Chevy Bolt EV Checklist


Chevy Bolt EV Checklist EVU


The Chevrolet Bolt EV is an affordable, eco-friendly compact electric car that features a modern design and a spacious interior, making it a standout choice in the electric hatchback market. This Chevrolet Bolt EV checklist will guide you through your buying experience.


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(A) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items

1. Check all dealership paperwork for the correct name and address for all buyers.
2. Confirm the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all of your paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match what you configured.
4. Bring proof of down payment having been made if sent before, and the final payment, if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, if not, bring a digital copy.
6. Download the myChevrolet App.

(B) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Exterior Inspection

1. Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
2. Inspect under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels for gaps or misalignment, especially the hatch gap, charge port door, passenger side door / quarter panel alignment.
4. Inspect wheel rims for damage, and all 4-valve stem covers on tires.
5. Inspect all glass. It should look clear with no damage.
6. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
7. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
8. Check all exterior lights for condensation.
9. Inspect the all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for damage and fitment.

(C) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: In The Driver’s Seat

1. Verify the vehicle is charged to 100% (if required for travel to home destination).
2. Set driver and seat memory system.
3. Check for any error messages on the display screen.
4. Make sure the latest system software updates are installed by checking for updates on the system screen.
5. Check each window operation for speed and any noises.
6. Make sure heat and air conditioning work at full power.
7. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working, especially the amp.
8. Test steering wheel repositioning.
9. Test vehicle’s horn.
10. Check windshield for distorted view.
11. Test the windshield wipers.
12. Test the backup camera.
13. Check side mirrors folding and positioning operation.
14. Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
15. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.

(D) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Interior Inspection

1. Inspect interior upholstery and all surfaces for damage or issues with build.
2. Check the windshield and windows for cracks, chips, or distortion.
3. Check all seat belts for proper operation and condition.
4. Check seats for noises- check all directions of adjustment.
5. Check that the rear seats fold-down properly.
6. Test back seat to ensure it is securely attached by pulling upwards.

(E) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Connectivity Inspection

1. Test connectivity in USB ports – there are 2 USB-A ports in the center console.
2. Check 12-volt DC receptacle has power.
3. Test connectivity of wireless phone charger.
4. Test music streaming & phone streaming work.
5. Test both key fobs’ operation.
6. Pair your smartphone to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

(F) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Lighting Inspection

1. Check vanity mirror lights and front lights.
2. Check dome light.
3. Check driver & passenger door puddle lights.
4. Inspect/check all door lights, including latch and window button.
5. Steering wheel control lights.
6. Check glovebox operation including light.
7. Trunk lights.
8. Headlights (low & high beam).
9. Front and rear turn signal lights.
10. Brake lights.

(G) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability

1. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
2. Check charge port indicator light.
3. Test charger on site.
4. Test at Level 2 and level 3 charger, if available.

(H) Chevy Bolt EV Checklist: App Setup And Final Items

1. Sync the myChevrolet App to the vehicle.
2. Verify any additional items that were specified as being included with purchase.


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