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.
The Certified Pre-Owned program, formerly known as General Motors Certified Used Vehicles, 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.
GM sees the program changes as beneficial to new car buyers as well. Per Don Johnson, vice president of U.S. Sales Operations for GM, “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. This increased value gives potential new vehicle customers more for their trade-ins, thereby lowering ownership costs.”