Are batteries and knowledgeable garages dwindling since the Volt is discontinued?

Asked by GuruPYC7K Jan 15, 2020 at 08:06 PM about the Chevrolet Volt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm interested in purchasing a Volt, but I'm concerned about maintenance and
repairs now that it's discontinued. Is it becoming harder/more expensive to
find replacement lithium batteries or find a dealership that knows how to work
on the Voltec powertrain if need be?

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I wouldn't think so. There are still thousands of them on the road and the GM mechanics who have been working on them up till now haven't lost their memories. From what I've read in car publications and forums they are extremely reliable and trouble free although everything breaks down eventually. For what its worth, I haven't come across anyone, anywhere, ever, who doesn't love their Volt.

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Firstly, Most of the Volt issues (and most car problems) are mechanical, and for that, any shop will do. Secondly, the Volt main battery has been completely proven to last well past 10 years, and even then, at only a loss of 20%. Lastly, are you kidding? You gonna replace a Lithium pack for who knows what ungodly price, when the Volt gets upwards of 50 Mpg WITHOUT the battery? Besides, simple math here: One charge gets you around 50 miles, and costs around $2.50 for the power. One gallon of gas gets you around the same: 50 miles, for around $3 to $4 per gallon. Now, subtract line A from line B and voila! You get a WHOPPING $0.50 to $1.50 savings MAX per day. So, Really?? You gonna exchange a possible $7000 battery to save a dollar a day? And that is assuming your motive battery is useless...

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