Are Electric Cars Reliable?

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How does electric car reliability compared to hybrids or even gasoline-powered vehicles? If you’re on the fence about getting an electric vehicle for your Saugus commute, then take a look at how reliable electric cars are with Pride Kia of Lynn. We’ll show you what to consider when maintaining an electric vehicle, how they hold up in cold weather, and everything else you need to know before getting your own. After checking out our electric car reliability guide, visit our dealership to explore our hybrid/EV inventory and find an electric car that you’ll feel confident driving.

Electric Car Components

Are electric cars reliable? Not only where are electric cars just as reliable as gasoline-powered vehicles and hybrids, but they’re also cheaper to maintain due to the fact that they have significantly less parts. To give you an idea of how much less maintenance will be needed with an electric vehicle, here are some of the parts that they don’t require: 

Parts That Aren’t Needed in EVs: 

  • Engine Oil 
  • Gaskets
  • Belts
  • Spark plugs
  • Cooling system 
  • Engine air filters 
  • And so much more!

Electric Vehicle Maintenance

When you compare electric cars against hybrid cars and even gas-powered vehicles, significantly less maintenance is required. Even though electric vehicles require less maintenance then other kinds of cars, you’ll still have to keep up with your vehicle’s recommended service schedule if you want it to continue driving at its best on the Peabody roads. Here are some things to consider regarding electric vehicle maintenance: 

  • Battery: Be sure to take extra care of the battery in your electric vehicle as its charging capacity decreases overtime. Regularly driving with a low battery can significantly decrease your battery’s charge capacity. 
  • Tires: Due to their large batteries, electric cars are heavier than gas-powered vehicles, but they also deliver near-instantaneous torque. Because of this, your tires will wear down a bit faster on an electric vehicle, so be sure to stay on top of tire changes, wheel alignments, and tire rotations. 
  • Fluids: You’ll still need to replace coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids in an electric vehicle. In fact, they’ll need to be replaced more often in an electric vehicle than a gas-powered car. 
  • Software: Be sure to stay on top of software updates for your electric vehicle. 

For more questions about electric vehicle maintenance, reach out to our service team at Pride Kia of Lynn. 

Are Electric Cars Reliable in the Cold? 

Electric cars are still reliable during the Salem winters. The only thing to keep in mind is that your electric vehicle’s battery will have to work a little harder due to the fact that there’s no engine to warm the vehicle and that the battery powers the heating systems. In order to lower your battery’s chances of having its charge of capacity decreased, try not to drive at a low battery level during the cold months. This will help you get the most out of your battery and your electric vehicle during the cold. 

Schedule service to keep up with your electric car’s maintenance schedule. If you’re still on the fence about getting an electric car, then visit Pride Kia of Lynn to explore our current hybrid/EV inventory and set up a test drive. 

Keep Your Electric Car Reliable in Lynn 

Contact us to learn more about electric car reliability and to keep your current EV in tip-top shape. For more service and parts tips and tricks, visit our website. 

 

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