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    Given that you may need a tow at some point, here is the instruction sheet (PDF) for the tow truck driver. In case you want to make sure they do things correctly, print a copy and keep in your glove box with your User Manual,and/or on your phone. Thanks, Mcgsp!

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    Thank you, Steverino!
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    Thank You Steverino! I will also keep the PDF file on my phone.

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    In a related topic, there is a "tow eye" cover (the small diamond shaped panel) on the Volt's front and rear bumpers. If a tow eye where available, loading the Volt onto a tow truck would apparently be easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by wwwxenunet View Post
    I want to use the Tow-Hook Plate Mount similar to other cars that have the Tow-Hook-Eye-Bolt Hole covered with a Removable Square Pop-Out Button Cover. HOWEVER . . . once the cover is removed on my 2013 Volt all that is seen inside the bumper behind the little cover is the Foam Bumper Block - I can't see from the Parts List Exploded Views on the various Chevy Parts Sites any hole in the Metal Bumper Bar behind the Foam Block. Has anyone got any suggestions for using the Tow-Hook Mount on a Chevy Volt
    Tow-eyes are included for exported Volts only. See illustrations from the Ampera Owners Manual below. The domestic Volts have diamond-shaped two-eye bolt covers, but the steel bumper lacks a threaded hole, so no retrofitting is possible.

    I found this posted online in a Caddy forum I saw this "It <tow eye> was not designed to be used to pull you out of a ditch, or up the incline of a flatbed. The bumper system was not designed to handle that angular load. From 2010 1/2 on, there won't even be anything to screw the hook into for domestic vehicles"

    This seems partially at odds regarding the use of the tow eye with a flatbed tow based on the Ampera Owners Manual.



    Ampera-Tools-Tow-Eye.jpgAmpera-Towing-Tow-Eye.jpgAmpera-Towing-Tow-Eye2.jpg

    This video that shows what happens to the front air dam when you don't pull over fast enough when your front tire going flat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverino View Post
    Given that you may need a tow at some point, here is the instruction sheet (PDF) for the tow truck driver. In case you want to make sure they do things correctly, print a copy and keep in your glove box with your User Manual,and/or on your phone. Thanks, Mcgsp!

    Attachment 8128
    Thanks much! printing now.

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    Thanks! This is going in my glove box!
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    Towed on Thursday. Tow driver was looking for the tow eye stored in rear of vehicle (of course not there) but after reading this realize he didn't use a wood block when pulling up onto flatbed. From video air dam should be ok but will be sure to check it out closer when it comes out of the shop...thanks for posting this.
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    This is great. Added to FAQ. Thanks Steverino!
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    What is a torque box?

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