One of the best parts about purchasing a brand-new vehicle is the peace of mind which comes with knowing you have a warranty. So folks looking at a new model from General Motors got some good news this morning, as buyers will now be able to opt for an extended, factory-backed version.
“Under terms of the extension, the warranty on a new Buick or Cadillac will go from four years or 50,000 miles to six years or 70,000 miles, while Chevrolet and GMC vehicles will go from three years or 36,000 miles to five years or 60,000 miles. “
The extension will be available for all the company’s brands, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC. In case you’re wondering, even top-spec models — like the Corvette ZR1 and the Camaro ZL1 LE — are available for the coverage, starting right now. Unlike some of the other extended warranties on the market, there are no third parties involved, and any work will performed at an official General Motors dealership. Our friends over at Automotive News were the first to reveal the new program.
That said, the brands will have slightly different coverage. Under terms of the extension, the warranty on a new Buick or Cadillac will go from four years or 50,000 miles to six years or 70,000 miles, while Chevrolet and GMC vehicles will go from three years or 36,000 miles to five years or 60,000 miles. In what’s sure to be a boon to resale value, the beefier coverage will stay with the vehicle even if it’s sold before it hits either milestone.
Of particular note to enthusiasts should be the fact that it’ll apply even if you take your car to the track. So as long as you don’t modify your new Corvette or Camaro, all the miles you accumulate hurling your machine around the circuit will be covered. Since track days stress every component far harder than everyday driving does, it’s really great the General didn’t make an exception here, and speaks volumes about how ready the engineers feel its cars are for track duty.
At this point, exact pricing isn’t clear, but it’s expected to run buyers between $1000 to $2000 when they sign on the dotted line.
For full details on everything covered with the extended warranties, head to your local AutoNation General Motors dealer.