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Welcome to Harry’s Auto Collision. Serving the Los Angeles area with automotive repairs since 1974, and expanding our services to Thousand Oaks in 2014. With the automotive industry shifting toward sustainability, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads is increasing. Despite EVs lacking combustion engines and having fewer parts than traditional gasoline vehicles, they still need regular maintenance and repairs. At Harry’s Auto Collision, our electric vehicle division is dedicated to repairing and servicing all EV models, covering everything from the battery system and electric motor to the charging system and body damage.

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    EVs are more eco-friendly and cheaper to recharge, have fewer moving parts, and require fewer fluids than their gasoline counterparts. Consequently, electric vehicles typically need less maintenance, which can lead to lower repair costs.

    However, EVs still require periodic maintenance. Giving your electric vehicle the repairs and service it needs is necessary to keep it on the road. Our electric vehicle repair shops in Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks can provide the following repairs:

    Battery assessment and repairs. Our technicians can assess your battery’s health and overall condition, check for lost capacity, and conduct electric battery vehicle repairs or replacements as needed.

    Motor maintenance. While EV motors are mechanically simpler than combustion engines, they still require occasional internal component repairs. Maintaining your motor in optimal condition is essential for the safe operation of your electric vehicle.

    Cooling system repairs. EVs use cooling systems to keep your battery and motor from overheating. The cooling system must be periodically maintained and repaired to prevent your car from overheating.

    Software updates. A certified electric vehicle repair shop can connect your EV to the manufacturer’s systems and ensure it receives the latest software updates to optimize its performance and energy consumption.

    Body and structural repairs. EV body repairs are more complex than those for combustion engine cars. Our technicians have received electric vehicle repair training and are qualified to fix or replace damaged body panels safely and efficiently.

    Electric vehicle technician working on car.
    Harry’s Auto Collisions is a certified electric vehicle repair shop with multiple manufacturer and vehicle technician training certifications. These certifications allow our Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks teams to service your EV regardless of its make, model, trim, and specifications.
    ASE Certified

    Training certifications

    Harry’s Auto Collision technicians are I-CAR Gold Class and Platinum Certified and certified by the ASE. You can feel safe leaving your EV in our technicians’ trained hands.

    Electric vehicle technician connect electric cables.

    Manufacturer certifications.

    Our technicians are qualified to work on EVs from all over the world and have received factory certifications from top EV manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, and Rivian.

    At Harry’s Auto Collision, our priorities are safety, professionalism, and efficiency. Here’s a breakdown of the repair process when you bring your EV in for a check-up or repairs.

    Initial assessment and code check​.
    1

    Initial Assessment and Code Check

    Our process starts with a thorough visual examination of your vehicle to identify any visible damage. Following this, we’ll use diagnostic tools to detect any warnings, error codes, or critical messages your vehicle may display.
    Auto Collision Repair Timeline: What You Should Know
    2

    EV Safety Checks

    We will fully power your vehicle down, ensuring none of the components draw electricity from the battery, making your EV safe for us to work on. Our team’s certified electric vehicle technician training programs ensure they are qualified to handle your car’s high-voltage components.
    Motor and Battery Diagnostics
    3

    Motor and Battery Diagnostics

    Our technicians will diagnose your electric motors, the battery pack, connectors, and the car’s overall electrical systems to identify potential issues.
    Repair Estimates​
    4

    Repair Estimates

    We will provide a quote and a detailed estimate of all repairs and parts replacements your vehicle needs.
    Repairs and Parts Replacement
    5

    Repairs and Parts Replacement

    After receiving your consent, we will proceed with the repairs. In cases where certain parts cannot be repaired, we will replace them to guarantee that your electric vehicle operates at its best.
    Final Automotive Check
    6

    Final Check

    Once we’ve finished all the required repairs and replacements, our technicians will look for software updates and perform safety checks. We may also road-test your car to ensure it operates and drives as intended.
    No, electric vehicle repair costs are less than gasoline vehicles because their motors are simpler. Repairs for electric vehicle issues like battery or motor faults might cost more than similar gasoline vehicle repairs, but they happen less often.
    The lifespan of your EV’s battery depends on your car’s make and model, your driving habits, and battery charging patterns. Most modern-production EV batteries have a lifespan of at least 100,000 miles, after which they should be replaced. The cost of a new battery depends on the make and model, ranging from $4,000 to $20,000.

