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Electric Car Maintenance

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5th March 2021
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Petrol / Diesel


Cabin Filters


Coolant (Antifreeze)

Engine Air Filter

Engine Oil




Steering / Suspension

Timing Belts

Tyre Condition

Wiper Blades

Electric vehicles don't require the same maintenance as fuel cars as they have fewer parts. Servicing costs also tend to up cheaper too due to the nature of EV technology.

Mark Smith
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Clean car and filters

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Keep windows shut

Run air-con weekly

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Keep coolant topped up

Other factors to help maintain your EV’s battery include:

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Keep DC charging to a minimum

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Don’t allow the battery to run out of power

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Charge the battery accordingly

Light maintenance

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Clean headlights

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Never change just one light

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Check the Headlights for Beam Strength

Electric Tyres

Conventional Tyres

They last longer
Compared to conventional tyres, electric car tyres are significantly more durable. Due to their increased weight, electric cars need tyres that can safely withstand these demands. With the sidewall and tyre tread's unique design, electric car tyres manufactured specifically to support the extra weight and take up the strain that conventional tyres aren't designed or intended to withstand.

Wear 30% quicker than electric vehicles
When conventional tyres are fitted to electric cars, they will wear considerably faster than those created explicitly for electric vehicles. With the extra weight carried by an electric vehicle, conventional tyres won't stand their torque, so that they won't last as long. We recommend getting a hold of tyres specifically for electric cars as it saves money and better longevity.

More expensive compared to regular tyres
As a considerable amount of time and development goes into manufacturing these specific tyres, they are slightly more expensive than conventional tyres fitted to standard cars with an internal combustion engine.

They're cheaper than EV tyres
As regular tyres are not specifically designed and manufactured for electric vehicles, they are far less expensive. However, they won't last as long on an electric vehicle and would have to be replaced more often. We recommend obtaining a set of tyres, specifically for electric cars, to save money in the long run as they are more durable. 

Engine repair service

Cabin air filter

Every two years

High-efficiency particulate filter

Every three years

Brake fluid test

Every two years

Air conditioning

Between two and six years

Electric Car MOT

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1. Record MOT

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2. Headlights, wipers and horn

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3. Seatbelts and safety

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4. Mechanics and steering

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5. Corrosion and rust

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6. Braking system

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7. Electrical systems

Guide Information

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