EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Bradenton, FL

Did you know that choosing an all-electric vehicle over a
gas-powered one could lead to significant savings in maintenance
costs in the long run? Say goodbye to constantly scheduling routine
maintenance appointments for your gas-powered vehicle when you make
the switch to an electric one. At
Gettel Toyota of Lakewood, we take pride in offering a wide range of electric cars (new or
used) and a team of certified technicians who are well-versed in the
maintenance needs of these models. Considering switching to an
electric vehicle? Before you do, let us tell you more about how
owning an EV can lead to significant maintenance cost savings.

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

When you upgrade to an EV, you can say goodbye to traditional engine
maintenance, like oil changes! In addition, as stated by
Car and Driver
, the use of regenerative braking in electric vehicles can greatly
reduce the need for brake pad and rotor replacements compared to
gas-powered cars. Additionally,
Green Cars
reported that the cost of servicing an EV is one-third less than
that of a gas-powered vehicle, on average. And that’s not even
accounting for any potential costs covered by an EV battery or new
car warranty.

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

Your EV will require standard maintenance procedures, such as
regularly changing the cabin air filter, flushing out fluids,
replacing windshield wipers and rotating tires. It may also need
specialized services unique to EVs to maintain performance and
preserve any warranties. For instance, due to the weight of EV
batteries, drivers may need to schedule more frequent tire
inspections and suspension services compared to a traditional
gas-powered vehicle. Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for
detailed information on the specific maintenance requirements of
your EV and when they should be performed. Finally, it is worth
noting that EVs possess advanced electrical and cooling systems
designed to prevent battery overheating. Therefore, in the event of
any problems with your EV, it is recommended to have a certified
technician address them as soon as possible.

If you’re considering upgrading to an EV, check out our
EV Benefits page
for detailed information on the electrified vehicles we have in our
lineup. If your current EV needs maintenance, schedule an
appointment with our knowledgeable team.

Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when
you have your friends at Gettel Toyota of Lakewood to service your
model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at
5959 E State Rd 64, Bradenton, FL 34208. We look forward to serving our customers near Sarasota, Brandon
and Ruskin.