+1 on what Joe said about the stock/warranty issue. In actuality, it isn't so much the dealer as Honda themselves. All OEM's these days are requesting photo evidence to evaluate warranty validity on claims. The same goes with warranty time factors. Once upon a time Honda and mostothers would allow claims well past the coverage period. Now once the original period is up, you are on your own, unless you purchase extra coverage (prior to the end date) from Honda or an outside source. Sometimes the out-sourced packages are better than the OEM's.