Your Used Electric Car Is OUT OF WARRANTY. Now What?

From Transport Evolved.

While we – and many other channels – end up covering an inordinate amount of new electric vehicles coming to market, the reality is that the majority of people who are looking to go electric will end up buying a used one.

But how do you know that you’re used, EV will be fine when it runs out of its factory warranty?

Here’s some tips and tricks we’ve collected over the years to keep you confident, educated, informed, and ready for when things aren’t going as smoothly as you might like.


00:00 – Introduction
01:10 – Consider an extended warranty (before yours ends)
03:25 – Join a forum!
04:46 – Get the manuals (Factory and owners!)
05:35 – Get a diagnostics reader
07:07 – Find a local expert!
07:49 – Register your car with an official dealership
09:17 – Get regular servicing
11:28 – Find a good source for spares
13:07 – Keep an eye out for spare parts that are a bargain!
14:02 – Have a backup form of transportation
14:56 – Put money aside for repairs!
16:13 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


Script, Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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