Are Electric Cars Reliable?

2022 GMC Hummer EV at sunset
There are many benefits to driving an electric car, but at Big Star Buick GMC, we often get asked about electric car reliability. Are electric cars reliable? Electric car reliability is better than vehicles with conventional gas engines. EVs have far fewer parts than standard vehicles and operate mainly on a battery, a transmission, and an electric motor. Because they have fewer components than gas-powered vehicles, it’s less likely they will break down on Baytown streets. Learn more about the benefits of EVs here, and then contact us to arrange a test drive in a new electric car!

 

 

Are Electric Vehicles Cheaper to Maintain?

So, are electric cars reliable? Absolutely! They are also far cheaper to drive and maintain because they have fewer parts and don’t require gas or oil. In fact, the Yale Climate Connection held a study that found that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain than vehicles with a combustion engine. Below is a short list of just some of the components that Houston drivers will no longer have to have service on when they switch to an electric vehicle:

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

Furthermore, EV brakes last longer than gas-powered vehicles because of their regenerative braking technologies. How cool is that!

What Services Do Electric Cars Need?

To properly maintain an EV, or any other vehicle, you should always consult your car’s owner’s manual and follow the recommended service intervals. Still, this is a brief summary of the most critical maintenance considerations for electric vehicles:

  • Proper battery care is essential because it will diminish over time, like all batteries. The most significant cause of decreased battery range is routinely driving on a low battery.
  • Make sure to keep up on wheel alignments and tire rotations. EVs deliver near-instant torque, so your tires will wear down a little faster than on conventional vehicles.
  • You’ll need to check and replace your coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids a bit more often.
  • Keep up with software updates to ensure your EV runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Get Behind the Wheel of an Electric Car at Big Star Buick GMC!

Now that you know more about electric car reliability, we invite you to test drive the new EV Hummer! You might also find pre-owned electric cars in our used car inventory. In the meantime, take a moment to explore our new vehicle specials and apply for credit online. We’re here to help, so contact us now!

 

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