No, it can't be! Tesla doesn't have a monopoly on tire service or otherwise how can other local tire shops survive?
Seriously, you only need appropriate equipments and it should be fine for any handy person.
...all the necessary stuff to change a flat on our own...
Great list by @Tam . I would add to the list a pocket knife to trim the excess plug.As HugoBoss said, there is no spares or equipment included with your Tesla for flat tires.
You have a few options:
1) Call Tesla and if you are in its service area, they can send a Tesla Ranger to switch your flat for a loaner tire.
2) If you bought your own spare tire and it's with you, AAA membership can help you to switch the tires.
3) Flat towing your car to Tesla Service or local tire shop.
4) Do-It-Yourself. I am not very handy so I haven't tried or prepared for it but I think:
1) Homemade jack pad
2) Jack, I think 1.5 tons (3,000 pounds) capacity is good enough for Model X that weighs about 5,500 pounds (you only lift one side, not the entire 4 sides.)
3) Long nose pliers (wide enough) to pull out lug caps
4) Tire lug wrench--21 mm
5) Torque wrench & 21 mm socket (lug nut torque for Model S is 129 lb. ft or 175 Nm so I assume that's the same for X)
6) Tire repair kit to plug up the hole such as more expensive kind or cheaper kind.
7) Spare tire. Model X front tires are narrower than its wider rear tires but for the purpose of temporary spare tire, I don't think you need to haul both 2 different kinds in your car. I would just order the front tire to use as a spare for all.
8) You might want to have a 12V operated automatic shut off tire inflator too.
Twitter post. Some guy said that he had to drive his friend home from somewhere bc his friend's model x got a flat and apparently was saying that only a service repair facility could fix it bc of its' weight.
A couple of points. Normally, if you have tire problems, you call Tesla Roadside and they send a truck to fix or replace. If that's an issue (time, location), you can use one of the inflator kits on the Tesla website. Note that even though they sell it, the goo repair has been known to make the tire unrepairable. We've seen stories of Service Centers telling owners that tires (especially the Contisilents on X's) repaired with it are ruined because of the foam in the tire (sound suppressant) interacts with the foam goo in the repair kit. So, be aware.
Having said that, I have an inflator in my car, and that and a plug kit with plug glue would take care of many cases if you didn't want to wait for Tesla Roadside to come and swap the tire, especially if you were on a long trip.
And, yeah, many people swap their own winter tires in their garage, no biggie. Just be careful of the jack points. See this handy device to make that easier: Vendor - Tesla Model X tire service jack pad adapter
It keeps the jack away from the battery and is better for when you have someone else do it. Sure you are probably fine when you do it yourself. But when you have someone else change your tires or life the car to inspect brakes for a state inspection, the last thing you want is them denting the pack.Why do you need the jack point adapter?i mean if your jack has a rubber header and you jack at the correct points and on a single corner the car isn’t going to slide so the risk to battery is surely slim.
I’ve jacked cars all my life and never had one slip and even with the adapter if the car did slide the jack head could still move to the battery etc.
Not calling anyone out just curious why you must have one? I don’t personally see the point b