klaus wrote:Rotate tires, replace the cabin air filter, and a coolant flush every 150,000 miles - everything else is outside of routine maintenance!
SeanNelson wrote:klaus wrote:To be fair, a Bolt is going to need more than routine maintenance to go 150,000 miles due to all the wear items. The maintenance schedule covers those by "inspect xxxx every yyy miles". When you inspect it and it needs replacement, well duh it needs to be replaced.
For example, at 15,000 miles per year it will take over 10 years to go 150,000 miles. In that time you're likely to have to replace the 12V battery a couple of times. And there's nothing magic about many of the other systems in the Bolt as well.
It's true that there's a lot of stuff you won't need to worry about in the Bolt, but you'll still be visiting the shop every so often.
DucRider wrote:The point is the routine maintenance schedule - stuff that has to happen at a specified time/mileage.
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and perform Required Services.
GetOffYourGas wrote:Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and perform Required Services.
Any clue what is encompassed by "Required Services"?
Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
Rotate the tires, if recommended for
the vehicle, and perform the
following services. See Tire
Rotation 0 281.
. Check vehicle coolant level.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 255.
. Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 301. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See
Wiper Blade Replacement
. Check tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 276.
. Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 281.
. Visually check for fluid leaks.
. Inspect brake system. See
Exterior Care 0 301.
. Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of
wear. See Exterior Care 0 301.
. Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 67.
. Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 301.
. Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
. Visually inspect gas strut for
signs of wear, cracks, or other
damage. Check the hold open
ability of the strut. See your
dealer if service is required.
. Check tire sealant expiration
date, if equipped. See Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
Tarrngtn wrote:It looks to me that, barring something going wrong, I should take my Bolt into the shop for routine checks and tire rotation at 7500 miles. But I got an email from the dealer saying my first recommended (requred?) inspection was at 5K. Should I ignore them and wait to 7500, assuming nothing goes wrong with the car that needs attention?