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What Maintenance Do Electric Vehicles Need?

What Maintenance Do Electric Vehicles Need?

One of the main benefits of owning an electric vehicle, besides caring for the environment by not using gasoline and emitting fumes into the atmosphere, is the fact that it requires less of your time and money to make sure it runs smoothly. However, one thing that driving an electric vehicle won’t help you with is getting into a collision. At Pfaff Autoworks, we are constantly investing in training, tools, and equipment to repair the latest generation of hybrid and electric vehicles safely. While we specialize in quality repairs of high-end vehicles that have been in a collision, we also like to provide the public with information about the vehicles they are driving on a daily basis. In this article by Pfaff Autoworks, we share some information about some typical maintenance areas for electric vehicles. 

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The battery 

In an electric car, the battery takes up most of the space under the hood. While it may be bulky, heavy, and complex, it doesn’t require day-to-day maintenance, but it will in time. As with any electric device, the more time passes, the less charge the battery holds and there’s nothing much you can do about it. You may not even notice it at first because it will take a lot for your EV to break down in the middle of the road, but eventually, you will realize that you can cover fewer kilometres than before with a single battery charge.

Updating the software 

If you look at your electric vehicle as a giant gadget, then you understand the importance of regular updates. You can also probably understand the importance of bringing your electric vehicle to a professional collision repair facility like Pfaff Autoworks after it has been in a collision. The inner workings and systems of your electric vehicle are very intricate and need to be handled by certified professionals whether you are having your vehicle maintained or repaired. At Pfaff Autoworks, we have the specific tools and equipment required to work on electric vehicles.

The body of the vehicle 

Taking care of the exterior body of your electric vehicle is just as important as the rest of it. This is also true after even the most minor collisions. Just because there doesn’t seem to be any major body damage doesn’t mean that the internal systems are not damaged. As long as you take good care of the chassis of your car, you can minimize both your bill at the mechanic and your worry about having to replace your vehicle with a new one. Also, the better your car looks to you, it’s owner and driver, both inside and out, the greater the pleasure you will have in driving it. 

These are just a few of the common areas of maintenance for your electric vehicle. However, for collision repair, we recommend that you bring your electric car to the professional team at Pfaff Autoworks. Our technicians, estimators, and all staff that works on electric cars receive specific training for those vehicles. We are trained/certified for Tesla, Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Nissan, and more.

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