How to maintain your EV
How to maintain your EV
Are you currently driving an electric vehicle? Are you wondering how you can maintain your EV so that it can stay in the best condition for as long as possible? At Pfaff Autoworks in Vaughan, ON, we are fully certified to work on electric vehicle collision repair. However, along with that, we also like to provide our customers and the public with plenty of information about how they can maintain their electric vehicles. We also want them to know that they can bring their EV’s into our collision repair facility after a collision for the highest quality repair services. In this article, we share some information about how to maintain your EV.
Make sure that you take good care of your EV battery
The battery pack is the largest, most expensive, and most critical component in an electric vehicle. It’s crucial that owners understand battery care and charging: The choices you make about your battery and charging habits will directly impact your EV’s longevity. The good news is that the steps for proper battery care are simple and easy to follow. Keep your EV’s charge between 20% and 80% as much as possible. You do not want to overcharge your battery.
The brakes on your EV last will last longer
Electric cars have regenerative braking systems that use motor resistance to slow the car and send energy back into the battery. Essentially, when you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal and/or hit the brake pedal, the vehicle’s electric motor can act as a generator and produce electricity that’s sent back into the car’s battery pack. EVs still have traditional friction brakes, but those tend to last much longer than they do on gas-powered cars, especially if the driver relies heavily on the regen system and practices good driving habits, such as not tailgating or slamming on the brakes.
The tire maintenance of your EV should be the same
All vehicles should have their tires rotated and balanced on a regular basis, and this is no different for EV’s. It’s also imperative to check the air in your tires on a regular basis and have them inspected periodically to assure that they’re properly balanced and aligned. Some people argue that electric cars’ considerable weight and instant torque can cause tires to need replacing more often than in conventional cars. However, this may only be the case if the car is driven hard and the driver is routinely taking advantage of that torque.
There are many ways to maintain your EV that go along with the ones mentioned above. To learn more about this, or to learn more about EV collision repair, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Pfaff Autoworks in Vaughan, ON, today. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a service appointment, or speak with a representative.