Some dealers to stop selling Chevy Volt due to high cost of service tools

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.

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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