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So what happens if you break down in a state without a service centre?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by joninmelbourne, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. joninmelbourne

    joninmelbourne Solid Black S60 new face

    Jun 29, 2016
    #1 joninmelbourne, Jan 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
    I'm thinking about longer road trips in my Tesla now and just wonder if breaking down in say Brisbane with a drive train problem, would the only option be trucking it to Sydney? And the cost of trucking would be ours?
  2. Mark E

    Mark E Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Sydney NSW
    They have a service person in Brisbane, pretty sure that someone travelled to Perth to service those cars. Not sure if that applies while travelling.
  3. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    South West Australia
    1. Tesla's check issue over the air, Telstra network coverage is fairly good on the busier roads. If the problem needs a technician go to next stage..
    2. backload the car onto a Mackmuncher and get it to the nearest capital city.
    3. Tesla tech will correct issue, the odds are high that he's up to date and prepared.
    The concern of the car having a mechanical/electrical issue are low compared to having a tyre failure, windscreen damage or worst still a stray animal confrontation, all are possibilities and have to be prepared for, use quality tyres, carry a spare, take plenty of water and keep in mind that you may lose a few dollars in getting your car transported.
    Don't let the above deter you from travelling away from built up areas, it's a great experience.
  4. RichardMcN

    RichardMcN Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    I second that. Just take a spare tyre and go and the Tesla people will be as helpful as they can be.
  5. raynewman

    raynewman Active Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Transporting isn't a problem. I found a guy with a truck in a small village west of Brisbane nearly two years ago when I miscalculated the remaining charge. Cost me $300 tho.

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