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GM Offers 2 Years Free Maintenance on Certified Used Cars
June 16, 2011General Motors has sweetened the deal of owning a certified pre-owned car by adding more complementary services.
All Chevy, Buick and GMC certified pre-owned vehicles will now get two-years/30,000 miles of free maintenance.
This is a milestone, as GM is the first carmaker to offer free maintenance on its certified pre-owned inventory.
The free maintenance program, called Owner Care, includes free oil changes, tire rotations and multipoint vehicle inspections.
A 172-point inspection — increased from 117 points — plus free trial of satellite radio remain standard.
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