General Motors (GM) began today to offer buyers of new vehicles an optional program that extends for two years, from 3 to 5, the guarantee that the cars of their brands in the United States have.
The factory warranty of Chevrolet and GMC is three years or about 58,000 kilometers. With the program that began today, the guarantee is extended to five years or 96,500 kilometers.
In the case of the Buick and Cadillac high-end brands, the factory warranty is four years so it can now reach six years.
GM has suggested a recommended price for the warranty extension program of between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars, depending on the brand and model, although the manufacturer will let each dealer establish the final price.
Ken Mac, director of the four brands for the guarantee program, said in a statement that most people who buy vehicles keep them on their property for about six years.
"This really extended warranty can keep the customer half-covered for most or all of the time it maintains the ownership of the vehicle," said Mac.