Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

Adding oil to engine

Do electric cars need oil changes? This is a question we get often asked, but you may be surprised to find out that electric cars do not require oil to run, and they don’t use traditional motor oil at all. However, there are an assortment of other fluids that do need, including transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid.

With an electric car, oil changes are a thing of the past, and we can assist you with any and all the services that your vehicle really does require. Just remember to check out our service specials before you stop in and read on to find out do electric cars use oil! Have any questions? Then don’t hesitate to contact our service center either so we can help you today.



Do Electric Cars Need Oil Changes? 

Do electric cars use oil? You’ve seen that the answer is no, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never have to take a look under the hood. Take a look at the fluids that you’ll need to monitor on your drives through Akron and Cleveland:

  • Brake Fluid: Like any other type of car, electric cars have brakes, so you’ll need to ensure your brake system is properly lubricated in order to remain safe while driving. 
  • Transmission Fluid: This 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 service intervals.
  • Coolant: The coolant in your radiator keeps your battery and vehicle systems from overheating. 

Do Electric Cars Need Oil Changes: Electric Vehicle Parts 

You know that electric vehicles don’t use oil, so let’s take a look at the anatomy of EVs to learn more about how they differ from gas-powered vehicles. Electric vehicles convert the electrical current in your battery into motion. At the same time, torque is generated by magnets alongside the motor. The magnets create a magnetic field around the motor, and churn it, moving you forward. It’s cool, we know.

The electrical current required to start this process is stored in the battery pack, which can be charged with your Level 1 or Level 2 home charger or with Pittsburgh public fast-chargers. Here are the most fundamental parts of your EV’s power supply:

  • Charging Ports: External chargers for charging your EV battery.
  • Traction Motors: Turn your vehicle’s wheels.
  • Onboard Charger: This is a part of your vehicle that converts the external charge from a charging port into DC power.
  • DC-DC Converter: Converts high-voltage direct current (DC) power that comes from the battery into low-voltage DC power, powering the vehicle.
  • Battery: The battery stores the electricity used to generate the motors in your vehicle. 
  • Thermal System: This system keeps the motor and electronic components from overheating.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced At Your EV at Jaguar Akron in Akron!

If you think your electric vehicle is due for brake fluid, transmission fluid, or a coolant change, then either contact us today or schedule service online now that you know that your electric car oil changes are a thing of the past. If learning that electric car oil changes being an afterthought has convinced you that it’s time to upgrade, then take a look at our inventory of new vehicles today.


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