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Your Holden Commodore could be on the road even longer! GMSV set to honour Holden service and spare parts beyond required 10-year mark

Under Australian law, car makers must supply spare parts and servicing for models for up to 10 years after production ceases.

GMSV (General Motors Speciality Vehicles) has revealed that it will carry Holden-built and badged vehicle spare parts and service capabilities past the minimum-by-Australian law 10-year period.

While no set time frame has been announced, it is believed that the 1.6-million strong fleet of Holden-badged vehicles currently on Australian roads is seen as an extremely lucrative resource for GMSV dealers, particularly given the relatively small sales volumes of the new, high-end Chevrolet-branded Silverado trucks and Corvette sports car range in Australia.  

The news provides further peace of mind as well as a wider choice for existing and future Holden owners, fans and followers, who may have had to otherwise search elsewhere for supply, support and expertise surrounding parts and servicing.

“From our point of view, we always say it will be at least 10 years,” according to GMSV Australia and New Zealand managing director, Marc Ebolo.

“It’s a part of our business going forward, so we will always come back to that standard line there that says that we fully intend to support the servicing and parts of all the 1.6 million Holden vehicles on the road for at least 10 years as required.

"We have a very strong focus on the Holden after-sales business.”

GMSV says there are still over 200 outlets throughout Australia and New Zealand that can carry out the work as required.

As reported earlier this year, General Motors spare parts division ACDelco is taking over as the branded supplier of new parts for Holden vehicles from the old Holden dealer sites.

“It will be a big part of what we do,” Mr Ebolo said. “ACDelco is this growing brand with quite a few areas that it is starting to look into.”

Acquired by GM in 1918, ACDelco has also operated under other similar names including AC-Delco and AC, and is a known brand associated with Holden through its dealer network in Australia and New Zealand right from the beginning.

Under Australian law, car companies must continue to supply spare parts and servicing for models for up to 10 years after production ceases, but are not required to after that time frame.