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  1. ajbessinger

    New forum/sub-group for maintenance and repair?

    I've been looking around in the forums for any kind of section dedicated to performing maintenance and repairs to Teslas, but it appears the only thing that comes close are the threads for "techincal/mechanical issues". That's all fine and well, but in the case of the Model S version of said...
  2. M

    Multiple Early Issues with M3

    Hello, (X-Post from Reddit) First, Happy New Year! I'm sure this type of post has been created many times, but I'm looking for a little advice. Just to be clear, I still really love my car, but the number of issues my car is giving me and the severely limited time I have to deal with them is...
  3. tmxninja

    Annual maintenance.... mobile service

    I see Tesla's list of items for annual maintenance. It seems skimpy to me. Can I just change the filters? Can mobile service do annual maintenance? Can tire shops handle tire rotation/balance, or does Tesla have a monopoly on that?
  4. Targe

    Vendor Introducing Windshield Gard, now available for the Model Y

    Hi all! We have had lots of success with our Tesla Windshield Protection Film kits for the Model 3, X, and S. Our kits are preshaped and precut, so your detailer/installer doesn't need to heat or cut the film on your vehicle. Normally Windshield protection film is too difficult and risky to be...
  5. R

    Maintenance Cost

    I live in upstate NY and have to change to winter tires/wheels. How much does Tesla charge for the 6250 mile tire rotation, for summer to winter tire rotation and other services like brake inspection etc? Will the mobile unit come to your house and do it for you or you have to go to the SC? Thanks.
  6. R

    Maintenance questions and reminders

    1) Is there a way to set up reminders for maintenance items? Most cars now a days have a way to set this up, like for tire rotation (6250 miles), clean and lubricate brake calipers(12500 miles), brake fluid check (2 years), cabin air filter replacement (2 years), A/C bag replacement (6 years)...
  7. M

    Maintenance record X with >400K miles

    Very interesting article This Tesla Model X Has Driven Over 400,000 Miles. Here Are All The Parts That Had To Be Replaced
  8. R

    Choose my Tesla: Comparing True Cost of Ownership

    Looking for others opinions on depreciation. I see model S's now going just below the $30's. Thinking about a used and face lifted 2016 model S 75D vs a model 3 performance. Thinking about total cost of ownership over say 5 years, even with another update to the S I'm thinking it shouldn't...
  9. S

    Tesla's Model 3 Do It Yourself Maintenance Guide

    In case you haven't located this on the Tesla website yet and have some maintenance items you want to do yourself, here's the link to the "Do It Yourself - Model 3" info: Do It Yourself - Model 3
  10. R

    Need feedback on Roadster for daily driver

    Hello Roadster owners and fans. I am ready to purchase either the roadster (1st choice) or a used Model S. I am looking for advice from the people that drive these awesome vehicles. My biggest concern: is the roadster going to be reliable for a daily driver? I am coming from a Leaf so range...
  11. Marmac

    Use Rainex on Model 3 windshield?

    According to Model 3 owner’s manual, “Do not use windshield treatment fluids. Doing so can interfere with wiper friction and cause a chattering sound.” I am having my car ceramic coated which includes 2 layers of “Rain” on the windshield. Wondering if I should decline this service?
  12. G

    Battery coolant does not need to be replaced for the life of your vehicle

    This was posted in the Model 3 forum (and I mistakenly replied to it), so I thought I'd post it here for Model S owners to see. The new MODEL S OWNER'S MANUAL (2019.16.1.1 dated May 16, 2019) states that "Your Battery coolant does not need to be replaced for the life of your vehicle under most...
  13. D

    Less than 1,200 miles, A/C sounds like Lawnmower

    I just took delivery of my model 3 less than 2 weeks ago, and I just noticed the A/C compressor was making a loud fluttering sound as I was pulling into my garage yesterday. It quite literally sounds like either an industry air compressor kicking on or a lawnmower. To be clear, this isn't like...
  14. P

    How to remove bed / trunk liner in Model 3

    I usually put my groceries in the sub-trunk in the back of my Model 3, because it does a great job of keeping them from rattling around. However, I recently put a gallon of milk back there that leaked. The leak was quite extensive, probably a cup or more of liquid. My god! It's awful! I...
  15. Faiz71

    Vervallen jaarlijks onderhoud

    Kwartje is eindelijk gevallen. Tesla vindt nu ook zelf dat het jaarlijks onderhoud kan komen te vervallen en nu op basis van wanneer de eigenaar het nodig vindt het onderhoud gaat uitvoeren. Wellicht komt er dan ook meer rust in de keet van de SeC’s Tesla Says Owners Can Skip Yearly Service Plan...
  16. N

    Tire rotation interval contradiction

    Model S manual says to rotate every 6250 miles. New Car Maintenance recommendations say every 10,000-12,000 miles. Which one should we do?
  17. X-Care EV

    Vendor Tesla Kills Yearly Service Program

    Tesla kills yearly service program, focuses on EV requiring less maintenance Interesting news was released today. Tesla has decided to stop the sale of their pre-paid maintenance plans and now tells customers that these components need to be done "as needed". We agree with Tesla on this...
  18. StealthP3D

    Model 3 tops CR list of cars that bring most "Joy" to owners

    Finally, some Tesla news that actually fits with what I know about the Model 3: https://electrek.co/2019/02/01/tesla-model-3-tops-satisfaction-brings-joy/ And it was not done by sampling online auto forums, it was done with an actual survey of actual owners.
  19. riskdirector

    Ordered CPO 2015 Model S 90D

    Last week I placed the order for used Tesla 2015 Model S 90D for $51,000 with 45000 miles. The order was placed by calling the sales agent who I am working with. $2500 deposit was charged right away to my card. So far I got 1. Car Fax report 2. Website description page of the car 3. Dropbox...
  20. T

    Maintenance mode - tire change mode gone in V9?

