How much does it cost to service an electric car? Renault Zoe 3rd service ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿš—

How much does it cost to service an electric car? Renault Zoe 3rd service ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿš—


welcome to this week’s video in this
week’s video it’s time for the Zoe to have a service so it’s that time of year
again it’s time to service the car this would be the third service this cars had
the second that I’ve done so I booked it in using the rental booking website I
always choose this option because it means that the dealer doesn’t try and
make the price for the Zoe on the spot and it also using instant price and
option to organise collection Renault offer free collection on all services so
you if you book by the website it’s in the description and you can book the
book online it gives you a price etc and ask you what extras you want and you
get a set menu price you can even select a courtesy car collection or drop-off I
always pick collection because I can’t be bothered taking the car there they
pick the car up and drop it off later now last time I had the car service it have
nine and a half thousand miles on and as of today I’ve got sixteen thousand eight
hundred and thirty miles so a little bit of mileage and but not tremendous
amounts of miles but I’ve done a little bit of mileage so they’ll be picking
this car up shortly and doing the service which is the A service which is
65-pound from Renault lockers and that should be picked up very shortly now
there’s a few bits on the car that are causing a few issues that I want
Renault to look at White’s in and hopefully get fixed number one there’s a
little bit of roll way up while driving so I’m assuming that the anti-roll
bushes have gone so I’ll get them to check them and see
and find out although it wasn’t know it on the MOT so it might be something else
the other thing I’ve noticed recently was there’s a little bit of rust
underneath the bonnet catch on the far right-hand corners on more a little bit
more shown on the right than it is on the left but there’s a little bit there
so I’d rather get it done under Renault’s anti-corrosion warranty why i can spot it
the other thing is the old common Renault badges have started to peel on the
front it was a little bit at the last year but it wasn’t as bad and now
it’s got a real bad it’s really starting to flake off
so when I asked them to replace them now I’m going to ask them to also replace
the rear badges at the same time as the front because if you replace the front
badge the new badges just plain silver and then the back badges will be blue so
I kind of want the front and rear badges to match so I’ve asked them to are going
to replace both the front and back or fit me a new front blue badge which they
won’t so they’ll replace all the badges in the warranty so I’ve just had a call
from Renault lookers in Stockport to let me know that the role that they they’re
I could feel on the car they reckon it’s down to the tyres being an abnormal
shape now I know the front tyres are getting quite low on grip
so they’ve note the two front tires and also an off side rear I’ve told them not
to fit any tyres I’m gonna sort them out myself i can source much cheaper tyres and what Renault will charge me obviously I’m gonna fit
the the EV tyres or I might fit some cross climate tyres which are also compatible
I’ll try and put a link description down below of the two tyres that are
compatible with the size rim that I have on my car and hopefully that helps a few
of you out the other thing they ask me is do I want to replace the 12-volt
battery because they said it’s a recommended service replacement item I
said no because what they want to charge even with a dealer discount on that is
far too much than what I can be able to source it I also asked them to test the
battery and ask them if it’s in working order they said yeah it’s still working
it’s just a recommended replacement part so I’ve told to leave it alone
I ain’t paying for that so leaving the battery alone and probably going to
source for myself maybe in another six months just before the winter hits just
in case it does start to get to the point where it fails but the moment is
in tip-top condition I’ll probably keep an eye on it as well but more than
likely I’ll replace it before the winter you do not have to change it at Renault
you can change it yourself don’t let them try to force you to
saying it’s a required item it’s not required it’s a recommended item you
should do it after three years because most the 12-volt battery systems are
probably getting close to being knackered but mine’s still going to be
perfect working order we’re currently going through a heatwave in the UK and
cold kills 12-volt batteries not heat so it should be fine well cars back and
it’s all fine all works fine everything’s great paid exactly the
price on the Internet you rang me up paid it and delivered the
car absolutely fantastic well done better than last time when i asked for the BMS to be done this time service I mean to be fair the service is basically
just a check on a Zoe there’s not much to do they check the brake pads and all the other bits now while on the brake pads very notable thing
brake wear on the Renault’s ZOE next to nothing absolutely minimal
I think there’s been 10% wear of the original capacity of the brake pads
and were on 16500 miles I don’t reckon it is 10%
I reckon they just put 10% because they think that’s the easiest number to write
doesn’t really say much lets have a quick look it’s just basically got a green tick and it says
I’ll say if it says 100 percent or 10 percent so 100% nowhere or 10 percent
wear which is obviously next to nothing I actually do try and use the brake pads
on this to keep the disc clean so I occasionally slam it nice and hard every
now and again especially on wet weather just to give the disc a bit of a cleanup
now the reason it doesn’t use any friction material same in any other
electric car it’s because it uses regen the regen goes back into the car hybrids
do it as well but electric cars obviously of course do it that’s how you
get the extra miles every now and again now the Zoe regen works completely
different to other cars I have explained it before but I’ll go into it again if
you let go of the accelerator you’re gets partial regen the more brake pad
you apply the more regen you will get and then eventually you engage the
friction material on other electric cars it doesn’t work like that you let go and
you got full regen straight away but the Zoe’s a bit more clever I prefer it
because in winter driving it means you don’t slip as much now another thing
I’ve noticed on the dash of the Zoe which will help you monitor the regen
is this if you like me and use this screen when you’re driving which I
prefer how you follow the best and the indicator noise is the least annoying
when you’re driving and taking power out it goes green here and then that’s when
you’re really accelerating hard and you get into towards purple mode but you’ll get green here the blue bit will display how much
regen you’re getting in a visual nice big screen – thing that you can get so
the more regen you get the more blue you get down here now I will demonstrate
it but I haven’t got a camera rig to hold it towards my steering wheel and
it’s very easy for you to demonstrate when you’re driving anyway it just
basically starts light you’re not blue all the way down so all this gray bit
goes completely blue now there’s a another way of displaying the regen
which is just here on the right hand side if I flick through this screen here
direct consumption so when you’re driving and taking power out you’ll get
a plus figure kilowatts out and when you’re regen you’ll get a minus blue
figure showing power going back into the battery this is both screens are quite
useful but I mean I prefer to drive with basically any of us yeah we have reset
service indicator I prefer to look at driving with the averages and working
out what my mpkwh is and stuff like that but you can drive with
the direct consumption but if not you can still use this screen here for the
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