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Leading independent vehicle warranty provider, Warranty Direct, have named Honda tops for engine reliability in a recent survey of 36 car manufacturers.
The Warranty Direct survey looked at engine failure statistics resulting from claims made by their members. Honda figures were significantly ahead of the industry average, and were even twice as low as the second-placed competitor.
In scooping the gold medal – the study found that just one in every 344 Honda engines recorded a claim, compared to one in every 27 engines for a well-known German rival.
Duncan McClure, Warranty Direct Managing Director, said that engine failures are the worst for motorists as they’re the repairs that can lead to the highest costs because of the parts and hours of labour required to fix them: “The number of failures may be low compared to areas such as axle and suspension damage but engine repairs almost always result in costs reaching the thousands for motorists who aren’t covered by a warranty.”
Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda Ltd., commented on the results. ‘We are very pleased that yet again Honda vehicles have topped an important reliability survey. With drivers now holding onto their cars for longer and with running costs and resale values being more important than ever, it’s great to see that our engines have been singled out as being the most reliable out there.'
To find out more on the results of the Survey, The Irish Times published an article which can be read by clicking here