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Austin tire installation?

thenaimis

Former Tesla Cheerleader
Sep 26, 2016
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382
Texas
I need to replace my front tires and am looking for alternatives to taking it to the service center. Has anyone used another shop and if so, what are the good and bad things and specific location for your experience?
 

Xd85

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Oct 20, 2017
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282
Central Ohio
I need to replace my front tires and am looking for alternatives to taking it to the service center. Has anyone used another shop and if so, what are the good and bad things and specific location for your experience?
Took my S to cedar park costco for a full set. no problems. Comes with road hazard and even got 100% rather than 78% nitrogen:rolleyes:. Other locations may or may not have the jack pads (yes they know about these, which was reassuring)
 
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ewoodrick

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Apr 13, 2018
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Buford, GA
Just call around and ask if they can change the tires on a Tesla. General answers are:
  • No
  • Uh, just a sec
  • Yes
  • Yes, we've done a number of them
Don't go to the first two. Definitely go to the last.
 
So I get my tires from TireRack and then have NTB on 290 down here in Oak Hill put them on. Its worked great thru 2 sets of tires for the MS and 2 for our hybrid Highlander. Love TireRack and thier road hazard warraty that comes with all the tires they sell. Also, they have lots of great research on different tires for different types of driving and weather.

good luck
 
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brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
7,886
6,383
Austin, TX
Not sure about all Tesla models, but many of them have foam lined tires. Feedback is mixed if it actually helps noise.

the tire models you get from Costco, discount tire, etc do not necessarily have the foam.

had tires put on my S at Costco South Austin with no problems.
 
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thenaimis

Former Tesla Cheerleader
Sep 26, 2016
331
382
Texas
Currently leaning towards buying on amazon (cheapest prices) and installing at maybe NTB. Discount Tire is closer, but they're always busy. I might drive by the NTB to chat first just to work out their capabilities. Luckily the in-car manual is working again despite my not having installed any software updates since they last broke it. (2018.42)
 

Shaggy

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Aug 9, 2015
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189
Austin
Just got my first set after 37k. Got it at the Costco on 183 and MoPac. Decent pricing even against tirerack.com. Right now there is a $150 kickback from manufacturer.
 

Xd85

Member
Oct 20, 2017
249
282
Central Ohio
Just got my first set after 37k. Got it at the Costco on 183 and MoPac. Decent pricing even against tirerack.com. Right now there is a $150 kickback from manufacturer.
Good to know. Back in June they told me they could only do 3 and X cause it would be ‘months’ before they got the S jack pad.
 

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