The Longest You Can Use Factory Tires and Brakes According to Chevy Volt Owners
Some Chevy Volt owners get some very serious mileage on factory tires and brakes before replacing them because of the regenerative braking. Chevrolet Volt has two electric motors. The second smaller motor spins backwards when you let off the accelerator and/or hit the brakes, providing resistance. The energy from the second motor spinning is fed to the battery. If more deceleration is needed and you hit the brakes harder, the disc brakes will also kick in
I'm at 50,000 and still going. No new brakes and original tires, writes Knarf Tank in the group.
Anthony Lee writes that he has 36,000 miles on his Chevy Volt, "but I waited too long to rotate them. A week after rotating, I got a nail in the right rear, which had been on the front. Tire shop wouldn't patch it, said they were too far gone. So, I plugged it myself and drove another week before just replacing them all. (From a different tire shop) FWIW, the orignal rear tire had hardly any wear on them," he adds.
We changed our tires out at close to 50,000 miles. Brakes still look like new. Now close to 83,000 miles, writes Clayton Baker. In fact, some people say keep tires at max inflation and get over 50,000 miles.
I had to replace tires at 62,000 miles and brakes are still good.
I have 45,000 miles on my 2013 and the brakes & tires are good. I drive in L most of the time.
I replaced tires around 45,000 miles. Haven't touched the brakes and I'm at 109,000 miles.
On my Chevy Volt I have 42000 miles, same tires, no brakes changes. Just flush it. 4 years now.
30,000 miles and my service has been limited to two tire rotations and one oil change. Should get new wiper blades though, it's time. Brakes and tires are doing great. Strangely enough my LEAF just had to get the parking brakes serviced. But that had nothing to do with wear, it was a component failure.
65,000 miles and that was after a winter. Tread was still decent enough to get me through NE winter commutes, though the last winter traction was waning. What I really should do is swap to snow tires every late fall...but I love the kWh/mi the OEMs deliver! Over 97,000 miles on original brakes, still look good.
How about you? How many miles were you able to travel on your factory tires before replacement? How many miles were you able to travel on your factory brakes before replacement?
Article Reference: Chevy Owners Group.
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