My recent video lambasting car engine head gaskets got a few of you electric car haters to remind me that EVs aren't exactly maintenance-free.

So this week, I give you my list of the top 5 things that need tending to underneath an electric car hood, or wherever it is they hide these parts.

I put this at the bottom because it's common to all cars (and you don't do it anyway), but it's extra important on an EV because they have a heavy footing with that big battery and exert a lot of torque on the driven wheels.

Wouldn't it be a shame if you were saving the environment with electric power only to be polluting it excessively by tossing out tires more often than you need to?

Those are pressed together via the same hydraulic fluid found in a conventional car, and that fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it likes to absorb water from the air and will corrode your brake system unless you flush it regularly.

Battery electric cars have no engine but they still have coolant keep that big battery from doing what it naturally wants to do: catch fire.

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