Do Electric Vehicles Require Less Maintenance?

2023 Chevrolet Bolt driving down a city street

Many drivers are drawn to electric vehicles because of their efficiency. However, one benefit of electric vehicle ownership that many drivers overlook is the fact that they require less maintenance as well. Wondering how electric vehicle maintenance differs from maintenance for traditional vehicles? Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers need to know. 

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Why Electric Vehicles Require Less Maintenance  

Because plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles use internal combustion engines, they typically require similar maintenance to conventional vehicles. However, all-electric models require less maintenance due to a variety of factors. The battery, motor, and associated electronic components require relatively little maintenance compared to typical powertrains. Because fewer fluids are required, drivers don’t need to worry about services such as engine oil replacement. Brake wear is lessened due to regenerative braking. Electric vehicles also use fewer moving components, resulting in less overall powertrain degradation. 

2023 Chevrolet Bolt driving on a bridge

Electric Vehicle Battery Maintenance 

Naturally, the advanced battery systems found in electric vehicles will require maintenance every once in a while. Every battery has a limited number of charging cycles before it needs to be replaced, which is why drivers should familiarize themselves with their dealer’s battery warranties and vehicle manufacturer’s battery recycling policies prior to their purchase. Some electric vehicles also utilize specialized liquid coolant to maintain the battery’s temperature, which may require regular service appointments. Fortunately, batteries for electric vehicles are built for longevity, and are designed to last for many years. 

Stop in for Battery Service at Hogan Chevrolet 

Wondering where to go for battery or general automotive electric service in the Scarborough area? Hogan Chevrolet is here to help you keep your battery well-maintained and in great condition. Click here to schedule a service appointment with our team. We work closely with vehicle owners to ensure we identify any issues that may be plaguing their vehicle, and can provide practical solutions to any problems we can spot here at our service centre.