EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Sarasota, FL

Did you know that once you make the switch to an EV, you can say goodbye to the hassle of scheduling regular maintenance for a gas-powered car? This means more time and money saved in the long run! At Gettel Acura, we offer a range of new and used EVs. Plus, our certified technicians have extensive experience in maintaining these models. Are you considering switching to an EV? Before you take the leap, let’s dive into how owning an electric vehicle can save you money on maintenance and explore some tips for caring for your EV.

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

When you switch to an electric vehicle, you will no longer have to worry about traditional engine maintenance. EVs require significantly less routine maintenance than conventional cars. According to Car and Driver, thanks to the regenerative braking system of an electric vehicle, you may not need to schedule brake pad and rotor replacements as often as you would for a traditional gasoline-powered car. Furthermore, Green Cars stated the average cost of service for an electric vehicle is a third less than that of a gasoline-powered car. And this doesn’t even take into account any expenses covered by an EV battery warranty or the new car warranty.

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

Your EV will require regular maintenance, just like traditional gasoline-powered cars. This includes routine tasks such as changing the cabin air filter, flushing fluids, replacing windshield wipers and rotating tires. However, there are also some EV-specific services that need to be done in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and maintain any warranties.

To learn more about the specific maintenance requirements of your electric vehicle, consult your owner’s manual. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that electric vehicles have highly advanced electrical and cooling systems that are designed to prevent battery overheating. In the event of any issues with your EV, it is recommended to have a certified technician service the vehicle.

Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at Gettel Acura to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 4891 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34233. We look forward to serving our customers near Bradenton, Clearwater and Tampa.