With gasoline prices being worryingly high at the time of writing, many drivers are considering making the switch to electric vehicles. But electric vehicle owners aren’t without their own concerns. For example, where can you find electric vehicle service?
If you’re concerned about this, you might be searching, “Electric car service GTA”, “Is EV service expensive?”, “Electric vehicle repair near me”, or something similar. If so, we at AutoNiche can help. Here’s what you must know about electric vehicle service.
“Can I find electric car service near me in Scarborough, ON?”
Yes, electric vehicle service is available in Markham, Ontario. At AutoNiche, we offer electric car repairs and maintenance to drivers in the Greater Toronto Area. But what services do electric vehicles commonly require? And how is electric car service different from hybrid service or service for gasoline-powered automobiles?
What’s different about servicing an electric car?
There are a few differences about electric automobile service that stand out quickly. There are several components in traditional internal combustion engine vehicles that simply aren’t present in electric automobiles. When you own an electric car, you don’t have to worry about replacing spark plugs, oil changes, or fuel filters. Why? Because electric cars don’t have any of these things. You also don’t have to go through the hassle of having an emissions test.
Therefore many EV owners say that their vehicles cost them less in repairs. And this seems reasonable. Powertrain maintenance should cost less in an EV because there are fewer parts and less work involved. Furthermore, electric car brakes typically last longer than brakes on gas-powered cars. This is because electric cars use regenerative braking. This harvests deceleration energy to top up the batteries, and it saves on disc and pad wear. But that’s what EV’s don’t need. What services do they need?
Common EV services
A routine maintenance schedule for electric vehicles include:
- Air conditioning maintenance (about every two to six years, depending on the model)
- Brake calipers (at least once a year to be safe)
- Brake fluid test (approximately every two years)
- Cabin air filter (approximately every two years)
- High-efficiency particulate air filter (about every three years)
EVs are not all that different
It’s important to remember that, while there are key differences, many parts are the same in an EV as they are in a traditional vehicle. This means your tires, tire pressure, braking systems, suspension, wheel alignment, windshield wipers blades, and lights all the need the same service as they would in any other vehicle.
This means tire balancing and rotation are key for electric vehicles. This is also true for switching tires because of the weather. It doesn’t matter how much money you save on gas if you skid and crash your EV in winter because you’re driving on all-season tires. It’s important to switch to all-weather or winter tires before the cold weather comes.
Come to AutoNiche for electric car service in Scarborough, ON
If you’re in or near Scarborough, come to AutoNiche for all your EV needs! To book an appointment for electric vehicle service, or another service, please click here. To learn more, please contact us via our website or call us at 905-205-0228.