Are Electric Cars Reliable?

2022 Bolt EV driving down the road

If you’re considering an electric car, you might be wondering about electric car reliability. From a service perspective, electric cars are more reliable than traditional gas-powered cars — and that’s because they don’t have a combustion engine. Engines utilize hundreds of moving parts, which need to be cleaned, repaired, and/or replaced. EVs rely on a battery pack, a motor, and a transmission, resulting in the need for fewer inspections and fewer routine repairs like oil changes. Below, you can learn more about EV maintenance and what you can expect when you purchase an EV from Ken Garff Chevrolet! 



Are Electric Vehicles Cheaper to Maintain? 

Again, EVs have fewer parts, so that makes them cheaper to maintain. In fact, the Yale Climate Connection performed a study that determined that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain than gas vehicles. When you make the switch to electric, you can wave goodbye to the following parts and any associated maintenance costs: 

  • Oil changes 
  • Gasket replacements 
  • Belt replacements
  • Spark plugs
  • Cooling system flushes 
  • Engine air filters 
  • And more! 

What Maintenances Do Electric Vehicles Need? 

Proper EV maintenance should be laid out in your owner’s manual, and you can always talk to the experts at our service center. Regardless, you’ll want to keep the following information in mind about EV maintenance: 

  • Battery: Regularly driving on a low battery charge can decrease your battery range. Be sure that you’re properly caring for your EV’s battery at all times! 
  • Tire Care: The tires on your EV may wear down quicker than you might expect — and that’s because EVs are heavier than gas-powered vehicles of a similar size. Stay on top of regular tire alignments and rotations. 
  • Fluids: You’ll need to replace the coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids more often. 
  • Software Updates: Make sure your EV’s software is always up-to-date so you don’t run into any problems. 

Shop EVs at Ken Garff Chevrolet Today! 

Do you have more questions about the benefits of EVs? Or, are you ready to get behind the wheel of a brand-new Chevy EV like the Bolt EV or Bolt EUV? Contact us online or call us at (801) 980-2102 to schedule a test drive near Lehi! 


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