Learn about electric vehicle maintenance to expand knowledge of existing vehicles

Learn about electric vehicle maintenance to expand knowledge of existing vehicles

There is little liquid. EV cars maintain much less liquid than regular cars, and these (except for the liquids below) are usually sealed to the car’s infrastructure and are inaccessible.Currently, the only incentive to keep a conventional car is to avoid the emergency repair costs and fines that can arise from intermittent maintenance. For electric vehicles, there are additional driver incentives, such as financial loans to replace old batteries with new ones. Even if the components of an electric vehicle are disassembled into individual vehicle parts and an internal combustion engine, there is a big difference between the two.

  • Brake pads.

Even in the case of EV cars, you need to take care of the brake pads. However, thanks to regenerative braking, this is usually much easier. Regenerative braking helps avoid the energy loss that occurs when braking a normal car. Instead, in an electric vehicle, when you step on the brake pedal, the motor reverses and brakes the wheels of the vehicle, but at the same time  energy  is generated and transferred to the vehicle’s battery for later use. This is true for both electric and hybrid vehicles.

Wiper.

Electric vehicles are equipped with wipers as standard equipment and must be maintained in the same way as conventional vehicles. It usually makes sense to replace the wiper blades twice a year, in early winter and early summer. However, if it wears during that time, it should be replaced as soon as possible.

Liquid.

Electric vehicles usually have only three important liquids that need to be replenished on a regular basis: coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. This is true for most eco-friendly cars, but some are different from each other. For example, the Tesla Model S transmission contains gear oil and needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Coolant is also needed for thermal management of electric vehicles and needs to be replenished from time to time.

Battery.

EV batteries become less efficient over time and may need to be replaced. However, this can take at least 10 years and is not classified as “regular maintenance”. In fact, many manufacturers guarantee battery drive components for 810 years, or 100,000 to 150,000 miles.

Both types of vehicles require regular maintenance by the owner, but electric vehicles are usually easier, less demanding, and generally more convenient to maintain. Would you like to reduce the burden of conventional maintenance and operate in an eco-friendly way?


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