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Oil Changes - Scheduled Maintenance Services - XLR premium Care

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There seems to be a big misunderstanding about what is covered under the XLR's inclusive maintenance. The program is called "XLR Premium Care". The warranty covers Cadillac's scheduled maintenance (not the dealers recomendations).

The XLR should have a single oil & filter change every 10,000 miles or 10 month intervals. You may also have it changed under warranty when the message in the DIC (Driver Information Center) says change oil now.

If your dealer tell you that you need to change it more often, then dont be surprised if you receive a bill for it. If your dealer is not a large XLR sales point, they may not realize the warranty coverage until after you have left and they try to process a warranty claim.

Your XLR is filled with Mobil One oil, it is synthetic and does not require the old fashioned 3month/3000 mile changes. Mobil One is also quite a bit more expensive than traditional oils, and will not be happy when they realized they made a mistake.

Evey Cadillac dealer has a copy of the "XLR Premium Care" guide. As a courtesy to my clients I copy the guide on 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and give each of my owners a breakdown of the coverage.

I have the complete premium care guide posted on my site, feel free to take a look or copy it for your records. Here is the direct link for the Premium Care.
Cadillac XLR Premium Care Guide:

Thank You
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Perhaps you have some direct training that supersedes advice given in the owner's manual, but in the tire category of the manual:

2005 XLR Owner's Manul said:
Tire Inspection and Rotation (page 6-57)

Your vehicle's tires should be inspected regularly for wear. Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. ...
In my personal experience, by the time you notice any unusual wear there has been a significant tire life reduction.

I also own a C5 Corvette which has different sized front-rear tires and are directional as well. Those can not be easily rotated (left-right after remounting on rims only). I'm really good with not doing it, but I wonder if there is really any harm?
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