EV Maintenance in Punta Gorda, FL
Did you know that driving an all-electric vehicle instead of a gas-powered one will save you money in the long run? That’s right! When you upgrade to an EV, you no longer have to worry about scheduling the same routine maintenance you would for a gas-powered vehicle. Here at Gettel Chevrolet Buick GMC, we proudly sell EVs, and our certified technicians are experienced in the maintenance these models need. Are you thinking about making the switch? Before you do, learn more about how EV ownership can help you save on maintenance and how to care for your EV below.
How Does Owning an EV Lower My Maintenance Costs?
When you upgrade to an EV, you can leave traditional engine maintenance in the past — goodbye oil changes! Plus, according to Car and Driver, because of an electric vehicle’s regenerative braking, you may not have to schedule brake pad and rotor replacements as frequently as you would for a gas-powered vehicle. Additionally, Green Cars reported that the cost of service for an EV averages a third less than that of a gas-powered vehicle. This doesn’t include any costs covered by an EV battery warranty or new car warranty.
What EV-Specific Services Should I Schedule?
Your EV will need traditional routine maintenance like cabin air filter changes, fluid flushes, windshield wiper replacements and tire rotations, as well as other EV-specific services that will keep the vehicle running smoothly and keep any warranties intact. For example, EV batteries are heavy, so drivers may need to schedule tire inspections and suspension services more frequently than they would with a standard gas-powered vehicle. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to learn more about the services your EV needs and when to schedule them. Lastly, EVs have robust electrical systems and cooling systems that keep the batteries from overheating, so if any issues arise with your EV, it is best to get it serviced by a certified technician.
If you’re thinking about upgrading to an EV, visit our EV Benefits page for more information on the electrified vehicles in our lineup. And if you’re looking to service your current electrified ride, schedule an appointment with our Service Center!
Owning an EV is an experience unlike anything else, especially when you have your friends at Gettel Chevrolet Buick GMC to service your model. Any questions? Contact us today or stop by our dealership at 1901 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving our customers near Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.