Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

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If you’re interested in buying or leasing a new electric vehicle, you’re probably wondering about an electric car oil change. Do electric cars need oil? They don’t need motor oil, so it’s time to say goodbye to routine oil changes if you opt for a new EV at Kelley Automotive Group. Learn more with this guide below, and don’t hesitate to contact our service team for additional service tips and tricks.



What Fluids Do You Need to Change in Electric Vehicles?

While Bartow drivers don’t need electric car oil changes, they need to keep tabs on brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. Below is a look at what that means:

  • Brake Fluid: Ensures your brake system is properly lubricated to remain safe while driving. 
  • Transmission fluid: This fluid ensures that your gears move efficiently. Since your EV features a transmission, staying on top of transmission fluid changes is vital. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific intervals.
  • Coolant: The coolant in your radiator keeps your battery and vehicle systems from overheating. 

Also needed are regular tire rotations and wheel alignments to ensure your vehicle is safe for the Winter Haven roads. No matter what service is required, you can schedule your service appointment in minutes right at home!

Electric Vehicle Parts 

Keep your electric vehicle performing at its best by knowing the anatomy of EVs. They’re different from gas-powered cars, so you want to know how to keep them in excellent condition for years to come.

To start, EVs use an electric motor that converts an electrical current from the battery into motion. Torque is generated with magnets alongside the motor. These magnets create a magnetic field around the motor and churn it. An at-home charger or access to public charging stations is needed to keep your vehicle moving.

Below are fundamental parts of your EVs power plant:

  • Charging ports: These are the external chargers you use to charge the car’s battery. 
  • Traction motors: These motors turn your vehicle’s wheels.
  • Onboard charger: The charger converts the external charge you receive from a charging port into DC power.
  • DC-DC converter: This converts the high-voltage direct current (DC) power that comes from the battery into the low-voltage DC power that moves the vehicle.
  • Battery: Your battery stores the electricity that powers the motors as you drive.
  • Thermal system: This system keeps your motors and electronic components from overheating.

Keep Your EV Performing at its Best at Kelley Automotive Group!

Now that you know more about electric car oil changes, we want to ensure your vehicle is performing at its best, so bring it to our Lakeland service center for routine maintenance and service. Our factory-trained and certified technicians know your vehicle inside and out, so you can rest assured that your car is in good hands. Contact our service center if you have any questions. Take advantage of our current service coupons for your next visit!


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