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Your Guide to Servicing an Electric Car

servicing an electric vehicleNissan offers one electric car: the Nissan LEAF. The name, which stands for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car, is just one way the vehicle sets itself apart from the competition.

As the first electric car to win European Car of the Year in 2010, the Nissan LEAF has been making waves for years, but why do people love the vehicle so much? Maybe it’s the amazing lack of necessary maintenance required for the vehicle.

The 2015 Nissan LEAF Service and Maintenance guide is available online now for anyone interested in taking a closer look at what’s required to keep the vehicle in perfect condition. But if reading the owner’s manual isn’t really your thing, we’ve outlined some of the best features for you below.

Your First Year of Maintenance

During the first year of maintenance on a gas-run car, you’ll likely need two oil changes with oil filter replacements, a tire rotation, engine air filter replacement, in-cabin air filter replacement, brake fluid replacement, brake pad replacement, rotor replacement, and a vehicle inspection.

So what can you expect in an electric Nissan vehicle? How about never getting an oil change again? It’s a reality with the Nissan LEAF. In your first year of maintenance, you’ll get a tire rotation, brake fluid replacement, in-cabin microfilter replacement, and a vehicle inspection. You can expect your second year (up to 30,000 miles or 24 months) to be nearly the same. In fact, brake and tire maintenance and care is all of the maintenance your vehicle should require ever.

So what will you do with your spare time when you’re not waiting at the gas station to fill up your tank? What about the time forgone to the service center? Well, you can spend more time enjoying your eco-friendly lifestyle.

Where to Get Your Electric Nissan Serviced

When it comes to servicing your Nissan LEAF, you want to be sure you get the best care possible. By choosing only an authorized Nissan LEAF certified dealer, you’ll get a whole suite of advantages, and you won’t have to worry whether the service technicians know what they’re doing. These ASE-certified technicians are Nissan trained and have immediate access to warranty service history and Nissan technical information. Not only are they equipped with the latest diagnostics, special tools, and service techniques, but they’ll also only use genuine Nissan parts that meet Nissan’s standards of excellence.

When you use an authorized Nissan LEAF certified dealer, the work performed will come with a 12-month/12,000-mile parts and labor limited warranty with parts installed by the dealer. At participating dealerships, you’ll also get a complimentary multi-point inspection with every service appointment.

The service department at Montgomeryville Nissan can take care of all of your vehicle needs. We’re conveniently located near Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Lansdale at 991 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville, PA. Our service department is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 am until 4 pm. Give us a call at 888-491-9635 or schedule your service appointment online now.