Some dealers to stop selling Chevy Volt due to high cost of service tools
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The Chevrolet Volt may be GM’s pride and joy but some Chevy dealers have decided to stop selling the car due to the high-cost of tools needed to service the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Last month, GM sent out a letter to Chevrolet dealers that additional tools will cost $5,100 to keep selling and servicing the Volt.

Read ourĀ review on the Chevrolet Volt.

Many dealers think that GM is raising requirement to be certified to sell the Volt because it wants a smaller network that would steer more Volt to volume sales. GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho says that’s not true at all.

“It’s pretty standard” to require dealers to buy tools to service certain nameplates, Malcho said. “Last year, Volt dealers spent $1,800 to $2,800 on tools.”

This year, 2,614 Chevrolet stores were certified to sell the Volt.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Autonews


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  • Matt M

    Another nail in the coffin!

  • Dignon

    Ho hum. Meanwhile Chevy Volt sales tripled in 2012 over 2011.

  • Dignon

    These are not unsual costs. A complete set of transmission tools for
    servicing the latest generation of 6-speeds is close to $4000. Dealers that are too small to have the needed equipment should not be a dealer.

    By the way, the Volt outsold half of the 250 car models sold in the USA in 2012.

  • Matt M

    I guess these dealers are looking at their techs as “service tools”
    because I’m sure it takes quite an investment to have a certified Volt
    tech sent to school. No guarantee he or she isn’t going to jump ship
    later.

  • jim Hathcock

    if you are not located close to a united states government purchasing office it probably is not worth the investment, who else would buy that piece of crap

  • Jim, just google. The Volt is nothing like a POC.