CarBravo, a new GM-backed used car shopping service, is now open for business.
Last year, GM Authority covered GM’s application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to secure the CarBravo trademark. General Motors launched the service earlier this year for dealer enrollment, and now, the consumer side is open.
CarBravo offers customers access to an expanding inventory of used vehicles, including both GM and non-GM models. The service is intended to provide customers with convenient access to car shopping via online avenues and dealership channels.
The service is powered by GM’s digital retail platform, and offer customers a bevy of information, including dealer pricing, vehicle history reports, as well as a 360-degree view of available vehicles. Critically, every vehicle is given a multi-point inspection by Certified Service technicians. Folks who purchase their vehicle through CarBravo will have access to more than 4,000 service centers around the country, and CarBravo also offers multiple methods for taking delivery of the vehicle, including picking it up from a local dealer, or, if available, having it delivered to you. Notably, the company also offers a 10-day/500-mile exchange program if the vehicle doesn’t feel like the right fit.
A standard warranty coverage is available on all vehicles in the CarBravo service. Customers can also check in for possible recall information. Further benefits include roadside service, courtesy transportation, and, for eligible vehicles, OnStar and SiriusXM trials as well.
Folks interested in selling their vehicle on CarBravo can get an estimate in minutes, and are not required to buy their next vehicle using the CarBravo service. Of course, sellers can also trade-in their old vehicle if they choose.
Back in May, the Consumer Federation of America praised GM for the honest and upfront business practices implemented with the launch of the CarBravo service. The group was particularly impressed by CarBravo’s commitment to only sell vehicles that have been repaired for any existing safety recalls. Although laws are in place that prohibit the sale of vehicles with unaddressed safety recall defects, the rules do not extend to the used car market.