As Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Vehicles become increasingly more common on the UK roads, it is important that drivers know the servicing requirements to keep your vehicle performing it’s best for as long as possible.
Servicing for an electric car or vehicle typically includes checking the electric motors and battery pack, electric cabling, brakes, tyres, steering, wheels, suspension, and lights.
Depending on the level of service you opt for, and where you go to get your vehicle services, there may be more to this list.
At Auto Inspire, we offer comprehensive servicing for hybrid and electric vehicle models, to find out more or book your vehicle in today, give our team a call on 01246 555995.
Electric car servicing is very similar to that of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles, which are the standard petrol and diesel cars we are used to seeing every day. EVs have fewer moving parts and don’t require oil changes, but there are other aspects such as advanced filters and cooling systems which make it more specialist than a regular service, which is why many garages don’t yet offer EV servicing.
In addition to this, parts such as brakes and tyres on electric vehicles can wear at different rates to ICE vehicles, so regular servicing is still very important. Tyres are likely to wear down much faster with electric vehicles due to the weight of the battery, so it is very important that these are regularly checked, both by you and during your MOT/service. As a general rule, EVs are normally recommended to be serviced every 2 years, however you can check your manual handbook to make sure this is correct for your exact model.
Much like EV servicing, hybrid vehicle servicing is similar to that of a conventional petrol or diesel car, but with a few extra checks. There is the addition of inverter coolant checks and checks to the charging point to ensure there is no damage, as well as paying particular attention to the health of the battery.
Not only do our experienced mechanics carry out thorough servicing for all types of vehicles, we also take care of general maintenance queries, diagnostics and repairs for hybrid and electric vehicles. As a leading MOT garage in Chesterfield, we can also take care of your EV MOT, as well as stocking a vast range of tyres and parts which are suitable for electric vehicles.
Our team are fully trained to carry out EV and hybrid servicing and repairs. To find out more about our electric vehicle servicing, MOTs, repairs or any other queries, get in touch with our expert team on 01246 555995.