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GM Offers 2 Years Free Maintenance on All 2014 Models

General-Motors_11Going into the summer, most automakers are offering incentives and discounts, hoping to sway car shoppers to walk into their dealership instead of a competitor’s showroom. General Motors might have come up with one of the better incentives this week, though, when they announced free maintenance on all 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC models for 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Before the announcement, free maintenance was only available to Cadillac owners for four years or 50,000 miles, and typically free maintenance is a service only available to customers buying high-end cars like BMWs or Jaguars. Additionally, the service is transferable if the car is resold to another owner.

In a press release, General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson observed that GM customers who went to a GM dealership to service their vehicle were “much more likely” to choose another GM vehicle in the future. “It’s all the more important to bring customers to our service facilities for routine maintenance to further enhance the quality and reliability of their GM vehicles.”

By offering free maintenance on all 2014 models, it sends a positive message to GM car buyers. No matter what their price point, GM wants to give all their customers the luxury of free maintenance for the first two years. In the same way, Approved Loan Store wants to give a better car buying experience for all of our customers, no matter what their credit situation.

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Car Repair: Avoid This Costly Pitfall

At Approved Loan Store, we are always on the look-out for ways for our readers to save money on their new or used car. Oftentimes, though, we focus too much on the initial purchase of the car and don’t consider other long-term expenses associated with that car like insurance or maintenance. We saw this tip from CBS News today and wanted to share it with our readers so they can avoid this costly car maintenance mistake.

Some car dealerships are offering dealer service contracts as part of the car loan agreement. While these agreements do vary (and there are some good service contracts available), some of these service contracts are not worth the money. The contracts are usually more than twice the cost of routine maintenance, and even if the car runs into other problems, the contract might not cover the costs.

Once again, these rules do not apply to every dealer service contract, and depending on the circumstances, it could be the right choice for some car buyers. As always, we recommend reading over the agreement carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is a financial obligation, and you want to make sure that it is worth the cost.

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