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  • Dealers that can’t service the C8 because training cancelled.

    Just found out that a local dealer who was authorized to sell Corvettes doesn’t have a technician who is certified to be able to service the car because the training was canceled because of the Covid crisis. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a way to check to see which dealers have been certified without having to actually call the dealer?
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    Click here -> https://www.chevrolet.com/dealer-locator

    Enter your Zip Code. Look for “Corvette Signature Dealer” directly below the dealer’s name.

    Or go old school, pick up the phone and call and ask.
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    Current: 2014 C7 Z51 3LT Torch Red
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    • #3
      Originally posted by BIG Dave View Post
      Click here -> https://www.chevrolet.com/dealer-locator

      Enter your Zip Code. Look for “Corvette Signature Dealer” directly below the dealer’s name.

      Or go old school, pick up the phone and call and ask.
      Not sure if that really represents the C8, or is a holdover from the C7.

      But whether they've had the training or not, all Corvette dealers have access to GM's online service manual and access to GM's Tech Center when they have questions or issues.
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      • #4
        Problem - They may be a ((Corvette Signature Dealer)) Whatever that is supposed to mean? They can sell Corvettes ? However the one which shows closest to my home is definitely NOT able and they Do Not have a Service Technician for my 2020 Corvette. I have already been there and asked. I have to go 55 miles to Orlando.
        Rocket City Florida

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        • #5
          All it shows Chevy dealers in my area. From personal reviews I can tell you do not take there advise.

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          • #6
            And I remember a requirement for each technician to purchase a C8 specific Tool Kit for $1,500. Not sure what tools are included in the kit...
            Future: 2020 C8 Z51 3LT Torch Red - 3000 status
            Current: 2014 C7 Z51 3LT Torch Red
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            • #7
              “Chevrolet dealers can enroll in one of two programs to sell the C8. The first of these programs is dubbed ‘Corvette Dealer’ and requires dealerships to send a sales specialist to Spring Mountain at a cost of $3500 for an in-depth debrief about the car. Additionally, dealerships enrolled in this program are required to complete special sales and service training and need to purchase tools specific to the C8 for roughly $1500.

              Alternatively, Chevrolet dealerships can enroll in a second program. This program is dubbed ‘Signature Corvette Dealer’ and includes the same requirements as the first program but will also list these dealerships on the official Chevrolet website as a Signature Corvette Dealer while also being able to merchandise on their website.”
              Future: 2020 C8 Z51 3LT Torch Red - 3000 status
              Current: 2014 C7 Z51 3LT Torch Red
              Prior: 1992 C4, 1995 C4 2002 C5, 2005 C6, 2010 C6

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                Originally posted by BIG Dave View Post
                “Chevrolet dealers can enroll in one of two programs to sell the C8. The first of these programs is dubbed ‘Corvette Dealer’ and requires dealerships to send a sales specialist to Spring Mountain at a cost of $3500 for an in-depth debrief about the car. Additionally, dealerships enrolled in this program are required to complete special sales and service training and need to purchase tools specific to the C8 for roughly $1500.

                Alternatively, Chevrolet dealerships can enroll in a second program. This program is dubbed ‘Signature Corvette Dealer’ and includes the same requirements as the first program but will also list these dealerships on the official Chevrolet website as a Signature Corvette Dealer while also being able to merchandise on their website.”
                Well then there is a fly in the ointment.
                Rocket City Florida

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                • #9
                  The local dealer I was referring to is a Signature Dealer but hasn’t had the technician training.
                  2LT coupe, ELB, GT2, Sky Cool Gray, two-tone, front lift, body color accents, NPP, body color roof, black seat belts, Spectra Gray wheels, black calipers, battery protection.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                    Problem - They may be a ((Corvette Signature Dealer)) Whatever that is supposed to mean? They can sell Corvettes ? However the one which shows closest to my home is definitely NOT able and they Do Not have a Service Technician for my 2020 Corvette. I have already been there and asked. I have to go 55 miles to Orlando.
                    I drive about 50 miles to my dealer of choice even though there is one locally...worth the gas and it’s a good drive anyway...
                    3lt SOT...cf racing stripe,front lift.mag ride, z51,cf mirrors & spoiler,bright trident wheels,yellow calipers, yellow stitching black leather ,yellow belts,

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                    • #11
                      There are only $1,454 worth of specialized C8 tools a dealer needs to be approved to service a C8. Four of them, the engine and DCT cradles to properly hold them, the “manual park release wrench” and the strut compressor adaptor total over $1,125 of that amount. The remaining ten are obviously much smaller tools costing individually very little.
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                      • #12
                        After I move next month, I will happily drive 87 miles each way to return to my Corvette Master Tech. Even going to go to him for oil and filter, for having him check over the car (which he does free while the oil is draining), will be so worth it. Peace of mind...

                        I know someone who drove over 300 miles each way to have him do a major repair on his C7 and said, “it was well worth it.”
                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                        • #13
                          Checked the link. My selling dealer doesn't show up as either.

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                          • #14
                            The Corvette tech at my local Corvette dealer (about 35 miles from my home) has always been extremely helpful and appears very knowledgeable. Never failed me yet. If some day I have a problem he can’t resolve (doubtful), I’m 88 miles from MacMulkin. Pretty sure they must have some pretty good Corvette techs there.
                            Future: 2020 C8 Z51 3LT Torch Red - 3000 status
                            Current: 2014 C7 Z51 3LT Torch Red
                            Prior: 1992 C4, 1995 C4 2002 C5, 2005 C6, 2010 C6

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                            • #15
                              Now this is scary. GM has made a car that looks like a Ferrari and we now have to accept that we have to drive as far as we would to have our Ferrari's serviced?? Unacceptable. We buy Chevrolets for the value and convenience. GM may want to figure out hoe to properly service these vehicles AT ALL the dealers these cars are sold , or we will see more falling off the lifts. Oh, was that dealer in Jacksonville a certified Corvette C8 repair shop. And I would never depend on calling my local dealer to see if they are a C8 certified dealer as ther eare many reasons I bought from a forum dealer and not them. Who knows what they would tell me or if I was even getting the truth??

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