    Regular maintenance of an electric vehicle (EV) is key to prolonging the lifespan of its essential components. Typical EV maintenance tasks encompass:

    • Monitor your battery
    • Clean battery charging ports
    • Check your coolant levels
    • Inspect your tires and replace them when the tread depth is 2⁄32 inches or less.
    If you notice that your electric vehicle (EV) isn’t charging as efficiently or as quickly as it used to, there could be a problem with the charging system. To troubleshoot this issue, you can follow these steps:
    • Verify that the charging cable is correctly inserted and secured to the port
    • Ensure the charging station is operating correctly
    • Check for signs of damage to your charging cable and ensure the connectors are clean
    • Look inside your charging port and make sure it is clean and unobstructed
    • Try resetting the charging process by disconnecting the cable, waiting 30 seconds, then reconnecting it
    • Try a different charging station
    If none of these steps helped, contact Harry’s Auto Collision to have your EV inspected by certified technicians.

    EV performance can degrade below 20°F, as cold slows lithium-ion battery chemical reactions, reducing power delivery and recharging efficiency, decreasing the range. Above 95°F, high temperatures can accelerate these reactions, potentially shortening battery lifespan.

    Weather-related repairs might involve battery conditioning or replacement, checking electrical components, and fixing water damage. Software updates are also used to optimize battery performance across different temperatures.

    Software issues in electric vehicles can often be fixed remotely through over-the-air (OTA) updates. Manufacturers can wirelessly send software patches and enhancements, addressing issues like battery management, user interface glitches, or performance optimization. However, some complex or hardware-related issues may still require a visit to a service center.

Essential Repairs

EVs are more eco-friendly and cheaper to recharge, have fewer moving parts, and require fewer fluids than their gasoline counterparts. Consequently, electric vehicles typically need less maintenance, which can lead to lower repair costs.

However, EVs still require periodic maintenance. Giving your electric vehicle the repairs and service it needs is necessary to keep it on the road. Our electric vehicle repair shops in Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks can provide the following repairs:

Battery assessment and repairs. Our technicians can assess your battery’s health and overall condition, check for lost capacity, and conduct electric battery vehicle repairs or replacements as needed.

Motor maintenance. While EV motors are mechanically simpler than combustion engines, they still require occasional internal component repairs. Maintaining your motor in optimal condition is essential for the safe operation of your electric vehicle.

Cooling system repairs. EVs use cooling systems to keep your battery and motor from overheating. The cooling system must be periodically maintained and repaired to prevent your car from overheating.

Software updates. A certified electric vehicle repair shop can connect your EV to the manufacturer’s systems and ensure it receives the latest software updates to optimize its performance and energy consumption.

Body and structural repairs. EV body repairs are more complex than those for combustion engine cars. Our technicians have received electric vehicle repair training and are qualified to fix or replace damaged body panels safely and efficiently.

Electric vehicle technician working on car.
Automotive Electric Vehicle Technician
Harry’s Auto Collisions is a certified electric vehicle repair shop with multiple manufacturer and vehicle technician training certifications. These certifications allow our Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks teams to service your EV regardless of its make, model, trim, and specifications.
ASE Certified

Training certifications

Harry’s Auto Collision technicians are I-CAR Gold Class and Platinum Certified and certified by the ASE. You can feel safe leaving your EV in our technicians’ trained hands.

Electric vehicle technician connect electric cables.

Manufacturer certifications.

Our technicians are qualified to work on EVs from all over the world and have received factory certifications from top EV manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, and Rivian.

Electric Vehicle Repair Process

At Harry’s Auto Collision, our priorities are safety, professionalism, and efficiency. Here’s a breakdown of the repair process when you bring your EV in for a check-up or repairs.

