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cost for winter brake Maintenance?

scottf200

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Feb 3, 2013
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Wondering what everyone has been charge recent for winter brake Maintenance? Cleveland SC cost has risen to $250 plus tax.
Good question and I'm interested what the Tesla Service Centers charge. As I understand Tesla mobile does not do that as an option.

I had a non-Tesla EV mobile tech come to my house (Chicagoland) a couple of days ago and they charged $125.
Good thing too as my front brakes were not moving much so were not doing the heavy lifting per normal front and rear percentage of stopping power.
I use standard regen so I guess my regen was hiding any lower braking. This type of thing you would probably only really see a difference in would be true emergency braking needs. My front brakes worked but they were not optimum.

I'll do front brakes and rotors next year with more 'EV' oriented parts. I think the pads will be NRS. NRS-EV Brake Pads for Electric Vehicles - NRS Brakes ie. comments from the ev mobile tech.
pads I use have a galvanized backing plate to help prevent rust and use a mechanical bonding method for the friction material instead of the traditional steel backing plate with glued on friction material. For rotors I use fully polymer coated rotors to resist rusting.
The rotors are not super special but the pads really help with lasting longer and helping fight rust and corrosion.
 

scottf200

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Feb 3, 2013
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3,405
Chicagoland ModelX S603
What is winter brake maintenance?

Brake Fluid Test
Tesla recommends testing brake fluid for contamination every 2 years and replacing as needed.

Winter Care
Tesla recommends cleaning and lubricating all brake calipers every 12 months or 12,500 mi for cars in cold weather regions.
 
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