Electric vehicle maintenance should be a priority for any electric vehicle owner. So, at Swansway Audi, we’re detailing some of the most important considerations.
The good news about owning an electric vehicle from the e-tron range is that EVs have fewer moving parts than those with a combustion engine. EVs have three main elements: the electric car engine, the inverter and the on-board charger. With less parts to check, maintenance costs tend to be lower. However, it’s still important and necessary to put your vehicle through an MOT once a year after it turns three years old. Professionals will also inspect the brake pads to make sure they’re working properly and address signs of wear and tear.
Inspecting the windscreen wipers
EVs use the same windscreen wipers as non EV vehicles. These must be kept in good working order. If your windscreen is smeary, this is a sign that the wipers need to be replaced. On average, drivers should replace windscreen wipers twice a year.
Topping up EV fluids
Electric vehicles have three main fluids that you’ll need to keep an eye on: coolant fluid, brake fluid and windshield washer fluid. Some also require transmission fluid that needs to be changed regularly.
The battery is a significant part of any EV vehicle, but with a lifespan of around 10 years, it shouldn’t cause a big headache. It’s worth knowing, however, that they can become less efficient over time and may eventually need to be replaced.At Swansway Audi, we offer affordable maintenance services and approved parts, so contact us today for more information about keeping your vehicle in good working order. Our highly trained technicians know the Audi range inside out and as we only offer manufacturer approved parts, you can be sure to get the very best part replacements.