Are Electric Cars Reliable?

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Electric vehicles, or EVs, seem like a great deal for most Canton drivers who want to spend less at the gas pumps. But what about EV maintenance? Are electric cars reliable? The answer is yes! EVs have fewer parts to maintain than traditional gas engines, meaning there are fewer chances for your car to break down. Learn more about electric vehicle reliability and maintenance with Fred Martin Nissan and then browse our inventory of new Nissan electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf!



Are Electric Vehicles Easier to Maintain?

Electric vehicle drivetrains are much simpler than the drivetrains of traditional gas vehicles. An electric system only relies on a battery, a transmission, and a motor to work — far fewer parts than a gas engine! With such a simple system, there are fewer parts you need to replace regularly and fewer points of failure to be concerned about while driving the Medina roads. When you choose an electric vehicle over a gas-powered vehicle, you can stop worrying about:

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

Electric Car Maintenance

That said, EVs aren’t free from all maintenance. There are still regular checks and components you’ll have to replace to optimize your electric vehicle’s reliability and performance. Below are some general tips about EV maintenance but always check your owner’s manual for specific service instructions and timelines.

  • The most important part of your electric vehicle is your battery. Properly care for the battery by keeping it out of extreme heat and charging it at regular intervals.
  • The overall weight of an EV is higher than a standard gas-powered car due to its large battery. The extra weight will put a bit more strain on your tires, causing them to wear faster. Stay on top of tire rotations and wheel alignments to keep your tires in shape.
  • There are still fluids to top up on a regular basis, such as brake fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluids.
  • Your EV may come with software that will need regular updates to keep your car, and any tech inside, running smoothly around Massillon.

Learn More About Electric Car Reliability with Fred Martin Nissan!

Now that you know all about electric car reliability, stop by Fred Martin Nissan to see our selection of electric vehicles in Akron! Contact us online or give us a call at (330)644-8888 and our team will be more than happy to answer your questions about the future of EVs at Nissan.


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