Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity in these modern times. Known for being eco-friendly, they are equipped with a battery for power, but they still require other general maintenance services. Casey’s Chantilly, VA team has compiled a list of maintenance and repair services that any Northern Virginia shop can manage, even if they don’t provide battery services.
Which general services do EV vehicles require?
- Cooling system: The cooling system is responsible for maintaining the electric motor’s and other components’ temperatures. The cooling system may use a liquid coolant or an air cooling system. Regular cooling system maintenance includes checking and replacing the coolant level as needed. The radiator should also be inspected for any leaks or damages.
- Heating and ventilation: The heating and ventilation system is crucial to regulate the interior temperature of the EV. Regular maintenance of the heating and ventilation system includes checking the heat pump or electric resistance heating system for proper functioning.
- Suspension system: The suspension system ensures a comfortable ride and stable handling. The suspension system includes shock absorbers, springs, and other components. Regular suspension system maintenance comprises checking the shocks, struts, and springs for wear and tear.
- Braking system: The braking system helps the EV to slow down and stop. The braking system may include regenerative braking, which recovers energy from braking and feeds it into the battery. Regular braking system maintenance includes checking the brake pads, rotors, and calipers for wear and tear.
- Steering system: The steering system helps control the EV’s direction. Regular steering system maintenance includes checking the power steering fluid and the steering rack for leaks or damages.
- Tire maintenance: The tires are essential for the safe and efficient driving of the EV. Regular maintenance of the tires includes checking the tire pressure, rotating the tires, balancing the tires, and aligning the tires.
- Lighting and electronics: The lighting and electronics of the EV include headlights, taillights, turn signals, sensors, controllers, and displays.
General Electric Vehicle Repair & Maintenance Services at Casey’s Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia
When your electric vehicle requires general services, contact us! When you bring your car, truck, van, or SUV into Casey’s, we provide you with a complimentary inspection. Our courtesy inspection covers more than 40 areas of your vehicle, is sent directly to your phone, and includes photos and detailed descriptions. Armed with that knowledge, you’ll know which services require immediate action or can wait!