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Puncture / Invoice Estimate from Tesla (+ Chargeport Isolator Pins Repair)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by sjc104026, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. sjc104026

    sjc104026 New Member

    May 10, 2018
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Hi All

    I got a dreaded puncture - I think it's a flooring staple from next door who are having floors replaced :-(

    Phoned a few tire places no-one would touch a Tesla so planned appointment with Tesla SC (maybe I need to try harder with Tire shops)

    A couple of questions:

    1. They sent me a pre-estimate for "General Diagnosis" of $97.50. Seems a bit odd since I already specified the problem - not sure what they will diagnose lol
    2. Does anyone know if Tesla SC's repair - or they are just going to charge me for a new tire (in which case paying for a Diagnosis seems odd)

    Finally, interestingly there is also an item for "Charge Port Isolator Pins" replacement - assume this is just a standard nn-recall-type fix (never had any issues with charging).



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  2. JPP

    JPP Active Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Search these forums for lots of info on these subjects...for the tires, did you try America's Tire/Discount Tire. They can handle Tesla and can fix tires (usually for free).
  3. Occhis

    Occhis Member

    May 26, 2019
    Front Royal, VA
    If it’s just a puncture in the tread you can buy a repair kit with plugs and tools at any parts store or on amazon for around $10. Not rocket science. These are conventional tires that are available to Tesla and non-Tesla owners alike. If it’s in the sidewall then a new tire is likely your fix.

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