GM gives free auto insurance to car buyers in Oregon, Washington
From now until Sept. 6, buying a new GM car in Oregon or Washington may never be cheaper.
If you buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car, truck or crossover in those two states between now and the day after Labor Day, you’ll get a one-year auto insurance policy from MetLife Auto & Home at no extra cost, GM and MetLife announced July 6.
The MetLife auto insurance includes liability and physical damage and exceeds requirements in both states. The average annual cost for auto insurance is $727 in Oregon and $840 in Washington, according to a 2010 report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
“We want to give residents of Oregon and Washington another reason to discover Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles,” Chris Perry, U.S. vice president of GM marketing, says in a statement.
The policy covers the vehicle and anyone who drives it for a full year from the date of purchase as long as the original owner continues to own or lease the vehicle. If the car is totaled within the first year or first 15,000 miles, whichever comes first, MetLife will replace it with a new one.
Bill Moore, president of MetLife Auto & Home, says: “Our new-car replacement feature is a benefit not found in most auto policies.”