Electric Vehicle (EV) Maintenance in NZ: How to Keep Your EV Looking and Performing Its Best

New Zealand's transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is accelerating, with more Kiwis opting for these eco-friendly alternatives. EVs are not only kind to the environment but also offer a smooth, quiet, and efficient driving experience. If you're a proud EV owner, you know the unique needs and benefits of these vehicles. Keeping your EV looking and performing its best requires a specific maintenance routine, and PureWax is here to help you with products tailored to your EV's requirements.

The Green Revolution: Why EVs Are Gaining Popularity in New Zealand

Before we delve into EV maintenance, let's explore why EVs are taking New Zealand by storm:

  • Environmental Friendliness: EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them a sustainable choice for eco-conscious Kiwis.
  • Lower Operating Costs: EVs are more energy-efficient and have fewer moving parts, reducing maintenance and fuel expenses.
  • Quiet and Smooth: Electric motors provide instant torque, delivering a quiet, smooth, and powerful driving experience.

The Unique Needs of Electric Vehicles

EVs have distinct characteristics that require specific care and maintenance. Here's how to ensure your EV continues to shine and perform efficiently:

1. Battery Maintenance

The heart of your EV is its battery. To maintain its performance:

  • Regular Charging: Charge your EV regularly, but avoid overcharging or running the battery to extremely low levels.
  • Cool Temperatures: Keep your EV in a cool, shaded area to prevent the battery from overheating.
  • Use Regenerative Braking: Take advantage of regenerative braking to extend battery life and boost efficiency.

2. Tire Care

Proper tire maintenance is crucial for EVs:

  • Inflate Tires Correctly: Ensure your tires are properly inflated to maximize range and efficiency.
  • Rotate Tires: Regularly rotate your tires to maintain even wear, improving longevity.

3. Cooling System

EVs have complex cooling systems for their batteries and power electronics. Make sure these systems are functioning optimally:

  • Monitor Coolant Levels: Check and maintain the coolant levels to prevent overheating.
  • Clean Radiators: Keep the radiators clean to allow efficient cooling.

4. Exterior Care

Protect your EV's sleek look:

  • Wash and Wax: Regularly wash your EV to remove dirt and contaminants, and apply a high-quality wax like PureWax to maintain a glossy finish.
  • Headlight Restoration: Ensure your headlights are clean and clear for safe night driving.

PureWax Products for Your Electric Vehicle

PureWax offers a range of products tailored to meet the unique needs of your EV:

  • PureWax Nanotech Wax/Sealant: Protect your EV's paint with a durable, long-lasting wax that shields against environmental elements.
  • PureWax Glass Cleaner: Maintain crystal clear visibility, especially important for EVs, where quietness means you rely more on your vision.
  • PureWax Leather Care: Preserve your EV's interior with specialized leather care products, keeping it luxurious and fresh.

With PureWax products, your EV will not only be environmentally friendly but also look and perform at its best.


Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, offering an eco-friendly and efficient way to get around New Zealand. To ensure your EV remains in top shape, it's essential to follow a specific maintenance routine, and PureWax is here to support you with products designed for the unique needs of your electric vehicle.


The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it's essential to consult your EV manufacturer's maintenance guidelines and PureWax product instructions for the best results. PureWax is not responsible for any misuse or misapplication of its products.


Q1: Can I use regular car wax on my EV?

Regular car wax can be used on EVs, but it's recommended to use a high-quality wax specifically designed for electric vehicles, like PureWax Nanotech Wax/Sealant.

Q2: How often should I wax my EV?

Wax your EV every 2-3 months to maintain its paint and protect it from environmental factors.

Q3: Is it safe to use a glass cleaner on the touch screen in my EV?

Yes, it's generally safe to use a glass cleaner on the touch screen, but make sure to spray the cleaner onto the cloth, not the screen directly, to prevent any liquid from seeping into the electronics.