DO ELECTRIC CARS NEED OIL CHANGES?

July 20th, 2022 by

When you come down to Johnny Londoff Chevrolet, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions about EV ownership. One of the questions we often get asked by drivers looking to transition to alternative energy vehicles is, “Do electric cars need oil changes?” Well, let’s find out!

Oil Changes

So, do electric vehicles need oil changes? The short answer is, nope! Fully electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine, which means they don’t rely on oil to cool, lubricate, or protect the engine.

Because your EV runs by using a battery and electric motor configuration, it will require less frequent and involved service than gasoline-powered cars. Still, there are some regular service tasks you’ll want to schedule for your EV.

Battery Inspections

Batteries are even more essential in EV models than internal combustion engine ones, because they’re the primary source of power for the vehicle. You want to make sure your EV’s battery is in good health, with regular service and inspections.

Tire Service

While EV models are lighter than cars with engines, the tires still wear down over time. In fact, neglecting tire care can actually reduce your car’s energy efficiency. Schedule reinflation, inspection, and rotation for your tires at our Chevy service center.

Brake Inspection

Hybrid, PHEV, and EV models use regenerative braking, meaning that heat typically lost to the braking process is captured and reused. While this reduces the pressure on the brakes, it means that the braking mechanisms are more complex, so it’s a good idea to get your brakes inspected and serviced regularly.

Johnny Londoff Chevrolet is excited to offer a wide and growing inventory of electric and alternative energy vehicles. Learn about ownership best practices and the benefits of purchasing an EV at our dealership. Take your first test drive today!

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