GM is launching their own extended warranty that covers cars across all their numerous brands.
Previously, if you wanted a big extended warranty for a GM car, you needed to buy it from a third party. This meant that it could with some onerous terms, annoying claim requirements, and other hassles that nobody really wants to deal with when they’ve got a busted car. It sucked, and GM knew it.
Which is why they’re offering their own extended warranty program free from the headaches of yesteryear.
GM has just announced that they’re going to start offering an optional extended warranty on every car, truck, and SUV they sell across all their brands. Those brands include Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC, for those keeping track.
The warranty is bumper to bumper and will last for a good deal longer than the factory warranty. On Chevy and GMC vehicles, the warranty will last for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. For Buick and Cadillac, the warranty lasts for 6 years or 70,000 miles.
This represents a huge improvement over the previous warranty, especially for Chevrolet and GMC. Standard factory warranties for Chevy and GMC are just 3 years or 36,000 miles, while Buick and Cadillac are 5 years or 50,000 miles.
As GM is quick to point out, there’s no deductibles, no claim forms, and no hassle. Once purchased, the warranty is in force for whoever owns the car until either the time limit or mileage limit is reached. And because it’s being offered directly from GM, the price of the warranty can be included in the price of the loan or lease so you can pay for it in easy to financially digest chunks.
“One of the best things about buying a new vehicle is the peace of mind that comes with the warranty,” said Ken Mac, director of GM’s protection plans. “If you drive a Chevrolet, you know that any GM-brand dealer will take care of warranty repairs without paperwork, deductibles or exclusions. The same goes for Cadillac, GMC and Buick owners. Now, we’re offering people the opportunity to increase the duration of their bumper-to-bumper warranty far out into the future.”
One thing that GM did not mention is just how much the new extended warranties will cost. We’ll have to wait for someone to go down to the dealer to find out before we can report that one.