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Tire rotation

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Redtsla, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Redtsla

    Redtsla New Member

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    Are there any established tire shops around Tampa that I can take my model S to rotate tires? Shops that have worked with Tesla's and know where the jack points are without damaging the battery.
     
  2. jerry33

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

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    I've never had a problem with tire shops and jack points--just make them aware of it. The major problem is the lug nuts. They are covered with an aluminum shell and are damaged if an impact wrench is used. A new set is $100.
     
  3. patrick40363

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    America's tire woks on Tesla and knows the specs.
     
  4. Science->Truth

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    This is very helpful, important info. Can you say a bit more on exactly how to avoid damage? Use manual, old style t-bar wrench? Does every tire shop have them?
     
  5. jerry33

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

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    I avoid the damage by doing myself (or the SC does it during the annual maintenance). I use a breaker bar, a torque wrench, a substantial jack, Jackpoint jack stands, and a couple of hockey pucks. Use only 6 point 21mm sockets.

    The better tire shops will only use the impact wrench to spin the lug nuts off after they are loose.
     
  6. Redtsla

    Redtsla New Member

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    Thanks guys...very helpful.
     
  7. Fanatic1

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    Tesla will rotate your tires for free every 5000 miles.
     
  8. jerry33

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

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    I think this varies by SC. I've seen posts where some won't.
     
  9. Science->Truth

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    Really helpful. Thanks much, jerry33.
     

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