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Anyone had to replace a refresh tire yet?


Mar 10, 2021
Dallas, TX
I had a piece of concrete pierce my tire. (21in PS4s) Went to discount tire. They replaced the tire with a Pilot Sport 4S, but it is visually different than the other three tires. The Plaid comes with tires with a Laser etched long racing flag. The one they put on there is a basic, not fancy looking one.

Discount Tire says they have no record of a different tire for the new models S in their system. Anyone have an guidance? They seem to think that the only way of getting the proper matching tire is to buy it directly from Tesla. That seems incredibly dumb if that's the case.

So, has anyone had to replace a 21in refresh model S tire yet? If so, did you get it from a non-tesla retailer? Any idea what to tell Discount Tire so that they can order the correct tire for my car?



Active Member
Jan 25, 2017
SF Bay Area (East Bay), CA
Sometime manufactures have special tires branded differently for their own vehicles. I'm guessing that is the case with the Plaid/Refresh Model S which is why Discount Tire doesn't have it in their DB at this time (the tires may be exclusive to Tesla service center at this time).

I would submit a Roadside Ticket and see if they offer mobile tire replacement (they do in the Bay Area), and if so, find out what Tesla's price is for a new tire if you want all of them to match perfectly. I've only used Roadside Mobile Tire Replacement when I've needed tires on both my Model S and Model X as I prefer the convince of them coming to my house and replacing and balancing the tires right in my driveway all the way up to 8pm.


Dec 7, 2016
McKinney, TX
I got a screw in my sidewall 2 weeks after getting the car. I could not find any local tire place that could get me a tire. Ended up going to Tesla ($350) and even they took a few days to get the tire in stock.

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