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Annual Maintenance Plan - 5,000 miles per year

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by d21mike, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. d21mike

    d21mike Member

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    Almost done with the order process when came across the Maintenance Plan Options. Looks like you only save $100 by paying up front on the 3 year plan. So not much of a savings? Am I missing something?

    Also, since I work from home I do not put a lot of miles on my car. Maybe with the Tesla I will put more fun miles on the Car and take more weekend trips. However, if my past is a good prediction of the future I will not be exceeding 5,000 miles per year.

    Based on the annual cost with my low milage it seems a bit excessive. But hate to skip maintenance service. Would any of you maybe go every two years with only 5,000 miles per year?

    Lastly, it appears you can sign up for the plan up util the first year of service. So maybe nothing to gain by buying up front when you get the car. Maybe I miss read that.

    Recommendations?
     
  2. pilotSteve

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    Several thoughts: 1 you will probably end up driving more than you expect! I too work at home but put 12k miles n in the first 9 months and 2 don’t need service at mileage intervals as much as annually. I prepurchased but it’s not a big deal either way.
     
  3. Freedom101

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    This is a good question.. Im having a hard time seeing the value vs the cost (for the first year maintenance especially). I'm also not really wanting to miss the recommended maintenance.

    Also appreciate any opinions out there.
     
  4. kris00l

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    Sales Rep at NJ said maintenance is optional and not required as you have 4yrs/50K warranty. so not sure whether to believe it or not.
     
  5. therippa

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    I'm kind of disappointed with the cost of the Tesla maintenance. The drivetrain is supposed have something like 20 moving parts, right? Why does it cost $1000 more than Audi Care did for my S4, where things are actually getting replaced?
     
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  6. Tam

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    I surely do believe that.

    Read it for yourself:

    "If I choose not to service my Tesla vehicle, will this void my warranty or Resale Value Guarantee?
    It is highly recommended that you service your Tesla vehicle every 12 months or every 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first. If you do not follow this recommendation, your New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty will not be affected. During the agreement period of the Extended Service Agreement, your coverage may be affected if recommended service is not performed. See the Tesla Extended Service Plan Terms and Conditions for further details. If you are financing your Tesla vehicle through Tesla Financing, you will only be eligible for the full Resale Value Guarantee if your Tesla vehicle is brought in for service per the above recommended timeline."
     
  7. therippa

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    So, since I'm leasing, f*ck it, right?
     
  8. Tam

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    True.

    If you pay either way any how, so some savings doesn't hurt.

    One year is a long time so I would have Tesla check my car out at least yearly even if I don't drive it at all. There might be voluntary Service Bulletins that are not mandatory Recalls and it's good to let Tesla update your car.

    But it's up to you because your car is covered for 4 years/50,000 miles whichever comes first anyhow.
     
  9. Tam

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    Short simple answer: Yes.

    Long, more detailed answer: No. Even if I don't keep my car for long but I still feel more comfortable to have mine inspected at least yearly because it's better to pay for preventive maintenance rather than free warranty towing at the least convenient time.
     
  10. therippa

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    I was being tongue-in-cheek, so yeah, I get that. I guess finding out the service charge was one of the things that ruined the high after ordering (same with the horror stories of a body panel replacement taking a month). But seriously, $625 for this?

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  11. Tam

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    It is not cheap but the inspection of a Roadster in 2012 was well worth the money that discovered a crack and the subframe assembly was replaced.
     
  12. therippa

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    Yeah, but if we're basically beta testers for $100k cars, maybe they could include that Multi-Point Inspection every year, if not just for the purposes of their own data, since data collection seems to be one of the top priorities.
     
  13. cbutters

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    The list you are going off of is abbreviated, they actually perform quite a bit more than that. all items listed here: this: https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/service/annual_service_inspection_checklist_en_us.pdf
     

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