For those of us whom haven't had an EV before the Leaf, what do the EV veterans think the maintenance schedules will be like?
Obvious regular items will include: Tire pressure monitoring and topping off every 2 weeks.
Weekly car washes and vacuuming. Waxing every 3 months.
Rotating tires and brake pad check every 7,500 miles.
Change/flush brake fluid every 3 years or 36,000 miles(or if fluid is dirty/gray-black).
Flush inverter fluid every 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Replace the factory 12 volt battery at 4 year mark(usually factory 12 volt dies at 3+yrs)
2 free factory traction battery pack check-ups paid for by Nissan.
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