“Precision.” That is GMC’s newest ad campaign tagline. It is an evolution of the 15-year-old GMC tagline “GMC: We Are Professional Grade.” Both taglines show the high aspirations GMC has for its vehicles. And apparently, the strategy is working, since their sales continue to increase, both in the U.S. and globally. GMC is part of General Motors, along with Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac, and has a solid 100-year-plus-history of building vehicles in the U.S. GMC has always specialized in trucks and SUVs, like the ever-popular Sierra light-duty pickup and Yukon, but has recently focused on offering more fuel-efficient vehicles as well, like the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. So whatever type of truck or SUV you want, GMC probably has you covered. And although Chevrolet and GMC offer many vehicles that are virtually the same, GMC has differentiated itself as a premium brand, especially with its Denali series of vehicles.
All facts and history aside, GMC owners tend to love their vehicles and drive them for a long time. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear about GMCs that have been on the road for 200,000 miles! And many people will only drive GMCs after owning their first one. Taking all these wonderful things into consideration, you might be wondering if you really need a GMC Extended Warranty or a vehicle protection plan from Autopom?
Although you have to decide the answer for yourself, extended protection for your GMC is probably a good idea. GMC is considered to have fairly good reliability as a brand and even cracked the top 10 for Consumer Reports’ most reliable automotive brands in 2013. However, GMC vehicles are still prone to problems, just like anything mechanical. Do research on your specific GMC model to see what types of problems you may be facing, but here are some common repair problems and costs for GMC, according to repairpal.com:
1. Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement $246 - 1,329
2. Fuel Pump Replacement $223 - 1,168
3. Water Pump Replacement $197 - 1,786
4. Spark Plug Replacement $68 - 760
5. Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front $148 - 1,541
There are some pretty costly repairs in that list! Talk about blowing your budget.
Also, we cannot ignore the fact that 29 million GM vehicles in North America were recalled in 2014! That’s right, 29 million. These recalls affected GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac and show just how problem-prone even a fairly reliable automotive brand can be.
If you are buying a new or used GMC vehicle, or already own one, you will likely be able to drive it for as many miles as you like. But why not make owning a GMC more enjoyable by protecting your vehicle and your budget from unexpected costly repairs with a GMC extended warranty from the dealership or vehicle protection plan from Autopom? With a vehicle protection plan from Autopom, you will get the professional grade and premium service that a GMC owner would expect for their vehicle.