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Hi - been a lurker for quite a while but can't remember if I've ever needed to post.

My 2017 HR-V EX is 5 years old (obviously) and has only 27,700 miles on it. I had it in for small services a couple of times recently at the stealership and both times they've recommended the following services as being due every 3 years and/or 30,000 miles:

"Complete Fuel System Service" @ $329.95
(fuel tank additive, throttle body service, and injector service),
"CVT Transmission Service/Transmission Flush" @ $199.95, and
"Brake Fluid Service/Brake Flush" @ 149.95.

I guess I have two questions, really: (1) how badly are these needed - my car is older than 3 yrs but less than 30K miles, and (2) the paperwork doesn't detail what the last 2 services include but the pricing altogether seems like it may be high. I don't know any independent Honda mechanics.

I've tried to search online and I'm getting conflicting info. Any insight would be appreciated!
 

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Hi - been a lurker for quite a while but can't remember if I've ever needed to post.

My 2017 HR-V EX is 5 years old (obviously) and has only 27,700 miles on it. I had it in for small services a couple of times recently at the stealership and both times they've recommended the following services as being due every 3 years and/or 30,000 miles:

"Complete Fuel System Service" @ $329.95
(fuel tank additive, throttle body service, and injector service),
"CVT Transmission Service/Transmission Flush" @ $199.95, and
"Brake Fluid Service/Brake Flush" @ 149.95.

I guess I have two questions, really: (1) how badly are these needed - my car is older than 3 yrs but less than 30K miles, and (2) the paperwork doesn't detail what the last 2 services include but the pricing altogether seems like it may be high. I don't know any independent Honda mechanics.

I've tried to search online and I'm getting conflicting info. Any insight would be appreciated!
I would follow what your Honda books says and not the dealership says...They are out to make as much money from you as possible...
 

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Hi - been a lurker for quite a while but can't remember if I've ever needed to post.

My 2017 HR-V EX is 5 years old (obviously) and has only 27,700 miles on it. I had it in for small services a couple of times recently at the stealership and both times they've recommended the following services as being due every 3 years and/or 30,000 miles:

"Complete Fuel System Service" @ $329.95
(fuel tank additive, throttle body service, and injector service),
"CVT Transmission Service/Transmission Flush" @ $199.95, and
"Brake Fluid Service/Brake Flush" @ 149.95.

I guess I have two questions, really: (1) how badly are these needed - my car is older than 3 yrs but less than 30K miles, and (2) the paperwork doesn't detail what the last 2 services include but the pricing altogether seems like it may be high. I don't know any independent Honda mechanics.

I've tried to search online and I'm getting conflicting info. Any insight would be appreciated!
I'm not saying to use the dealership, or if those prices are fair or unfair etc BUT -
-the brake fluid flush every 3 years is a MUST.
-and CVT fluid should be changed by now - no need to flush it with anything,only change the fluid.
-and fuel service - that is a waste, esp if you stick with top tier gasoline brands, you should be okay.
 

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I'm not saying to use the dealership, or if those prices are fair or unfair etc BUT -
-the brake fluid flush every 3 years is a MUST.
-and CVT fluid should be changed by now - no need to flush it with anything,only change the fluid.
-and fuel service - that is a waste, esp if you stick with top tier gasoline brands, you should be okay.
Thanks - I appreciate the input.
 

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fuel service - that is a waste, esp if you stick with top tier gasoline brands, you should be okay.
I disagree but it depends on age and mileage, those services can make the car idle better and get better gas mileage. I personally did my own service years ago (not on a Honda) and it helped a lot. The throttle body was black and full of gunk, so much it was sticking a bit.
 

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I'm not saying to use the dealership, or if those prices are fair or unfair etc BUT -
-the brake fluid flush every 3 years is a MUST.
-and CVT fluid should be changed by now - no need to flush it with anything,only change the fluid.
-and fuel service - that is a waste, esp if you stick with top tier gasoline brands, you should be okay.
Right Right Right and an Oil and Filter once year.
 

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2017 HRV with 27000 miles has been sitting around a lot.

Don't forget all the Honda recalls if you haven't gotten them done yet.
The engine air filter and the cabin air filter.
The rear differential fluid if it's an AWD.

Check the tires for aging cracks and the DOT date on them.
 

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2017 HRV with 27000 miles has been sitting around a lot.

Don't forget all the Honda recalls if you haven't gotten them done yet.
The engine air filter and the cabin air filter.
The rear differential fluid if it's an AWD.

Check the tires for aging cracks and the DOT date on them.
Definitely a great suggestion on tire inspection.
 

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2017 HRV with 27000 miles has been sitting around a lot.

Don't forget all the Honda recalls if you haven't gotten them done yet.
The engine air filter and the cabin air filter.
The rear differential fluid if it's an AWD.

Check the tires for aging cracks and the DOT date on them.
Driven 1-2x/wk during the 15 months my office was shut down during the pandemic, but other than that it’s driven 5-6 days/wk… I just have a short work commute. Recalls all squared away; both filters new as of a couple months ago. New tires 6 months ago.
 

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Hi - been a lurker for quite a while but can't remember if I've ever needed to post.

My 2017 HR-V EX is 5 years old (obviously) and has only 27,700 miles on it. I had it in for small services a couple of times recently at the stealership and both times they've recommended the following services as being due every 3 years and/or 30,000 miles:

"Complete Fuel System Service" @ $329.95
(fuel tank additive, throttle body service, and injector service),
"CVT Transmission Service/Transmission Flush" @ $199.95, and
"Brake Fluid Service/Brake Flush" @ 149.95.

I guess I have two questions, really: (1) how badly are these needed - my car is older than 3 yrs but less than 30K miles, and (2) the paperwork doesn't detail what the last 2 services include but the pricing altogether seems like it may be high. I don't know any independent Honda mechanics.

I've tried to search online and I'm getting conflicting info. Any insight would be appreciated!
I have a ‘16 EX and I try to keep up with the routine maintenance as well as the maintenance minder, but yes, those prices seem high. I just have my regular mechanic do the work as I have learned over the years that dealerships will overcharge you. The only time I use the dealership is for recalls. I only have 25,000 miles on my baby and recently had the CVT fluid/filter flushed/changed, which only set me back about $100, although I’m aware that recent inflation may have increased that price, double seems too high for me. Maybe location makes a difference, too. I’m in the Pittsburgh, PA area. It’s my opinion that any good mechanic can do the job, there’s no need for specifically a Honda mechanic.
 
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