Servicing my EV
Keeping your electric car in tip top mechanical shape will not only ensure your car is safe, reliable and in good order, it will also help with its residual value when it’s time to sell. Here’s a list our commonly asked questions about servicing, repairing, or getting a MOT for your electric car.
Yes, servicing an EV will increase its overall life expectancy and ensure it is always performing at its best, however it will require less frequent services than a combustion engine car. The owner’s manual will confirm when the manufacturer recommends servicing the car.
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In general, EVs require less maintenance than petrol or diesel vehicles. This is mainly due to having a simpler drive train with fewer moving parts and fluids.
With fewer components that can fail, you’re less likely to end up with an expensive repair bills. However, carrying out regular maintenance is still important for safety and longevity.
EV batteries are designed to preserve battery life helping to increase the lifespan of the battery for as long as possible. Most manufacturers now offer a battery guarantee of around 100,000 miles, this works out for the average driver to be around twelve years.
Extended warranties are also available to those who wish to be covered past the 100,000 mile mark.