Can any mechanic work on an electric car?
I'm having some issues with my electric car, and I'm not sure if I should bring it to my usual shop. Can any mechanic work on an electric vehicle?
Chanice Boyd · Answered on Mar 04, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Sorry to hear you’re having issues—but in this case, not just any mechanic can work on your electric car.
When your electric car is giving you trouble, your best bet is to take it to a mechanic specializing in electric vehicles.
Since their newfound popularity, drivers have begun to embrace the new technology that comes with owning an electric vehicle. You’re essentially driving a computer.
In comparison to internal combustion cars, electric vehicles are straightforward devices, with the most significant challenge being the massive battery it holds. According to manufacturers,97% of current mechanics aren’t qualified to work on these high-tech cars.
If you were to approach a traditional mechanic about battery-related engineering, or software engineering, they would most likely draw a blank. So, for your benefit and the benefit of your EV, it’s best to take your car to the dealership or someone well versed in the area.
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