How to Maximize the Life of Your Electric Vehicle
December 19, 2022
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An electric vehicle is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional petrol vehicles. Whether driving a hybrid or all-electric vehicle, you’ll consume less gasoline while saving money

Electric vehicles don’t require as much maintenance as petrol vehicles. However, you cannot neglect the basic maintenance requirements of owning an electric vehicle. It is the only way to ensure you get the most life possible out of it.

 

Here are some practical ways to prolong the lifespan of your electric vehicle:

Add Coolant

Electric vehicles don’t need oil changes because they don’t have gasoline engines. Instead, their primary source of power is a high-voltage battery.

The one thing gasoline engines and electric car batteries have in common is they both develop high temperatures. For this reason, the electric car battery needs coolant to manage its temperature and prevent it from overheating.

Check the coolant levels of your electric vehicle periodically. Change the coolant fluids if they are too low to prevent an overheated battery.

Service the Brake Pads

Electric vehicle brake pads need periodic maintenance to ensure their viability and dependability on the road. Even though regenerative braking takes stress off EV brake pads, they still need basic maintenance care to prevent corrosion, rust, and deterioration.

Do you still have conventional brake pads on your electric vehicle? If so, we recommend galvanized brake pads for added resistance against rust, corrosion, water, and other hazardous outdoor elements. Then you can get as much as 100,000+ miles out of your brake pads before needing to replace them.

Schedule Mechanical Inspections

Electric cars are very sophisticated vehicles with several mechanical components. You may be able to handle basic maintenance tasks like changing the cabin air filter or the tires. But when it comes to mechanical maintenance inspections of the vehicle’s interior components, they must be done by a professional auto mechanic.

A comprehensive inspection of the electrical powertrain should occur every 30,000 miles to ensure its functionality and reliability are intact. The auto mechanic may discover a minor issue that can get resolved before it becomes severe. Then you can have peace of mind knowing your electric vehicle is healthy and likely to have a long lifespan.

Check the Tire Treads

Tires take so much abuse on conventional vehicles, but even more so on electric vehicles. The reason is that the heavy lithium-ion battery adds more weight to electric vehicles. More weight means more wear and tear on the tires each time you drive and brake.

The tires of electric cars tend to wear down faster than conventional vehicles. As a result, worn tire treads will add more strain and power demands to your electric car battery. But if you habitually check your tire treads to ensure they still have the proper depth, you can save more battery power when driving.

Replace Brake Fluid

Electric vehicle braking systems require brake fluid like conventional braking systems. Brake fluid keeps the braking components lubricated to ensure a smooth braking operation.

Replace Transmission Fluid

Electric vehicles still require transmission fluid to lubricate the various gears of their transmission systems. Like petrol vehicles, change the transmission fluid every 100,000 miles.

 

Get Extra Brake Parts

NRS Brakes offers the finest selection of brake pads in the auto parts industry. Our NRS EV brake pads outperform all other electric vehicle brake pads. They feature zinc-plated steel construction and premium friction materials to maximize the stopping power of your braking system.

Check out our store to see our complete inventory of brake parts.

 

Questions?

 

Contact us today at 1-877-677-2725 or email us at info@nrsbrakes.com for more information. 

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