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General Motors has announced that it will begin offering free maintenance to customers who purchase or lease new 2014 Chevrolet, GMC or Buick trucks, cars and crossovers.
The complimentary maintenance plan will cover scheduled services for two years or 24,000 miles. Most 2014 vehicles will receive an oil and filter, change four-wheel tire rotation and a 27-point vehicle inspection. GM notes in its announcement, “Some alternative-fuel vehicles do not include oil changes, and some performance vehicles do not include tire rotations when that service is not recommended.”
The plan covers up to four service visits in the two-year period and GM says it can be transferred to a new owner if the car is sold before the period ends. And those no need for current 2014 model year owners to fret about the late announcement. Customers who have already purchased or leased one of the eligible vehicles will receive the maintenance program as well.
GM says the new plan is similar to the Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance Program the company has been offering to Cadillac owners since the 2011 model year. In addition to oil changes, tire rotation and an inspection, the Cadillac program most air filter replacements as well but does so over a period of four years or 50,000 miles.
GM Chairman and CEO says the company has found that the maintenance program is a good way to start off “on the right foot” with new customers.
“We know that customers who service their vehicles at our dealerships are much more likely to purchase another GM product down the road,” said Dan Akerson, General Motors Chairman and CEO. “It’s all the more important to bring customers to our service facilities for routine maintenance to further enhance the quality and reliability of their GM vehicles.”