BMW EV Maintenance Guide

Date: Sept 28, 2023

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More and more drivers around Lawrence and Trenton are opting for EV ownership, and it’s not hard to see why. Electric vehicles deliver many benefits, from the environmental advantages to their near-instantaneous power. Another perk worth noting is the fact that EVs typically require less maintenance. This is because they have a more streamlined design with fewer moving parts. However, BMW EV routine maintenance is still needed from time to time. We at Princeton BMW recommend familiarizing yourself with the BMW electric car maintenance schedule in our BMW EV maintenance guide. 

BMW Electric Car Maintenance Schedule 

To ensure safe and efficient driving on the roads of Hamilton and beyond, don’t miss out on the BMW EV routine maintenance your vehicle needs. We look at some of the most important tasks on the BMW electric car maintenance schedule below. 

  • Battery Checks – The battery is such a significant component of an electric vehicle, which is why regular battery checks are highly encouraged. These inspections are recommended even more if your vehicle features a lithium-ion pack. Most EVs get approximately 100,000 miles or more out of the battery, but regular inspections help to pinpoint small issues early. 
  • Brake Fluid Replacement – When you drive an EV in Hamilton, regular oil changes are a thing of the past. However, other fluids will still need to be replaced, such as brake fluid. Replace brake fluid every 3-5 years – or sooner if you receive a warning. 
  • Coolant System Maintenance – It’s likely that your EV has a special thermal management or cooling system to improve battery performance. Find when this service is recommended by the automaker by looking at your owner’s manual. 
  • Tire Rotation – EV battery packs add weight to the vehicle, and the added pounds can cause more tire wear. A tire rotation should be done every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. 
  • Wheel Alignment – It is also important to have your wheels aligned every 15,000 miles to boost mile range and reduce tire tread wear.
  • Air Filter Replacement – Minimize the amount of pollen, road dust, dirt, and other harmful contaminants that enter the cabin of your vehicle by replacing the air filter every 2-3 years. If you have a specialty air filter, you may only have to replace the filter every 5 years. 

Set Up a Time for BMW EV Routine Maintenance 

Thank you for exploring our BMW EV maintenance guide. If your vehicle is in need of service, we would be more than happy to assist you. Be sure to check out our service specials and feel free to set up an appointment for service online. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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