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Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

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No, electric cars do not use motor oil. This means that you can say goodbye to the days of waiting at service centers as your car is getting its oil changed. While EVs don’t use oil, they still use other fluids, such as transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. Discover more below, so you can see where you should shift your focus as electric car oil changes aren’t a thing.

 

 

What Fluids Do You Need to Change in Electric Vehicles?

Now that you know the answer to “Do electric cars need oil changes” is no, you’ll want to keep an eye out for your vehicle’s brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant instead. Here’s a closer look at what that means in practice:

  • Brake Fluid: Like any type of car, EVs feature brakes, meaning that you’ll need to ensure your brake system is properly lubricated in order to remain safe while driving on the Mclean roads.
  • Transmission fluid: This fluid ensures that your gears move efficiently and are well preserved. Since your EV features a transmission, you’ll need to stay on top of transmission fluid changes. Consult your owner’s manual for specific intervals.
  • Coolant: The coolant in your radiator keeps your battery and vehicle systems from overheating.

Whenever your vehicle is due for service, easily make an appointment online and our service technicians will get the job done.

Electric Vehicle Parts

Besides fluids, your EV also has parts that you will need to maintain if you want to keep enjoying the performance on your Great Falls drives. As you may know, EVs use an electric motor, which converts an electrical current from your battery into motion. Torque is generated with magnets alongside the motor. The magnets create a magnetic field around the motor and churn it. To keep your car going, you’ll need to charge it up at home or at public charging stations near Chantilly.

Here are the most fundamental parts of your EVs power plant:

  • Charging ports: These are the external chargers you use to charge the battery of your vehicle.
  • 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.

Service Your EV in Vienna

Do electric cars have oil? No, and that is key to why EVs have an edge over gas-powered models when it comes to efficiency, environmental impact, and more. Let Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner help you maintain your EV, so you can enjoy it for many years to come! Take advantage of our express service, charging stations to refuel after service visits, and more.

 

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