The Beetle ads that appeared in newspapers were classic. There's a scene in Mad Men when the ad executives see their first Beetle ad and scoff at all the blank paper, saying it was a colossal waste of money. HA!GM should be jumping on this for marketing purposes. My friend was telling me about one of the first VW ads that ran in the Northeast. It was a full-page ad, and the headline read: "Here is what you need to do to prepare your VW Beetle for winter...."
Other than a picture of the Beetle, the rest of the page was blank.
And I've stopped rotating my tires. I'll be sure to report my findings, in the interest of science. 32k on my 2nd set of tires and still rolling.Who in their right mind would want a car that doesn't require maintenance for 150k miles nor trips to the gas station? lol
Of course, maintenance free is a bit misleading, you still need tire rotations, fluid inspections, cabin filter change. Probably want to check the brake pads and tire tread occasionally as well, but still, those are all pretty minor.
So do you think your excessive tire wear is from mashing the accelerator too much with the 400+ ft. Lbs of torque, or maybe there is an alignment problem? I chuckled a few decades ago when Acura NSX owners had a class action lawsuit against Acura for excessive tire wear.Hopefully it doesn't chew through front tires like the Spark EV. I got about 12k mi out of my first set. I'm confident the largest, most expensive wear item will be front tires.
At least the Bolt EV tires are rotatable front-to-rear. The Spark EV has different size wheels and tires front/rear.
You can fix it yourself if you go to your first posting, hit edit, then go advanced mode.Damnit, if a mod can fix the typo in the title, much appreciated.
If you are handy, you can rotate your own tires, check your own fluids, and possibly even change your own brake fluid? So literally, one could theoretically not have to visit a dealer.....like ever with a Bolt....until 150k miles.
I'd say no gas consumed has a bigger economic impact that just the environment. If everyone drove an EV, we could get competition between many electrical producers for our power and ignore the pricing monopoly that OPEC has on the world. We are at economic war with OPEC and China. What better way to win this war than to not send money to them, and spread the wealth to the rest of the world.guys its not just the fact that you don't have to spend a lot of money on maintenance, the ENVIRONMENTAL impact would be way down too.
No gas consumed
No used oil to deal with
Not consuming all of the multitude of items an ICE vehicle requires (air filters, oil filters, belts)
I'm betting any hoses and other rubber will last a lot longer because they won't have to live under a hot hood with an ICE running all the time
The total lifetime footprint of the Bolt EV is going to be way smaller than a typical ICE
'We', over here in UK, never rotate tyres. They may get swapped front to back to balance out the different wear rates front to rear, but the general advice is to keep tyres on the same side so they rotate in the same direction. The ply will shift around when you swap the rolling direction.And I've stopped rotating my tires. I'll be sure to report my findings, in the interest of science. 32k on my 2nd set of tires and still rolling.