EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Punta Gorda, FL

Switching from a gas-powered vehicle to an EV comes with plenty of perks, one of which is less service appointments to worry about. Since it doesn’t use a traditional gasoline engine, an EV won’t need oil changes, transmission flushes or other regular engine services. With fewer services to schedule, you’ll save time, money and energy by owning an EV. At Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we take pride in offering a great selection of electrified vehicles, and our team of certified technicians have the knowledge and expertise to provide top-notch maintenance for these vehicles. Are you considering switching to an all-electric vehicle? Before taking the plunge, learn about the services your EV will need and how you can save on maintenance with an EV.

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

EVs don’t need the same engine maintenance as gas-powered vehicles. That’s right! No more oil changes. Thanks to the regenerative braking system of an electric vehicle, you won’t have to worry about scheduling frequent brake pad and rotor replacements like you would for a traditional gas-powered car as reported by Car and Driver. Overall, according to Green Cars, the cost of maintenance for an electric vehicle is typically one-third less than that of a traditional gas-powered car. Keep in mind that this does not take into account any expenses covered by the EV battery warranty or the new vehicle warranty.

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

Your EV still requires some routine maintenance, just like traditional vehicles do. These services include cabin air filter changes, fluid flushes, windshield wiper replacements and tire rotations, as well as other EV-specific services that will keep the vehicle running smoothly and keep any warranties intact. For example, EVs need more frequent tire inspections and suspension services due to the weight of EV batteries. To learn more about the specific services your EV requires and when to schedule them, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Finally, it’s important to note that EVs have advanced electrical and cooling systems in place to prevent battery overheating. In the event of any issues with your EV, it’s crucial to seek out a certified technician for servicing.

If you’re considering upgrading to an EV, check out our EV Benefits page . Or, if you already own an EV and you’re looking to keep it in top condition, schedule an appointment with our Service Center! Our team of trained technicians will provide expert care and maintenance for your vehicle so you can continue enjoying all its benefits for years to come.

Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 2323 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.