would do all of the work myself and spend under $100 (Mobil 1 and Amazon) total.
 

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Dear Carbuff2,

Thank you for your detailed response to my query.

After reading your reply and many other blogs from experienced CR-V owners, I decided that the Honda Care Maintenance plan was highly overpriced for me (1000 dollars for 3 years!!).

So I went in to the dealership and told the finance manager about by decision to cancel it. He sort of took it as an offense and was almost yelling at me telling its a bad decision and this plan is value for money blah blah !!!!

He asked my mileage (which was 6800) and said that I should wait till it reached 10000 because that is when I will have a major service on my car. This is contrary to what I have read. Can I ask if there is actually a major service at 10K? I thought it's at 30K?

But when I reasoned with the knowledge I gained at CR-V owners club and elsewhere online, he gave up and said I can cancel the plan. When I asked him eif he can give me an estimate of the amount I will get back, he said that Honda will calculate it once they get the filled cancellation form and he cannot do t. He gave me the form and told me to bring it back and wrote "VOID" on my contract plan (another show of intimidation !!).

I filled the form and through of calling the Honda Care number on the form, and that lady told me that I can send the form directly to them (somehow, I had a feeling that the finance guy wont send it on time) and that they will process it.

She also gave me an estimate on my refund and that was a substantial amount.

I will now be sending it to them !!!
 

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Dear Osbornk,

Thank you for your response. I have finally decided to return the Honda Care Maintenance plan to get my money back (see my reply above to Carbuff2).

I cant service on my own but I think I will save a lot of money even if I get it done outside (even from Honda) !!

Thanks again for your valuable insight !!!
Ranveer
 

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So I went in to the dealership and told the finance manager about by decision to cancel it. He sort of took it as an offense and was almost yelling at me telling its a bad decision and this plan is value for money blah blah !!!!.........................
Reason is they pocket a lot of money for these plans. Try to find a good mechanic, do what you can yourself.
 
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