Id.3 serviced at a VW retailer centre

Looking after your Volkswagen electric vehicle

Maintenance of a Volkswagen electric vehicle is simpler than its combustion engine counterpart as it has fewer components.

Taking care of your Volkswagen electric vehicle couldn’t be easier

  • Technician reviewing his checklist in front of an electric car

    Less to worry about

    No spark plugs to be replaced. No oil to be changed. No exhaust to repair. No vulnerable components such as a cam belt, clutch or gearbox.

  • Technician diagnosing an ID.Buzz

    Reducing wear and tear

    Regular servicing is essential as it reduces the risk of defect and is an opportunity to replace worn parts before they break down avoiding potentially expensive repairs.

Battery maintenance and warranties

Electric vehicle batteries suffer natural wear and tear. Because of this, Volkswagen provides customers with a warranty for up to 8 years or 100,000 miles from point of first registration (whichever comes first), to ensure your battery retains 70% of its original capacity. This warranty is available from new and can be passed on to future owners.

How is an electric service different?

Your Volkswagen electric vehicle will require regular servicing, just like a petrol or diesel car. We carry out all the usual roadworthiness checks, however the rest of the service is quite different.

How to analyse your drive with the EV Check app

Your driving style can have a huge bearing on the status of your Volkswagen electric vehicle. For example, maintaining a steady speed, rather than accelerating and braking all the time, can extend your battery’s range. The EV Check App evaluates the way you drive and helps you to get the most from your car.

Speak to someone who knows

VW representative doing a Live Tour
Live Tour

Thinking about making the switch to Volkswagen electric? Get an in-depth look at a selection of our models guided by one of our Experts using either live chat or an optional video tour in real time.

VW expert giving answer questions for a customer
Owners’ consultation

Already a Volkswagen electric vehicle owner? Our Experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have and talk you through all the features on your car as a live chat, or a video tour in real time.

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Maintaining electric car batteries in cold weather

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Maintenance of electric cars

Servicing an electric car is different from servicing a petrol or diesel vehicle, fewer components need to be checked and only trained operatives may carry out the work. All is explained in this helpful article.

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This article explores the differences and similarities between all-electric and hybrid vehicles, helping you to decide which is right for you.

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