here is my invoice $31.00 Tire Rotation Job #1I don't think the second statement is correct, or realistic. Tesla's intention is that owners pay Tesla $200 for tire rotation? I don't think they do. I know that's what they charge, but that's insane and basically intended to send customers elsewhere for such a simple task.
And therefore I don't think the first statement is correct.
Go buy actual hockey pucks for $1 each.
I think I read somewhere it was like $70
They will not work on a shop lift, by the typical crew.
You need to attach them to the car so they are in the right position. If you are using a jack it’s not as hard to fiddle with a puck. But the ones with the nub to stay in place makes it idiot proof.
No shop is gonna fiddle with 4 pucks and bring the lift a half inch away and adjust each one.
There is a reason why folks pay a whole $20 for the proper ones.
And if you just hand them to the shop there is a good chance they won’t bother even use them or even know what they are for.
If you want it done right. Install them YOURSELF before handing over the keys and cross your fingers they position the lift arms under them.
Why does a $60k car that differs from all other cars in that it needs these pucks just in order to lift it without damage not come with them included
The argument we see on here that “I paid $60k for a car, so it should have this or that”, is such a entitled statement.
You bought the car as is.
Whatever! Throw around “entitled“ if you like to judge. (And BTW your quote is not a real quote, it’s your version of what I said.) I guess no suggestions/ideas/complaints allowed these days or you’re entitled. And no venting. I mean why would you do that on an owner forum.
My point was $20 compared to $60k seems worth including since it’s a pretty unique and annoying quirk. The M3 is a much more practical car than a Porsche or Corvette, and I don’t think Model 3 owners welcome this hassle. Raise the car price $20 for all I care. But it sucks when you find out you need these things and don’t have them on hand.
“You bought the car as is.” Actually, I didn’t, it has a warranty, though that has nothing to do with hockey pucks. I never suggested Tesla legally owes me this or that. I do suggest this annoyance burns a tiny piece of goodwill.
your mostly right, I go to SC, for more than just tire rotation. that time I also need a new fob. If you can just do tire rotation when you need other work done. Have Tesla do the tire rotation, not a discount place.Try ONLY doing tire rotation. Lots of shops have minimums.
Fake news. Tesla does not use pucks; they would sell them if they did. Use them if you want but they are not required. Careless technicians will damage cars regardless. Spent a minute showing my local shop how to find the lift points and now they say Yes to Teslas.said I need the hockey pucks
Fake news. Tesla does not use pucks; they would sell them if they did. Use them if you want but they are not required. Careless technicians will damage cars regardless. Spent a minute showing my local shop how to find the lift points and now they say Yes to Teslas.
it maybe easy to do, but why go to discount tire place or do it yourself, Tesla does it for $31.00, why take any risk, for damage.
here is what I paid, and here is what I follow on my car 2017 MS 75 bought new,I've seen quotes ranging from roughly $0.00 to $200 for Tesla to do it in different locations posted here.
Costs seem to vary widely.
That said, for AWD cars especially if you keep proper inflation, any rotation charge much higher than free is likely a waste of money according to many experts on the topic... (including both the Car Talk guys and car companies like BMW)