EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Punta Gorda, FL

Did you know that switching to an all-electric vehicle can result in significant savings? That’s right! By upgrading to an EV, you can save yourself the time and money spent on some of the regular maintenance that gas-powered cars require. At Gettel Toyota of Charlotte County , we are proud to offer the all-electric Toyota bZ4X, and our certified technicians specialize in the maintenance required for electric vehicles.

Thinking about transitioning to an all-electric vehicle? Keep reading to find more information on EV ownership and how to properly care for your vehicle.

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

Upgrading to an EV means saying goodbye to traditional engine maintenance, including the routine oil changes that come with owning a gas-powered vehicle. Upgrading to an EV also means fewer brake pad and rotor replacements. According to Car and Driver, thanks to the regenerative braking system in electric vehicles, you won’t have to schedule these costly services as frequently as you would for a gas-powered car. Not only are you paying for fewer costly maintenance services by switching to an electric vehicle, but you’re also saving money on the overall cost of service. According to Green Cars, maintaining an EV costs an average of one-third less than a gas-powered car. And that’s not even factoring in any potential coverage from your EV battery or new car warranty!

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

Your EV will require some of the same regular maintenance as traditional vehicles do. This includes cabin air filter replacements, fluid refills, windshield wiper changes and tire rotations. In addition to these routine services, there are also specific tasks that pertain to EVs. These specialized services ensure your vehicle runs smoothly and help maintain any warranties that may be included with your EV. For instance, drivers may need to schedule tire inspections and suspension services more frequently than they would for a regular gas-powered vehicle due to the weight of EV batteries.

To learn about specific maintenance for your EV, refer to the owner’s manual for more information about necessary services and when they should be scheduled. Lastly, electric vehicles have complex electrical and cooling systems that prevent the batteries from overheating. Therefore, if any issues arise with your EV, it is crucial to get it serviced by a certified technician who has specialized knowledge in these systems. This will ensure that any problems are addressed correctly and that your EV continues to run efficiently and safely.

If you want to upgrade to an electric vehicle, check out our EV Benefits page for a comprehensive overview of the electrified cars available in our lineup. If you already own an electric vehicle and need to schedule a service appointment, our Service Center is here to help! Our expert technicians are equipped with the latest tools and knowledge to keep your electrified ride running smoothly. Book your appointment today for peace of mind.

Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at Gettel Toyota of Charlotte County to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 1801 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.