The Chevrolet company began its life as a small auto repair shop located in Detroit, Michigan, with a single-car garage. Their slogan was “any make any model”.
Their main business consisted of repairing cars for a few select customers and charging them an exorbitant price for the service. The owner had a dream, though; he wanted to expand his business beyond the confines of the city limits and reach out to a broader customer base.
He put his dream to paper and created a business plan which included selling his inventory wholesale to dealerships across the country. He did not charge these stores for repairs. Instead, the dealership paid him a commission fee when the car sold.
This was called the General Motors franchise system. A system where he would work for the dealer, and the dealer would work for him. This made him very popular among dealers because he made money without incurring any cost. All he needed to do was find a buyer for the car.
As time passed and his business grew, so too did his ambitions. He decided that he wanted to buy more land to build another more extensive facility. But before that happened, he realised there was a problem; the GMC division of Ford wanted to purchase the Chevy division. The man knew that this conflict of interest could destroy his operation. So he went to Washington, DC and lobbied congress to prevent the sale.
In response to his efforts, he received a letter stating President Eisenhower had decided to intervene and approve the deal. The president’s order signed the deal, and the man left Washington with a smile. As a formality, he also personally visited the Whitehouse to thank the president and received a presidential pardon.
Chevrolet became the company’s official name after the merger and continued to grow under the leadership of the same man, even going so far as to develop the first practical gas turbine-powered automobile.
What is meant by Vehicle Warranty?
A vehicle warranty means the manufacturer ensures the vehicle is safe for the consumer during its life cycle. This includes parts and labour costs. If there is an issue, the manufacturer is responsible for fixing the problem.
This would include any problems associated with the automobile, such as battery replacement, repair of mechanical issues, etc. In addition, the manufacturer provides insurance coverage for the cost of repairs.
While these services add value to the overall ownership experience, most consumers wouldn’t consider them essential. On the contrary, they are considered optional benefits.
Manufacturers provide these warranties because they feel they deserve the right to make these guarantees. These warranties exist to give customers peace of mind while driving.
In the case where you purchase a used car, the dealer may also provide a warranty for the vehicle. However, this warranty usually covers only the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components; any aftermarket modifications could void the warranty.
What does a Chevy Warranty Cover?
A Chevy warranty covers essential maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, at no extra charge or cost to you. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, battery testing, routine service items such as air filters and spark plugs, brake pads, belts, windshield wiper blades, hoses and belts, and general cleaning.
Now let’s say you have an older car, which means it may require more expensive parts such as brakes, transmission, etc. At Chevrolet, we’ll cover standard parts when purchasing a new vehicle. If you own a pre-owned vehicle, you can purchase a limited warranty from Chevrolet for 30 days after delivery to help ensure peace of mind during the transition period.
The complete list of covered components varies based on the model year. Please consult your owner’s manual for complete details.
The following terms and conditions apply to all warranties offered under our Limited Warranty program:
A. COVERED COMPONENTS: Your Chevrolet dealer will perform scheduled inspections and repairs to any component listed below. All repair costs for covered components are included in the price of your vehicle. However, any labour charges associated with inspection or repair are excluded.
B. LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: 1. All warranties are instead of any other obligation, including liability for incidental or consequential damages without limitation. 2. The preceding limited warranty is not valid if: (a) An authorised dealer has repaired the vehicles or (b) You have had the vehicle serviced by an unsubscribed service centre. 3. There shall be no implied warranty that the part will perform adequately under normal operating conditions. 4. This warranty does not extend to general maintenance or cleaning expenses provided at your expense.
C. ADMISSION OF DEFECTS: Acceptance by you of this Limited Warranty constitutes your acceptance of its limitations.
D. HOW TO OBTAIN REPLACEMENT PARTS: To obtain replacement parts, please get in touch with the nearest authorised Chevrolet dealership.
E. NOTICE: Any attempt to modify, alter, or change the conditions or provisions of this limited warranty shall automatically void this limited warranty.