I would note that in Dallas the original service center has closed and been replaced by one 3-4 times larger. Still only one service center but the capacity of the newer centers is much larger than the early ones.
I'm not disagreeing with your conclusion, just that the magnitude is probably a little overstated.@mark and @RobsJester
There is no data about car lift numbers in service centers. If this data was available, I would use it. I could create a Google form and ask users about it but I'm not sure this is something people would know.
This is the data we have and it is better than nothing. There are some interesting details if you look closer at the numbers. For example, in Q2 2016, 14,402 new cars and 5 service centers were added to the fleet. That's 2,880 Tesla's per service when you isolate just the Q2 2016 performance. This is more than 5 times higher than the average 2 years ago.
@HillCountryFun and @NikeWings,
The forum software changed the formulas I posted. Here are the correct ones as a screenshot:
To really get a sense how bad things are in terms of congestion at a beleaguered Tesla Service Center, I suggest visiting the one in Denver.
• All of Colorado
• All of New Mexico
• All of Wyoming
• All of Montana
I've been there a few times and have seen over 100 Model S's parked around the (way way too small) service center building. They're running two shifts, into the night, and on weekends. They desperately need to move to a facility that's probably 5x larger. Not sure why they haven't.
wow, this is my main concern as a model 3 reservationist. Car availability date, range anxiety, etc are small concerns when compared to being able to drive it past its first "oil change".
I'm lucky to have a service center 20 min from my house but it basically serves all of CT, Rhode Island, some of NY, and most of MA.
Speaking of tire rotations, why do you have to go the Tesla SC for that? Or even tire replacement?If you remember to:
1) Schedule annual services 3 months ahead of time, and
2) Schedule the next tire rotation while you're at the SvC having the current one done,
then that will help.
Even better would be to have the car send reminders and to pre-screen available schedule openings with the car's assigned SvC, but that would be crazy talk.