You can practically see your father’s face as you glance in the rearview mirror of your new Cadillac XTS. He was always a Caddy fan—he liked the blending of that old-school feel with the modern luxuries that an upscale brand can offer…and you like it too.
You can also hear his voice—nagging you about your car’s upkeep.
“Keep up on your oil changes,” “Make sure you don’t skip out on regular maintenance,” “Look into getting an extended warranty…”
An extended warranty?
You don’t really need that…do you?
Protect Your Powertrain
Your Caddy’s powertrain is the driving force that generates power and delivers that power to the road…or as your dad would say, “what makes the rubber pound the street.”
As the musculature of your vehicle, these important components can be costly to repair and replace…but what could go wrong?
Your Caddy’s Engine
You pop the hood to your Caddy, peer in, and witness a jumble of confusion—metal, wires, and gears, but the purpose of the engine is extremely simple—to convert gas into motion for your car.
Common engine problems that you can experience consist of:
- Blocked radiator
- Corroded battery
- Old spark plugs
- Engine coolant leaks
- Oil pump failure
- Inadequate air compression
These problems can lead to serious engine failure if not properly handled, and hefty out-of-pocket expenses.
A vital component of your powertrain, the transmission works to determine when your vehicle should shift gears. This is done by using internal oil pressure to change the actual gears—preventing your engine from working too vigorously.
As with all mechanical systems, problems are to be expected. Problems like:
- Slipping gears
- Leaking transmission fluid
- Inability to shift gears
- Torque converter malfunction
- Solenoid issues
If not fixed in a timely manner, these problems could end up destroying your transmission…leading to a costly replacement.
Putting Your Caddy Into Drive
Working with the engine, your Cadillac’s driveshaft takes the power that was produced in the engine and transfers that power to the wheels to get your vehicle to move. Remember riding with your dad as he cursed at the vibrations coming from the wheels? Those were likely symptomatic of driveshaft issues.
Other driveshaft issues can include:
- Loose steering
- Improper tire wear
- Vehicle shuttering with acceleration
- Knocking noises while the vehicle is in motion
Since the driveshaft puts your car into motion, ignoring small issues can lead to multi-component failures…working up to a huge repair bill.
Can I Protect Myself From Unexpected Repair Bills?
Nothing’s worse than hopping into your XTS on a hot day, only to discover that the engine won’t start…uh-oh. After an expensive out-of-pocket trip to the repair shop, you now need to put vacation planning on hold.
You could have been protected with a GMPP.
A GMPP is an extended warranty that covers the cost of covered powertrain repairs! This means that trip to the mechanic could have been totally free!
Stuck On the Road? No Problem!
Remember your father yelling out the door at you to grab a flashlight and a roadmap…gone are those days.
With a GMPP, you have roadside assistance that’s just one phone call away.
Get access to:
- Flat tire change
- Battery jump
- Locksmith/Key service*
- Out-of-gas fuel delivery
*Locksmith / Key service not available in Kansas.
Protect Your XTS With a GMPP
Paying for unexpected repairs can not only ruin your day, but your future plans as well! Protect your Caddy’s powertrain with a GMPP from Smith Chevy Warranty. We’ll walk you through the process to find a plan that suits your needs.