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Any other components worth checking out before my Honda warranty ends/?

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  • Aug 12th, 2018 1:07 pm
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Any other components worth checking out before my Honda warranty ends/?

Toronto Honda is offering a free multi-point inspection for first time customers and the line items I am interested in are as follows:

https://www.torontohonda.com/multi-point-inspection/
  • External drive belts and radiator hoses
  • brake lines/hoses/parking brake cable
  • shock absorbers/struts/suspension
  • exhaust system
  • engine oil and/or fluid leaks
  • drive shaft/constant velocity boots and bands
  • steering gearbox components

Another Honda dealership (out of five or six) courteously responded to my inquiry and said this is the only multi-point inspection they offer:
We only have a peace of mind inspection ($69.88+tax) :

*Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box and boots --> would these be covered by that catchphrase SUSPENSION?
*Inspect driveshaft boots --> this is part of the transmission correct?
*Inspect fuel lines and connections

COVERED by Toronto Honda's inspection:
*Inspect parking brake adjustments
*Inspect suspension components
*Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
*Inspect cooling system hoses and connection
*Check all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks
*Inspect exhaust system
*Inspect drive belts
*Check all lights
*Inspect the underbody --> COVERED but too generic?

Anything else I should be worried about? One nice fellow from DriveAccord did mention there was some leak in the steering component when he had a multi-inspection done but that's covered by the inspections performed by both dealerships anyway.

I haven't noticed any peculiar noise at all driving the vehicle and I don't see leaks underneath the vehicle but was wondering if there was any other component I should have inspected. I don't mind paying for the extra inspection as long as the price is reasonable.

It's for a 2011 Honda Accord 4-cylinder 5AT.
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Offer $50 or case of beer to the mechanic whose doing the inspection. For sure he can find warranty related issues.
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peteryorkuca wrote:
Aug 12th, 2018 12:30 pm
Offer $50 or case of beer to the mechanic whose doing the inspection. For sure he can find warranty related issues.
Probably another for the service advisor as they also know better how to put in covered warranty work.

Any GTA Honda dealership employee, please PM me so I can make it worth your while.

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