What Maintenance Does an Electric Car Need?

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

 

Are you ready to make the leap to the future of Killeen driving by going all-electric? Consider that you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by using less fossil fuels. And speaking of fuel, the team at Don Ringler Chevrolet often hears: “Do electric cars need maintenance?” What maintenance does an electric car need? Find out the answers to this and what maintenance on electric cars is needed from the dealership in Temple. 

Maintenance On Electric Cars: What is Necessary? 

So, exactly what maintenance does an electric car need? We’ve established as a baseline that electric cars do need maintenance, but what are the specifics? Electric car maintenance is still necessary, but on the whole electric cars require less service than their gasoline-powered counterparts. Count it as another advantage! Say goodbye to oil changes, drive belt replacements, and other services when you go electric.

However, a number of maintenance services are still required under the hood with a Chevy EV. Expect to have the following services when you schedule service for maintenance on electric cars near Salado:

  • Tire rotation
  • Cabin air filter replacement
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Fluid replacement – coolant, transmission fluid, washer fluid, etc.
  • Battery inspection
  • Tire pressure inspection
  • Suspension and steering inspection
  • Safety inspections 
  • And more! 

How Often Do Electric Cars Need Maintenance? 

What maintenance does an electric car need? Since that’s been answered, let’s look at ‘when’! Electric car maintenance still requires regular service intervals like gas-powered vehicles. However, gasoline-fueled cars require service anywhere from 3,500 to 7,000 miles. EVs are designed to last much longer between service intervals, making yet another advantage to owning another car. Expect to follow these general rules of thumb with maintenance on electric cars:

  • Pollen Filter and Air Filter: Every 20,000 miles or 2 years
  • Brake Fluid: Every 20,000 miles or 2 years
  • Battery Coolant: Lifetime change if replaced
  • Tire Rotation: Check and rotate every 10,000 miles or 1 year
  • Wiper Blades & Windshield Wiper Fluid: Check every 20,000 miles or 2 years

Get Regular Electric Car Maintenance near Georgetown

We’ve answered “Do electric cars need maintenance?” and more! Now, it’s time to contact our service team at Don Ringler Chevrolet to make sure your electric car remains functional and healthy. You can also browse our inventory of EV cars at the Chevy model showroom in Temple. 

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