Although there are no oil changes or any combustion engine related checks to perform, your electric vehicle still needs to be properly maintained by regular servicing. EVs must also have a valid MOT when they are more than three years old.
âIt’s something we sometimes don’t think about when we have a shiny new car to play with. But we all need to think about the maintenance of anything we use on a daily basis, and this includes our electric vehicles. Not only is this to ensure that they’re performing at maximum capacity; it’s also to ensure we get our money’s worth for a long time to come.
The good news is that one of the major benefits of owning an electric vehicle is that they’re really easy to maintain. Try not to be swayed by the long-established myth that they’re difficult and expe...
If your car is three years or older, then it’s a legal requirement for it to have a valid MOT certificate whether it has a combustion engine or an electric motor. The MOT Test is designed to examine a vehicle's safety, road-worthiness and tailpipe emissions. Even though tailpipe emissions are hardly relevant for an EV, making sure they're safe to drive is of paramount importance.
Apart from the emissions test, an electric car is submitted to the same rigorous testing of its main components including lights, brakes, wipers, suspension and steering to ensure that it is safe to drive. With...
While petrol and diesel cars require a number of parts (including catalytic converters, starter motors and spark plugs to name a few), pure electric cars only have three main components - the electric motor, the on-board charger and the inverter. This is one of the main reasons that a service for an electric car is so much cheaper.
Although it may be less expensive, an electric car should still be serviced at the same intervals as a combustion engine car. Because it lacks parts, most EV services are minor. As usual, the technician will check your tyres and brakes and you may also be due some ...
All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The vehicle provenance investigation checks if a car has finance owing, is stolen, cloned, written off or clocked, giving you real confidence in your car. Our vehicle checks carried out during preparation also include a cosmetic and mechanical assessment of each vehicle. The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).
Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified:
Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company)
Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00