Initial assessment and code check​.
1

Initial Assessment and Code Check

Our process starts with a thorough visual examination of your vehicle to identify any visible damage. Following this, we’ll use diagnostic tools to detect any warnings, error codes, or critical messages your vehicle may display.
Auto Collision Repair Timeline: What You Should Know
2

EV Safety Checks

We will fully power your vehicle down, ensuring none of the components draw electricity from the battery, making your EV safe for us to work on. Our team’s certified electric vehicle technician training programs ensure they are qualified to handle your car’s high-voltage components.
Motor and Battery Diagnostics
3

Motor and Battery Diagnostics

Our technicians will diagnose your electric motors, the battery pack, connectors, and the car’s overall electrical systems to identify potential issues.
Repair Estimates​
4

Repair Estimates

We will provide a quote and a detailed estimate of all repairs and parts replacements your vehicle needs.
Repairs and Parts Replacement
5

Repairs and Parts Replacement

After receiving your consent, we will proceed with the repairs. In cases where certain parts cannot be repaired, we will replace them to guarantee that your electric vehicle operates at its best.
Final Automotive Check
6

Final Check

Once we’ve finished all the required repairs and replacements, our technicians will look for software updates and perform safety checks. We may also road-test your car to ensure it operates and drives as intended.
FAQs
No, electric vehicle repair costs are less than gasoline vehicles because their motors are simpler. Repairs for electric vehicle issues like battery or motor faults might cost more than similar gasoline vehicle repairs, but they happen less often.
The lifespan of your EV’s battery depends on your car’s make and model, your driving habits, and battery charging patterns. Most modern-production EV batteries have a lifespan of at least 100,000 miles, after which they should be replaced. The cost of a new battery depends on the make and model, ranging from $4,000 to $20,000.

Regular maintenance of an electric vehicle (EV) is key to prolonging the lifespan of its essential components. Typical EV maintenance tasks encompass:

  • Monitor your battery
  • Clean battery charging ports
  • Check your coolant levels
  • Inspect your tires and replace them when the tread depth is 2⁄32 inches or less.
If you notice that your electric vehicle (EV) isn’t charging as efficiently or as quickly as it used to, there could be a problem with the charging system. To troubleshoot this issue, you can follow these steps:
  • Verify that the charging cable is correctly inserted and secured to the port
  • Ensure the charging station is operating correctly
  • Check for signs of damage to your charging cable and ensure the connectors are clean
  • Look inside your charging port and make sure it is clean and unobstructed
  • Try resetting the charging process by disconnecting the cable, waiting 30 seconds, then reconnecting it
  • Try a different charging station
If none of these steps helped, contact Harry’s Auto Collision to have your EV inspected by certified technicians.

EV performance can degrade below 20°F, as cold slows lithium-ion battery chemical reactions, reducing power delivery and recharging efficiency, decreasing the range. Above 95°F, high temperatures can accelerate these reactions, potentially shortening battery lifespan.

Weather-related repairs might involve battery conditioning or replacement, checking electrical components, and fixing water damage. Software updates are also used to optimize battery performance across different temperatures.

Software issues in electric vehicles can often be fixed remotely through over-the-air (OTA) updates. Manufacturers can wirelessly send software patches and enhancements, addressing issues like battery management, user interface glitches, or performance optimization. However, some complex or hardware-related issues may still require a visit to a service center.

Electric Vehicle Body Shop

Our technicians possess specialized training, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertise in handling your electric vehicle, ensuring it receives the high-quality care it deserves.

Customer Testimonials

“Harry has been absolutely fantastic. He performed bodywork on my car and went the extra mile by giving it a thorough buffing, detailing, and even steamed the engine. The results have been astonishing, with numerous strangers complimenting how pristine my car looks and inquiring about its age (despite it being a decade old). Shortly after this exceptional service, I encountered some
read more hidetrouble starting my car. Without hesitation, I turned to Harry for assistance. He promptly assessed the issue, identified a nearly dead battery, and replaced it on the spot, all without requiring an appointment. I was immensely grateful for his immediate attention, especially considering their busy schedule, as I knew my car’s starting troubles were only going to worsen with time.”

Dr. Sarah Schewitz

“Harry’s Auto Collision is the sole auto body shop in Los Angeles that I entrust with the care of my SUV. The entire crew at Harry’s Auto Collision not only ensures that your vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition but also takes exceptional care of you as a valued customer. My interaction with David Gasparyan was nothing short of exceptional. His customer service skills are unparalleled.
read more hideDavid made me feel like part of their extended family, fostering a sense of camaraderie that made our conversations feel like those between long-time friends. Throughout the process, I always had the sense that David had my best interests at heart. He maintained clear and thorough communication, instilling a high level of comfort during a challenging period. David went above and beyond, even navigating the hurdles of parts on back order to assist me. This marks my second visit to Harry’s Auto Collision in the span of six years, and on both occasions, they have significantly reduced the stress and difficulty associated with my accidents.”

Charlyn L.E.

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