EV Maintenance

What Services Does My EV Require?

EV Maintenance in Gainesville, FL

Did you know that when you switch to an EV from a gas-powered vehicle, you’ll save time and money on maintenance costs? It’s true. Since electric vehicles operate without a traditional engine, services such as oil changes or engine air filter replacements no longer apply. It’s just one more perk on the long list of incentives to switch to an efficient all-electric BMW model. Here at BMW of Gainesville, we have plenty of BMW i models to choose from, and our sales team and service technicians have the knowledge and expertise to help you in every step of the all-electric ownership experience. Whether you’re wondering what kind of maintenance your BMW i model will require or how often you’ll need to schedule service appointments, we can help. Discover what EV maintenance looks like when you make the switch today!

How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?

Not only will you get to look forward to saving time and money on oil changes, but all BMW i models use regenerative braking. Regenerative braking technology allows all-electric vehicles to recoup part of their energy during deceleration and braking, storing it in the battery. Plus, according to Car and Driver, you shouldn’t need frequent brake pad and rotor replacements, like you would with your old gas-powered model. Overall, all-electric vehicle owners report the cost of maintenance is typically one-third less than that of a traditional gas-powered car, according to Green Cars. Just remember that number does not include expenses covered by the EV battery warranty or the new vehicle warranty.

What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?

While an EV won’t need engine-specific services, it has many similar mechanisms to gas-powered vehicles that require service. For example, these services include cabin air filter changes, windshield wiper replacements, fluid flushes and tire rotations (among other things). There are a few services that EVs will need more than gas-powered vehicles, like frequent tire inspections and suspension services, largely due to the weight of EV batteries. We’d also like to point out that EVs have advanced electrical and cooling systems in place to prevent the battery from overheating, so we recommend having those systems inspected often. To learn more about the services your BMW i model requires and when to schedule them, refer to your owner’s manual. Need service? Schedule an appointment with our team of EV experts.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of switching to an EV, read our EV Benefits page . Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at BMW of Gainesville to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 2853 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32609. We look forward to serving our customers near Alachua, Lake City and High Springs.