GerryAZ wrote:..., and occasional lubrication of charge ports with food-grade silicone grease to make it easier to plug/unplug and avoid excessive wear of the plastic parts.
Can you elaborate on that? I mean for example, where exactly do you lubricate?
First of all, You do not need to lubricate the charger connector. Drier the better. There is a lime green gasket in the j1772 plug that came off on my charger when the car as 1 year old. I tried to replace it and called the charger company. They told me to forget about it because it really does not do anything... Three years later, I am much happier without that gasket because is used to make it hard to connect the charger...
MAINTENANCE... To everyone who is worried about regular maintenance and warrantees... YOU DO NOT NEED ANY MAINTENANCE FROM THE DEALER.... When you talk to the dealer these days, you will probably get a 22 year old girl with a miniskirt that its GIVEN A SCRIPT of things to say about maintenance. Don't listen to them.
Only maintenance items.. Rotate tires, check 12v battery charge, windshield wipers, wiper fluid, brakes, and change the automatic transmission fluid and brake fluid every 4 years or 50,000 miles. (those are under $100 each at a mechanic of your choice).