A two-year/30,000 mile standard vehicle maintenance will be offered in General Motors’ Certified Used Vehicles program, which is now known as Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.
GM is making the change to raise the appeal of its Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles and to increase their resale value too. Customers will not be charged for the oil changes based on each unit’s Oil Life Monitor system, tire rotations, and multi-point vehicle inspections.
The Certified Pre-Owned program that bears the Chevrolet, Buick and GMC names will still 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.
Meanwhile, the enhanced 172-point inspection (raised from 117 points) as well as reconditioning along with free trials of OnStar and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio will still be available as standard.
Jennifer Costabile, general director of marketing and sales support, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations, said that GM is doing this in response to customers who want more value for their money.
The GM Certified Used Vehicle brand in the U.S. will soon end but there will no changes to the Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned program. Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations, said that sales will get a boost from the improvements to its GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program.