Hamilton Electric (EV) and Hybrid Vehicles Auto Services
Welcome to SIA Cambridge, where we offer comprehensive services for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid cars. Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring that your vehicle is always in top shape, whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs. As an advocate for the future of transportation, we aim to make the transition to EVs as seamless as possible for our customers.
Our experienced technicians specialize in electric vehicle technology, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and tools to quickly and efficiently diagnose and repair any issues with your EV. We exclusively use genuine parts to ensure that your vehicle is always performing at its best.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are built to last, but like any vehicle, they require regular maintenance and occasional repairs. Here are some common maintenance tasks and repairs for EVs:
- Battery replacement: While EV batteries are designed to last a long time, they will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. While battery replacement can be expensive, it is usually offset by the savings on fuel and maintenance over the life of the vehicle.
- Electric motor repair or replacement: The electric motor is a crucial component of an EV, and it can fail due to wear and tear or other issues. Depending on the severity of the problem, the motor may need to be repaired or replaced.
- Charging port repairs: The charging port is another crucial component that can become damaged over time due to regular use. Repairs may include replacing the port or repairing the wiring.
- Brake repairs: EVs use regenerative braking, which helps to reduce wear on the brake pads. However, the brake system still requires regular maintenance and may need to be repaired or replaced over time.
- Tire replacement: Regular tire replacement is necessary for all vehicles, including EVs, to maintain traction and ensure safe driving.
- Suspension repairs: The suspension system is responsible for absorbing shocks and keeping the vehicle stable while driving. Over time, the suspension may become worn and require suspension repairs or replacement.
- Coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid: EVs still require coolant and brake fluid to regulate temperature and operate the brake system. Some EVs may also have a transmission or gearbox that requires fluid.
- Cabin and battery air filters: Air filters are used to keep the air entering the cabin and battery compartment clean and free of dust and debris.
- Tire rotation: Tires on an EV should be rotated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure even wear and maintain good traction.
In addition to maintenance and repairs, EVs also have various sensors and monitors that require attention:
- Battery management system (BMS) sensors: These sensors monitor the state of charge, temperature, and voltage of the battery to ensure safe operation and extend battery life.
- Regenerative braking sensors: These sensors detect when the driver is applying the brakes and signal the electric motor to begin regenerative braking, which helps to slow the vehicle down while also recharging the battery.
- Torque sensors: These sensors measure the torque being generated by the electric motor and help to ensure safe operation.
- Inverter sensors: These sensors monitor the output of the inverter, which converts the DC power from the battery into AC power for the electric motor.
- Temperature sensors: EVs have various temperature sensors to monitor the temperature of the battery, motor, and other components to prevent overheating and damage.
- Tire pressure sensors: These sensors monitor the tire pressure and alert the driver if the pressure is too low, which can improve range and efficiency.
- Parking sensors: EVs may have parking sensors to detect obstacles and assist with safe parking.
We understand that good customer service is key to creating a positive experience. Our goal is to make our customers feel comfortable asking questions and discussing their needs. We keep our customers informed about the work being done on their vehicles to ensure they receive the best possible service.
At SIA Cambridge, we are passionate about electric vehicles and helping our customers get the most out of their EVs.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your EV/Hybrid Car or to learn more about our services.