All cars need regular maintenance, and the Chevy Bolt EUV is no exception.
Regular maintenance means a car stays in good condition, making it pleasant to drive and safe, and helping it retain more value.
This page walks you through the Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule, explaining what needs to be done and when.
As always, read your owner’s manual! It contains everything you need to know.
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Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: how often do you need a service?
The Chevy Bolt EUV’s maintenance schedule requires a service every 7,500 miles. This is a little more often than most cars, showing the extra care you need to take regarding EVs.
The maintenance schedule goes up to 150,000 miles at 7,500-mile intervals. In other words, your car should last for at least 20 services. You should expect it to last well beyond that, too.
Mechanics will carry out various checks and replacements, depending on your vehicle’s age and the service required.
In the meantime, you should be checking a few basic things yourself. You must also listen, look, and feel for unusual sounds, vibrations, and movements.
Chevy Bolt maintenance to check yourself
The following items are designed to be simple. You can check them yourself with only the most basic equipment.
Do the following checks once per month. Setting a regular date might help you remember.
Put the Bolt EUV in Park on a level surface before you do so. Ensure the parking brake is on, and you’re in safe surroundings.
- Tire pressures
- You’ll need a tire pressure gauge
- Tire wear
- Look around the edge of the tire
- Turn the steering wheel for a general view of the tread
- Check the tread depth. You’ll need a tread depth gauge
- Top up the windshield washer fluid
- Buy premixed or concentrate from any hardware store. Top the reservoir up until it’s almost full.
- Under-hood fluid checks
- Check all the other fluid levels are in their respective acceptable ranges. This can be anywhere between MIN and MAX.
- Check all your exterior lights, including those at the rear
- It’s helpful to have a friend with you
If you notice any problems, go to a tire shop or local mechanic.
Potential items of concern could include (but aren’t limited to):
- Low tire pressure(s) – top them up to the recommended level (found in your owner’s manual). You might have a puncture or bead problem if they go down again.
- Low tire tread (anything less than 3 mm is considered unsafe).
- Uneven tire wear (tire patches are worn differently from others).
- Low fluid levels (except the washer fluid – this can be topped up without issue).
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: every service
Every time your Chevy Bolt EUV goes in for a service (every 7,500 miles), the mechanic or technician will check/replace/do the following:
- Tire wear and pressures
- Tire rotation
- Fluid level checks and top-ups
- Visual inspection for leaks
- Visual inspection of all under-vehicle components, including suspension, drivetrain, brakes, exhaust, etc.
- Seat belt checks
- Lubricate body components (such as door hinges and the hood catch)
- Accelerator pedal checks (looking for binding, sticking, pressure, etc.)
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: every other service
In addition to the 7,500-mile required services (above), for every two services, you’ll need the following:
- New windshield wipers
- Both front and rear
- These need replacing every 12 months (whichever comes first)
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: every third service
In addition to the required services, you’ll need the following every third service (22,500 miles):
- Replacement cabin filter
- This is also known as a passenger compartment air filter or an HVAC filter in different cars.
- The passenger compartment air filter must be replaced every two years (whichever comes first).
- You might need to replace it sooner if you live or regularly drive in heavily polluted areas.
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: every tenth service (75,000 miles)
Each time you hit your tenth service (75,000 miles, 150,000 miles, etc.), get the following replaced:
- Gas struts
- These hold the hood and trunk open.
- They should be replaced every five years (whichever comes first).
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: every twentieth service (150,000 miles)
When you hit 150,000 miles, you’ll be at your twentieth service. Here, you’ll need the following:
- Coolant flush and refill
- This should be done every five years (whichever comes first)
Chevy Bolt EUV maintenance schedule: check and replace every X years
The following items need to be replaced on a time basis rather than after a particular mileage.
Every six months
You’ll need the following every six months:
- Underbody flushing service
- Plain water should be used to remove dirt and debris from your car’s underbelly.
- Do this every spring and fall.
- Keep water pressure low (below 2,000 PSI) and cold (less than 180 degrees F). The nozzle must have a spray angle of 40 degrees or more and be more than 1 foot from any surface.
Every five years
Every five years after taking ownership, you’ll need to have the following done:
- Brake fluid flush and replacement
- This will include bleeding the brakes
Every seven years
Every seven years, the following must be replaced:
- Air conditioning desiccant – you’ll need an AC re-gas. This must be done in-store. It’s illegal to do it at home.
All this information is contained in your owner’s manual (and much more). Take the time to read it before performing any maintenance on your car.
See a copy of the Chevy Bolt EUV owner’s manual below.