How to Maintain EV Cars

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Have you recently purchased one of our EV cars at Woodhouse Place Nissan? Your wallet, and the planet, will be sure to thank you! Eco-friendly performance and lower costs are just some of the many benefits of owning an electric vehicle. They are also easier to maintain – and we’re outlining just how easy it is. 

Inspect Your Battery

When you drive an electric vehicle such as the Nissan LEAF®, the battery is an imperative part of its operation. That makes battery inspections a crucial part of their Nissan service

You need to ensure that the battery is reliable and hasn’t accrued any unusual wear. We’ll also ensure it’s replaced when a replacement is due. 

Check Your Fluids

There is a plethora of fluids in an electric vehicle, although they certainly differ from a gasoline-powered vehicle. You won’t need engine oil in an electric vehicle, and many don’t require transmission fluid either. 

However, it’s still important to keep an eye on your brake fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid. You need to make sure to refill your fluids when they have become low and replace them when they have become compromised or expired.

Cabin Air Filter

An electric vehicle also doesn’t have a lot of the filters that a gasoline-powered vehicle requires, such as its fuel and engine oil filters. However, they do still need a cabin air filter. 

These are used to help keep outside contaminants from polluting your cabin air. Over time, they become too worn and dirty, which can end up restricting airflow in your vehicle. When this happens, it’s imperative to replace it. 

Tire Rotation

One thing that both gasoline-powered vehicles and electric vehicles have in common – they both put a lot of demand of their tires. Tires are forced to drive in the harshest of elements and over the rockiest of terrains. 

As you drive, your tires will begin to wear unevenly. When you rotate your tires, this helps minimize the uneven wear, which can help improve your tires’ lifespans. 

Is your electric vehicle overdue for routine maintenance? Our auto service center in Omaha, NE will ensure your EV gets the service you need, and we’ll get you back on the road in no time. Come see us today!