Electric Vehicle Servicing

Electric vehicle servicing plays a crucial role in ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of electric vehicles (EVs). As the adoption of EVs continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to understand the unique requirements and benefits of servicing these vehicles.

  • Battery Health and Performance
  • Safety and System Checks
  • Chassis and General Maintenance
  • Service Item Replacement

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Expert Technicians for Electric Vehicle Servicing

Here at Maidenhead Tyres and Autocare we have invested heavily in upskilling our workforce. We now have several technicians who are IMI accredited to maintain and repair Electric Vehicles.

Compared to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, EVs have a simpler mechanical structure with fewer moving parts. However, due to their high voltage system, specialised knowledge and expertise are required to service and maintain them effectively. Electric vehicle servicing involves several key aspects like your conventional combustion engine such as, the brakes, suspension, cooling, and tyres. Electric vehicle servicing also requires maintenance of the high voltage system such as the electric motor, high voltage battery and high voltage cabling. These procedures are essential to maintain battery health, maximise range, and ensure optimal performance.

Due to electric vehicles requiring less service items, you can generally expect the cost of electric vehicle servicing to be less than a conventional service. It is worth noting that hybrid vehicles still use a combustion engine alongside a high voltage battery, so their service schedule tends to be more complex. The frequency of servicing is unique to each manufacturer/model however most recommend every 12 months or 12000 miles.

As the popularity of EVs continues to soar, investing in the proper training and infrastructure for electric vehicle servicing is crucial for a sustainable future of transportation. At Maidenhead Tyres and Autocare, you can ensure the longevity, performance and reliability of your electric vehicle while benefiting from the expertise and support of professionals who understand the unique needs of EV’s.

Lastly, and best of all…

Is your EV in warranty at a dealership but you would rather support your local independent garage? Just because you visit us, it doesn’t void your warranty, we can keep you protected! All you need to do is let us know in advance.

We are open Monday – Saturday – please call 01628 507440

Electric Vehicle Servicing FAQ’s

What are the primary maintenance requirements for electric vehicles?

Regular maintenance for electric vehicles includes tyre rotations, suspension checks, brake inspections, battery health checks, and ensuring the cooling system is functioning optimally.

How often should an electric vehicle undergo servicing?

The frequency of servicing can vary, but a general guideline is to service an electric vehicle at least once a year or every 10,000-20,000 miles, as recommended by the manufacturer.

Are the servicing costs for electric vehicles significantly different from those of conventional vehicles?

Generally, electric vehicles have fewer moving parts and may require less frequent maintenance than internal combustion engine cars. Labour costs tend to be reduced over ICE vehicles however some service items can be expensive. Therefore, the servicing costs may vary, and components like the battery may require specialised attention, potentially impacting costs.

What does an electric vehicle battery health check involve?

Battery health checks examine the overall condition of the battery, checking for degradation, capacity, and any potential faults. This may involve diagnostic tests and battery balancing to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Can any auto repair shop service an electric vehicle, or does it require specialised expertise?

While basic maintenance may be similar, working on electric vehicles demands specialised knowledge due to high-voltage systems. Certified or trained technicians are often necessary for servicing electric vehicles to ensure safety and proper handling of these systems.

Do electric vehicles require brake servicing like traditional cars?

While electric vehicles use regenerative braking, which reduces wear on brake pads, they still have traditional brakes that require inspection and servicing. In some cases, electric vehicles are more susceptible to brake callipers seizing due to their minimal use compared to ICE vehicles.

What should owners do to maintain their electric vehicle between regular servicing intervals?

Regularly checking tyre pressures, keeping the vehicle clean, ensuring the charging system is functioning correctly, and paying attention to any unusual noises or warning lights can help maintain an electric vehicle between scheduled services.

Do tyres play a significant role on electric vehicles?

Absolutely! Due to electric vehicles being a lot quieter, road noise becomes a bigger factor as well as battery consumption. The correct tyres will help you confidently get from A to B in a quiet manor.

Why Choose Maidenhead Tyres?

We are an independent local business which means that we don’t have big brand advertising budgets - we need to rely on word of mouth and positive local reviews.  We also know our customers and we know cars!! Many of our customers have been coming to us for years and years.

With 12 bespoke ramps, all the latest diagnostic tools and some of the most up-to-date equipment in Europe, our new depot is second to none in terms of efficiency.

We are one of the biggest tyre stockists in the local area but have built up such good partnerships with our suppliers over the years that if, on the off chance we do not have your tyre in stock, we can usually acquire within hours for you.

What Our Clients Say

At Maidenhead Tyres and Autocare, our focus has always been to provide the highest level of service to our customers. All our fitters and mechanics have extensive experience and are supported by the best suppliers in the industry.

  • What a great bunch of guys, from Chris in reception to everyone that I had the fortune to meet.  I am of a vintage age and I appreciate good old fashioned service and that is exactly what is provided and nothing is too much trouble. I had all my wheels on my 997 turbo refurbished and what an amazing result. I am probably one of the fussiest customers they’ve ever had and they surpassed even my expectations ! If you are considering having your wheels refurbished, don’t consider anymore, just have these guys do them……you won’t believe the end result ! Needless to say, would thoroughly recommend.
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    Mr P – A Happy Fussy Customer!
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  • Thank you Paul and Greg for looking after us on Saturday. Your team are honest, hard working and genuinely look after their customers without any stress or spending any extra money than is needed. They know their stuff and Paul is super kind and honest, absolutely what you want any day of the week. Thank you!

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    Lizzie Ballarati
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  • The guys here are really great. They listen and are really helpful and friendly. Would one hundred percent recommend!
    Thanks to all who helped me with my tyre/pressures issue, an absolute pleasure to deal with you!

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    Donna Rance-Overton
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  • I visited for Hunter Computerised wheel alignment and had a great experience. I recently bought a new car (2011 Audi A5) which I thought had faulty steering (it was stiff, pulling to left and steering wheel off centre) so decided to seek advice. Was listened to and treated like an important customer and was given advice about before I committed to anything. Once booked in I had everything explained throughout the process from a master technician and was shown the problem on the Hunter diagnostic screen. It was like being at a private medical clinic! Alignment was done and servotronic steering was reset – solving all issues and making a very happy customer indeed. Recommended for professional service and solving steering issues using the best equipment in the business.

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    Harmeet Tatla
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  • One of the few times in life I am genuinely surprised by customer service. These guys looked at my car within 5 minutes when I had not made an appointment. I was expecting them to say I needed 2 new tyres and try to rip me off like most places do. However they repaired my puncture for just £20. I was in and out in 30 minutes and there were plenty of other customers. Highly recommended!

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    Robert Wilson
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