Electric Vehicle Maintenance

Electric Car Maintenance: How It Works

At Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa, we believe that owning an all-electric vehicle has significant advantages over conventional cars. Electric cars require less maintenance and are more affordable to operate in the long run, especially when charging at home. Unlike gasoline-powered cars, electric cars have fewer mechanical components that need servicing, repairs, or replacements. For example, you don't have to pay for oil changes, tune-ups, spark plugs, transmission, and differential servicing. Moreover, there are no fuel pumps, water pumps, or radiators to replace or service, no engine gaskets to worry about, and no clogged-up fuel injection systems. Electric cars are incredibly straightforward to maintain, and on average, they cost approximately one-third of what you'd typically spend on servicing a gas-powered car.

How EV Maintenance Works

Purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is an investment that can lead to significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs. In order to keep your vehicle warranty in effect, it is important to follow a series of periodic checks and services recommended by the automaker. These checks and services include various mechanical inspections to ensure the optimal performance of your EV. By keeping up with these maintenance requirements, you can extend the lifespan of your EV and continue to enjoy the many benefits it offers.

What You Need to Service

At Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa, we want to help you maintain your vehicle's optimal performance. One crucial aspect is checking your tire pressure regularly. This helps ensure better fuel efficiency. In addition to tire pressure, it's important to rotate your tires and inspect them for wear. You may also require a wheel alignment if the vehicle starts to pull to one side./p>

To keep your cabin air clean, you'll need to replace the air filter. You'll also want to check and replace your windshield wiper blades and top off your windshield washer fluid. Fortunately, these services are straightforward and can be completed by our expert technicians at Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa. Come visit us for all of your car maintenance needs in Homosassa, FL.

Your EV Maintenance Schedule

At Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa, we take pride in offering electric cars that require a simpler maintenance schedule than their gas-powered counterparts. Say goodbye to the traditional 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 services you're used to. With electric cars, servicing is much more affordable, making it an even smarter investment.

Every 30 days:
  • Check the tire pressure.
  • Examine the tires for excess wear.
  • Check the windshield washer fluid and fill if needed.
Every 7,500 miles:
  • Have the tires rotated.
  • Check the coolant level of the battery.
  • Check the cabin heater, power inverter, accessory power, and charger modules.
  • Inspect the brakes, steering, suspension, and chassis components for unusual wear or damage.
  • Check the power steering and drive shafts for wear.
  • Lubricate the door locks and inspect the gas struts for signs of suspension wear.
  • Check the vehicle’s various light bulbs and replace if necessary.
At 15,000 miles:
  • Replace the windshield wiper blades.
At 36,000 miles:
  • Replace the cabin air filter.
At 75,000 miles:
  • Replace the suspension gas struts.
  • Drain and service the coolant circuits.

Battery Life

At Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa, we understand that replacing the battery pack of an electric vehicle can be expensive as it is its most costly component. Fortunately, most manufacturers offer a warranty on the battery components that typically last for 8 years or 100,000 miles. Additionally, some automakers offer extended warranties on the batteries. It's important to note that while the batteries in an EV may lose some of their range after years of service, they still offer good performance. However, if you do end up needing to replace the battery pack, it's worth noting that the cost can be over $5,000. That said, many electric car owners choose to trade in their EV before the warranty ends, avoiding the need to deal with a potentially costly replacement. Come to Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa to learn more about our electric vehicles and their battery warranties.



Jenkins Nissan of Homosassa in Homosassa, FL offers EVs with regenerative braking systems that use kinetic energy to charge the battery during braking. This results in a longer lifespan for the brakes and is more gentle on brake pads. Come check out our eco-friendly and cost-effective electric vehicles today.


The Worry-Free Road Ahead

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