GMC is part of the American automobile powerhouse General Motors, a manufacturer focusing mostly on trucks and SUVs. Over the decades, GMC has evolved, but in many respects has remained comparable to Chevrolet, also under the General Motors organization. Popular GMC vehicles include the Suburban, Yukon, and Acadia, all which automatically come with a manufacturer warranty.
GMC warranties work similarly to competitive brands with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty standard with purchase. Any 2011-2016 pre-owned vehicle comes with a GMC certified pre-owned warranty, which covers 6 years or 100,000 miles or a bumper-to-bumper limited warranty of 12 months or 12,000 miles.
A vehicle service contract (commonly referred to as an extended warranty) provides repair coverage when the original manufacturer warranty expires. Drivers choose extended coverage for their vehicles so they are protected in the case of a mechanical failure. With the advancements in technology available to manufacturers, cars and SUVs are lasting longer than in years past, but normal aging will still eventually take its toll.
Depending on where it’s driven, the weather conditions it has to endure, and the mileage it carries year after year, the need for major repair for your vehicle will vary. For example, a car traveling several miles for a daily commute in stop-and-go traffic conditions may have its brakes go out sooner than a vehicle who sees the road less often. The common denominator for all vehicles is that it’s hard to predict when repairs will be necessary, which makes it important to not allow repair coverage to lapse.
Average Repair Costs for GMC Vehicles
Out of pocket expenses can quickly add up when it comes to vehicle repair. Typically, when a major part, it can easily add up to a few hundred dollars, if not more. These unexpected expenses can throw a financial wrench in monthly budgets.
A vehicle service contract (commonly referred to as an extended warranty) allows vehicle owners to work within their own budgets, while still maintaining coverage for their vehicles. It’s a good idea to explore options for coverage prior to a manufacturer warranty expiration date to avoid common costs for GMC vehicle repairs as estimated below.
|Valve cover gasket(s) replacement||$54 to $1,320|
|Wheel bearing replacement||$158 to $2,193|
|Exhaust manifold replacement||$226 to $2,283|
|Exhaust manifold gasket(s) replacement||$110 to $944|
|ABS wheel speed sensor replacement||$88 to $1,066|
Choosing a Vehicle Service Plan
US Car Protection offers three base plans for customers to choose from to protect against exorbitant repair costs in the future. Speak with a representative to find out which plan you are eligible for and how you might customize it to best fit your needs. Quotes are free and are calculated by considering the make, model, and mileage of the vehicle.
Car problems are known to cause stress upon any situation, which we want to help alleviate. Extended vehicle coverage with US Car Protection includes benefits such as complimentary towing services, roadside assistance, and a claims process that ensures payment is made directly to the repair shop. While we can’t prevent vehicle repairs from happening, we can help protect against the unexpected.
*Estimates from Repairpal.com