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Possible hidden costs

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MostlyStock, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. ModelNforNerd

    ModelNforNerd Active Member

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    The prevailing rates for certified mechanics are already pretty high....and that's for ICE cars.

    I would imagine the specialized knowledge to work on EVs sets you apart.
     
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    Yep, It does.

    That's why I'm all in for Tesla to charge a customer 3 times the price of parts - when it comes to labor.

    $100 in parts = $400 for the service call.
     
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    Topher Energy Curmudgeon

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    Not really. Warranty service, is service paid for by car sales. And there are other reasons you might do it. Maintaining under-utilized service centers for regional coverage, or as a confidence booster (i.e. marketing).

    Thank you kindly.
     
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  4. ModelNforNerd

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    I'm sure I'll be ok with it too, considering the lack of times I'll have to visit the Service Center for non-warranty work compared to my Audi.

    The OEM recommended 35000 service? It's pretty comprehensive....and also $900.

    For that singular reason alone, I did the normally-unwise thing and purchased Audi Care up front for $800.
     
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    Yeah the recommended transmission service is like 400 by itself. That was the main reason I got a stick in my Golf.
     
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    I'm due for the 35K service any time now...and that's the last one covered by Audi Care.

    I don't drive as much lately since I park and take the train into the city.

    I'm hoping to MAYBE have my Model 3 before the 45K mile service.
     

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