Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

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Are you the proud owner of a brand new or pre-owned Ford EV in Golden Valley? Does your electric car need an oil change? Do electric cars use oil at all?



Short answer: No, electric cars do not use oil – so you can skip any oil-related maintenance during your next scheduled service appointment. Long answer: Electric vehicles do require brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant.

Find out more about the upkeep your EV needs in lieu of an electric car oil change with the service experts at Anderson Ford Kingman below! If you have any questions along the way, you can always feel free to get in touch with us for more information!

Electric Vehicle Fluid Changes

As previously mentioned, electric cars don’t need oil. However, you’ll want to regularly check your coolant, transmission fluid, and brake fluid levels if you regularly drive your EV around the Dolan Springs area. Take a look at what’s demanded of you in regard to these types of maintenance:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Essential Electric Vehicle Components

Electric car oil changes are unnecessary due to the nature of an EV’s design. However, many Hackberry drivers, some of whom own electric vehicles, are unaware of how EVs function. An electrified Ford car, truck, or SUV utilizes an electric motor. This motor converts an electrical current from your battery into motion. Torque is generated with magnets alongside the motor, which creates a magnetic field around the motor.

To make sure that your car has the power required to run properly, you’ll either need to charge it at a public charging station or with a built-in home charger. You’ll also want to keep an eye on these other critical components of your electric vehicle’s power supply:

  • Thermal system: This system keeps your motors and electronic components from overheating.
  • Battery: Your battery stores the electricity that powers the motors as you drive.
  • 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.
  • Onboard charger: The charger converts the external charge you receive from a charging port into DC power.
  • Traction motors: These motors turn your vehicle’s wheels.
  • Charging ports: These are the external chargers you use to charge the battery of your vehicle.

Find Your New EV at Anderson Ford Kingman

Ready to stop worrying about electric car oil changes and start worrying about repairs that actually matter? Then you’ll want to browse the available EVs in our new Ford inventory today! Once you find an electric vehicle that best suits your needs and budget, fill out our secure auto loan application to get your car-buying experience started right away!


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