klaus
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Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:48 pm

Full owners manual available [url="https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2017/Chevrolet/BOLT%20EV/Owner's%20Manual.pdf"]here[/url]

Here's the overview of the maintenance schedule for the Bolt EV. Pretty simple!
Rotate tires, replace the cabin air filter, and a coolant flush every 150,000 miles - everything else is outside of routine maintenance!

Here's a comparison of the Bolt EV maintenance schedule vs the Cruz maintenance:
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SeanNelson
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:51 pm

klaus wrote:Rotate tires, replace the cabin air filter, and a coolant flush every 150,000 miles - everything else is outside of routine maintenance!

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
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:12 pm

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.

You've kind of sidetracked into wear items or even repair. Yes, tires and wiper blades will need to be replaced as they wear out. Brakes will likely (eventually) need to be done. 12 V batteries don't last forever.

The point is the routine maintenance schedule - stuff that has to happen at a specified time/mileage.
Gary

2014 Honda Fit EV - lease ends Jan 2019

SeanNelson
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:55 pm

DucRider wrote:The point is the routine maintenance schedule - stuff that has to happen at a specified time/mileage.

Sure, but I think some people get the idea that it's "no maintenance", and that's certainly not the case. Those whose expectations have been set realistically generally tend to be happier people, in my experience.

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:27 pm

Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and perform Required Services.


Any clue what is encompassed by "Required Services"?
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

DucRider
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:02 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and perform Required Services.


Any clue what is encompassed by "Required Services"?

pg 312 of the owners manual:
Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
7,500 mi
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
0 259.
. 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
0 289.
Gary

2014 Honda Fit EV - lease ends Jan 2019

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:03 pm

Pretty standard list, it seems. Of course many of those things will require service long before 150,000 miles even though it's not a "regularly scheduled" service. It's only done as needed. Should be no more / no less than any ICE vehicle.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

pdxbolt
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:23 pm

Bad taste to write about other EVs, I know.....
but my experience for more than 3 years with an electric Fiat 500 has been that the
maintenance is close to zero.
The first required maintenance was at 20,000 miles.
The factory tires were crap, so I replaced those with really good ones.
Other than that I have had the car in 3 times (including the 20,000 mile thing).
There were a couple of recalls/software downloads.
And that was that.

I have never experienced any problems with either the Fiat or the Leaf.
Admittedly, I don't much like the Leaf, but that is a matter of personal preference.

I'm looking forward to the Bolt....hopefully soon...groan.

Tarrngtn
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:06 pm

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?

boltage
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Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:27 pm

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?


Dealers looking for service revenue often recommend more or more frequent maintenance than the manufacturer does. For most drivers, the manufacturer recommendation is sufficient.

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