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Are Electric Cars Reliable?

Date: July 26th, 2022

2022 BMW iX exterior view

Many Miami and Hollywood drivers are making the switch to an electric vehicle, and for good reason! EVs are kinder to the environment, and you no longer have to worry about rising gas prices. What’s more? EVs feature state-of-the-art technology to boost performance, add convenience, and keep you connected and entertained anywhere the road takes you. What’s not to love?

If you are also thinking about making the switch, you may be asking, “Are electric cars reliable?” The answer to this question is a resounding yes! BMW of Fort Lauderdale has the details.

Are Electric Vehicles Cheaper to Maintain?

Electric vehicles have fewer parts, so there is less that could possibly go wrong over time. So, are electric cars reliable and easier to maintain? Absolutely! The Yale Climate Connection performed a study that determined that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain compared to gas vehicles. These services are a thing of the past when you opt for the EV lifestyle:

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

Proper EV Maintenance

Your electric vehicle will still need regular maintenance to perform at its best on Hollywood roads for many years to come. It is important to consult your owner’s manual to see which services are recommended by the manufacturer and when they should be performed. Below, you will find some of the most important maintenance considerations when it comes to EVs:

  • Proper battery care is a must, as its charge capacity will diminish over time. Regularly driving on a low battery can cause the battery to wear down prematurely.
  • EVs are heavier than gas vehicles because of their huge batteries. They also deliver instant torque. This can take a toll on your tires, which will likely wear down a bit faster with an EV. This increases the importance of regular tire service like tire rotations and wheel alignment.
  • Your EV will still need coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid replacement.
  • To keep your EV performing in tip-top shape, stay up-to-date on software updates.

Contact Us Today About EV Reliability

If you still have questions about EV reliability, do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information. We would be more than happy to discuss how to get your home ready for an EV and more. Contact us today.

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