In an effort to attract more car buyers to Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealerships, General Motors will now offer two-year, 30,00-mile standard vehicle maintenance package as part of its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. The no-cost maintenance program includes free oil changes whenever the Oil Life Monitor system says one is needed, tire rotations and multi-point inspections.

The announcement, which is now in effect, comes in addition to a one-year, 12,000-mile overall warranty, a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 172-point inspection. GM will also continue to offer a free trial of OnStar and XM Satellite Radio.

GM sales director Jennifer Costabile says that the move will give customers more for their money, adding that the program "offers our customers an outstanding experience from the moment they drive their Chevrolet, Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle off of the lot." The General hopes that the program will increase the value of the Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program, while also lowering the total cost of vehicle ownership. Hit the jump to read over the GM press release.
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Chevrolet, Buick and GMC offer two-year/30,000 mile standard vehicle maintenance
GM Certified Used Vehicles program renamed Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

DETROIT – Starting Saturday, two years of standard maintenance including oil changes will be part of purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle as General Motors moves to tie pre-owned cars, trucks and crossovers to its brands.

Owner Care, a first in the certified pre-owned vehicle industry that includes a two-year/30,000-mile standard vehicle maintenance program, will cover oil changes based on each vehicle's Oil Life Monitor system, tire rotations, and multi-point vehicle inspections at no charge to the customer.

The Certified Pre-Owned program bearing the Chevrolet, Buick and GMC names will continue to offer a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a five-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty with 24-hour roadside assistance and courtesy transportation. A more rigorous 172-point inspection – increased from 117 points – and reconditioning along with free trials of OnStar and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio will remain standard.

"Customers demand more value for their money, and we have responded," said Jennifer Costabile, general director of marketing and sales support, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "We believe our enhanced program offers our customers an outstanding experience from the moment they drive their Chevrolet, Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle off of the lot."

The GM Certified Used Vehicle brand in the United States is being phased out. The Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned program will continue unchanged.

According to Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations, adding more value to the GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program will ultimately help the company sell more new vehicles.

"One of the most important things we can do is manage the business to help increase the value of Chevrolet, Buick and GMC used vehicles," Johnson said. "This increased value gives potential new vehicle customers more for their trade-ins, thereby lowering their ownership costs."

For more information about Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, to locate a dealer or to learn about the details of the warranty and benefits, please visit www.gmcertified.com.


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      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      "The no-cost maintenance program includes free oil changes whenever the Oil Life Monitor system says one is needed, tire rotations and multi-point inspections." OIL LIFE MONITOR light only comes on like every 15k miles on GM cars.
        photofill
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MechE
        Yes i noticed that too, so basically you may only get 1 free oil change in its "30,000 mile" warranty, because your 2nd oil change light will probably come on after the 30k mark. As you probably know, the light supposedly depends on engine cycles rather than miles, so city driving should change more than highway driving. My 2 GM vehicles oil change lights come on at about 8k miles though I think, so maybe 3 oil changes free. I don't ever pay attention to the light, my oil is changed every 3k miles.
          MechE
          • 3 Years Ago
          @photofill
          Yeah, its a whole $100-120 package, but they sure will sell it like its a steal. Just like salesmen will tout that oil change light as a money saver, but then the Chevy service department in the same building will tell you every 3K miles is needed and to ignore the light.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that's nice, but how is GM going to pay for it? Oh, that's right, they got billions from us taxpayers.
        hudkina
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        And we are going to get back billions + keep tens of thousands of jobs + collect corporate/sales/income tax revenue + keep fewer people from collecting unemployment + maintain a diverse and competetive marketplace. I'd say it was well worth the investment.
        MechE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Really dude? I'm no fan of the bailouts and tax breaks but get a clue.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        isn't this "taxpayer bailout" a closed chapter in the US or there are some who just woke up from a three year COMA>>>>>
      Bruno Nekic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Taxpayers paying for free maintenance, awesome!
      dave and mary
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love "free" oil changes. You ONLY have to pay a $5 disposal fee; a $3 shop fee; a $10 lift fee; an $8 oil filter; $3 administration fee; etc.
        curiousxxxgeorge
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dave and mary
        I know for the free maintenance on Cadillac, they don't charge you any additional fees. Maybe all those fees you mentioned are how they do it at BMW?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      purduegoat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does Cadillac already have this program? If not, I don't understand why you would get a better CPO program through the lower tiered groups than you would your premium offering.
      JP
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least Autoblog could have found a better looking ride for the image to this post. That Buick is plain ugly! Oh wait, most GM cars are that unappealing. Sorry, back to your normally scheduled program.
      plarson79
      • 3 Years Ago
      GM's already come with a 5yr-100,000 mile power train warranty. I really don;t understand the verbage here....DO you get an additional 5yr's up to 100,000 miles? Or does that default to the original in service date life every other manufacturer does? If this were the case, then a CPO warranty on a GM is really nothing special.
        mhgoblue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @plarson79
        The actual benefit of the GM CPO program is the addtional one year/12000 mile bumper to bumper limited coverage. This announcement is for the inclusion of the 2yr/30k free maintenance which, as others have pointed out is approx 3-4 free oil changes/tire rotations.
      husyk49486
      • 3 Years Ago
      What about brands like Pontiac? I do not mind the warranty if I go for a Pontiac G8 GT.
      photofill
      • 3 Years Ago
      "General Motors will now offer two-year, 30,00-mile standard vehicle maintenance package"... Mr. Shunk, do you mean 30,000-mile, or 3,000-mile?
        Stuka87
        • 3 Years Ago
        @photofill
        I was just going to say the same thing. I am sure he meant 30k. It is Monday morning after all. Although it is 6:23 AM as I am writing this, he has three hours on me and still missed it :P PS: That may be one of the ugliest Buicks ever conceived.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Stuka87
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        photofill
        • 3 Years Ago
        @photofill
        ahh, from the Press Release you must mean 30,000.... "Chevrolet, Buick and GMC offer two-year/30,000 mile standard vehicle maintenance"
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