Electric Vehicle Maintenance
Although your vehicle doesn't have a traditional engine it still needs many of the same services as traditional vehicles. Just like a traditional vehicle regularly scheduled scheduled Electric vehicle maintenance ensures your vehicle will be operating for years to come. Aside from the usual vehicle check-ups your Electric vehicle will need a battery inspection every 12 months. during this inspection a technician will check for leaks and make sure your battery is performing well.
Just like any other vehicle your tires should be rotated every 6 months to avoid uneven wear. A tire rotation helps to extend the life of your tires. Brakes and brake fluid should be services and/or changed every 15,000 miles or 12 months. lastly your coolant system may need to be changed after 150,000 miles.
Your brakes and brake fluid should be inspected and potentially changed after 15,000 miles or after 1 year. with regenerative breaking your Electric vehicles brakes should last longer than the traditional vehicles, although it is still important to regularly service them. We all know how bad the roads in New England can get, getting your Brake fluid replaced can help you stay on the road. Replacing your brake fluid helps to absorb moisture and prevent rusting allowing you to drive in any weather.
Tires should be rotated every 7,500 miles or every 6 months this is done to prolong the life of your tires as well as provide you with a smoother ride.
without a tire rotation your vehicles alignment could be affected. with an uneven alignment your vehicle may steer off to one side or the other when attempting to drive straight. Uneven alignment can lead to more costly damage to your vehicles suspension.
Your car has a thermal management system just like traditional combustion engine vehicles do and require service in the same way. You vehicles coolant system should be serviced every 150,000 miles or five years.
Just like your smartphone or computer your electric vehicle occasionally needs software updates to improve performance of the vehicle. These updates are usually performed as part of a recall, if your vehicle requires an update it will come at no cost.
Battery inspections are an integral part of keeping your vehicle on the road. Although leaks are uncommon its important to locate and address early signs of a damaged battery. This is just a precaution keep in mind that,