Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

Adding oil to engine

We’ve found that electric cars, in spite of their growing popularity, are still a curiosity to a lot of Peoria drivers. So, they have questions. For example, do electric cars need oil? Fully electric cars, in fact, do not use oil. That means there’s no such thing as an “electric car oil change”. But, do electric cars need an oil change if they are hybrid? The staff in our service center wants to help keep you informed, so let’s talk about these questions in more detail below. 



Do Electric Cars Need an Oil Change?

Once you start driving an electric car, oil change visits will be a thing of the past. That goes for changing spark plugs and belts. There will still be some maintenance tasks you will need to have performed to keep your car running on our Morton roads, like changing the brake and transmission fluid, as well as coolant if the car is equipped with a radiator. You will also need to rotate and replace the tires, just as you would on a gas-powered car. 

Do Electric Cars Use Oil if They are Hybrid?

What about hybrids? Do electric cars need oil if they are hybrid? Hybrids have both an electric motor and a gas engine. That means if you drive a hybrid electric car, oil change appointments still need to be scheduled along with all of the other services you would normally need to have done on a gas car. However, those visits will usually be less frequent.

Which Kind of Vehicle is the GMC Hummer EV?

The upcoming GMC Hummer EV comes in your choice of a pickup or SUV, and both are fully electric, so they do not use oil. They are also incredibly efficient and loaded with luxury features. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Available Crabwalk – drives diagonally.
  • Up to 1,000 horsepower
  • SUV power swing gate / pickup Multipro™ Tailgate
  • Available Extract Mode
  • 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
  • Over 350-mile electric range
  • Infinity Roof
  • Super Cruise™
  • Up to 11,500 lb-ft of torque

Reserve Your GMC Hummer EV at Ray Dennison Buick GMC of Pekin

Are you ready to enjoy the guiltless luxury of the new Hummer EV? You’ll be able to experience all of the upscale perks from driving a Hummer while simultaneously lowering your carbon footprint. And the best part is that you can reserve yours today. In the meantime, check out why you should get your car’s oil changed with us if you need one. We’re just down the road from Bloomington. So, drop by or contact us today.


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