About Us

Taking Care of Your Ford EV

Electric vehicles offer all kinds of benefits – specifically, different and fewer scheduled service needs. In turn, this means potentially lower scheduled maintenance costs.*

For example, with an F-150 Lightning – you might spend roughly 40% less, on average, for vehicle maintenance than you would with its gas-powered counterpart over five years or 75,000 miles (whichever comes first).

How Do I Maintain My Ford Electric Vehicle?

All-electric vehicles require less scheduled maintenance than comparable traditional (gas/diesel) vehicles.

All-electric vehicle scheduled maintenance includes tire rotations, cabin air filter replacement, brake fluid service, and other standard services as needed. Because there are fewer moving parts in an all-electric vehicle, some services that you may be used to, such as oil changes, will not be required.

Visit West Coast Ford Lincoln for additional information on Ford's all-electric vehicles.

Confidence in Care

Activate your vehicle modem and your FordPass account to get maintenance and service notifications through your vehicle or through the FordPass App.

Regular maintenance checks can also optimize vehicle performance:

  • Maintain a charged EV battery, don't let it run down
  • Maintain brake, transmission and washer fluid levels
  • Make sure all interior and exterior lights are working
  • Check your tires (including your spare) for wear and pressure
  • Check your 12V battery connections for corrosion

Find a complete list of general and scheduled maintenance in your Owner’s Manual and schedule service at your preferred Ford EV-certified Dealer, West Coast Ford Lincoln.

There is more to owning an EV than just service.

How can I maximize my Ford Electric Vehicle's range during winter?

When temperatures are low, you could see a reduction in the range of your electric vehicle (EV), which is normal. Use the tips below to get the most out of your EV's battery when it's cold outside.

Maximizing Your EV's Range in Cold Weather

  • Park in a garage wherever possible.
  • Keep your EV plugged in when parked.
  • Precondition your vehicle using departure times to warm the cabin and the battery while plugged in.
  • Use the heated seats and steering wheel (if available) for primary heat to reduce energy consumed by the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.
  • When charging, turn off the heater.
  • If your vehicle is covered with snow, brush all the snow off before driving to remove extra weight and drag.
  • Keep your driving speeds moderate as high speeds use more energy.
  • Ensure your tires are at the proper pressure.