Servicing electric vehicles

Servicing an electric car or van is simpler than servicing a petrol or diesel – and that means it costs less. Just another benefit of going electric.

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Pure electric cars are simpler to service than conventional petrol or diesel cars. The fewer moving parts your car has, the fewer things can go wrong and need replacing. Services can then end up being cheaper and your vehicle causes you less hassle overall.

What’s different about an electric service?

When you bring your electric vehicle in for a service, we check for all the usual service items legal requirements of a roadworthy car, such as wear on the braking system, your headlights and tyre condition to name a few. However when servicing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), we also inspect and replace electric-specific elements, such as:
•    Charging cable: we check that cable is present and visually check its condition
•    High-voltage battery: we check the charge level and recharge it if necessary
•    High-voltage components and high-voltage cables: we inspect these for damage and correct routing and securing of lines.

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Oil changes are a thing of the past

Unlike petrol and diesel vehicles, electric vehicles don’t need an oil change, this potentially saves you money. For your peace of mind we still see your vehicle on an annual basis.

Service Regime Comparison : Golf

  • Electric (Fixed Servicing only)

  • Hybrid (Fixed Servicing only)

  • Petrol (Flexible Servicing)

  • Diesel (Flexible Servicing)

Oil Change -
Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric) 18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 1 year
Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric) -
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
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
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

Service Regime Comparison : up!

  • Electric (Fixed Servicing only)

  • Petrol (Fixed Servicing only)

Oil Change -
Inspection Service with Oil (excluding electric) 18k miles /  24 months, then every 18k miles or 1 year
Inspection Service Extended with Oil (excluding electric) -
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 / 36 months, then every 36k miles or 24 months

Serviced by the best

You can take your electric car to any Volkswagen authorised retailer to get it serviced. No one knows your Volkswagen like we do, so a service through us gives you peace of mind that your electric vehicle is always in safe hands.

To find your nearest e-Mobility Retailer, use our Find a Retailer tool.

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Technical glossary

Know your BEVs from your PHEVs with our handy glossary. It’s full of all the tricky and technical terms you may hear at your next service or when reading about electric and plug-in hybrid technology. 

Read our technical glossary
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Our service promise

We’re dedicated to providing you with a high quality of service that you can rely on and trust, which is why we created the Volkswagen Service Promise.

Read our service promise