electric car maintenance
The first focus in electric car maintenance is on the electric motor and battery pack. Apart from this, regular checking of other components like suspension, brakes and steering can also be considered. Specifically, EVs require regular maintenance of the following components:
EV battery packs are known for their durability and long life. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance and charging guidelines. Apart from this, there are also basic maintenance tips to follow. These include not letting the battery drain completely, avoiding prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures, and avoiding fully charging the car if it will not be driven for a long period of time.
Electric cars usually have regenerative braking systems. This is a technology that harnesses energy when the speed is slow and sends it back to the battery pack. This innovative system increases the range of the car and also increases the lifespan of the braking components.
Proper tire maintenance is important for electric car owners. Maintaining the recommended tire pressure can be done at home or at a fuel station. Under-inflated tires can significantly reduce the efficiency of an electric car, reducing its range, while over-inflated tires can reduce tire lifespan. Electric cars can be heavier than conventional cars, which can result in tires wearing out a little faster. To ensure better performance and safety, it is important to regularly inspect tires for signs of wear and replace them when the tire wear indicator is reached.