Electric Vehicle Inspection. Those who own vehicles that are traditionally powered by gasoline are likely familiar with the maintenance required in order to make sure it’s able to remain on the road. This includes tire rotations, new tires whenever they’re needed, and oil and filter replacements every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. There are also multiple other parts of the vehicle that regularly need to be checked and, if needed, replaced.
Compare all of this to what will be required in terms of electric vehicle inspection and maintenance, the costs of which are not only cheaper, but also much more affordable to keep running whenever the vehicle itself is charged at home as well. Electric cars also don’t require tune-ups, oil changes, spark plugs, transmissions, and so much more that many traditional vehicles otherwise need in order to operate properly.
When it comes to overall cost, you can expect to send only about one third of what you would normally spend in order to keep a traditional vehicle serviced. According to multiple automakers, those who own electric vehicles should always go through a series of periodic checks and services so that your vehicle warranty remains in effect.
Electric Vehicle Inspection. Part of electric vehicle servicing involves checking the tire pressure, as tires that are properly inflated will provide you with improved mileage. Depending on the condition of the tire tread, you may end up needing a wheel alignment. Additionally, you will also need to replace your cabin’s air filter, as well as both check and replace wiper blades when it’s needed, and make sure your windshield wiper fluid is filled. All of these services are able to be performed by an experienced technician, as they will have all of the proper electric vehicle supply equipment to perform the job.
In terms of the actual maintenance schedule itself, this is rather simple compared to more traditional vehicles. The basic schedule involves the following:
*Every 30 days, be sure to check the tire pressure, examine your tires for any excess wear, and check the level of your windshield wiper fluid.
*Every 7,500 miles, get your tires rotated, check the overall coolant level of the battery, check your charger modules/cabin heater/power inverter/accessory power, inspect your brakes/suspension/steering/chassis components for any unusual damage or wear, check your power steering and drive shafts for any possible signs of wear, lubricate your door locks and inspect your gas struts for any signs of wear involving the suspension, and check the light bulbs before then replacing them if needed.
*At 15,000 miles, be sure to replace your wiper blades.
*At 36,000 miles, be sure to replace the air filter in your cabin.
*At 75,000 miles, you will need to replace the gas struts in your suspension and both drain and service the coolant circuits.