General Motors has revised the timing requirements for C8 Corvette Stingray’s first dealership maintenance visit.
According to a post on the official GM Techlink site, the timing for customers to receive reimbursement for the first service visit has been increased from 12 months to 24 months. There have not been any changes to the recommended maintenance schedule.
The first service visit for the C8 Corvette Stingray, which is covered by GM, includes one engine oil and filter change, using Mobil1 oil and an ACDelco filter, a transmission fluid filter change and a multi-point inspection. As we noted back in 2020 when the C8 Corvette Stingray first hit the market, the first scheduled engine oil change for the C8 Corvette Stingray is recommended at 7,500 miles, while the first transmission fluid filter change is also recommended at 7,500 miles. The first transmission fluid change is not recommended until the vehicle reaches 45,000 miles.
It’s not clear why this change was made, although it seems likely that many Corvette owners did not reach the suggested oil /transmission fluid change mileage of 7,500 miles in the first year and thus would have missed out on receiving full reimbursement for the service visit.
GM advises C8 Corvette Stingray owners to follow the vehicle’s electronic Oil Life Monitoring system to ensure their oil is changed at the appropriate time. A break-in oil change after 500 miles is not needed, with GM telling owners to stick to the recommendation of 7,500 miles instead. The vehicle’s computer will also monitor transmission fluid life and notify the user if it needs changing.
GM previously released a one-minute, 40-second long video that details some of the basics that go into Corvette’s first maintenance visit. Owners or Corvette fans that are curious about the maintenance procedures can check out the video embedded below to learn a bit more about this process.