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Tesla tire repair kit

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Rhytid, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Rhytid

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    Does the Model 3 Performance come with the tire repair kit?
     
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    No it does not.
     
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    In Maryland I believe it comes with as required by law.
     
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    I believe Maryland must provide a spare tire but I have never heard of a law stating an auto manufacturer MUST provide a repair kit.

    I'd take a spare tire! But the car did not come with one nor the equipment to change it. Suppose you can call your insurer or use that Tesla App.
     
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    That must be the case because mine came with the repair kit and I was confused as I thought it did NOT come with it.
     
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    Isn’t the tire repair kit the goop machine that won’t work with noise suppression foam lined tires that ships with all OEM tires?
     
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    New cars sold in Maryland must come with either a spare tire, run flat tires or a tire repair kit. I didn't get one at delivery because the kit was out of stock, but I called up my service center later and they gave me one for free.

    Source: 2010 Maryland Code :: TRANSPORTATION :: TITLE 22 - VEHICLE LAWS - EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES :: Subtitle 4 - Other Equipment :: Section 22-405.3 - Spare tires.
     
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    Sweet...Gotta get me one. Christmas is coming!!!

    Thanks for educating me.
     
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    Does the M3 even have a compartment in its trunk for a spare? or just a donut?
     
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    Inside the trunk there is another storage area below the trunk floor. I suppose you could put a donut there; not sure it would fit. You could lust lay a (spare) tire in the trunk area if you don't mind it taking up a lot of space.
     
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    Many people have reported that this compartment isn't large enough for a spare. If you want a spare, it's going to take up trunk space.
     
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    Never been able to understand how this product does not cause issues with the foam inside the tire? It's not even mention foam friendly.
     
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    I'm not sure. Luckily I haven't had to test it, and my tires will need replacement soon (with only 16k miles...sigh...) so I likely never will. It's probably better than nothing though.
     
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    I heard it leaves a mess inside the tire. Tire shops hate seeing it.
     
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    Not really. Just false hopes that it will work.
     
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    I hate that Slime stuff. Tire mechanics hate it, too, it makes a total mess on the wheel and can also mess up the TPMS sensor. I think you're better off with a tire plug kit and air pump.
     
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    I hate it to, and I do carry a plug kit, pump and a jack. But I also carry a can of slime too depending on circumstances it might be safer to use slime and I wouldn’t care if the tire and/or TPMS is ruined. My winter tires have no foam. And the Summer tires won’t have foam when they are replaced.
     
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    Are there any issues to putting run-flats on Model3? For MB and BMW, they are standard when new since there are no spare tires left in this world.
     

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