Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

Close Up Of Hand Holding Power Cable For electric car


When you take home an electric car around Stephenville, you won’t face the same maintenance issues as with a gas-powered vehicle — but do electric cars need oil? Unlike hybrid vehicles, fully electric vehicles don’t have a conventional internal combustion engine that works in concert with the electric motor to power the vehicle. That means you don’t have to worry about scheduling an electric car oil change.



Because they do have an internal combustion engine, plug-in hybrids (and hybrids) stick close to traditional maintenance plans. While you don’t need to schedule an electric car oil change, there are other factors you should consider when caring for your electric vehicle. Learn more below, and contact our team at Bayer Motor Company if you have any questions about EV maintenance.

Do Electric Cars Need Oil or Lubricants?

While electric cars don’t use oil, they have a gearbox and electric motor that requires lubrication. However, that lubrication is designed to last as long as the battery, so you don’t need an electric car oil change — or or take time out of your day around Brownwood to schedule maintenance quite as often.Experts recommend that you schedule an EV check-up at least once a year, while drivers traveling more than 14,000 miles should schedule a service appointment at least twice a year.

Electric Vehicle Service

You now know that some electric cars do use oil, but what other services do they need? The EV market is continuing to grow around Granbury, and as a result, not all EV manufacturers are the same. It’s best to check your owner’s manual for the recommended maintenance schedule, but here’s a guideline you can follow:

  • 7,500 miles: Check fluids and inspect the systems. Rotate tires.
  • 15,000 miles: Replace wiper blades.
  • 36,000 miles: Replace cabin air filter.
  • 75,000 miles: Replace hood gas struts.
  • Every 5 years: Fill vehicle fluids and replace brake fluid.
  • Every 7 years: Change air conditioning desiccant.

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your EV battery warranty as well. Some companies offer 8-10 years limited-mile warranties, but it’s best to have any issues addressed beforehand as EV batteries can be costly.

Discover EV Models with Bayer Motor Company!

With any further questions about whether electric cars use oil, don;t hesitate to visit our service center in Comanche. While you’re here, be sure to browse our Kia Niro EV inventory! Not only will you find efficient and powerful performance, but you’ll save on maintenance costs in the long run. If you’re looking at other ways you can enhance your daily driving experience, take a peek at the upcoming 2022 Kia EV6.


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