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Things You Should Know About Maintaining Your Electric Vehicle

Posted Jun 22nd, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Just like its gas predecessor, electric vehicles require maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape. We have outlined everything you need to know!

Things You Should Know About Maintaining Your Electric Vehicle, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

When it comes to maintaining your electric vehicle with proper maintenance, not only will you save money, you also help sustain the value of your vehicle and have a more enjoyable ride.

You’ll notice some of the tips below are similar to maintaining a traditional gas-powered vehicle, while others are completely different.

3 Straightforward Tips for Maintaining Your Electric Vehicle

Tip 1 | Inspect tires often

Checking your tires is common when it comes to maintaining a vehicle. But, with electric cars, it’s even more important due to the fact they weigh up to 30% more than traditional vehicles and have instant torque. These two things together can cause tires to wear much quicker. Also, don’t forget to have your wheels aligned and tires rotated; the frequency of this varies depending on use.

Tips 2 | Keep an eye on brakes

The good news is, unlike your tires, the breaks on an electric vehicle last almost twice as long! This is due to the regenerative braking system electric vehicles use. However, it’s important to have a mechanic check your brakes routinely though to ensure all aspects of the braking system is in good working order.

Tip 3 | Watch the battery

Electric car batteries have come a long way and innovations are continuing to be made to make them smaller and more powerful. Remember to take care of your battery by keeping it charged and having a mechanic do routine maintenance, including cleaning battery connections and checking battery life.

We hope these tips help you properly maintain your electric vehicle! If you’re thinking of purchasing an electric car, contact your Youngs Insurance Broker today for a no-obligation quote.

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