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Honda’s five low

Sep 24, 2023Sep 24, 2023

Honda has upped the price of its five low-cost services from $125 to $199 per visit to the dealer.

The new service pricing kicks in for buyers who signed contracts after October 1 this year. Existing customers who signed up between July 30 2021 and September 30 2022 remain entitled to $125 annual services.

When Honda moved to a fixed-price agency model in Australia mid-2021, one could argue that the ability to bargain for a better price was offset by an easy-to-understand capped-price servicing that was the cheapest available.

Now, for the Civic small car, Accord medium car, CR-V medium SUV and HR-V small SUV, pricing is up to $199/visit. This represents a five-year cost of $995, or an increase of $370 from the prior offer.

This is still more affordable than Kia's servicing, with HR-V's Seltos AWD rival costing an average of $414.40 over a five-year period.

However, it does mean Honda's ongoing costs for its Civic and HR-V are now closer to rivals from Toyota (Corolla hybrid $205, RAV4 Edge petrol $230).

Honda's servicing schedule stipulates a trip to the dealer every 12 months or 10,000km for all four of its models.

Wheels has contacted Honda for comment and this article will be updated as more information comes to light.

Despite increasing the price of an annual service by 59 per cent, Honda's maintenance schedule remains unchanged.

Below is a breakdown of what's included in the five-year service plan. Oil and filter changes, as well as diagnostic tests are included, however any more major items that may need replacing – such as tyres, lights or brake parts – will incur additional cost.

This information is listed in the owner's section of its Australian website, and was first published by Drive.

A Sydney boy through-and-through, John wasn't treated to the usual suite of Aussie-built family cars growing up, with his parents choosing quirky (oft-chevroned) French motors that shaped his love of cars.

July 30 2021 and September 30 2022 remain entitled to $125 annual services an increase of $370 from the prior offer 59 per cent