You probably already know that every new Honda vehicle comes with a “Bumper-to-Bumper” New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering you (and your Honda battery) for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. If and when you buy a replacement battery from a genuine OEM Honda parts department, you’ll receive the Honda 100-month battery warranty. That’s roughly 8 more years of coverage for your San Marcos and Vista drives.
The average Honda car battery lasts between two to five years, so there’s a pretty good chance that your first replacement will be covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although car batteries are generally recharged by the alternator as you drive, all batteries lose the ability to maintain their charge over time. Usually, this takes place over an interval of several years. However, several factors can lead to a shorter lifespan:
Long Periods without Driving – A battery that’s left to rot will gradually lose its charge, even if it isn’t being used!
Extreme Weather – A night of extreme heat or cold can take the charge out of a nearly-dead or weakened battery. Over time, extreme heat can also evaporate your battery fluid, leading to a shorter lifespan.
Frequent Short Trips – Your battery’s charge is consumed whenever you start the car. If you don’t keep it running very long, the alternator won’t be able to recharge it!
What Does the Honda 100-Month Battery Warranty Cover?
For Carlsbad and Poway drivers, waning battery life can be a major concern. After all, just about everyone knows how hot Escondido can get at the height of summertime. You know that your Honda battery warranty covers premature expiration. But how does your coverage really work? Here’s what you should know:
For the first 36 months of your warranty, our Honda service center will replace your Honda battery, covering the battery, labor, and installation at no cost to you.
For the remaining 64 months, you’ll receive a credit to cover part of the cost of replacement.
Remember, scheduling regular service can help to catch major battery problems before you find yourself stranded out past San Diego!
Take Care of Your Battery with Honda of Escondido
Even if you’re not currently covered by the Honda 100-month battery warranty, you can easily save on battery repair and replacement when you come to Honda of Escondido. Check out our rotating parts specials to lower your costs today. Hoping to save by performing DIY maintenance at home? Study up on important components with our parts and service videos!
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