BMW Electric Vehicle Service in Schaumburg, IL

The beauty of transitioning to a fully electric vehicle (EV) is keeping luxury and performance, but also becoming more environmentally conscious. However, one of the biggest benefits is that regular maintenance is less frequent and less expensive for EVs. This does not mean that BMW EVs are without their share of maintenance. And, for most, there is some confusion on what maintenance needs to be performed on an EV. In fact, EVs need servicing at the same intervals as any car, it is just a little different.  We at Patrick BMW have compiled a list of a few recommendations for service on EVs. For any further questions, or to schedule service, give us a call at 888-484-4780 or simply schedule your EV service here.

Basic maintenance

This category includes general tasks that most vehicle owners would think of when it comes to car maintenance. These tasks are the same for EVs. They include: tire rotation, replacing the cabin air filter, and replenishing windshield wiper fluid.

Brake pads

EV's still need to have their brake pads maintained and serviced. However, thankfully, regenerative braking makes this a much easier process. Regenerative braking takes the kinetic energy of your vehicle and uses it to slow it down. This means less wear and tear on your vehicle's brakes in addition to greater stopping power.

Fluid checks

Even without the need for regular oil changes, EV's still require other fluid checks. These vehicles still hold things such as brake fluid and coolant and these fluids should be monitored and brought in for service and change whenever necessary. It is recommended to get brake fluid inspected and changed every 22,000 miles or two years. Coolant should be changed over every 150,000 miles or five years.


As with any car, your BMW EV will need regular tire maintenance as well. It is recommended that every 7,500 miles or every six months you get the tires rotated. We recommend referencing your owner's manual for specific tire recommendations.


The lithium ion batteries that power EVs offer greater energy density and tend to hold a charge longer, however, every battery in an EV that is sold in the U.S. comes with a warranty that lasts for a minimum of eight (8) years or up to 100,000 miles.

Service your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid BMW at Patrick BMW in Schaumburg, IL today!

At Patrick BMW, we strive to be at the forefront of providing a luxury vehicle experience that sets the tone and standard for years to come. Our line of EV's is always growing and we hope to get you behind the wheel of something comfortable and sustainable. For more information on our fleet of EV's click here. Our team of BMW Certified technicians are properly trained to not only work on gas-engine BMW's but EV's as well. So choose the dealer that makes you feel like family. Choose Patrick BMW and schedule service today.

  1. Patrick BMW

    700 E Golf Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

    • Sales: 847-230-8200
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