If you’ve noticed a shortened drive time, fluctuations in voltage, or any other indicators of a loss of power, get your vehicle to a mechanic to get it checked out. It could be the battery.
It goes without saying that brake maintenance is an essential part of any vehicle. And with an electric vehicle, its especially critical. Why? Because electric vehicles use something call regenerative braking, which differs from non-hybrid and non-electric vehicles. Because of this automated braking technique that is initiated by the cars systems, the life of the brake pads is longer than that of a conventional gasoline powered car.
If you’re noticing any sort of braking issues, get your vehicle in for an inspection right away because it could a sign of a faulty braking system. In addition to this, you should also avoid driving excessively fast (although with something like a Tesla, it’s tempting…) because the fast you drive, the harder you have to brake. Harder braking results in more wear and tear on your brake pads, which results in maintenance that is required sooner than expected.
You might think this one sounds a little silly, but realistically, it’s an integral part of maintenance required on any vehicle. With an electric vehicle, it’s even more so. Hybrid and electrical vehicle’s wheels are noted for being stronger, more efficient, and comprised of a light weight durability that has long lasting features.
Any good mechanic or tire expert will advise you to rotate your electric vehicle’s tires every 15,000 kms to promote even wear and to check them for imperfections. This can help extend their life expectancy, and ensure you’re getting the optimal driving distance and gas mileage (if hybrid).
4.Use the Proper Charger