The automotive industry is chock-full of confusing terms and ideas that are used frequently but never really explained. Have you heard of OEM parts? They’re an important part of your vehicle, especially when you need replacements, so why doesn’t anyone ever explain them? Have a seat, we’re here to help.
So, you’ve already bought a shiny new whip. You probably want it to last a long time. You know very well that a vehicle is a huge investment. We don’t need to tell you that. You’re spending money on a piece of machinery that you probably rely on, so why not protect it to keep it looking like new? But what can you possibly do to protect your new purchase?
Enter, Xpel Paint Protection Film.
Get On Our Level
You’ve seen them: the trucks that look like they just drove off the set of Pimp My Ride. Spinners, PS4 and hot tub in the back; completely obscene and impossible to drive. Well, we don’t do any of that. We do the good stuff. The accessories that exude style, but don’t scream “I’M A SCHMUCK”. I mean, if you want that, we can do it… And we can guarantee it will be done well and within reason (sorry, no hot tubs).
Our ultimate goal is making your vehicle stand out from all the other trucks on the road. Capital Customs creates visionary trucks for individuals. We get to know you, what you want in a modification, and how to fit it into your budget.
Without a warranty, you’d be responsible for out-of-pocket repair costs that can really add up. So, knowing your warranty is an important part of responsible vehicle ownership. Most owners of new vehicles don’t think too carefully about the warranty. What’s included in the powertrain? Can you void your warranty? Is an extended GM warranty worth the cost? We have the answers to help you understand your warranty.
In the simplest terms, the powertrain is the system that propels your car. Primarily, the powertrain is made up of the engine, transmission, and transaxle. These are the most critical components of your vehicle. Consequently, manufacturers rigorously test their performance and durability and offer greater coverage for defects and faults. New GMC vehicles come with a five-year/160,000 kilometre powertrain warranty. – whichever comes first. Click here for a full list of powertrain components. But the powertrain warranty is not the only coverage you get.
Basic GM Warranty
Basic warranty, or New Vehicle Limited Warranty, primarily covers defects in most factory-installed parts. New GMC vehicles are covered by a three-year/60,000km base warranty. GM base warranties cover the provided tires, a service some manufacturers do not offer.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that you can void your warranty through negligence or misconduct. Most importantly, you can’t neglect routine maintenance. If you never get an oil change, your GM warranty isn’t going to cover the destroyed cylinder heads. So, follow your manufacturer’s service schedule detailed in the owner’s manual.
You don’t need to have all service performed at Capital GMC, but choosing GM Certified Service offers some important advantages:
- Service records and receipts in one place
- Manufacturer-approved repairs from factory-certified technicians
- Saskatchewan’s largest parts department
If you do have service performed at any other shop, make sure you keep the receipts and service records, so that you can demonstrate you had the appropriate work performed at the regular intervals. However, certain types of work will void your warranty regardless.
Before you install a lift kit, aftermarket shocks, and a turbo kit, you should know that certain modifications can also void your warranty. If you want to customise your vehicle, bring it to Capital Customs and we’ll be sure to use manufacturer-approved parts and accessories, as well as install them correctly. Just ask our knowledgeable team and they’ll make sure that your warranty remains intact.
A GM Protection Plan offers extended coverage for your vehicle. But is it worth the investment? Well, that depends on a lot of factors. First, only buy one if you’re planning on owning your vehicle for the long term. Second, if you rely on your vehicle for your livelihood, you may not be able to afford the surprise of serious repairs.
The most fiscally prudent drivers budget $2,000 per year for vehicle maintenance (for vehicles not under warranty). So, if your warranty will cost you less than that (it will!), then it may be a good idea. GM Protection Plans come in three varieties Total Plus, Custom, and Powertrain. You can learn more about GM Protection Plans here.
Looking to customize your vehicle but don’t know where to start or what you want? Maybe you want something as simple as a new exhaust or maybe you want something a little more extravagant, no matter the size, Capital Customs has you covered. We specialize in the big and the small custom jobs!
When it comes to installation, we have experts in every area of automotive repair, accessorizing, and maintenance. Whether it be a new remote starter, a Rhino Extreme Liner, simple LED custom lighting accessory, or performance, we just do things right. All electrical connections are properly soldered (no crimp or tee splices), and we pay attention to the little details like ensuring all bolt heads face the right direction, extra wiring is properly loomed and tied, etc. We are so confident in our installation that we stand behind our workmanship FOR LIFE.
Are you looking to customize your vehicle but don’t know where to start? Why not visit Capital Customs at Capital GMC?! Our experienced Accessories team will help with any idea you may have for your vehicle, whether it’s as simple as installing a remote start, or as big as decking out your entire truck with a new exhaust, lift, and more. We know what works, what products are best, what’s in style and popular. All vehicle makes and models are welcomed at Capital Customs. Let us help you build your dream vehicle today!
Did you know
- We customize new and pre-owned vehicles
- Just because you didn’t buy here doesn’t mean we can’t customize it
- We install Rhino Liner
- Our service employees have completed more GM factory courses than any other dealer in Canada
- We have a very customer-friendly facility! Free coffee, free hot chocolate, free popcorn, free daily leader post, free WiFi, Free Free Free!
- We have the best-equipped shop in Western Canada with the latest in diagnostic and repair equipment
- We stock more than 24,000 part numbers. That means 95% of the time we already have the part we need to fix most vehicles.
- We’ll help customize your vehicle to budget
- We even work on Saturdays!
- You can finance your accessories, even when you don’t buy your vehicle from us!
Visit Capitalcustoms.ca to view some of our services and products or come see us at Capital GMC.