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Are EVs Reliable?

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Curious about electric car reliability? EVs are more reliable than vehicles with internal combustion engines. This is because they have far fewer parts. Whereas the average engine block incorporates hundreds of moving parts that need to be maintained and replaced, your electric vehicle relies on a battery, a transmission, and a motor. With fewer, simpler parts, there are fewer opportunities for a breakdown on North Charleston roads. Take a moment to learn more about the benefits of EVs. Then, explore our selection of electric vehicles, fill out a pre-approval, and contact Rick Hendrick Chevrolet to schedule test drives in Charleston! 

Are Electric Vehicles Cheaper to Maintain? 

Not only are electric cars reliable, but they’re also far cheaper to maintain because they have fewer parts. The Yale Climate Connection performed a study that determined that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain than gas vehicles. Here are just a few of the components that Mount Pleasant drivers will no longer have to maintain or replace when they service their electric vehicles. Say goodbye to:

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

Furthermore, EV brakes more slowly than gas-powered vehicles of the regenerative braking technologies they feature!

What Maintenances Do Electric Vehicles Need? 

To properly maintain an EV, James Island should always consult their vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow the service intervals that it recommends to optimize electric vehicle reliability. That said, here are the most important maintenance considerations when it comes to EVs: 

  • Make sure to properly care for your battery, as its charge capacity will shrink over time. The biggest culprit behind decreased battery range is regularly driving on a low battery. 
  • EVs are heavier than gas vehicles because of their huge batteries. They also deliver instant torque. Therefore, your tires will wear down a bit faster, so it’s especially important to stay on top of wheel alignments and tire rotations. 
  • You’ll need to replace coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids more often. 
  • Stay on top of software updates to ensure your EV is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 

Have More Questions About Electric Car Reliability? 

If you have unanswered questions, or you’d like to schedule to test drive an electric Chevrolet, give Rick Hendrick Chevrolet a call at (843) 405-2995. We’ll happily answer any remaining questions you have about whether electric cars are reliable, and arrange for you to test drive the lineup of Chevrolet EVs in Charleston. In the meantime, take a moment to explore our other car-buying tips, and don’t forget to explore our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save!

 

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Silverado: *APR and Deferral offer available on 2024 Chevrolet Silverado LD. Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. 1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment varies. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Not available in PA. Some customers may not qualify.10% Off MSRP based on an MSRP of $57,490. Must trade in a 2010 model year or newer vehicle. Not available with special financing, lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/31/24. Offer does not include tax, tag, title, and other fees. See dealer for details.

* Well-qualified customers who purchase a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle, 4 model years or newer with less than 60K miles between June 3, 2024, and July 31, 2024, and finance through a participating dealer and lender have the option to defer monthly payments for 90 days from contract date. Finance charges begin to accrue on the date you sign the Retail Installment Sale Contract at the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) disclosed in the contract. May not be combined with other preferred lender financing offers. 72 months maximum term limit. Equal monthly payments only. Not available to Pennsylvania residents; see your dealer for details. Must take retail delivery by July 31, 2024. See dealer for complete down payment options and details.

*Offer available on 2024 Chevrolet Equinox, Blazer, and Trailblazer. Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. 1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment: 13.9%. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Not available in PA. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/31/24. Offer does not include tax, tag, title, and other fees. See dealer for details.

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