Like all internal combustion engine vehicles the electric vehicle has to be serviced and maintained at regular intervals.
With no need for oil or air filters, a gearbox or clutch and an exhaust system electric vehicle drivers can save hundreds of pounds a year on service and maintenance costs.
With less moving parts the electric vehicle is simpler to service and maintain which means less break downs for the electric vehicle customer.
Where do you go to get your electric vehicle serviced and maintained?
When it comes to servicing an electric vehicle not every garage will have an employed accredited electric vehicle mechanic/technician who can check your vehicle’s electric motor, battery pack and high voltage electric cabling. Best advice for the electric vehicle owner, I would refer you to your nearest dealership.
How often should you get your electric vehicle serviced and maintained?
In line with the manufacturer’s service schedule an electric vehicle needs to be serviced at the same time intervals as an internal combustion engine vehicle. Note, electric vehicle services are usually minor with less component parts to check.
What procedures are followed when an electric vehicle is serviced?
With no oil replacement, valves, pistons or gears an electric vehicle in comparison to an internal combustion engine vehicle has a lot less component parts that can wear out, therefore the vehicle needs to be serviced in a slightly different way.
Regenerative braking and maintenance.
Also with electric vehicles the brakes don’t wear down as quickly. Why? Electric vehicles make use of regenerative braking, this is a retarding action of the vehicle’s electric motor. In essence the electric motor is used to slow down the vehicle but at the same time puts some electricity back in the vehicle’s battery. This not only makes braking much more efficient it also places less wear & tear on the braking system which means less brake dust which is great for air quality and the air we breathe. Note, with an electric vehicle you will still need to maintain your brake disks and pads however, you will notice that this is done less frequently than an internal combustion engine vehicle.