Dealership questions

hondaperfhondaperf Member Posts: 4
I recently discovered that the boots on my cv joints are cracked and will need to be replaced. Though I have a Honda (prelude) there is an Acura dealership close by that I have been going to. The service is good and they have even offered to give me a loaner for free during a repair period. I have only let them do oil changes but do you think they would do a better job of replacing my boots than a Honda dealership? This question may seem redundant because Honda owns Acura. But I just wanted to know if an Acura shop would be qualified to work on all Hondas and vice versa? I have had no experience with a Honda dealership in regards to a repair


  • alcanalcan Member Posts: 2,550
    CV boot replacement is pretty much a generic, straightforward kind of job. Any half competent 3rd year apprentice should be able to do it. Besides, ANY repair facility is only as good as the last tech there who worked on your car.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    I would agree....this is not a rocket science type of's pretty straightforward and requires good work habits rather than a high level of skill.
  • armtdmarmtdm Member Posts: 2,057
    Actually, in my area the Acura dealership is charging less for maintenance then the Honda dealer. Infact, Acura is advertising to do the Honda major maintenance point repairs.
  • fivespeedfivespeed Member Posts: 42
    Acura maintenance department must be hungry. Their products must be relatively maintenance free.
  • brorjacebrorjace Member Posts: 588
    fivespeed, Acuras require maintenance (as opposed to repairs) just like any other vehicle.

    But, the average Honda dealership sells more vehicles than the average Acura Dealership so they'll have more customers. This may make the Acura dealership hungrier for service work.

    --- Bror Jace
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