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My dealership offerred me the opportunity to purchase all of my maintenance on my ridgeline up front for $954.00. This will take me through 45,000 miles. I will not be putting many miles on it, at least not right away, because I drive a business vehicle at least 4 days a week.
Do you guys think this is a wise purchase?
 

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The onlly tip I have is to check to see what their milage restrictions are. There was a dealership I used to work for that would sell them and if the customer was a small amount of miles below or above the service interval they would not do it under the agreement. I remember people getting yelling mad in the service drive quite often as they'd be 100 miles past whatever interval it was supposed to be and they'd have to pay out of pocket.

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My dealership offerred me the opportunity to purchase all of my maintenance on my ridgeline up front for $954.00. This will take me through 45,000 miles. I will not be putting many miles on it, at least not right away, because I drive a business vehicle at least 4 days a week.
Do you guys think this is a wise purchase?
 

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This is a Hendricks dealership, they have been very nice to my wife and her 99 Accord, which has not hit 45,000 mi yet. We are still working off the prepaid maintenance agreement from 99. I don't believe their service dept. is like that.
 

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As a engineer, we usually plan a safty factor of 1.5. So under 36,000 mile normal warranty, most thing will work up to 36,000 x 1.5 = 54,000 miles.

Plan on having problems after 50,000 miles. Power Window, seal, starter, hose. etc. parts and service for starter or power window is $1000 each at the dealer. They charge $150 for diagnotics, 1 hours of labor minimum, etc here in California.

I got 100K/7 year servicde contract for $1150. I know that most problems will start after 4 years and 50k. Since labor cost here is twice as much as rest of the country, the service contract is reasonable.

If you plan to tow and drive over 100K in 6 years, I would defintitely get the extended warranty.

If you do not tow and drive less than 50k in 7 years. i would definitely not get the extended warranty.

I am some where in between and I dont trust first year productions. (Sorry, guys.) No matter how hard Honda tries, they will make mistakes in first year prodcution. I can think a dozen stupid mistakes they make but will happily overlook them.
 

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Just so I make myself clear,
This maintenance agreement is for oil changes, and all the required service work through 45,000 miles, ie; ball joints repacking the wheel bearings and all that stuff.
I thought it would take me through several years of the service work without having to pay the price increases.
 

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I would just rather pay as I go.
Sometimes (most times), I'm not going to the dealer
for oil changes or minor service work.
If it's a good deal for you, go for it.
 

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$954 maintenance agreement for 45k mile is #[email protected]^&%! I thought it was extended warranty. Unless it includes 15k, 30k and 45k maintenance costs which is about $900.

No, just pay as you go that way you are not locked in one dealer.
 

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It does include the 15, the 30, and the 45. Plus all the oil and filter changes
 

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Anyone notice the 105000 mile tune-up interval listed on their price sticker? What does that mean? Besides brakes, oil and fluid changes what else is there?
 
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