Electric Cars: Do They Cost More to Maintain?

Electric Cars: Do They Cost More to Maintain?

How much will it cost to maintain an electric car?

This question may seem irrelevant, but it’s worth asking if you’re in the market for one of these vehicles. Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, thanks to their low maintenance costs and overall environmental friendliness; however, you do have to pay attention to some important details when you’re purchasing one. (This is assuming that you haven’t already gone out and bought one.

How does an electric car work?

Electric cars have a few advantages over traditional petrol or diesel cars. For one, they’re cheaper to operate and maintain. Electric cars also emit far less pollution than their counterpart cars, and they’re getting more and more popular every year. As electric car usage increases, it’ll be important for car service shops to understand how they work so that they can handle them with ease.

Do I Need Servicing for My EV?

Do I Need Servicing for My EV?

Just like any other car, electric vehicles need to be serviced and maintained in order to keep them running smoothly. However, there are some unique aspects to servicing an EV that you should be aware of. Are electric cars cheaper to maintain? Do they need special servicing? Let’s take a look. Electric cars cost less to maintain because the car has no engine or oil changes, but does have batteries that require maintenance. There is also a smaller possibility of mechanical failure due to the fewer moving parts. Electric car servicing is more often than traditional vehicle service as EVs have different components which require occasional inspection and replacement when necessary – for example battery pack replacement every 8-10 years.

There is a misconception that electric cars don’t need servicing.

While it may be true that they may need less servicing overall, all cars electric included are a complex network of moving parts and processes from the engine to the wheels, steering, brakes, gears, tyres, air conditioning etc. So of course electric cars will need to be serviced, the same as any vehicle you need to maintain.
In addition to general maintenance there are some specific components of electric cars that require attention. For example, replacing brake pads is necessary when they wear out, and cabin filters.

Should I Get an EV Maintenance Plan?

Should I Get an EV Maintenance Plan?

Many people are wondering if they should get an EV maintenance plan. Are electric cars cheaper to maintain? Do electric cars cost less to maintain?

The plus side is that your Electric car engine should be generally much more simple than its combustion engine counterpart. Also it may have a much smaller amount of moving parts, and should be typically cheaper to service than a traditional engine where a problem occurs.

Due to these factors, Electric Car Service may not be required as frequently as a traditional engine. At least until their Electric Engines are proven on more of a large scale, where parts start to wear out and malfunctioning occurs more often. In general, electric cars cost less to maintain than their conventional counterparts.

Where Can I Take My EV For Service?

where can I get my electric car serviced in Laois

Whilst electric cars are a relatively new phenomenon for us in Ireland, not all garages are equipped or have the knowledge and skill sets to service them.

Our staff at Laois Auto Care Ltd are fully trained up on servicing electric cars and we have the necessary equipment to test and repair any issues should they arise with your car.
We are based in Portlaoise and we can be contacted on 057 85 09071. You can also email us info@laoisautocare.ie with any queries or questions you may have about electric car servicing.

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