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  • Do Electric Cars Need Oil? Here’s How to Maintain Your EV

    0 VF Points
    12/11/2022 at 00:17

    EVs are a great choice for anyone that's looking to drive around in style and efficiency. They don't use gas, which means they aren't as expensive to run as traditional gas-powered cars. Nevertheless, an EV does require regular maintenance — just like any other vehicle. In this post we will cover what you need to do if you want your EV to last for years!

    That said, EVs do not require as much routine maintenance (like changing oil and other fluids), but in order to keep your EV in tip-top shape, it is important to perform these few routine checks on a regular basis.

    Tire Rotations

    Tire rotations are necessary to ensure that you get the most out of your tires. You may think that they'll wear evenly, but it's not true—they will wear unevenly unless you rotate them regularly. To make sure your tires wear evenly, have them rotated by a professional at least every 5,000 miles. This will help extend their lifespan and keep them performing at their highest level!

    EV Battery Coolant

    Like the internal combustion engine, the heat generated during the operation of an EV is one of the factors that can shorten the life of your automobile. Therefore, manufacturers created a cooling system for the car battery, which is responsible for keeping the temperature inside the car stable and within a safe range. When bringing the vehicle to the service center, the owner should check the coolant level and add it if it is less than the minimum. This will support the cooling system's stability and ensure the vehicle's safety.

    Replacing The Cabin Air Filter

    Replacing the cabin air filter is a quick and easy way to keep your vehicle running smoothly. It's recommended that you inspect the cabin air filter in your car at least once a year, but it should be replaced every 20,000 miles or so. In addition to inspecting the cabin air filter at regular intervals, you can also identify when it needs replacing by looking for signs of wear and tear.

    If you notice any cracks in the paper or foam materials that make up your current cabin air filter, then it's probably time for an upgrade! The only thing standing between your lungs and the dusty air coming out of those vents is that little bit of plastic or fabric—and if that breaks apart in too many pieces (or gets clogged up), then you could find yourself breathing in dust.

    Changing The Brake Fluid

    Brake fluid is the most important fluid in your EV, and it needs to be changed on a regular basis. The brake fluid should be changed every two years or every 20,000 miles (if you live in cold climates, you should change it more often).

    A side effect of regenerative braking is the expectation of reduced wear on the vehicle’s conventional brake system, including pads, discs and fluid. Unfortunately, this can mean fewer chances for a qualified technician to inspect key system components and correct potential issues before they cause problems on the road.

    If you don’t change the brake fluid regularly, then you can damage your car’s brakes by corroding the seals in them. This can lead to leaks that cause all sorts of problems like reduced stopping power and even completely failed brakes.

    In some cases, if you don’t check your level of brake fluid or condition of your pads/rotors—and they wear down too far before being replaced—then this could lead to complete failure of one or both wheels!


    There are a few other things to consider when it comes to maintaining your EV, but these are among the most important. Remember that because EVs do not require much maintenance, routine checks can be done quickly and easily at home or at a service station. If you have any questions about what type of maintenance schedule would be best for your particular vehicle or how often each task should be performed (such as changing tires), then we recommend consulting an expert for more information!




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  • Jason Portwood

    40 VF Points
    12/11/2022 at 07:14

    It would be nice to make references to each vehicles owners manual when suggesting maintenance points. We all can be educated and knowledgeable to our specific vehicle on the big day! (VF9) 2023. Crossing my fingers

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