Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

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These days, the team at Jaguar Englewood hears quite a few questions about electric car maintenance. Do electric cars use oil? It’s a good question, and the answer is no. Electric cars don’t need motor oil—so if you buy an EV for your Englewood, NJ commute, you’ll never need to get an oil change ever again!

 

 

Not needing oil—and requiring less maintenance overall than gas-powered vehicles—is just one of many benefits of EVs. Still, electric vehicles do require some maintenance and fluid changes. Keep reading to learn more about EV car maintenance and electric car oil changes, and contact us if you have questions.

What Fluids Need Changing in Electric Vehicles?

You know that electric cars do need oil, but what about the other types of fluids in a vehicle, such as brake fluid and transmission fluid? You will need to replace the following automotive fluids in your electric vehicle:

  • Brake Fluid: Like any other car, EVs have brakes, which must be lubricated to remain safe while you drive in Jersey City.
  • Transmission Fluid: To keep your gears moving efficiently, you’ll need regular transmission fluid changes. Check your owner’s manual or consult with our service team to learn more about your Jaguar maintenance schedule.
  • Coolant: Coolant helps keep your battery and other vehicle systems from overheating on Fort Lee roads, so be sure you keep it topped off at the proper level.

Of course, electric cars also need tire rotation and wheel alignment. We’re here for you whatever your automotive needs may be, and we always offer exclusive service specials for our New York City-area customers!

Electric Vehicle Parts & Components

Now that you know that electric car oil changes don’t exist, let’s look at how EVs work so that you can understand exactly how they differ from gas-powered vehicles. Electric cars have an electric motor that propels them forward. Torque is generated with magnets alongside the motor, which produces a magnetic field around it and causes the motor to churn. To ensure that your EV has plenty of power, we recommend that you install a home charging system.

Here are some of the most fundamental parts of your EV:

  • Charging Ports: These are used to charge the battery in your vehicle.
  • Traction motors: These motors turn your wheels.
  • Onboard Charger: Converts the external charge from a charging port into DC power.
  • DC-DC Converter: Changes the high-voltage direct current (DC) power from the battery into the low-voltage DC power.
  • Battery: Stores the electricity that powers the motors while you drive in Englewood.
  • Thermal system: This system keeps your motors and electronic components from overheating.

Service Your EV at Jaguar Englewood

If your electric vehicle or hybrid is due for maintenance, choose our in-house service center at Jaguar Englewood! Our certified Jaguar technicians have completed special training to service all Jaguar electric and gas-powered vehicles, so you can rest assured that we’ll keep your car in top shape.

 

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