Many EVs have longer service intervals that conventional petrol or diesel cars, but you should always check with the manufacturer's recommended intervals. If in doubt, give the service team at your local Macklin Motors a call.
The MOT checks safety-critical areas like brakes, tyres and lights. So just likie petrol and diesel cars, EVs must pass an MOT test after three years and every year thereafter. Obviously, there are no exhaust emissions to check! Hybrids and plug-in hybrids also must have an annual MOT check once they're 3 years old.
Electric vehicles have a high voltage circuit that should only be checked by a qualified technician, working in a separate earthed area. Macklin Motors' technicians have the specialised training to care for your EV using the manufacturer's diagnostic equipment. All cars, not just EVs, depend more and more on their software so having the right tools and training are more important than ever.
Most EV batteries are guaranteed for 8 years or 100,000 miles - but check with us for your vehicle's guarantee terms. But according to energy supplier EDF, EV batteries should last between 10-20 years before they need replacing. Over time, the battery performance does deteriorate a little - so when we service your EV we'll give you a full printout of the condition of your battery. That also applies to our used EV sales.
Your EVs internal software will estimate your range based on several factors. Cold weather is the main cause - it affects the battery output, and you're likely to be using the car's aircon more too. So don't worry if the range seems lower than usual in winter.