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Stupid tire question: where to get a leak fixed

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Argelius, Dec 18, 2013.

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  1. Argelius

    Argelius Member

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    Quick question: one of my tires has developed a slow leak that I'm going to have to get fixed very soon. Is this something I should just do at any tire shop or service station, or is this something I should come to Tesla for?
     
  2. dratifk

    dratifk Sorry Sold my *****

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    you can pretty much go anywhere. Just make sure they use the proper Jackpoints on the car and do not damage the battery. I usually go to Sams Club. If you have a Tesla SC nearby I'm sure that would work best.
     
  3. Argelius

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    Thanks. I'll look into Wendy SC can take care of it. I'm afraid that day or two I'm in a come out and tired to be completely flat. Need to take care of it quickly.
     
  4. phat78boy

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    Discount Tire will take care of it for free. I have had to make a stop there myself already. The one by me had all the info for how to work on our Tesla Model S already loaded in his system, so they were ready to go.
     
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

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    Stupid Tire Answer: Where to get a tire leak fixed??? Well, DUH! Fix it where it leaks, at the hole!!! :tongue:
     
  6. Argelius

    Argelius Member

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    Welcome to Instant Rimshot
     
  7. shady

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    I took mine into the Tesla Service. They fixed it and washed the car :)
     
  8. EarlyAdopter

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    I picked up a small screw like 2 weeks after getting the car. Grrr. Stopped by Discount Tire and they pulled it and checked for leaks. No cost.
     
  9. Malasada

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    Just had a 3.25" nail yanked out of a tire yesterday. Went to a local service station and set the air suspension to very high. They pulled it out without having to do any additional jacking and patched it right there. I did call first however and make sure they thought they could do it. A couple of places wouldn't touch 21" tires. Even managed to sneak in a test drive afterwards for a very knowledgeable car enthusiast that was waiting for service at the same time. Never having had to deal with a slow leak before (had blowouts though), it was a relatively and quick painless process in this particular case.
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The problem with that kind of fix is that there was no inspection of the interior done. It's very common for a longish nail to scratch the sidewall of the tire but it's not visible unless the tire is demounted.
     

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