Electric Car - Tips on Maintaining and Insuring your EV

Electric cars – the ones with just batteries and no engine or petrol tank – are remarkably easy to service.

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Electric cars can be emarkably easy to service

The number of moving parts in electric car is staggeringly low compared to a car powered by combustion engine.

Oil filters, air filters, radiators, spark plugs, oil, exhaust pipes and alternator belts – all gone!

This means that a service consists of checking the brakes, the tyres and the windscreen wash.

That’s about it. Electric cars consist of just three major components to get them going: an electric motor, a controller (which includes a charger) and a battery pack.

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The number of moving parts in electric car is staggeringly low compared to a combustion engine

Each of these tends to be a closed unit that does not need servicing at all.

Electric cars currently need to be serviced at a specialist dealer – most car mechanics can’t do a battery health check although they can of course check and replace worn brake pads and tyres.

Overall though, you should be paying a whole lot less for a service, which can normally take place while you wait.

Insuring electric cars is much easier today than in the earlier days when they were somewhat of a new concept.

With all the major car manufacturers producing increasing numbers of electrified cars, insuring them is pretty much the same as insuring any other car.

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