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Gen1 shocks & struts

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Has anyone changed out their shocks & struts for their gen1s and if so, at what mileage did you do it? I’m at 85k miles at the moment, but the car feels like new when going over bumps (though maybe it just seems that way since wear is gradual over time).
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I'm also at 85K on my 2014 and they still feel new. Other one hour of labor for torquing the axel bolts, I've not has a single out of pocket maintenance expense. Love the Volt.
You haven't paid for an oil change, new tires, or air filters in over 3 years and 85k miles? Prove it!
I’ve hand plenty of out of pocket expenses. New tires, oil change, wiper blades, body work after a kamikaze deer, new windshield, 18” rims, 3 additional 18” rims thanks to IL potholes,
Haven't changed coolant yet? If not you're probably due with your 2013. My 2013 build date was October 2012 so I had to get it done recently. If over 90k miles you're probably due for a transmission fluid drain and fill too.
I don't know what counts for severe use to determine the frequency of the ATF change, but I did it on my 2013 that is now 5 years old and at 54k miles. It was $169 and I'd consider it insurance against any transmission issues later down the line. I think others have waited until 90-100k miles and commented that the fluid still looked good even at that mileage, so to each their own.
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