LTLFTcomposite wrote:jlv wrote:The S and X have a 12V battery.LTLFTcomposite wrote:About the only things I see that you avoid with an EV are engine oil and filter changes, fuel and air filters. I guess with a Tesla you also avoid the 12V battery.
Shows what I know. I thought they relied solely on the DC-DC converter, unlike LEAF and Bolt.
Just for laughs I looked up the recommended (required?) maintenance for Nissan ICEmobiles:
Oil/filter change every 6 months
Cabin air filter every 18 months
Brake fluid every 24 months
Engine air filter every 36 months
Spark plugs at 126 months
I don't see why changing the brake fluid every 24 months would be any more or less advisable on an EV than on an ICE, and the necessity of changing the cabin air filter is certainly something where you can skimp. Really all you're saving on the EV is the oil changes and a few air filters; that's rounding error in terms of ownership costs.
I believe they charge more to do brake fluid on the LEAF making it sound special. Regardless I never changed the brake fluid on my Tacoma and after 10 years I had it flushed and I live in a humid environment, they guy said it looked new and wondered why I wanted it flushed. Not saying that is advisable but coolant on an EV is not subjected to the same temp swings as it is on an EV and should not need flushing for a long time, same with brake fluid. Now let's get back to talking about how bad and late the model 3 will be...