Servicing your electric Volkswagen

Everything you need to know about servicing and maintaining your electric Volkswagen.

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There are many benefits to owning an electric car, including simple and cost-effective maintenance and servicing.

When you bring your electric vehicle in for a service, we check for all the usual service items legal requirements, such as wear on the braking system, your headlights and tyre condition.

But your electric car service will also include the following checks:

  • Charging cable: we check that cable is present and visually check its condition
  • High-voltage battery: we check the charge level and recharge if necessary
  • High-voltage components and high-voltage cables: we inspect these for damage and correct routing and securing of lines

Oil changes a thing of the past

Unlike petrol and diesel vehicles, electric vehicles don’t need an oil change - because there’s no oil to change! This can also save you money.



Electric vehicles still need to be serviced just as often as petrol or diesel equivalents but you're still able to save money on maintenance. The German Institute for the Automotive Industry (IFA) has found that costs for electric car maintenance are around 35% lower.

Electric cars are simpler to maintain than petrol or diesel cars with them only having half a dozen components. Electric cars also make more use of engine braking than traditional vehicles, so there is typically less wear on the brakes over a similar period.

You can extend your battery life by not running your car with a charge of less than 20% for extended periods of time, lowering your maintenance costs even further. Electric cars also generate more instant torque than petrol cars, so gentler acceleration is recommended to help keep your tyres healthy for longer.



Service Regime Comparison : Golf

Electric (Fixed Servicing only)

Inspection Service

18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months

Expanded Inspection Service

36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

Hybrid (Fixed Servicing only)

Oil Change

9k miles / 12 months

Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric)

18k miles / 24 months

Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric)

up to 36k miles / 36months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

Petrol (Flexible Servicing)

Oil Change

up to 18k miles / 24 months

Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric)

18k miles / 24 months

Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric)

up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

Diesel (Flexible Servicing)

Oil Change

up to 18k miles / 24 months

Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric)

18k miles / 24 months

Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric)

up to 36k miles / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months