    So, I'm about to get winter tires put on my S, so in preparation I usually raise the suspension to the highest level as well as go into settings and set it into "Maintenance Mode". However, in V9 it's not there. Has it "disappeared"/"accidentally forgotten" or is it no longer necessary? I'm on...
  21. tmxninja

    Checkups

    How often do you take your Tesla in for inspections/checkups and how long does the appointment take? I take in my gas car after 3 years. Would this apply for the Tesla too?
  22. tmxninja

    Pre-roadtrip checks and Maintenance

    I have had my Model X for almost a year now without any problems. I am about to go on a long roadtrip. Does anything needing lubing, topping off, checking? What components can I check on my own? I am an engineer, so details would be great! Tire tread is fine, and windshield fluid is full :)...
  23. fasteddie7

    Can you purchase 2 extended warranties?

    I'm approaching 50k on my 2016.5 model s and am looking into the extended warranty options. I was thinking of only buying the 2 year 25k option in case I trade in. If I don’t, does anyone know if I can purchase another 2 years after that one or do you have to buy the 4myear all at once?
  24. D

    How reliable is your Model S?

    Hi, I've never owned a Tesla before. I've been leasing BMWs for the past 10+ years and just recently, became interested in purchasing a used/CPO Tesla Model S. Before I even think about purchasing a Model S, I wanted to get some real feedback on the reliability of this car. So, to you MS...
  25. S

    How do you rotate tires on tesla?

    Serious question. Based on the fact there is little to no maintenance, I don't expect to be going to change oil and rotate tires at the dealer or a shop. So what now? How does a person ensure proper tire maintenance on tesla and specifically m3?
  26. sgblank

    My 5-year Model S Maintenance/Service History

    My Five-Year Model S Service History 2013 – Model S P85 - delivered in March HPWC (Tesla Wall Charger) in my home garage failed ranger came and replaced the HPWC fuses Pano roof chewed up its rails and would no longer open Service replaced the Pano roof Replacement Pano roof had wind noise...
  27. K

    Frais de maintenance Tesla

    Bonjour à toutes et à tous, je suis entrain de faire mes petits calculs avant de me lancer dans l'achat d'un modele S 100D avec jentes 19 pouces. avec les options suivantes : -Pilotage automatique amélioré -Pack d'extensions Premium Le commercial Tesla m'indique qu'il y a une visite de 700 €...
  28. T

    Tesla owners living on Dirt Roads, Your Thoughts?

    Hey Tesla owners I live on a dirt road. Yeah yeah I know in reading through some older forums how some people almost compare driving a Tesla on an unpaved road to committing some sort of suicide or like living in a haunted house or something. Anyway, so yeah I live on a dirt road, I own a...
  29. I

    Tesla Air Conditioning

    Had anyone experienced the follows (I've booked to be checked up next month when I'm out of town, but anyways) on a 1-2 yrs MS. 1) Ventilation is open between level 5 and like 10 (I thought they updated the software so its open =<4). I normally like to run the AC at 6-7 but in and near tunnels...
  30. C

    Tesla Service Advise

    My Tesla fellows, my car is approaching 40k miles (2 years old) and I've been taking my car to Tesla to fix problems (all small issues except one time for a drive unit replacement due to a whining noise). I've been rotating my tires, but never took the car in for service. Is taking the car in...
  31. igotzzoom

    Tesla Self-Maintenance Policy?

    This is directed more toward current Model S and Model X owners, but I'm posting it in the Model 3 forum, since I'm a potential future Model 3 owner. I know Tesla has some "annual checkups" and other sort of recommended minor maintenance. Obviously, the cars will require much less maintenance...
  32. U

    Ceramic pro glass and plastic results / reviews

    Can anyone that has used Ceramic pro seen any problems using it on the plastic and glass? Is there any discoloration in the plastic or glass? How long have you had it since applied? What kind of maintenance do you do? I've seen people use pressure washer in videos. Do you know do that on...
  33. databen

    Tesla vs Competitors: Maintenance Costs

    I recently did some analysis on the cost of maintenance for a Tesla Model S and comparable ICE cars. No surprise to the crew here but thought I would share in case you like looking at charts about Teslas like I do :) More details + Charts here -> Tesla Model S vs Competitors: Cost of...
  34. fallen888

    Maintenance reminders?

    I'm coming up on 6,000 miles on my MS (and loving it). I'm wondering does Tesla send some sort of maintenance reminders for periodic service (i.e. tire rotation, annual checkup)?
  35. fasteddie7

    Negativity bias?

    Hi everyone! I take delivery of my model s tomorrow so I have been more aggressively combing through the forums to learn as much as I can, one thing has stood out though: I couldn't help but notice the high volume of posts with nightmarish stories. From autopilot parking crashes and spontaneous...
  36. B

    Total costs of owning Model S in Australia

    What is the total running costs (not including costs on the website designer as part of the upfront costs) of owning a Model S in Australia? I can think of: electricity - depends on usage - not particularly interested in this here. registration - assume this is the same for any car - my last...
  37. ElectricLove

    Looking for Dead PEM and other drive-train components

    Hi, Looking to see if I can start repairing PEMs as a 3rd party service. Does anyone know of any dead ones that we could take a shot at? We currently do module/board level repair and diagnostics on 3ph power systems, similar though not the same. We are confident we could get something...
  38. Jgdixon

    Tax write offs in lieu of gas and maintenance costs

    My car is used a lot for business. Of course I can then write off a portion of the fuel and maintenance on my ICE vehicle. Anyone talk to an accountant about claiming the cost of the power to charge our cars? in addition what about the maintenance plan? Seems to me we could claim a portion of...

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