Servicing Electric Volkswagen Vehicles

Did you know, servicing an electric vehicle is simpler than servicing a petrol or diesel, so it costs less. Another great benefit of going electric.​

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Pure electric cars have fewer moving parts than petrol or diesel, so there are fewer things that can go wrong or need replacing, making your electric Volkswagen simpler to service. This can end up making servicing your electric VW cheaper.


What’s different about an electric Volkswagen service?

Servicing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) includes checking for all the usual service items legally required of a roadworthy car, e.g. wear on the braking system and tyre condition to name a couple. As well as this we’ll also inspect and replace electric-specific elements, such as:

  • Charging cable: we check that cable is present and visually check its condition
  • High-voltage battery: we check the charge level and recharge it if necessary
  • High-voltage components and high-voltage cables: we inspect these for damage and correct routing and securing of lines

Will my electric Volkswagen need an oil change?

Now that you’ve gone electric oil changes are a thing of the past, which is potentially great news for your wallet, for your peace of mind we’ll still see your vehicle on annually.

How often should I service my electric Volkswagen?

Servicing Regime Comparison: VW Golf

​Electric (Fixed Servicing Only)Hybrid (Fixed Servicing Only)​​Petrol (Flexible Servicing)​Diesel (Flexible Servicing)
​Inspection Service​18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months
​Expanded Inspection Service​36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months
​Oil Change​9k miles / 12 months​up to 18k miles / 24 months​up to 18k miles / 24 months
​Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric)​18k miles / 24 months​18k miles / 24 months​18k miles / 24 months
​Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric)​up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months​up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months​up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

Servicing Regime Comparison: VW up!

Electric (Fixed Servicing only) Petrol (Fixed Servicing only)
Inspection Service 18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months
Expanded Inspection Service 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months
Oil Change 9k miles / 12 months
Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric) 18k miles / 24 months
Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric) up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months