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