How Long Do Honda Civics Last?

The Honda Civic is a popular choice among city drivers, young drivers and those looking for a reliable vehicle to test the times. Honda Civics are best known for their driveability and reliability. They are well made vehicles however even Civic owners deal with repair issues. Several factors can be considered when asking how long they last.

Let’s explore some common concerns known for the Civic model along with options of how to protect them and keep them in tip top shape.

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Honda Civic History

The Civic introduced by Honda in 1972 has been in production for many years and is currently manufactured today. Honda is a Japanese conglomerate based out of Tokyo, Japan. The Civic was first introduced as a subcompact, two-door vehicle and was built as such until the year 2000. It upgraded to a compact vehicle in the year 2000 and it continues to be classified as such to this day. The Honda Civic is in its tenth generation. Currently the Civic is offered in many styles and trim levels. Honda introduced the Civic Hybrid to the U.S. market in 2002. It was the first vehicle to be certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions vehicle. Quite an accomplishment for Honda. The driveability of Honda is what makes the Civic and other Honda models so popular for those looking for a car to be both fun and reliable.

Routine Maintenance is a Must!

Like many vehicles, Civics often suffer from small issues like leaky gaskets and sensor failures that show up from time to time. It is important to keep the fluids refreshed on a regular basis, to get the oil replaced every 6,000 miles and to watch for engine lights or warning lights on the dash. Often many look into routine maintenance plans to help cover the costs of general maintenance.

According to Repair Pal the Honda Civic gets a reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5.0, which is Above Average near Excellent.

For more information on the Honda Civic Reliability Rating, click here:

In addition to a maintenance plan, you may want to consider an Extended Warranty especially if your Civic is out of the original manufacturer’s warranty.

What is an Extended Warranty on a Used Car?

An extended warranty can also be called a service agreement or service contract. An extended warranty may be sold at the dealership when buying a car or post purchase as an aftermarket offering. The extended warranty is additional to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Warranty. Each make and model offer different OEM coverage periods. They are put in place to cover defects in materials and workmanship from the factory. OEM will expire eventually so make sure to understand the parameters of the OEM so to not be without coverage.

Like all warranties, whether you are covered by an OEM or an extended warranty, there are terms and conditions that spell out items covered and those excluded. Most extended warranties are offered for a set amount of years and usually applies to parts and labor. Always review the conditions and claim information so when needed it will be easy to file a claim and get your vehicle back on the road.

If you do not have extended warranty coverage for your Honda Civic, your mechanical repairs can be expensive. It may make sense to cover your Civic to prepare for the unexpected.

Examples of Items Covered Under an Extended Warranty

Make sure to review the plans, deductibles and items covered when researching options. The plans usually offer different coverage levels and are designed to fit within your personal budget.
In general, below is an example of items covered under extended warranties.

  • Steering System
  • Electrical Components
  • Engine Assembly
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Alternators, Manifolds, Pumps
  • Heating and Cooling Units

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Do I need an Extended Warranty?

No matter how well built your make and model is, unexpected repairs are bound to arise. For many, their vehicle is their lifeline and their only mode of transportation. If you buy a used car, truck, or SUV you might have payments to still pay but when the OEM runs out, no warranty. Extended warranties have become more critical as people decide to keep their vehicles longer. The ideal is to pick up an extended warranty once your OEM expires. This will give you constant coverage in case a repair is needed.

How to Buy an Extended Warranty on a Used Car?

There are several factors to consider when comparing prices on an extended warranty.

These items and others should be looked into prior to securing a plan.

  • Fully review the terms and conditions, you may find that an MBI or extended warranties will cover more parts and systems than even a dealer warranty.
  • Most aftermarket plans will cost less than an extended warranty at the dealership.
  • Do you choose where the repairs are made, or do you always have to take the vehicle to the dealership?
  • Is the plan transferable to a new owner, if and when you sell your vehicle?
  • Do they offer different plans to fit into your budget?
  • Check the mileage restrictions. Some warranty companies can insure and cover higher mileage vehicles.
  • Is there a waiting period or are you covered when you buy?

In addition to the above pricing is determined by your make and model, the mileage on your vehicle and the year your model was built.

Why is it Important to Cover my Honda Civic?

Below you will see several examples of average Honda Civic repairs. The good news, if you have olive® coverage, you will only pay your designated deductible and any parts that are not covered instead of the full cost to repair your vehicle. Car repair costs have been rising across the U.S. over the past several years. The average Honda labor costs at an average of $105.00 per hour which can add up per incident.

In the event a repair is needed, you pay only your deductible.

Engine Replacement Avg cost to repair: $4,800 With olive® you pay: Your Deductible
Transmission Avg cost to repair: $3,200 With olive® you pay: Your Deductible
Electrical Repair Avg cost to repair: $1,150 With olive® you pay: Your Deductible

As with any plan or policy of this type, you may never use the coverage but certainly when and if you do have an unexpected breakdown, it can save you thousands of dollars per repair. Peace of mind is worth paying for if you can’t afford for your vehicle to be down for the count. If you can afford to cover breakdowns when they arise, it may be easier for you to self-insure by creating a savings account for repairs when needed. But as we all know, some repairs can cost hundreds and some can cost thousands. The goal is to protect yourself, as best as possible, for the unexpected.

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There is no doubt that Honda Civics are made to last. They are durable vehicles and based on the amount of time you intend on keeping your Civic is how you should approach maintenance and security. We hope we have helped identify some key areas of concern and how to protect your Civic from unexpected repairs. Remember, you may not be able to predict the future, but you can prepare for it!

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