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Don't get your Tires from Tesla

Discussion in 'Model X' started by jd3, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. jd3

    jd3 Member

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    My Model X Front Driver-side Tire has a huge BUBBLE in the side-wall. Have owned for a bit over a year. Called Tesla and was told they provide NO WARRANTEE for Tires EITHER NEW OR REPLACEMENTS!!!! No ROAD HAZARD, mileage, NOTHING!!! So, not only is there no incentive to get your Tires replaced by Tesla BUT there is a very real DISINCENTIVE!!! Sorry if this is an old Thread. I couldn't find that anyone explained this to the Tesla family! Maybe it should be flagged as permanent?!
     
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  2. P85Dave

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    If you buy new tires from Tesla does the tires not come with the tire manufacturer warranty that covers defects?
     
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  3. GHammer

    GHammer What a long strange trip its been.

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    This is commonplace for car manufacturers. You need to go to the tire manufacturer directly for warranty and mileage issues. That being said I always go to my local tire store because that's what they specialize in, going to any car dealer for tires is a waste of time and money.
     
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  4. patrick40363

    patrick40363 Active Member

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    Go to Americas Tire. If there is any warranty available they will take care of it. They are also a lot less money for tires.
     
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  5. mattack4000

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    Bubble is from impact, not defect
     
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    Tire rack us cheaper and has guarantee
     
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    Audi does not include a warranty on their new car tires either...this is NOT unique to Tesla. Ironically the Audi authorized tires from Michelin have a lesser warranty than the matching,non-Audi version so I bought my wife the other ones...
     
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  8. spentan

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    A Bubble in the sidewall is not usually a defect in the tire, it’s from impact or damage.

    That being said, I buy my tires from Tire Rack. They have a great road hazard warranty, and are super cost effective! (They send the tires to my local Tire shop and I go in to get them fitted).

    I recommend alignment at a Tesla service center though, my experience with alignment at tire shops hasn’t been that great.
     
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  9. Emanmdphd

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    Tesla told me to go to my local discount tire store and you can buy road hazard tire warranty on any car with new tires from them for a pretty reasonable price. Has been definitely worth it bc contisilents are expensive tires to replace.
     
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  10. Asymmetry

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    Why would anyone buy tires from a stealership?

    I went to KTAS, 30% off RRP, free rotation balance for life of the tyres.
     
  11. gaswalla

    gaswalla Model S,3,X.. CT with Austin delivery

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    Tire Rack is the way to go. Tesla will even install if use oem
     
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  12. bhzmark

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    I prefer Tesla staff to put my car on a lift. And prefer that they handle the swapping summer for winter tires.

    Buy your tires (Tesla OEM’d tires) from Tire Rack with the Tire Rack road hazard and have them ship the tires to a Tesla SC and Tesla will mount and balance them with the quality Hunter machines and less risk to putting a hole in your battery with a misplaced lift.
     
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  13. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    How much is labor from Tesla?

    Thanks
     
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  14. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Well-Known Member

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    Most all dealerships or Tesla service centers will charge more for tires than the well known discount internet and neighborhood stores. Those places have far less expensive costs of doing business. A full time tire guy will be paid less than a factory trained mechanic.
    Independants have far better warranties and flat fix service than the OEM's
     
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  15. bhzmark

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    $120 for 4 mount and balance. And they won’t screw up the TPMS also. It’s totally worth it to me. You have to use Tesla spec’d tires though. So Sottozeros for winter, or any of the summer or all seasons that Tesla sells. I think Tesla may have once specd X-Ice so they might install those too.

    Twice I had a tire store do the swap when I was using non-Tesla OEM winter tires that Tesla wouldn’t mount and one time the tire store screwed up the TPMS (I just went all winter without that tire monitored) and the other time I was wincing as I watched them place the lift under the car.
     
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  16. gaswalla

    gaswalla Model S,3,X.. CT with Austin delivery

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    Even though I'm a fan of tesla installation of tire rack tires, Rotating is easier at the local tire shop, my experience
     
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    My Tesla Service Center recommend going to Discount Tire. The one near the Service Center does a ton of Tesla, they know exactly how to lift the car properly, how not to mess up the TPMS, etc. They probably do more tire changes than the service center so I would not worry about using them.

    Beside saving a lot of money and time, they also do rotations and flat repairs free.
     
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  18. Saghost

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    Funny thing about that. When I took a bolt near the edge of one of my tires a little over a year ago, my local NTB wanted a few hundred dollars more for the tire than the service center did - and they'd have to order it which would take a couple days, while the service center had one on hand and did it in half an hour or so while I waited. I would never have taken a car back to a dealer for a tire and it wasn't my initial plan for the Tesla, but it worked out better in my case.
     
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  19. bhzmark

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    In Cal tire places might know Tesla better.

    Be careful going to Jim Bob's Tire Shop outside California where they've never seen a Tesla before.

    And all the Tesla Service Centers use the fancy Hunter mount and balance machines that care for the wheels properly and a lot of other tire places do not.

     
  20. P85Dave

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    So can you actually have Tire Rack ship tires to Tesla for installation?
     

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