General Motors, or GM for short, manufactures vehicles 31 countries with 11 different brands on the roster, making it one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. William Durant founded General Motors on September 16, 1908, with Buick being the only brand. The company quickly grew and acquired brands such as Cadillac, Pontiac and Oldsmobile. In 1927 the company introduced the Cadillac LaSalle, a car that helped to bring a curvy and long design to the automotive world. Since then, General Motors has expanded internationally.
General Motors has its headquarters in Detroit, Mich., and does business in approximately 157 countries. The company employs over 204,000 people throughout the world and offers automobiles by Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, GM Daewoo, Opel, Wuling, Vauxhall and Holden.
General Motors offers OnStar as standard in vehicles. The OnStar system features diagnostics, security and communication. Owners of vehicles with OnStar have assistance for a stolen vehicle, hands-free communication and automatic crash response. In case of a break-down, the OnStar system also offers a diagnostic of the problem as well as a monthly summary of the vehicle's overall health.
Automotive financing is offered through GM. The service offers help with budgeting, financing, leasing and insurance plans. Maintenance and roadside assistance plans are also available through GM. Further financial solutions are accessible through Ally Bank. This includes CDs, checking accounts and other investment options.
Online Owner's Center
The GM website offers a personalized area for all GM owners. The Owner's Center offers easy online management of service records, owner's manuals and maintenance appointments. It also provides detailed descriptions of GM services such as OnStar and XM Radio.
The corporate headquarters of General Motors are located here:
General Motors Corporation
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
For more information, call General Motors toll-free at (800) 462-8782.
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