EV & Hybrid Certified Service

WE ARE 100% EV & HYBRID VEHICLE CERTIFIED AND PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE OF ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES.


Electric Vehicle Certified Service, Repair, and Maintenance Center

The Castle Chevrolet North Service Department is equipped with two Electric Vehicle enthusiasts and experts on the latest technology, making them well-versed in all of the features and factory-recommended services to maximize these vehicles’ potential. Our EV Expert Technicians have been working with electric vehicle technology since its inception 15 years ago, so you can feel confident leaving your EV or hybrid vehicle in the care of Castle Chevrolet North. If you and your EV have been turned away by other dealerships or servicing centers, schedule your next appointment with us! We will welcome you with open arms. Our EV Certified Expert Technician is the only technician in the Chicagoland area with all the necessary electric vehicle certifications with a long track record of Electric experience and fixed right percentage. Next time you are searching for an “EV mechanic near me” or an “electric car mechanic near me” schedule your appointment with Jaryd Carvell, the best electric vehicle mechanic in Chicago.

Meet the EV Expert, Jaryd Carvell!

When did you start in the automotive industry?

I started in the automotive industry in 2001 and have been with here at the dealership since 2006.

When and how did you start getting into electric vehicles?

I have been infatuated with the Volt since the moment I first saw the concept at the Chicago Auto Show in early 2007. I immediately did all the training for it and have been hybrid/EV certified since 2010.

What’s the one thing those considering going electric should know?

Some people might find this new world daunting with all the unfamiliar acronyms, definitions, specifications and other things to consider. But don’t panic! The EV landscape really isn’t that complicated if you have someone to talk you through it, which is the role our GM EV experts can happily fill.

What is your favorite EV?

My personal favorite EV is the Volt, but I am also very excited about the upcoming Silverado EV.

 

ADVANTAGES TO GOING EV…

No gas required. The average American pays about 15 cents a mile to drive a gas-powered vehicle, whereas many electric cars run on five or less cents a mile. Electricity is largely less expensive than gasoline and can be much cheaper or even free with home solar generation. Eliminating the need to buy gas saves the typical driver $2000-$4000 per year.

EVs are moe fun to drive. The instant torque available from electric motors means most EVs accelerate significantly quicker and smoother than gas-engine vehicles. The low center of gravity from batteries mounted in the floor also mean EVs provide a more solid, planted feeling when driving and cornering.

EVs are quieter and smoother One of the first things drivers notice when switching to an electric car is the quietness of the vehicle, as well as the lack of gear changing which creates a far more comfortable, relaxing driving experience.

EVs are better for the environment. Because EVs don’t burn gasoline, they have no tailpipe emissions. Electricity can be generated renewably, which gasoline cannot. If charging your EV on home solar or another renewable source, EVs are 100% carbon neutral to operate.

EVs are cheaper to own. Due to regenerative braking systems that recapture lost energy, most EVs have a significantly longer brake service life, as well as no need for regular oil changes since there is no gas engine. Due to the fact that EVs require less expensive and less frequent maintenance, most EV drivers will find that even with the gas savings aside, EVs still have a lower overall cost to operate.

EVs are generally safer to drive and operate. Electric cars undergo the same fitness and testing procedures test as other fuel-powered cars. An electric car is safer to use, given their lower center of gravity, which makes them much more stable on the road in case of a collision and much less likely to roll over. In the case an accident does occur, the battery is instantly disconnected from the car, stopping the supply of electricity. This can prevent you and other passengers in the car from serious injuries. They are also less likely to explode in the absence of any combustible fuel or gas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about maintaining an electric vehicle

Do Ev Cars need servicing?

Yes, electric vehicles do require service and maintenance. However, they typically require less maintenance than conventional vehicles due to the motor, battery, and other electrical components that require low maintenance. In addition, EV’s have fewer fluids such as engine oil. When it comes to brake service, the brakes on an electric vehicle are reduced due to regenerative braking. While they require less frequent maintenance, in order to keep your EV in good condition it’s vital you see an EV mechanic for any battery maintenance or other mechanical reasons.

How often do you service an EV?

If you’re looking for an “Electric Vehicle repair shop” or a “Hybrid shop near me” to get your vehicle serviced our EV mechanic’s typically suggest getting your vehicle serviced 7,500 and 22,500 miles as a good time frame for tire rotation and cabin air filter replacements. However, we recommend you refer to your vehicle’s car manual to get the exact time frame for servicing your EV or Hybrid vehicle.

Is service cheaper on elecric cars?

Electric vehicles are generally more affordable when it comes to service. However, when it comes to electric vehicle repairs the bill could be higher than a conventional vehicle. However, since we have the best Electric Vehicle mechanics in Chicago the hours it takes to fix any electrical issues is significantly less than other electric vehicle service centers. Our mechanics have the knowledge and years of experience to get your hybrid electric vehicle working safely again.

What does it take to maintain an electric vehicle?

There are several components to an electric vehicle that the driver doesn’t have to worry as much about such as the brakes. Thanks to regenerative braking brake ware is significantly lower than on a vehicle that relies on friction brakes. However, other factors such as a fluid change, cooling, and tires are several factors that have to be maintained over time due to normal wear and tear.

Can a mechanic work on electric cars?

If you are looking for an electric vehicle mechanic or “hybrid battery mobile repair service near me” then you can simply contact our Electric Vehicle Service Center located at Castle Chevrolet North of Elk Grove Village near Chicago, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Bensenville, and Palatine. Our EV mechanics are able to quickly diagnose and assess your vehicle to get you back on the road and driving safely.

What kind of mechanic works on electric vehicles?

Generally, an electric car technician will service and repair electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. This typically involved diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining these electric vehicles. Our electric mechanics are experts in the latest technology and have the certifications necessary to give you the best results.

Why is it important to get an EV serviced by a certified tech?

Hybrid/EV (Electric vehicle) service and maintenance needs are much different than ICE (Internal combustion engine) vehicle service needs. EV certified techs have specific tools, training, and experience to keep your EV in top shape.

What’s the difference between a GM certified tech and an EV certified tech?

GM certified technicians are factory trained to be able to quickly identify and service all vehicle issues and maintenance needs. EV certified technicians complete over 100 hours of specific hybrid/ev training in order to be able to provide this same level of care you’ve come to know and trust for your hybrid/ev.

Why Castle as oposed to other EV service providers?

While many other dealers shy away from hybris/ev service, castle has been at the forefront of EV service and adoption since the introduction of the first gm hybrids and EVs. Our EV certified techs (me at least, I can’t speak for all) have a passion for EVs and have over 10 years of experience ontop of training to make sure your hybrid/ev is taken care of quickly, honestly, and reliably.

 

EV Electric Drive Unit Service

$94.95

Recommended at 100,000 miles

Valid at Castle Chevrolet North. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon has no cash value and cannot be duplicated.

EV Triple Coolant System Service

$369.95

Normally $449.95. Includes: Battery, Power Electronic, and Engine/Cabin Heat & Cooling Systems (5 years or 100k miles)

Valid at Castle Chevrolet North. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon has no cash value and cannot be duplicated.

EV Multi-Point Inspection

FREE

Valid at Castle Chevrolet North. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon has no cash value and cannot be duplicated.