EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Bradenton, FL

When you switch from a gas-powered vehicle to an all-electric one, you can actually save money on regular vehicle maintenance. Unlike gas-powered vehicles, electric cars don’t require the same routine maintenance (like oil changes), saving you time and money in the long term. At Gettel Toyota of Bradenton, we take pride in offering a wide selection of electrified vehicles, and our certified technicians are well-versed in the maintenance needs of these vehicles. If you’re considering making the switch, it’s important to understand how owning an EV can actually save you money on maintenance costs. To help with that, we’ve provided some information below on caring for your electric car.

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

When you upgrade to an EV, you no longer have to schedule traditional engine maintenance like oil changes. Moreover, according to Car and Driver, the regenerative braking system in an electric vehicle may reduce the need for frequent brake pads and rotor replacements compared to a gas-powered car. In addition, Green Cars revealed that the cost of servicing an EV is typically one-third lower than that of a gas-powered vehicle. And that’s not even taking into account any costs covered by an EV battery warranty or a new car warranty.

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

Your EV requires certain traditional routine maintenance to keep running smoothly and maintain warranties. This includes changing the cabin air filter, flushing fluids, replacing windshield wipers and rotating tires. For example, the batteries in EVs are quite heavy, which means that drivers may need to schedule tire inspections and suspension services more frequently than they would with a traditional gas-powered vehicle. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more information on the specific services and maintenance tasks required for your EV and the recommended schedule for completing them. Lastly, it’s important to note that EVs have robust electrical and cooling systems to prevent overheating batteries. If you encounter any issues with your electric vehicle, it’s best to bring it to a certified technician for service right away!

If you’re considering upgrading to an EV, make sure to check out our EV Benefits page for a comprehensive overview of the electrified vehicles we offer. And don’t forget: If you already own an electric vehicle and need maintenance or repairs, you can easily schedule an appointment with our Service Center.

Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 6323 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207. We look forward to serving our customers near Sarasota and Venice.