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Tire aligment-is the Bolt a killer?

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I have driven around 9500 miles since purchasing my Bolt in December 2017. When recently getting it inspected for a DMV sticker, the service rep strongly implied I should have the tires aligned at a cost of $118, stating that the Bolt is a killer on tires.

When I spoke to the technician who performed the test, he said the tires were only minimally out of balance and I could wait until my next service call in.

When driving on the NYS Thruway, I do not notice any drift to the right or left and I try to keep it at 55-60, depending on the weather.

Question: is the Bolt a tire killer? If so, is it better to pay $118 now to extend the life and safety of the tires, or should I wait for the next service call in?
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I imagine the dealers are pulling their hair out trying to find things to "fix" on the Bolt. This is one reason why they don't like electrics in the first place. Then, if there is something wrong, it is more likely to be in the electronics, which requires expensive diagnostic equipment and trained techs to fix it. Not a happy dealer scenario....
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