Cadillac Escalade: Insuring the Vehicle - Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada) - Customer Information - Customer Information - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Insuring the Vehicle

Protect your investment in the GM vehicle with comprehensive and collision insurance coverage. There are significant differences in the quality of coverage afforded by various insurance policy terms. Many insurance policies provide reduced protection to the GM vehicle by limiting compensation for damage repairs by using aftermarket collision parts. Some insurance companies will not specify aftermarket collision parts. When purchasing insurance, we recommend that you ensure that the vehicle will be repaired with GM original equipment collision parts. If such insurance coverage is not available from your current insurance carrier, consider switching to another insurance carrier.

If the vehicle is leased, the leasing company may require you to have insurance that ensures repairs with Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts. Read the lease carefully, as you may be charged at the end of the lease for poor quality repairs.

    Repair Facility
    GM also recommends that you choose a collision repair facility that meets your needs before you ever need collision repairs. Your dealer may have a collision repair center with GM-trained technician ...

    If a Crash Occurs
    If there has been an injury, call emergency services for help. Do not leave the scene of a crash until all matters have been taken care of. Move the vehicle only if its position puts you in danger, ...

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    Windshield deicer (if so equipped)
    The windshield deicer switch (rear window and outside mirror defroster switch) operates when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The deicer is used to remove ice from the windshield w ...

    Starting the Engine
    If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the engine wh ...

    SRS warning lamps
    SRS functions are checked regularly when you switch on the ignition and when the engine is running. Therefore, malfunctions can be detected in good time. The SRS warning lamp in the instrumen ...