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.