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Electric Car Servicing & Repairs

Kent-based Retroelectric specialises in the repair and servicing of Tesla and other electric vehicles. With access to specialist Tesla parts and diagnostic tools, we provide comprehensive repairs and servicing, including suspension repairs and tyre replacements. 

Our electric car service expertise ensures that even overlooked components and common failure items are properly maintained. Trust us for reliable, expert care for your electric car.

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Electric Vehicle Repair and Servicing

The Retroelectric team has a wealth of experience in repairing and servicing electric vehicles (EVs). Our skills from meticulous restoration and refurbishments extend to repairing modern EVs as well. Our knowledge and expertise in dismantling and installing battery modules make us very well placed to offer our services for common and extensive repairs of modern battery electric vehicles.

Services Offered:

  • Electric Car Service

  • Electric Car MOTs

  • Electric Car Repairs

  • Tyres

  • Wheel repairs, alignment, tracking

  • Winter & Summer prep

  • Body repairs

  • Fitting of accessories and customisations

Whether you have a Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, or another battery-operated electric vehicle, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive repair or service centre to you. Our electric car service location in Kent, near Brands Hatch, is close to London with good motorway access, making us your ideal partner in London or the Southeast.

Why Do You Need to Service an Electric Car?

Despite manufacturers like Tesla stating that their cars do not need regular servicing, there are still many parts that require regular checks and occasional repair or replacement. This applies not only to Tesla but to all-electric vehicles, including models from Nissan, BMW, Chevrolet, and more. Electric vehicles, although different from petrol or diesel cars, still have components that need attention to ensure safety and longevity.

For example, until recently, if you wanted to get your Tesla serviced or repaired, you had to go to a Tesla centre and pay main dealer prices. The same often applies to other electric car brands, where service and repair options were limited to main dealers, often resulting in higher costs. At Retroelectric, we offer a cost-effective alternative with access to official Tesla parts and equivalent parts for other electric vehicle brands.

Our electric car service offering covers a wide range of electric car brands and models, ensuring that regardless of your EV type, you receive high-quality, reliable maintenance and repairs.

Difference between a service and an MOT for an Electric Car?

Just getting an MOT is a basic check and doesn’t cover all the things that ensure your car will run reliably and keep you on the road. For example, our team will check the following:

  1. That the 12V auxiliary battery is working so the car won’t leave you stranded (a Tesla won’t start without that working properly)

  2. Checking brake fluid and systems are working correctly, letting you drive safely

  3. Electrical issues common to the car are checked to prevent any issues or warning messages

Common Repairs for a Tesla

Tesla vehicles, like all-electric cars, have specific areas that often require attention due to their unique design and usage patterns. Here are some of the most common repairs for a Tesla:

  • Suspension Repairs: Due to the weight of the vehicle, the suspension system often needs maintenance or repairs to ensure a smooth ride.

  • Wheel Bearings: Similar to the suspension, the added weight of the battery pack can lead to quicker wear and tear on the wheel bearings, necessitating regular checks and replacements.

  • Tyre Replacements: Tesla's tend to wear through tyres quickly due to their power delivery and relatively heavy weight, making tyre replacement a frequent need.

  • Brake System Maintenance: While Teslas use regenerative braking, which reduces wear on brake pads, regular checks are still essential to ensure the brake fluid and systems are functioning correctly.

  • 12V Auxiliary Battery Replacement: The 12V battery is crucial for the operation of many systems in the car and needs to be in good working order to prevent the vehicle from becoming inoperable.

  • Electrical System Diagnostics: Teslas, like all-electric vehicles, can experience electrical issues that require expert diagnostics to identify and repair.

  • Alignment and Tracking: Proper alignment and tracking are essential for safe driving and to ensure even tyre wear.

  • Software Updates and Troubleshooting: Regular software updates are necessary to keep the vehicle's systems up to date, and sometimes troubleshooting is needed to resolve software-related issues.

  • Bodywork and Paint Repairs: Due to the advanced materials and finishes used in Tesla vehicles, specialised bodywork and paint repairs may be needed after any damage.

At Retroelectric, we have the tools, expertise, and experience to handle these common repairs and more, ensuring your Tesla remains in top condition.

Electric Car Service Costs and Maintenance

Electric cars, like Tesla and other electric vehicles, may have fewer components compared to a petrol or diesel car, but they still require regular servicing to ensure optimal performance. Regular servicing includes checking the electric motor, brake pads, wiper blades, and other components to ensure safety and reliability.

Advantages of Electric Vehicle Servicing

  • Regenerative Braking: Less wear on brake pads.

  • Fewer Moving Parts: Less maintenance required compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

  • Cost to Service: Generally lower maintenance costs due to fewer parts.

  • Environmental Benefits: Less pollution compared to traditional petrol or diesel cars.

At Retroelectric, we understand the unique needs of electric vehicles and offer tailored services to keep your EV running smoothly. From battery maintenance to tyre wear checks, our comprehensive service ensures your electric car is always in top condition.


Retroelectric Limited

Unit 17, The Alders,

Seven Mile Lane,



ME18 5JG

0203 488 4915


Mon:  9am - 5pm

Tue:   9am - 5pm

Wed:  9am - 5pm

Thu:   9am - 5pm

Fri:     9am - 5pm

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