Are Electric Cars Reliable?

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Are you interested in upgrading to an electric vehicle? If so, you’re likely wondering, “Are electric cars reliable?” In short: yes they are! EVs are more reliable than vehicles with combustion engines because they have far fewer parts. Traditional gas-powered vehicles feature an engine block that’s comprised of hundreds of moving parts that need to be maintained and replaced over time. On the other hand, electric vehicles only rely on a battery, a transmission, and a motor, so fewer parts equals fewer opportunities for a breakdown on Gas City streets. Keep reading to learn more about electric car reliability and the benefits of EVs. Then, once you’ve browsed our online inventory of EVs, schedule a test drive of your favorite models. 



Are Electric Vehicles Inexpensive to Maintain?

Electric car reliability is just one perk of these automobiles. They’re also far cheaper to maintain because they have fewer parts. The Yale Climate Connection performed a study that determined that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain than gas vehicles. Take a look at some of the services and parts that Hartford City drivers no longer have to perform or replace when driving an EV:

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

Additionally, EVs brake more slowly than gas-powered vehicles because of the regenerative braking technologies they have.

What Services Do Electric Vehicles Require? 

In order to keep your EV in excellent condition, you should consult your owner’s manual and follow the recommended service intervals. With that being said, here are some important service considerations to keep in mind when you own an EV:

  • Taking care of your EV’s battery is important as its charge capacity will decrease over time. A major reason why a battery’s range will decrease is regularly driving around Wabash on a low battery. 
  • EVs weigh more than gas vehicles because of their large batteries. They also deliver instant torque, so you’ll need to stay on top of wheel alignments and tire rotations because they can wear out quickly. 
  • You’ll need to replace the coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids more often. 
  • It’s important to say on top of software updates to make sure that your EV is running as smoothly as possible. 

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If you have any questions about the reliability of EVs, or if you’d like to know more about the Buick, GMC EVs at our dealership, feel free to give us a call at (765) 663-4126. We’ll be more than happy to help you find an EV that offers the range and performance specs that you need for your lifestyle. In the meantime, continue your Honda research to learn more about the Honda EV lineup.


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