4 Ways To Best Care For Your Electric Vehicle

Brake pad replacement in car serviceGoing into 2022, we are seeing a rise in popularity when it comes to electric vehicles. These types of vehicles are seemingly supposed to be easier, less expensive, and more convenient to maintain as well. While that may be true, it is very important to keep up with that maintenance on an electric vehicle. Not doing so can put the life of the vehicle at risk, and could, in some situations put your life at risk while on the road. 

A 240-Volt Home Charger is Needed 

Charging your electric vehicle at home is the most cost-effective and convenient option for most owners. Most owners of electric vehicles charge on a 110-Volt home outlet, but you will find that charging is a slower process when doing it that way. Having a 240-Volt charger installed in the home will charge the vehicle faster, and will add 10-60 miles of range for each hour it is charging. If you get a higher voltage for faster charging, using that too often can damage your electric vehicle. Therefore, stick around 240-Volts.  

Check Your Brakes 

Though electric vehicles have a whole new braking system that ensures your brakes will last longer, it is still good to keep a close eye on them. An electric vehicle is said to have traveled 100,000 miles with no brake issues. Although, just like you would a regular vehicle, keep an eye on them and ensure they are not showing symptoms of wear! 

Tire Maintenance Does Not Change 

If you have an electric vehicle, great! Yes, it is running and powered by electricity, but your tires are still the same tires that are on regular cars. Unfortunately, there are not any new fancy updates to tires and they still need the same care and maintenance they always have gotten. Ensure good tire pressure in all tires, keep a close eye on the tread, and get them rotated and balanced regularly. 

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Fewer Fluids, but Still Some

Though electric vehicles do require fewer fluids, there are still a few that an electric vehicle can’t go without, such as coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and brake fluid. All of these fluids are easy to top off and keep an eye on, so don’t forget about keeping them at an optimal level. 

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