Ford EV FAQ Hero

Are you thinking of buying an EV in Great Neck, NY? At Biener Ford, we have electric vehicles that fit your needs. But we also know you might have questions. Our electric vehicle FAQs should help you understand a few of the ins and outs of EVs.

With fewer moving parts, most traditional engine servicing is not needed. Other items, like wiper blades, brakes and tires etc. will still need inspection on a regular basis and replaced as necessary.

It’s a common misconception that EV batteries expire prematurely, but that’s not the case. Most new EVs come with a battery warranty that lasts eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

We have recommended maintenance intervals for various parts and component systems based upon engineering testing. For your scheduled maintenance service intervals, visit https://www.ford.com/support/maintenance-schedule/

  • Rotate the tires, inspect for tire wear and measure the tread depth.
  • Perform a multi-point inspection (recommended).
  • Inspect the brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, brake linings, hoses and the parking brake.
  • Inspect the cooling system coolant level, coolant strength, and the cooling system hoses.
  • Inspect the halfshaft boots.
  • Inspect the steering linkage, ball joints, suspension and tie-rod ends.
  • Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.

While an EV relies on battery power alone, a hybrid vehicle has one drive battery and a gasoline powered engine. It switches between electric and gasoline power, or a combination of both.

You may find that EVs tend to cost more to purchase than most gasoline-powered vehicles. However, properly operated and maintained, EVs can cost less to operate over the lifetime of the vehicle. Many traditional services are eliminated along with gasoline and diesel costs. Contact Biener Ford at 516-858-2304 if you have more questions or concerns. We’re happy to help.

Most EVs are capable of towing. Always check the maximum towing capacity and follow all guidelines, ensuring your EV is properly equipped. Also, keep in mind towing impacts the range of all EVs.

Besides your home, many parking areas and work environments. Also the government provides a map of all electric vehicle charging stations. You can search for locations in your area or along your route. Map out your route before you leave.

Most electric vehicles have a single-speed transmission. This eliminates the many complex gears and required fluid found in a traditional gasoline-powered powertrain.

Ford is partnering with Redwood Materials to identify solutions for batteries that have reached the end of their useful lives. Together we are identifying pathways to help identify ways to make EV batteries even more environmentally responsible — and affordable — for our customers.

A Ford Connected Charge Station can be ordered from your Ford Dealer or FordParts.com. We highly recommend you hire a licensed electrician to do the installation as it involves a high degree of skill. Please provide these home installation tips to a licensed electrician to support an accurate installation quote.

The FordPass App is available through the App Store® and at Google PlayTM and there is no charge. *FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google LLC.

Your EV comes equipped with the Power My Trip feature on the FordPass App with FordPass Connect. It identifies available charging stations, helping you plan your trip. It can identify charging stations along your route, access the cost to charge and power-level capabilities of those chargers. This app also helps you keep an eye open for Distance-to-Empty alerts. When you need to charge back up, you can use your FordPass Wallet or Plug & Charge feature to pay for your charge with no hassle at any of the 26,000 participating stations in the BlueOvalTM Charge Network.

The optimal state of charge is between 90% and 15% because the battery’s state of charge can affect the longevity of the high-voltage battery. Draining the charge to below 15% can negatively affect battery health.

Yes, temperatures can have an affect on battery performance.

  • Park in a garage whenever possible.
  • Precondition the vehicle using the onboard technology to preheat its high-voltage battery while still plugged into the power source.
  • Use heated accessories such as a heated steering wheel or heated seats, which are more power efficient than the conventional climate control system, to heat the whole cabin (when possible).
  • When charging, ensure the HVAC system is turned OFF. (When preconditioning has been selected, the vehicle’s onboard technology, such as SYNC 4A, will automatically turn the HVAC system back ON.)
  • If the vehicle is snow covered, brush all the snow off to eliminate extra weight and reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • Park in a garage or under shade whenever possible.
  • Precondition the vehicle using the vehicle’s onboard technology to precool the vehicle while it’s plugged into the power source, saving battery charge for the road.
  • Select a moderate air conditioning setting because this feature requires more battery power to cool the cabin.
  • Change Brake Fluid (Every 3 Years)
  • Rotate the tires, inspect for tire wear and measure the tread depth. (Every 12 Months or 10,000 miles)
  • Perform a multi-point inspection (recommended). (Every 12 Months or 10,000 miles)
  • Replace the cabin air filter (Every 20,000 miles)
  • Change yellow battery coolant (Every 200,000 miles)

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