Houska Automotive is your Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Specialist.

Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and Houska Automotive is here to provide the services needed. These vehicles require different care than your traditional gas vehicles. We are here to be of service and help you better understand when a service is needed.

If you are driving a hybrid vehicle, it's important to remember that you will still have components of a gas engine and need to be aware of the electric vehicle dynamics. Some significant parts of hybrids are that they have an extended brake pad life, need fewer oil changes (between 5,000-10,000 miles), and don't require ongoing system maintenance.

Timeline for Service on EV and Hybrids

As you get used to owning an EV or Hybrid, consider a few of the below-listed timelines for servicing your vehicles.

  • Twice a year: Flush corrosive materials, such as road salt, from the underbody
  • Every 15,000 miles: Replace the windshield wiper blades
  • Every 36,000 miles: Replace the cabin air filter (more frequently if necessary)
  • Every 75,000 miles: Replace the hood and/or body lift support gas struts
  • Every five years: Drain and fill the vehicle coolant circuits. Replace the brake fluid.
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EV and Hybrid Services at Houska Automotive

  • New Tire Installation. EVs require different tires than gas-powered vehicles. With more weight and torque, selecting the right tire is essential. At Houska Automotive, we are here to help you choose the best replacement tires.
  • Tire Rotation & Computer Spin Balance. You should regularly rotate your EV's tires to ensure even wear and extend tire life. Additionally, balancing the tires helps maintain smooth and comfortable driving.
  • Wheel Alignment: Periodic wheel alignments ensure proper handling, tire wear, and overall vehicle stability. It is recommended to have the wheel alignment checked and adjusted as needed.
  • Brake Fluid Flush: Brake fluid plays a vital role in the braking system's performance. The recommended timing for a brake fluid flush is every two years to maintain optimal braking efficiency.
  • Brake Caliper Lubrication: Lubricating the brake caliper pins and sliders helps ensure smooth brake operation and prevents sticking or uneven braking. It is recommended to perform this maintenance task during tire rotation or brake service.
  • HEPA Air Filter Replacement: Tesla vehicles equipped with a HEPA air filtration system, such as the Model S and Model X, require periodic HEPA air filter replacement. The recommended interval for filter replacement may vary, but typically it's around every 2-3 years.
  • Air Conditioning System Check: Tesla's air conditioning system should be inspected regularly to ensure proper cooling performance. This may involve checking refrigerant levels, inspecting and cleaning the air conditioning components, and addressing any efficiency issues.
  • Regular Software Updates: Tesla vehicles receive over-the-air software updates to enhance performance, add new features, and improve safety. It's essential to update your vehicle's software for optimal performance and functionality.
  • Transmission Fluid: With a hybrid vehicle, the transmission fluid should be replaced every 50,000 miles. While the fluid won't break down as quickly as in a gas-powered vehicle, it does become contaminated with iron oxide over time.

Schedule Electric Vehicle Service Today

Whether you need new tires, routine maintenance, or service on your Electric or Hybrid vehicle, Houska Automotive has the expertise to keep your vehicle on the road. Tire maintenance should never be overlooked—we can help you determine what maintenance you need and how often. Schedule service online today, or contact our team directly with any questions.

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