Recommended Kia Electric Vehicle Service Schedule

Electric Vehicle Maintenance in Victoria, BC
EV Service Schedule
Electric vehicles generally have lower long-term maintenance costs.
That’s because EVs eliminate over two-dozen mechanical components that would normally require periodic service. EV owners avoid paying for things like oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing, and replacing the air filter, spark plugs and drive belts. Some sources suggest electric vehicle owners spend roughly a third of what conventionally powered auto owners do for regular service.
Still, an EV is not maintenance free. All automakers recommend that owners complete a series of periodic inspections and services in order to keep your vehicle running in peak condition. Following the recommended maintenance schedule also ensures you’re covered by your warranty when you need it. Like all vehicles, if you don’t follow the recommended schedule, your car may not be covered if it requires repairs down the line.
Electric Vehicle | Service #1
From $210  *plus shop supplies, parts, and taxes
  • Tire rotation, includes balancing front tires.
  • Inspect exterior & interior lights.
  • Inspect tires for wear & pressures.
  • Inspect all fluid levels
  • Inspect brakes for proper operation, measure brake pad thickness, inspect callipers for proper operation & for leaks.
  • Inspect reduction gear oil.
  • 12 Volt battery text, with state of health print out.
Electric Vehicle | Service #2
From $510  *plus shop supplies, parts, and tax
  • Service front and rear brake system, including park brake adjustment, inspect lines, hoses & connections.
  • Tire rotation, includes balancing front tires.
  • Inspect tires for wear & pressures.
  • Replace climate control air filter.
  • Inspect fluid levels & condition.
  • Inspect cooling system.
  • Inspect all steering & suspension components.
  • Inspect drive shafts & boots.
  • 12 Volt battery text, with state of health print out.
  • Inspect air conditioning compressor, lines & performance.
Recommended Maintenance Intervals
Kilometres Months Services
12,000 12 1
24,000 24 2
36,000 36 1
48,000 48 2
60,000 60 1
72,000 72 2
84,000 84 1
96,000 96 2
Kilometres Months Services
108,000 108 1
120,000 120 2
132,000 132 1
144,000 144 2
156,000 156 1
168,000 168 2
180,000 180 1
192,000 192 2
Additional Maintenance Services
Brake Fluid Flush 36 Months
Coolant Service 60,000km
Gear reduction oil 60,000km
Electric vehicle battery lifespan, like engines in conventional vehicles, is designed for a long life but will wear out eventually. Kia Canada offers an industry-leading 8-year/160,000-kilometre warranty for their vehicles, including the batteries.

Electric vehicle batteries are very different from a regular car battery, and precautions must be taken to ensure your EV battery is conditioned to perform at its peak rate.

All electric vehicle batteries will gradually degrade over time. This means they lose some of their ability to maintain a full charge. It’s true that EVs have built-in precautions so you can’t overcharge, over-discharge, or overheat: the three biggest killers of battery longevity. But while you don’t need to baby your battery, you do need to respect it. With proper maintenance your battery could last decades.

For information on electric vehicles, visit Kia University. You’ll find numerous articles on the subject, including the 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make with EV Batteries. Find our extensive Electric Vehicle Library here.

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