A Realistic Assessment Of Honda Accord Maintenance Costs

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Honda is one of the top brands in the world for longevity of vehicles. The Honda Civic and Accord will last between 200,000 and 300,000 miles when cared for properly. It is important to maintain these cars according to the owner’s manual to get them to last to these mileage counts and there will always be exceptions of vehicles which last more or less than this mileage range. On average, across the Honda brand, models will get around 200,000 miles when properly cared for.

But what does this proper maintenance look like and how much does it cost? Maintenance schedules are provided in the owner’s manual for each model individually. Below we’ve attached a sample maintenance schedule for a Honda Accord.

 By following this maintenance schedule and accommodating an average of unexpected repairs according to repairpal.com you can expect the annual maintenance costs of a Honda Accord to be somewhere around $400 dollars. This is $150 dollars less than the average for all vehicles and $125 less than competing models in the midsize sedan category. 

On average Honda Accords must be brought to a mechanic for repairs about once every 3 years or .3 times per year if we’re being specific. This statistic is for non routine maintenance and breaks. The average for unexpected repairs for the Honda Accord is comparable to the average for all midsize sedans. The average for all vehicles is slightly higher at .4 times per year. 

When it comes to the severity of damages for these unexpected repairs the Honda Accord falls below the midsize sedan average relatively significantly. The likelihood of damages being incredibly expensive to repair is at 9% whereas the average for midsize sedans and the rest of vehicles is 12%.

This is when the maintenance schedule is followed properly. Without a proper maintenance routine, the car will not last as long as it could. Maintenance can be expensive, but the cost of unexpected repairs can be severe if you fail to keep the car maintained in the manner specified by Honda in your owner’s manual. In addition, it may validate your warranty if you have one. If you don’t have one and consider getting an after market warranty, failing to retain maintenance records for your car will make that tough. You can’t get records without performing the maintenance. 

The Honda Accord Is Reliable In All Years

If you are considering buying a Honda Accord, know that whatever year you decide you want to purchase you really can’t make a bad decision if the vehicle is in sound mechanical condition. As a car ages, you can expect greater annual repair costs to keep it up and running so keep in mind that $400 is the average amount that Honda Accord owners pay. 

I can attest that your Honda Accord will last over 200,000 miles if properly maintained, because I owned one in the past. My current Honda Pilot SUV is pushing 200,000 and still going strong. These vehicles are meant to last!

How To Make Your Honda Accord Last

Not every Honda is going to make it over the 200,000 mark. Some are unfortunately totalled in accidents and others aren’t properly cared for in terms of maintenance or necessary repairs. 

To make your Honda Accord last, you should of course make sure the car has routine maintenance done on time which you can see a sample of below. In addition, things like using the best parts and fluids that you can, driving modestly, and driving in a temperate climate can help your Honda last 20+ years. 

About the Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

Every vehicle put out by Honda will have a recommended maintenance schedule. This is a list of maintenance items from oil changes to brake inspections that come routinely after a certain mileage count. Of course if you put an abnormal amount of stress on your vehicle it may need to be maintained more frequently. Use this as your suggested maintenance, but make changes according to your particular car if you think it should be serviced more frequently. 

Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule Sample

7,500  Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
15,000 Mile Maintenance
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Torque throttle body mount bolts
Inspect throttle leakage
Check and adjust clutch pedal freeplay as applicable
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Oil and filter change
Replace air filter
Inspect for trans. leaks
Level control
Steering systems
Fuel and break systems
Replace spark plugs (if necessary)
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Rotate tires
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate throttle shafts
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect differential oil
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
Inspect road test vehicle
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Inspect automatic transmission fluid
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Lubricate propeller shaft
Replace air conditioning filter
22500 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
30,000 mile maintenance
Oil and filter change
Replace engine air filter
Inspect for leaks
Level control
Replace engine coolant
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Replace air conditioning filter
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Inspect drive belts and adjustment
Inspect brakes (visual)
Service PCV valve
Replace spark plugs
Replace fuel filter
Service transmission
Service battery and clean cables
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake line and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Differential oil
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage and boots
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect fuel lines & connections; fuel tank band & fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect transfer case oil
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate propeller shaft
Lubricate wheel bearings
Lubricate wheel bearings and drive shaft bearings
Lubricate throttle shafts
Road test and quality control
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Automatic transmission oil and filter change
Air filter replacement
Spark plug replacement
Propeller shaft flex coupling inspection
Inspect parking brake for free play
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Visually inspect battery and clean terminals
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect tire pressure and condition
Inspect coolant hoses and clamps
Inspect fuel lines and connections
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Inspect engine valve clearance
Torque throttle body mount bolts
37500 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
45,000 Mile Maintenance
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Torque throttle body mount bolts
Inspect throttle leakage
Check and adjust clutch pedal free play as applicable
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Oil and filter change
Replace air filter
Inspect for trans. leaks
Level control
Steering systems
Fuel and brake systems
Replace spark plugs (if necessary)
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Rotate tires
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate throttle shafts
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect differential oil
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
Inspect road test vehicle
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Inspect automatic transmission fluid
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Lubricate propeller shaft
Replace air conditioning filter
52,500 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
60,000 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Replace engine air filter
Inspect for leaks
Level control
Replace engine coolant
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Replace air conditioning filter
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Inspect drive belts and adjustment
Inspect brakes (visual)
Service PCV valve
Replace spark plugs
Replace fuel filter
Service transmission
Service battery and clean cables
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake line and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Differential oil
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage and boots
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect fuel lines & connections; fuel tank band & fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect transfer case oil
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate propeller shaft
Lubricate wheel bearings
Lubricate wheel bearings and drive shaft bearings
Lubricate throttle shafts
Road test and quality control
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Automatic transmission oil and filter change
Air filter replacement
Spark plug replacement
Propeller shaft flex coupling inspection
Inspect parking brake for free play
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Visually inspect battery and clean terminals
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect tire pressure and condition
Inspect coolant hoses and clamps
Inspect fuel lines and connections
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Inspect engine valve clearance
Torque throttle body mount bolts
67,500 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
75,000 Mile Maintenance
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Torque throttle body mount bolts
Inspect throttle leakage
Check and adjust clutch pedal freeplay as applicable
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Oil and filter change
Replace air filter
Inspect for trans. leaks
Level control
Steering systems
Fuel and brake systems
Replace spark plugs (if necessary)
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Rotate tires
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate throttle shafts
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect differential oil
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
Inspect road test vehicle
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Inspect automatic transmission fluid
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Lubricate propeller shaft
Replace air conditioning filter
82,500 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Inspect brakes for wear
Lubricate throttle linkage
Check and correct fluid levels
Inspect tires and set tire pressure
Rotate tires
90,000 mile maintenance
Oil and filter change
Replace engine air filter
Inspect for leaks
Level control
Replace engine coolant
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Replace air conditioning filter
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Inspect drive belts and adjustment
Inspect brakes (visual)
Service PCV valve
Replace spark plugs
Replace fuel filter
Service transmission
Service battery and clean cables
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake line and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Differential oil
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage and boots
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect fuel lines & connections; fuel tank band & fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect transfer case oil
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate propeller shaft
Lubricate wheel bearings
Lubricate wheel bearings and drive shaft bearings
Lubricate throttle shafts
Road test and quality control
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Automatic transmission oil and filter change
Air filter replacement
Spark plug replacement
Propeller shaft flex coupling inspection
Inspect parking brake for free play
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Visually inspect battery and clean terminals
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect tire pressure and condition
Inspect coolant hoses and clamps
Inspect fuel lines and connections
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Inspect engine valve clearance
Torque throttle body mount bolts
105,000 Mile Maintenance
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Torque throttle body mount bolts
Inspect throttle leakage
Check and adjust clutch pedal freeplay as applicable
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Oil and filter change
Replace air filter
Inspect for trans. leaks
Level control
Steering systems
Fuel and brake systems
Replace spark plugs (if necessary)
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Rotate tires
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate throttle shafts
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect differential oil
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
Inspect road test vehicle
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Inspect automatic transmission fluid
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Lubricate propeller shaft
Replace air conditioning filter
120,000 Mile Maintenance
Oil and filter change
Replace engine air filter
Inspect for leaks
Level control
Replace engine coolant
Re-torque drive shaft bolt
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
Replace air conditioning filter
Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
Inspect A/C and heater operation
Service transmission
Check park brake adjustment
Inspect all lights and wipers
Inspect drive belts and adjustment
Inspect brakes (visual)
Service PCV valve
Replace spark plugs
Replace fuel filter
Service transmission
Service battery and clean cables
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect brake line and hoses
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Differential oil
Inspect drive shaft boots
Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect steering gear box
Inspect steering wheel, linkage and boots
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect fuel lines & connections; fuel tank band & fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
Inspect transfer case oil
Inspect transmission fluid or oil
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Inspect air filter elements
Inspect brake system
Adjust parking brake
Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
Lubricate propeller shaft
Lubricate wheel bearings
Lubricate wheel bearings and drive shaft bearings
Lubricate throttle shafts
Road test and quality control
Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
Automatic transmission oil and filter change
Air filter replacement
Spark plug replacement
Propeller shaft flex coupling inspection
Inspect parking brake for free play
Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
Visually inspect battery and clean terminals
Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
Replace oil drain plug, gasket
Rotate and balance wheels and tires
Inspect tire pressure and condition
Inspect coolant hoses and clamps
Inspect fuel lines and connections
Inspect undercarriage
Inspect crankcase filter
Inspect shocks and struts
Inspect engine valve clearance
Torque throttle body mount bolts

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