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Average Annual Mileage

Shinteetah

Member
Nov 17, 2015
43
16
Indianapolis
Bad, bad new car owner! I am 120% overdue for my "annual" service (in 6 months of driving) and nearly 300% overdue for my tire rotation. Fortunately my warranty is unaffected by such negligence, and I'm now scheduled for pickup tomorrow.

I got curious about an "annual or 12,500 miles" service and went to look up statistics. The average American woman in my age bracket drives just under 11,500 miles per year on average. I'm over 14,000 so far and we're just half done. Plus, the remaining part of the year will have more long hauls: Indiana to Denver, to Philadelphia, and to Texas, all on separate runs, as well as regular shorter ones to other midwest states.

This is one reason I'm happy to now have an EV. (It's also why I'm glad I let my husband talk me into upgrading to the Next Gen seats, as my back is much happier in these than in previous car seats.)

I'm curious, do Tesla drivers tend to be higher-mileage drivers in general?
 

ION eDRV

Member
Aug 21, 2014
62
6
Moorpark, CA.
41k miles on my Sept. 2014 MS. I'm finally getting around to taking her in for the 3rd 12.5k checkup....
I wouldn't characterize myself as a "high mileage" driver but I can't wait to drive every day since I got her...
;-)
 

cschock

Member
Jul 25, 2013
148
75
California
We're all over the map. You see some people with 2000 miles a year (tops) Garage Kings and then you have those that put 40K or more on them with epic every day commutes. I am betting the "average" Model S owner comes in around the average for the fleet as a whole in the US. That would more or less be me... we've put around 12000 miles per year on the Model S over 3+ years.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Supporting Member
Mar 8, 2012
20,010
24,735
Texas
71.5K miles in 3 1/3 years. About 50% travel and 50% commute.
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
2,243
923
San Diego
nearly 300% overdue for my tire rotation.
I just have my 12,000 mile service. They said there was no need to rotate tires (did not need to at 6000 miles either). With Dual motors the tire seem to wear extremely evenly.

I usually average just under 20k miles per year. It's my daily commuter and pretty much the only car we use on weekends and road trips.
 

glenhurst

Member
Aug 2, 2014
506
242
Minneapolis, MN
30,000 miles in a year and a half. Prior to the Tesla our two cars only added up to about 15,000 miles a year. So, yeah, with the Tesla we drive more because it's so delightful.
 

PA70D

Member
Jan 2, 2016
39
15
Harrisburg, PA
20,000 miles in the first year of ownership. Did the 12,500 mile service myself cost around $60 in parts. Rotate tires every 5,000 miles see very little difference in wear between the front and the back.
 

Shinteetah

Member
Nov 17, 2015
43
16
Indianapolis
I just have my 12,000 mile service. They said there was no need to rotate tires (did not need to at 6000 miles either). With Dual motors the tire seem to wear extremely evenly.
Well, that's nice to hear! Particularly as I am, hm, less than stellar at remembering tire rotations, no matter what I drive.
 

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