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Servicing electric vehicles

Pure electric cars are simpler to service than conventional petrol or diesel cars. The fewer moving parts your car has, the fewer things can go wrong and need replacing. Services can then end up being cheaper and your vehicle causes you less hassle overall.

What’s different about an electric service?

When you bring your electric vehicle in for a service, we check for all the usual service items legal requirements of a roadworthy car, such as wear on the braking system, your headlights and tyre condition to name a few. However when servicing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), we also inspect and replace electric-specific elements, such as:

  • Charging cable: we check that cable is present and visually check its condition
  • High-voltage battery: we check the charge level and recharge it if necessary
  • High-voltage components and high-voltage cables: we inspect these for damage and correct routing and securing of lines.

Oil changes are a thing of the past

Unlike petrol and diesel vehicles, electric vehicles don’t need an oil change, this potentially saves you money. For your peace of mind we still see your vehicle on an annual basis.

Service Regime Comparison: Golf

Electric (Fixed Servicing Only)
Inspection Service 18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months 
Expanded Inspection Service 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

 

Hybrid (Fixed Servicing Only)
Oil Change 9k miles / 12 months
Inspection Service with Oil (excludes electric) 18k miles / 24 months
Expanded Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excludes electric) up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

 

Petrol (Flexible Servicing)
Oil Change up to 18k miles / 24 months
Inspection Service with Oil (excludes electric) 18k miles / 24 months
Expanded Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excludes electric) up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

 

Diesel (Flexible Servicing)
Oil Change up to 18k miles / 24 months
Inspection Service with Oil (excludes electric) 18k miles / 24 months
Expanded Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excludes electric) up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months


Service Regime Comparison: up!

Electric (Fixed Servicing Only)
Inspection Service 18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months 
Expanded Inspection Service 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

 

Petrol (Fixed Servicing Only)
Oil Change 9k miles / 12 months
Inspection Service with Oil (excludes electric) 18k miles / 24 months
Expanded Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excludes electric) up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

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