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Maintenance Plan

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ABVA, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. ABVA

    ABVA Member

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    Just a quick question. Why is the current four year Maintenance Plan more expensive than three year Maintenance Plan on per year basis? Three year plan is costing $1625 ($541.66 per year) vs. Four year plan costs $2400 ($600 per year). Seems abnormal.
     
  2. DOCAL

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    Look at the items included each year, and the price per year if you pay individually.

    The 4th year is the most expensive service, and includes a replacement of the battery coolant.

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    Interesting that year 1 & 3 have the same individual cost listed, but more service in year 1.

    Edit - only same for rear wheel drive.
     
  4. ABVA

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    Thanks Brakus, that explains it. Same must be true with Extended Warranty
     
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    Is the maintenance plan worth it? I'm considering about it as well.
     
  6. Tam

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    It's just like should you go to the dentist at least annually when you have absolutely no toothache.

    Some say yes, some say no.

    It depends on you.

    No:

    1) It's an electric car that doesn't need conventional oily maintenance.
    2) Why waste your time when your car is still functional? Standard warranty covers you even when it's broken down on the road.


    Yes:

    1) Electric car still needs maintenance too.
    2) It's good to have annual inspection even when your car is fine to avoid a potential of being stranded on the road.
    3) If you want to buy extended warranty, Tesla might not sell it to you if you don't maintain your car.
     
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    i'll deff maintenance my car but i probably won't do it at the recommended intervals. maybe every 15k miles instead of 12.5k. Tire Rotations you can do anywhere.
     
  8. Kingbao

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    Calling veteran owners (3-4 years of ownership), is this worth to pay upfront for the 3-year or 4-year maintenance plans or just paid at you go? or having services somewhere else such as tire rotations or DIY replacing key fob battery, wiper blade set replacement,...etc.
     
  9. Tam

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    If you are like I do who lives hundreds of miles from a nearest Service Center, it might make sense to DIY.

    But if you live in a metropolitan accessible to a Service Center, I would pre-pay to take advantage of Tesla profession skills with no hesitation.

    That said, I did pay 8-year maintenance plan for my previous 2012 Model S which is now more than 90,000 miles and 4-year maintenance plan for my current 2017 Model X. It's very well worth the cost.
     
  10. Kingbao

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    Agree.
     
  11. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Weee!

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    Something else to consider on the maintenance plan is how many miles you drive per year.
    The interval is "12 months or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first".
    So, if you drive like I do, and put approximately 36,000 miles on your car in the first year, you would have used up 3 of your visits in just the first year. Just something to think about too...
    What I did was to make sure the Drive Unit fluid was serviced at around 10,000 miles, and then I had the "Year 2" service done at my 1 year anniversary. Now the question is, when should I do the "Year 4" maintenance... I think that will depend on if I get the Extended Service Agreement.
     
  12. Tam

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    For simplicity, I just follow the rule of annually or 12,500 miles whichever first.

    So, if you are at 50,000 miles and the car is not even 2 years old yet, I would bring it in as year 4.
     

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