With the lack of a petrol engine in the Leafs the servicing is mostly of a diagnostic nature. Servicing costs are less than an internal combustion engine car (ICE vehicle) because there are fewer mechanical parts to maintain and no traditional transmission etc. Servicing can be done at any EV qualified service centre that has standard modern diagnostic equipment. The servicing requirements are limited to the car’s standard parts- i.e. wheels, suspension, brakes etc. and a diagnostic check of the electrical system. Examples of regular servicing are:

Service at 12,000km, or 6 months:

  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect the following:
    • Axle & suspension
    • Brake pads & rotors
    • Drive shaft boots
    • Front suspension ball joints
    • Steering gear and linkage
    • Steering linkage ball joints

Service at 20,000km, or 12 months:

  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin micro filter
  • EV Battery Usage Report
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect the following:
    • Axle & suspension parts
    • Brake lines & cables
    • Brake pads & rotors
    • Charging port
    • Drive shaft boots
    • Front suspension ball joints
    • Reduction gear oil
    • Steering gear and linkage
    • Steering linkage ball joints

A typical annual service on a Nissan Leaf is approximately $139 incl GST plus standard pricing for items such as brake / steering fluid and coolants.  The  air conditioning cabin filter (sometimes referred to as pollen filter) should also be changed regularly and these are usually and additional cost of approximately $28.

If you are in Auckland your Nissan Leaf can be serviced at Nissan New Market or Blue Cars Ltd which is based in Avondale.  To book in for a service you can call the Blue Cars team on 09 836 3159