By Matt Schmitz, Cars.com
Sometimes, it's not the price of a half-ton pickup truck that makes one's wallet feel light but those standard-maintenance visits to the oil change place. Buy a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup by the end of this month and such services are on the automaker for a while.
GMC's Pro Grade Protection plan, which covers standard maintenance costs for two years or 24,000 miles, is included in the purchase price of all 2013 Sierra 1500s sold through Feb. 28, the automaker announced. Services covered include regularly scheduled oil changes, oil filter replacements, tire rotations and multipoint vehicle inspections; both sales and leases are eligible for the offer, and coverage is transferable between owners. The Pro Grade Protection plan is combined with the Sierra 1500’s five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
"Pickup truck owners tend to keep their vehicles longer than most, so it's essential that GMC holds the Sierra to the highest standards possible," said Brian Sweeney, vice president of GMC Sales and Service.