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the importance of servicing your electric vehicle
Electric cars require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to perform at their best. Although electric cars have fewer moving parts than their petrol or diesel counterparts, they still have a range of complex systems that need to be checked and maintained. Regular servicing can help to identify and address any potential issues before they become serious problems.
Renault electric cars use advanced technology to deliver impressive range and speed. However, these systems need to be properly maintained and updated to ensure that they continue to perform at their best. Regular servicing can help to identify any software or hardware updates that are needed, which can improve the performance of the vehicle.
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We recommend that you take your electric vehicle to a certified technician who has the necessary training and experience to service your vehicle correctly. This helps to ensure all your vehicles needs are met and reduce your maintenance costs in future.
Renault's electric vehicles, such as the Zoe E-Tech 100% electric and Megane E-Tech 100% electric have two batteries that require regular maintenance to ensure their health and capacity. We recommend your vehicle is services annually for optimal performance
Electric vehicles use regenerative braking systems that capture energy during braking and use it to recharge the battery. The brake pads and discs, therefore, experience less wear and tear than in an internal combustion engine vehicle, but the regenerative braking system requires maintenance and calibration to ensure its functioning correctly.
The battery and motor in an electric vehicle generate heat, and the cooling system is essential to keep them at the proper operating temperature. Electric vehicles have a separate cooling system for the battery pack, and regular checks and maintenance are required to ensure its functioning correctly as it has to be replaced periodically
Electric vehicles have sophisticated onboard computer systems. These systems require regular software updates to ensure they're functioning correctly and to fix any bugs or issues.
Electric vehicles rely on charging infrastructure, which requires regular checks to ensure its functioning correctly. This includes checking the condition of the charging cables and connectors.
An electric car is easier and more economical to maintain than a fuel-powered car. For example, the oil in a fuel-powered car must be changed regularly to ensure correct lubrication and cooling of the engine block. Oil changes are a thing of the past with a Renault electric car as an electric motor does not need lubricating. The same goes for your brake padsand discs, which have a significantly longer life expectancy thanks to regenerative braking.
In general, EV servicing costs may be lower than traditional petrol or diesel vehicles, but this can vary depending on the make and model of the EV, as well as the specific servicing required. Here are a few reasons why EV servicing may be cheaper:
- No oil, no timing belt, no water pump, no spark plugs, no fuel filters
- Regenerative braking
The maintenance needs of electric cars can vary depending on the model, as well as the driving conditions and annual mileage, but typically every 12 months. However, in general, electric cars require less frequent maintenance than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts because they have fewer moving parts and less wear and tear on the engine. Routine tasks such as checking tyres and lights, replacing the cabin air filter, coolant, 12V battery and brake fluid should still be performed periodically. The maintenance schedule specific to the vehicle can be found in the owner’s handbook or by contacting your local dealer.
You can find this information in the owners handbook and MyRenault app
It is recommended that electric car owners take their vehicles to an approved Renault dealer. Only Renault dealers will have technicians who are specifically trained to work on Renault electric cars. While traditional mechanics may be able to perform some basic maintenance tasks, they may not have the specialized knowledge or equipment needed to diagnose and repair issues that are unique to electric cars.
No, any attempt to work on high voltage systems on electric vehicles without the correct training and tools could result in serious harm or even death. Electric car batteries are complex systems that require specialised knowledge and equipment to safely remove and replace. Additionally, tampering with the battery could void the car's warranty.