Nissan LEAF Q&A
HOW IS THE MAINTENANCE FOR AN ELECTRIC CAR DIFFERENT FROM A GAS CAR?
ZERO MAINTENANCE SO FAR,
which is what got me to consider the car so seriously to begin with. The biggest surprise is the lack of surprises!
NO OIL CHANGES, TIMING BELTS, HARDLY ANY BRAKE WEAR, AND OF COURSE NO GAS!
Rotate the tires, that's about it! The lease payment is equal to what our replaced vehicle was costing in regular fuel and maintenance, but it's under warranty and much nicer to drive being an EV.
MAINTENANCE IS NON-EXISTENT.
I got the dealer to throw in tire rotations with the lease, so I'll just bring it in every 6 months for that at no charge. Way better than the estimated $0.13 per mile of maintenance it used to cost me.
MUCH LESS! LESS WORRY!
Very strange not to have to think about oil changes.
SO FAR, I HAVE NOT HAD ANY MAINTENANCE NEEDS.
I had no idea that the maintenance on an EV would be so much less. It's a very good benefit I don't see it advertised much—no oil changes, no air filters, no spark plugs, etc. It's awesome!
I AM ABLE TO DO ALL OF THE MAINTENANCE MYSELF!
Rotate tires, change brake rotors, brake pads, bearings, lights. I can do everything myself except install new tires. You can't do anything on an engine or transmission without special tools, but buy some wrenches and a jack and your LEAF will never need to visit the shop.
REALLY NO MAINTENANCE TO SPEAK OF.
Couple of trips to the dealer for the free battery check, and some tire rotations. Simple!
The Nissan LEAF® is ultra low maintenance.
Check your Service and Maintenance guide for the recommended service schedule.
WASH THE CAR EVERY WEEK AND ROTATE THE TIRES EVERY 3,000 MILES.
How hard is that?
THAT'S THE BEST PART REALLY.
Virtually no maintenance. I have the battery checked once a year and rotate tires.
NO MAINTENANCE SO FAR.
In fact we're worrying what to do about maintenance for our gas vehicle. It almost hasn't moved. Not sure if we need to change oil or not in it.
I LOVE THAT I HAVE TAKEN MY EMAIL OFF THE LIST FOR JIFFY LUBE.
Nissan recommends tires rotation every 7,500 miles.
For more on the ultra low maintenance LEAF, check the Service and Maintenance guide for the recommended service schedule.
IT IS NON-EXISTENT.
I just brought it in for the first tire rotation and I keep feeling like I am missing something. I love that there are no more oil changes and other pesky maintenance schedules I have to keep.
THIS IS THE FIRST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED WHERE THE RECALL/MAINTENANCE NOTICES WERE FOR UPDATES TO THE VEHICLE SOFTWARE.
So far I have taken my LEAF in twice for updates. I have rotated the tires twice and changed the cabin air filter once. Nothing else to do.
TIME IS MONEY AND WITH 2 WORKING PARENTS AND 2 YOUNG KIDS
there is simply no free time to hang out at the mechanic/dealer waiting for repairs/maintenance. So the savings in reduced maintenance (i.e.time) is priceless.