How To Prepare Your Home & Garage For An Electric Car

Are you interested in starting every morning on a full charge thanks to your electric car garage? You'll never have to head straight to the gas pump to get the day started and you can increase your car's current range in just a couple of minutes. Long road trips can begin in the driveway instead of the gas station and end smoothly when you plug your car in after racking up many miles.

Is Your Garage Wiring For Electric Car Ready To Go?

The first step to building an excellent electric car garage is determining your preferred level of electric charging. Level 1 chargers are the slowest of all the charging options but some drivers prefer them because of the lack of adjustments it requires. If you have a standard household 120-volt outlet, you can charge your car through a level 1 cord safely.

You should expect this method to be slow, however, and that's where more advanced options like level 2 chargers and DC Fast Charging come into play. Give your electrician a call and have them analyze your garage before bringing home a new electric car. That way, they can tell you which charging options are available in your electric car home and give you cost estimates.

Level 2 charging requires a professionally installed electric car charging station to be set up in your garage. The 240-volt outlet makes charging a lot faster than in level 1. Consult your electrician about rebates and the electric charger that makes the most sense for the electrical setup in your home.

Lastly, we make sure to debrief all of our electric car drivers about DC Fast Charging. You can look up right now how many rapid public EV charging stations there are in your local community and beyond. These chargers will help you keep long road trips going and have the ability to get you back out on the road very quickly.

Anyone who takes home a Volvo XC40 Recharge electric for sale from our lot also has plenty of knowledge and resources, too. We'll show you where the closest public charging station is to your house and how many chargers are available on some of the common routes you take.

Make Sure Your Electrical Garage Is Ready

Have an electrician come to your house to check out and measure the space in which you'll be keeping and charging your car. They can determine if your setup is ideal for an AMP garage or other electric car garage configuration. This is not something you should try to do yourself and instead an expert's eye is crucial to making sure you get the most out of your electric car with the least problems possible.

One thing you should know before taking the wheel of an electric car is that charging speeds, cords, and methods aren't uniform across the board. Each model in our new and used electric cars for sale sections has a set of unique circumstances and attachments.

Set Your Electric Car Garage Up Super Easily

When you have an electric car garage in your house, you're able to remove low-tank worries from your daily driving experience and enjoy cars that have plenty of power and precision without using fossil fuel. It's a window into what's to come, where electric sedans and SUVs are headed, and pushing past the prior concerns of people that have never driven an electric vehicle.

We understand that no two customers are exactly the same in Lexington, KY, and that's why we've made such an effort to have the wide variety of vehicles and car services we offer. When you come into our showroom, you'll feel the dedication and focus of a staff that's second to none.

We look forward to helping you set up your garage for an amazing plug-in hybrid or EV model and hope you'll read our Volvo XC40 electric comparison in the meantime. When the time is right for you, we'll be ready to add some electric excitement to your garage.

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