Tending to the tires on your EV will not differ much from how you take care of the tires on your gas-powered car. They will still make the first impression on the road, so it’s important to take care of them.
For one thing, you should check the tire pressure monthly to make sure that they’re properly inflated. It’s also good to have the tires rotated regularly. During this service, the technician will switch the front and the rear tires to allow for even tread wear. Due to the weight of the vehicle’s battery pack, you may need to replace the tires on an EV more often.
New tires start out with deep treads. However, the treads will wear and become shallower as you drive, so eventually the tires will need to be replaced.
Brake pads cushion the rotors, which provide the braking power. With an EV, the brake pads will last longer as a result of the regenerative braking that it employs.
Regenerative braking puts energy back into the car’s battery when you apply the brakes. This puts less pressure on the pads, so they won’t need to be replaced as often.
The brake calipers may see less usage too. So, you’ll want to make sure that they receive the proper lubrication to continue functioning as designed.