One of the main worries people who own an electric car face is finding a regular mechanic to service, maintain and repair their vehicle. Most mechanics are trained to work with regular internal combustion engines, but don’t have the equipment or staff training to maintain and service electric vehicles.
Whilst many electric vehicles come with good warranties from the dealership, once this expires; customers can save time and money by finding a regular mechanic to carry out servicing and repairs, as opposed to taking it back to the dealership when there is a problem.
Do Electric Cars Need an MOT?
Yes. Just like a regular vehicle, an electric car will need to go on for an MOT annually after it is 3 years old. The GOV.UK website can be a source of confusion for drivers as it lists ‘good vehicles powered by electricity’ under vehicles exempt from MOT – however, this does not cover electric cars.
What’s the Cost Of Electric Car Maintenance?
As with any vehicle servicing, it’s hard to estimate how much repairs to a vehicle will cost without analysing the problems first. However, due to the simplicity of the electric motor – drivers will find themselves with considerably lower maintenance costs, with a recent studying estimating a saving of up to £300 on servicing annually.
Electric Car Maintenance and Repair at Autocare
At Autocare, our mechanics have received specialist training to work competently on electric vehicles – we also have all the necessary testing and safety equipment in-house to carry out servicing and repair on electric vehicles. If you are unable to bring your vehicle to us, one of our team can pick it up then drop it off to your home or work after the service. To book your electric vehicle in for servicing, or for more information, give us a call on 01291 627 137.