Cadillac and Lincoln Offer Free Maintenance Programs
Thanks to Lincoln and Cadillac, both of which are offering free maintenance as a summer incentive.
Last week, Lincoln announced free scheduled maintenance for the first three years or 45,000 miles for all purchases between now and September 7. The program covers oil changes, tire rotation, inspections and wear-and-tear items like windshield wipers and brake linings.
Not to be outdone, Cadillac announced that it will begin a full-time free maintenance program for all 2011 models, covering all required maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first-including oil changes, tire rotations, air filters and multipoint inspections.
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