CMH HONDA THE GLEN EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAINTENANCE PLAN AND A SERVICE PLAN
A lot of the time vehicles come with plans that some consumers don’t even know what they entail. But not to worry, CMH Honda the Glen is here to explain the difference between having a Maintenance plan or Service plan.
A Service plan is a plan that pays for your car’s services. It covers the cost of all your services that are done annually or at least, the mileage required by Honda for a particular time (every 10 000km or 15 000km). The length of the service plan depends on the manufacturer and the price range of the vehicle.
The manufacturer determines the items that need to be replaced to keep your vehicle running at the optimal condition. The normal items that need replacing include spark plugs, oil filters, air filters and oil. The items that are not covered by a service plan include brake pads, wiper blades and shocks.
The Maintenance plan is so much more comprehensive than a Service plan. The cover of a Maintenance plan includes labour and parts costs of servicing a car. The Maintenance plan also includes components such as the exhaust systems, engine, clutch, gearbox and electrical components. Although, you also have to know what it doesn’t cover, like tyres, wheel alignment or glass (windscreen).
When purchasing a vehicle, it is always best to find out what plan your vehicle comes with. You can also extend the Service plan or Maintenance plan; the Finance and Insurance Manager will be able to quote you should you consider to make changes. Also, you can change your Service plan to a Maintenance plan, for more information contact CMH Honda the Glen.
Honda BR-V Face Lift
The Honda BR-V has settled in to the South African market since its release following the Honda Mobilio, its predecessor, and has become a firm favourite for many reasons. The BR-V presents as an ideal vehicle that combines Space, Comfort and performance while boasting a very pleasing appearance.
Hot on the heels of success, Honda will soon release a facelifted model of this amazing vehicle with some exciting improvements that will appeal to the MPV lovers.Updated Service Plan
Honda has upgraded the Service Plan from a 2 Year/30,000km to a much better 4 years or 60,000km Plan on all new Honda BR-V’s. This does not apply to previous models and is an option on the Trend varients.LED Daytime Driving Lights
This will be a standard across the range adding to the glamour which will increase visibility on the road.Perfect Parking
Thanks to the addition of Parking Sensors on the Comfort and Elegance range, parking will become a breeze. The Elegance model will boast a Rear-view Camera in addition to the parking sensors and a 7 Inch Touchscreen.
Some of the perks to look forward to in the new models is the leather interior option (Standard in the Elegance), Keyless entry and a 7 Inch Touch Screen Infotainment System.
All models still carry the 5 Year or 200,000km Warranty and 3 Year AA Roadside assistance.
Honda is always innovative when it comes to safety as safety is our number one priority. The Honda Amaze makes use of high-tensile steel, ensuring a lightweight but extremely rigid construction. The Honda amaze comes fitted with dual front air bags, front and rear inertia reel seat belts and IsoFix child seat anchors. On the most important end, the braking systems include Abs with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) making sure you stop in time.
The modernized interior is highly sophisticated in terms of space and equipment. The Honda Amaze comes fitted with a Multi-Function steering wheel allowing you to control instruments such as Bluetooth, Cruise control, Paddle shift and Radio controls. Gloss piano black detailing on the dashboard adds to the sophisticated ambience with analogue dials for speed and rev counter. With ample cabin storage space, all 4 doors come with pockets, 2 Cupholders for the front occupants as well as fold down rear seat armrest which is also fitted with 2 cupholders for rear occupants.
The Honda Amaze is powered by an advanced 4 Cylinder engine, the 1199 cc unit is fitted with Honda’s valve timing management system ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The Honda Amaze reaches a maximum output of 66KW reached at 6000r/min with a combined torque peak at 110 Nm at 4 800r/min. The manual transmission achieves a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.6litres/100km while the CVT is slightly higher at 5.7litres/100Km
Visit CMH Honda Pinetown at 110 Josiah Gumede Road, we will put a great deal together for you.
The adventure market is well established in SA with our breath-taking scenery scattered everywhere linked by some of the best & worst roads. Enter the New Africa Twin Adventure Bike with a multitude of options to suit all types of riders.
Customers are spoilt for choice between the two variants of gearboxes with the manual or Honda’s new and improved Auto DCT box which is silky smooth and all you really hear is an audible note from the motor when gear change is commenced.
A winner in the suspension with the choice of standard or Honda’s Electronic suspension damping front and rear with a flick of the switch you can select different modes and the suspension will adjust automatically.
