I carry a compressor and a plug kit. You’re right, the compressor can get you home or to a tire repair shop if the leak isn’t too bad. Patching the tire on the car is damn near impossible, but I’ve patched both mine after getting home and removing the tire.What is the recovery process if you get a flat? I'm about to take delivery of my car and have been trying to work out a good strategy. Usually I just carry a decent compressor and hope I can fill the tire up with a slow enough leak that I can limp it somewhere for a proper fix. I've always been told the "goop" stuff is a bad idea since it makes such a mess inside the tire, and I'm not sure what to do if you have a major issue where the tire ends up shredded. I guess it's just tow truck time then.
Have you had any concerns when taking it to the shop as far as how they lift it, etc. with the very specific lift points?
I carry a compressor and a plug kit. You’re right, the compressor can get you home or to a tire repair shop if the leak isn’t too bad. Patching the tire on the car is damn near impossible, but I’ve patched both mine after getting home and removing the tire.
Goop is bad. Avoid it.
Most tire shops now know about lifting a Tesla, but I have the lifting pucks in the car and point them out just in case.
No Tesla pucks. But there are plenty of 3rd party brands out there. Just shop around a bit so you don’t overspend. Any puck will do.Are there any OEM lifting pucks? Or any recommended brand? I've looked into them a little bit but wasn't sure if they were needed. What would the shop do if you didn't have the pucks?
18” Aeros. My previous car got a flat probably every 18 months. My Tesla is definitely trending the wrong way.
Here it is...Yes, I just went through my THIRD repair. One of my tires punctured and was plugged by a shop (I thought they were going to patch it) and developed a leak a month later and I had it RE-repaired with a patch. Then about 1 month later I got a puncture in the same corner, only different tire because I had just rotated. I'm definitely tired of repairing these tires! In all fairness, this last one was a result of an extremely large and long nail.
The Goop will not work in the OEM tires as they are acoustic tires with a layer of foam inside that will prevent the goop from plugging the hole.