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Discussion in 'Model S' started by medphys, Jan 27, 2017.

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  1. medphys

    medphys Member

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    Hi all,
    I was at Costco yesterday and asked the tire shop if they ever replaced tires on a Tesla. Answer was no. Has anyone ever used Costco for tire replacement?

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  2. n2mb_racing

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    I've had it done at my local Tesla service center. They are not very expensive. You may be able to buy tires on tirerack (if they are identical to OEM) and have them install them for not much per tire.
     
  3. ThosEM

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    Nope. Lately I always order them from TireRack, delivered to a nearby highly rated installer. I got disgusted with poor balance jobs that never seem to be as good as new. But when I compared the cost of that approach with letting Tesla do it, there was negligible difference. I think Tire Rack prices are as good as anyone's, even CostCo, but I haven't really tried because they don't show up as "highly rated" as installers with TireRack.
     
  4. Lump

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    Used a referral credit for my last set from Tesla but in the future I would consider Costco.

    Tesla's shows up in their system, they offer several Bridgestone - Turanza's but I have never heard of those


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  5. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    At about 35,000 my Primacy's were done and I used Costco to replace them with Turanza's. I liked them but I was told by a Tesla tech that they were louder than the Primacy. They lasted less than 40,000 miles and after trying to upgrade to the Goodyear's coming with all new cars without luck, I just had Tesla replace them with another set of Primacies at my annual service which was coming up in a few weeks.
    Mine might have been one of the first MS's that particular Costco worked on. They called California to see if there was anything special they had to do when putting it on the lift other than enabling tow mode (that's all).
    Costco has rotating $70 discounts between Michelin and Bridgestone so if it's not the month for the brand you want, just wait another month.
    Note that when trying to obtain the Goodyears from one of their shops, the tech used Tire Rack to research price and availability so although I've never used them personally, it seems like Tire Rack is the de facto standard for price.
     
  6. medphys

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    Thanks all for responding. Greatly appreciated. Will research both, Tirerack and Tesla.

    Thanks again
     
  7. Xminus6

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    I did on my Model S. I do believe the tires were a bit louder though as they weren't the ones with foam built in.
     
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    I actually just had my tires installed at costco last weekend. They have a pretty good deal on the michelins this month. $70 instant rebate if you buy 4 tires, plus another $60 if you order the tires online and have them shipped to the store. I had 4 Michelin pilot sport A/S 3+ Installed for $800 out the door.

    I'm in Orange County where Teslas are a dime a dozen though, and they said they had done a bunch of teslas before.
     
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  9. AEdennis

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    I have four Primacy's that I ordered (same models and sizes as on my car now)(the $70 off Michelin deal for 4 tires ends on the 29th (web))...

    Have an appointment to install them on Tuesday...

    Will report when I get them done.
     
  10. Gr8pursuit

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    Which Costco did you go to in the O.C.?
     
  11. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    From my cousin's blog about the time she got a flat tire:
     
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  12. eyespii

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    I went to the Costco in Tustin off Tustin Ranch Road.
     
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    I had mine down at Discount Tire recently. They put on the oem Goodyears for about $600 out the door. Convenient and quick. They were very careful with the car, understood the torque requirement, etc. All around I thought it was a solid experience.
     
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    I went to our local Discount tire and brought a set of rims that I bought at Tirerack, the TPMS sensors from Tesla, and purchased XIce tires from them. They mounted the XIce on the stock rims, took the goodyears and put them on the new rims.

    They were amazingly good at their service and made sure to do everything right. I double checked with them about the jack points and they used a floor trolly jack to lift my car. I verified the torque and they hand tightened it correctly. I will go back there for my tire needs no doubt. They were just fantastic.

    My total price for a second set of rims, and snow tires and sensors, and mounting / balancing 8 tires in total was approximately $2000.
     
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    I thought they're identical on the outside but I thought there's some kind of sound dampening insert in the tire for OEM.
     
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    I have not noticed any difference in sound levels with the new goodyears with the foam cores. FYI.
     
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    i had costco mount Michelin X-Ice3 snow tires on a set of takeoff 19" slipstreams with TPMS obtained from local Tesla service center. The tires had to be custom ordered and as earlier poster mentioned, I waited for $70 discount. I made sure they knew about the lift points. Everything was fine except I had to increase tire pressure to 45psi.
     
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    Been to the local Costco three times on 3 different Teslas - a wheel is a wheel. Also you can't beat their road hazard warranty, which Tesla does not offer.
     
  19. AEdennis

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    Just had our Model S 19" Standard Primacy replaced today at Costco in Huntington Beach... Ordered online and delivered a week or so ago.

    I have an appointment scheduled for 1pm tomorrow, but decided to try my hand at will-call install on Friday. The wait was 3-4 hours on Friday... Skipped that, tried again today and the wait was the same... Decided to leave the car there for the work.

    Car was completed, had to remind them to keep the covers for the valve stems otherwise, they would have replaced it with the funky green ones they use to indicate Nitrogen filled tires...

    Additionally, I have wheel rash on the passenger side tires, so I asked them to keep those on that side and they did.

    Double checked the wheel torque figures that they had for my standard S Primacy's and they indicated 129 foot lbs (175 Newton meters) as Tesla recommends. The tires are warranted for 30,000 miles from the Costco Website.
     
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    #20 sorka, Jan 30, 2017
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    Just had costco install the A/S 3s last weekend for $867 out the door. I'm in CA so there was $60 something in sales tax.

    Note, if you don't proactively take steps to ensure that Costco lifts the car properly, they will dent you're battery casing at best and possibly do real damage to it at worst.

    I installed 4 home made lift pads (about 2 hours to make) and then they had *me* do the alignment of the lift arms. Went off without any issues.

    Excuse the dirt. The car just came back from a ski trip.

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