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  1. First Oil Change!

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Folks, I just did the first oil change on my 2015 Volt. Some observations: 1) The car needs to be jacked up. Make sure you know where to put the jacks (Google it). 2) The car feels heavier than my other cars (Prius, Yaris). No big deal. 3) The oil filter takes a standard cap wrench ("B"...
  2. First oil change

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    2016 Volt with 3K miles, 2K with the ICE. I usually change the oil on a new car early, possible issues with manufacturing debris or contaminants but mostly just curiosity about the car. I plan on following the GM recommendations for oil changes - "Every 24 months or when the CHANGE ENGINE OIL...
  3. Brake fluid change, money grab

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi i just came back for my first oil change after two years of driving with my 2013. My volt was showing 35% oil life left but i did it just to be on the safe side anyway. The service person of the dealership sold me to verified the wheel alignment because with all the holes in Calgary it is...
  4. 79,500 Mile Transmission Fluid Analysis

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Finally got my report in from Blackstone Labs. "This is the first fluid sample we've seen from the Volt's 4ET50 transaxle system, so don't put too much stock in comparing this with universal average levels yet. We started with average numbers from a similar type of transmission, but we'll...
  5. Oil Change FAQ

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    This FAQ is not intended to be—nor should it be used as—a replacement for reading the owner's manual and GM service manual and following their directions, warnings and precautions. It is instead a compilation and summary of other GM-Volt posts. No fitness of purpose is given, and all information...
  6. Oil Change

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    I just purchased a new 2013 volt for my wife. I have always done my own oil changes and simple maintenance items. I read in the owners manual the oil need not be changed (depending upon usage) till 24 months. I will change the oil at most 6 months unless I learn somthing new about the oil and...
  7. 2011 Volt Maintenance Schedule

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Below is the Scheduled Maintenance for the Volt from the 2011 Owners Manual (via GM Global Service Information) Scheduled Maintenance