Honda Deal Vs Non Deal


What are the advantages/Disadva. of going to a deal vs a non deal for a 60K service for Accords


You MAY save a few $ on labor with the non-dealer and they may not try to sell you things you don’t need, unlike some dealers.

Just make certain everything done and parts/fluids replaced are itemized on a work order.

You MAY have to use Honda parts/fluids if the warranty states so. Read the fine print to ensure you are covered.

  Dealers are no better (or worse) than independent mechanics for almost anything you might need done on your car.  They will almost always charge more per hour and often more for parts and supplies.  They also tend to look at repairs a little different than the independent. 

A dealer may well recommend work that strictly may not be needed, but could be connected to the problem or maybe replace a part when a little repair would fix it ALMOST as good a new.  

There is no need to bring your car to the dealer for any service other than service that is going to be paid for by a recall or original warrantee. 

I suggest that most people would be better off finding a good independent (Not working for a chain) mechanic.


Honda automatic transmissions require Honda ATF. If you go to an independent, be sure they use only this in your transmission. Other than that, an independent can use what ever fluids they think are best for your situation, or you want them to use.

Do get a dealer quote, they have some good deals on some services.