Electric Vehicle Service

Since you’re used to driving around Columbus and Grove City, Ohio, behind the wheel of a gas-powered car, you may not know that electric vehicles require less service. This can make your trips around Dublin and Hilliard, Ohio, much more carefree. You can go to more places without concerns about having to frequently stop at Toyota West to tend to repairs and replacements.

Tire Service

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Tires endure all the impact that local roads inflict on a car. They’re encountering all kinds of road conditions and debris. So, it’s important to regularly monitor how they’re handling all this usage and wear and tear.

Each month, you should be checking the tire pressure and inflation, as the right inflation guarantees a better ride. Every six months, we recommend scheduling a tire rotation to ensure the tires are wearing evenly. This procedure involves switching the front tires with the rear ones.

The tire tread should also be monitored. New tires have deep treads that grip the road, regardless of the surface. After a few years of consistent usage, the treads become shallower, so you will need to replace them.

Keep in mind that due to the heavier battery pack in your electric vehicle (EV), the tires may need updating earlier than you would normally expect.

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Brake Service

Brake pads wear out as the result of applying the brakes on a regular basis. They cushion the rotors that actually do the heavy lifting. With an EV, the brake pads will last longer, due to the regenerative braking that an EV uses.

Brake pads wear out as the result of applying the brakes on a regular basis. They cushion the rotors that actually do the heavy lifting. With an EV, the brake pads will last longer, due to the regenerative braking that an EV uses.

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Battery Service

Except for recharging, the car battery will not require as much maintenance as the one for a gas-powered car. You should attempt to keep your EV in an air-conditioned or heated garage, as more extreme temperatures can negatively impact the life of the battery.

If you live in an extreme climate, the battery pack can last up to eight years or 100,000 miles. In a more moderate climate, the battery pack can last longer. You may need to replace it between 12 and 15 years. At this time, you might be considering shopping for a newer car anyway.

Necessary Fluids, Filters, and Miscellaneous Service

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While your car will no longer need oil changes, other fluids will still be needed. These include brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. Plus, the brake calipers may need extra lubrication, as they may not see as much usage.

The cabin air filter should be changed according to what is dictated by the vehicle’s maintenance schedule. It helps to reduce the number of allergens and outside matter that may infiltrate the vehicle’s cabin.

Remember, too, that the interior and exterior lights as well as the blinkers should be checked and replaced as needed. Don’t forget the windshield wipers! They will need to be upgraded when they stop clearing the windshield effectively.

Schedule Electric Vehicle Service at Toyota West

Before you upgrade to one of our electric vehicles, learn what type of service your EV will require. After driving around Columbus and Grove City, OH, your EV will need attention, to continue to perform at an optimum level. You can ensure that it does by scheduling service near Dublin and Hilliard, OH, at Toyota West.

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