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GM announced it will expand its free scheduled maintenance program to most 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles in the U.S. The program for most 2014 model year Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles covers routine oil changes, tire rotation and other basic maintenance, Jim Cain, a GM spokesman, said. GM already offers a four-year or 50,000 mile free maintenance program for Cadillac.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-...ntenance-program-to-more-2014-models-ceo.html

I wonder what "other basic maintenance" refers to and if this will apply to 2014 Volts?

The maintenance for my Volt over two years has been one oil change. I do my own tire rotations. I'll need another oil change within the next two years. What else is there?
 

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I wonder what "other basic maintenance" refers to and if this will apply to 2014 Volts?

The maintenance for my Volt over two years has been one oil change. I do my own tire rotations. I'll need another oil change within the next two years. What else is there?
"Other basic maintenance" is probably the 27 point inspection, top off fluids, adjust tire pressures, lube, etc.....that come standard on regular maintenance visits.

I just got my tires rotated (for free) by the dealership. That's all I've had done to my Volt so far in 8 months. I actually received 2 sets of free oil change coupons, but because my oil life is still at 86%, I ended up not using them before they expired. But the service rep said I can still get a free oil change next time it is due. Might get it changed at the 1 year mark, just because.
 

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I think this is a great move for GM and will help them sell more cars overall. It is even more beneficial for the Volt as it should help ease anxiety people might have over the "new technology" without costing GM much if anything in covered maintenance.

I have had my Volt for over 18 months and so far the only maintenance I have had done is rotation of the tires three times.
 

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...The maintenance for my Volt over two years has been one oil change. I do my own tire rotations. I'll need another oil change within the next two years. What else is there?
Wiper blades? Here in Texas, if you car sits out in the parking lot in the hot sun, wiper blades tend to go bad pretty quickly.
 

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Wiper blades? Here in Texas, if you car sits out in the parking lot in the hot sun, wiper blades tend to go bad pretty quickly.
Amazingly after 25 months (and two winters), I'm still on my OEM wiper blades and they work as well as day 1.

I'm wondering if it's a combination of me washing the car (and blades) weekly, cleaning the windows to a spotless condition, and then applying a light coat of Turtle Wax ICE wax? Certainly dust and dirt on the glass will act a bit like sandpaper over time and wear the rubber blades. Plus, the light coat of wax may be acting as a bit of a lubricant as well as eliminating the need for some wiper use. I've had cars in the past where I was replacing blades once a year, but my Volt blades have been awesome.
 
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