A little MINI service and maintenance can go a long way. Service ensures your vehicle runs smoothly, efficiently, and comfortably on every ride. That’s why MINI of Bedford is here to provide essential service support, whether you drive a gasoline-powered, EV, or hybrid model.

It’s also why we’re answering all your questions on caring for your vehicles, like what kind of service EV models need.

What Service Tasks Do Alternative Energy Cars Need?

There are many benefits to purchasing an alternative energy model, including a reduced need for maintenance and care. That said, there are still essential service tasks you’ll want to schedule for your hybrid or EV model, including some of the following:

  • Battery Inspections: EV and hybrid models rely on batteries a lot more than a typical gasoline-powered car. Some batteries also rely on coolant to protect the vehicle and prevent overheating. Check your manual for information on cycle life, which is how many times a battery can be charged, as well as when to get your batteries inspected, serviced, or replaced.
  • Air Filter Replacement: EVs don’t require oil filters, but they do use air filters to protect the vehicle from the dirt and debris that kicks up from the road. Air filter should be replaced around every 36,000 miles.
  • Tire Rotations: Tire rotations help to keep the vehicle’s tires wearing down evenly, which improves tire health and protects the car’s alignment. Schedule tire rotations for your EV or hybrid vehicle every 7,500 miles or if you notice signs of pulling or damage.

For more information on caring for your alternative energy vehicle, and to find the best new MINI for all your driving needs, come down to MINI of Bedford. Schedule service at our dealership today.