You have to get the extended Honda Care warranty before the vehicle drives 6000 Miles. It doesn't matter when you buy the Honda Care contract as they will put the contract start date at the day of purchase, and zero miles, not when you actually purchase Honda Care. (so waitiing until your odometer hits 5999 and then buying won't matter. But you can lock in the price now. Your quote will be good for 30 days. Sean Rausch is in charge of the Honda Care program for the dealership at Hyannis Honda, and he is outstanding. After comparing, I got the lowest price from Hyannis. The process is quick and easy, and Sean will get with you right away. He was extremely knowlegable, professional, and efficient.