In an update sent out to Chevrolet dealers today, General Motors announced it would be extending the 1st service visit time for 2020 to 2022 Corvettes from the standard 12 months of ownership to 36 months. According to the memo, the extension was made to be “more suitable for the driving habits experienced with Corvette owners” which is another way of saying that Corvette owners don’t put a lot of miles on their cars.
We’re not sure what has prompted this as GM has the oil life monitor programmed to go off just under one year so you have to do that regardless. We’re thinking it has to do with the transmission filter that is required to be changed at 7500 miles but is included in the 1st service visit. Perhaps GM wants to condition C8 drivers now to wait until the full 7500 miles before triggering the free service visit as they were probably replacing the majority of those filters at well under 7500 miles.
This could also be a welcome sign that GM thinks it finally has a handle on the various transmission issues that seemed to plague the 2020s and early 2021 models.
Regardless of the reason, you will still want to save the free service visit for when you do change the transmission filter as those service costs can run a few hundred dollars or more.
If we can only get General Motors to extend the Spring Mountain voucher from 12 to 36 months. Now that would get people very excited!
Here are the details that were sent out to dealers:
UPDATE: 1ST SERVICE VISIT TIME EXTENSION FOR 2020-2022 CORVETTE
The Chevrolet Complete Care program is extending the Included Maintenance timing requirements for the owners of the Chevrolet Corvette (C8) to come in to dealerships for their 1st service visit. For owners of a 2020 and newer Corvette, the allowed timing is being increased from 12 months to 36 months. This new timing is more suitable for the driving habits experienced with Corvette owners.
Effective Date: December 13, 2021
The Corvette Included Maintenance 1st Service Visit includes:
One (1) covered OIL CHANGE visit within 3 years of ownership which includes:
– Oil and filter change using Mobil1 oil and ACDelco oil filter
– Transmission fluid filter change (see GM Service Information document ID 5384826)
– Multipoint Vehicle Inspection
See Corvette Owner Manual for recommended maintenance schedule
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