Honda tweaked the motor and increased the engine capacity giving it more punch and a bigger engine. Honda’s “Throttle by Wire” (TBW) gives you more control not forgetting the Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that controls the rear from drifting out during slippery conditions which is further assisted by the new swingarm rooted from the CRF450R, in addition the “side axis inertial measurement unit” (IMU) ensures that you move in the desired upright direction.
Tailored for control and comfort the riding position features a slimmer section seat which is set 50mm lower than the previous model coupled to new LED headlights shining the way ahead with four riding modes for any condition Tour, Urban, Gravel and Off-road with the Adventure Sports offering two additional user modes which can be customised to preference.
For a more comprehensive needs analysis pop in to Honda Wing Umhlanga and let our super team help you get onto the new Africa twin.
- On the morning of your service we have a meet and greet between you the customer and our enthusiastic Service advisors, the service advisors will then confirm your details as well as your vehicles.
- Service advisors then get authorization from service plan or maintenance plan, once we have received authorization a job card is then created and allocated to a technician.
- Technician then studies the job card and draws out whatever parts is needed for the service from our parts department.
- The technician then drains existing oil from the vehicle and removes the oil filter. The technician then replaces the sump plug washer with a new washer.
- The technician then replaces the oil filter with a new oil filter and correct new oil level quantity refilled back in the vehicle according to specs. Lastly, the technician will replace the air filter with a brand-new unit.
- The technician then does a safety check on the braking system of the vehicle, Checking the thickness of brake pads and rear brake linings as well as discs. The handbrake is then adjusted according to specification. All lights and wiper blades are checked as well as suspension and under carriage goes through a check. If any defects are found a full report will be given to the customer with a quotation.
- Vehicle is then road tested by the foreman and thereafter put in the wash bay for a refreshing clean up.
- Customer is then contacted and picked up to fetch their car, the service advisor will then go with the customer to check the vehicle to make sure our customers are happy and do a hand over to the customer.
CMH Honda Wing Umhlanga is stepping into 2020 with a fresh team and is ready to welcome the New Year & all our loyal clientele to our new premises at 89 Flanders Drive in Mt Edgecombe. The team at Honda Wing Umhlanga is keen to service all of your needs from New & Pre-owned Bikes to efficient Service & Workshop requirements with a star-studded team.Gregory Vanis – Sales Executive
An enthusiastic, avid & honest biker that has been involved with motorbikes since the age of 9. Greg has both sales and technical experience and welcomes all bike enthusiasts to call on him for any assistance.Lance Timms – Sales Executive
Lance has been promoted to Bike Sales after a five-year stint in the parts department. The after sales experience gained is a huge advantage for the sales division and we wish him well. You can be sure to get the best service with a huge smile and a never say no attitude.Natasha Diedricks – Service Advisor / Service Booking Clerk
Natasha has been with the CMH Service Department for over 4 Years. Her warm smile and caring attitude will assure you’re in good hands. Natasha’s experience in different aspects of the workshop garnering wide knowledge of all the ins and outs.Rudolph De Bruyn – Bike Technician
Rudolph is a well-known figure in the biking community with over 30 years’ experience. A friendly, passionate and patient man who is very particular about his trade.
So, what exactly do you need to check before you embark on your road trip?
➤We would advise taking your car in for a 21 point safety check, this will help to diagnose any problems and fix them before they need replacing which might cost a fortune.
➤Always look out for Dashboard lights, this will indicate if you need to check or replace anything on your car as the dashboard lights indicate when something is wrong.
➤Don’t leave without your car jack and locking wheel nut key
➤Have your battery checked by an authorized dealer
➤Check the weather before heading out to ensure the roads are safe to drive on
➤Make sure you’re well-rested before a long drive
Keep spirits high and everybody safe with these winter driving safety tips.
➤Always have your driver’s license with you
➤Always fasten your seat belt
➤Do not use your cell phone when driving
➤Keep a safe following distance when driving
➤Stay within the speed limits
➤Let impatient and aggressive drivers pass you or go through the intersection ahead of you so that you control the situation
➤Know how you’re going to get to your destination and have an alternative route in mind
Make sure you, your family and your insured possession are safe during the holidays with the below tips
➤Keeping track of your car keys
➤Never leave your car keys laying around carelessly
➤Make sure your vehicle is always secured
➤Never leave the windows open, even if the car is parked in your drive way
➤Keep valuables hidden in the vehicle, preferably in the boot
➤Always lock your car, behind a locked gate or garage
➤Park in safe places
➤make sure the area where you are parked has enough lighting
Ensure your families safety this festive season by bringing your vehicle into CMH Honda Menlyn for a 21 point safety check.