- Jan 31, 2015
Yes it does...
Looks like it's less work than changing the bioweapon mode filter in the Model S:Wow. That does not look like anything I would personally want to tackle. On my Lexus I just opened the glove compartment and slid out the filter. There were no panels to remove, no screws to pull out, no wires to unclip. That’s just a pain in the butt to get to.
It does, to the lower right inside the center console.The Model 3 doesn't have a cabin filter.
You've been ninja'd. When do I maintain my Model 3?It does, to the lower right inside the center console.
You've been ninja'd. When do I maintain my Model 3?
Any word on what Tesla prices replacements at, assuming they'll sell one to you? Have any 3rd party replacement parts shown up yet?
If the cabin filters are like every other car I’ve owned, the part will be available on Amazon or at Walmart for $5 to $10.
some cars have the filter under the glove box - but many have it in a similar position to the Tesla - I changed that on Mazda 3, Acura MDX. Yes, a bit more involved - but certainly DIYable ,,
yeah - other than that - wiper blades (when needed), tire rotation (every 5-10K perhaps / as needed), brake fluid they claim 2 years - and in humid climates - maybe - but you could test the fluid to see if it really needs that - and a Motive Fluid bleeder is cheap and again is an easy DIY if you are going to rotate your own tires.
Battery coolant - need to do that at the service center at 4 years to maintain battery warranty - but I plan to do all the other routine stuff above myself ...
Tesla said:Does my car require an annual maintenance service?
Your Tesla does not require annual maintenance and regular fluid changes. Please check your Owner’s Manual for latest maintenance recommendations for your Tesla.
If I choose not to service my Tesla car, will this void my warranty?
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Used Vehicle Limited Warranty will not be affected if recommended service is not performed.
Tire rotation around 6K milesWhen will my first maintenance be for Model 3, it's at 4665 miles as of now, checking on the app. I took delivery Dec 31, so it's been 3 months of use.
The Tesla range is excellent, I can def do round trips to places 2-3 hours away and make it back home with only 90% to start. At this rate, I'm driving this car alot more than my BMW M3, which only had 36k miles in the time I owned it from Dec 2012 till sold in 2019. There were other factors, like still driving an older Lexus that I put more miles on. I feel alot less calculative about how far I drive since I don't need to ever stop for gas, or even to charge up.
How do you know when you need to do maintenance, will there be a notification on car that maintenance is needed? Like through car or app?
Will maintenance be cheaper than a gas based car, and hopefully less things to fix around?
You don't ever need to do any maintenance to keep the warranty. Nor is the coolant thing even mentioned as a required item anymore.
Only "replace every X years" items listed anymore are:
cabin filter (2-3 years depending on type/model)
AC desiccant (every 2, 4, or 6 years depending on model)
That's it. And recommend you check brake fluid every 2 then change as needed.
The coolant and brake fluid is still in the user manual as needing to be replaced on a schedule. So they will need to remove it from there if they are actually changing that requirement. Especially since that webpage tells you to check your manual for the latest.
I would think you are good to 100,000 miles on the differential. Likely much longer as for most cars the fluid lasts the life of the vehicle.I'm concerned about the differential fluid and filter needing changed, they should check it.
The manual is routinely out of date (and predates the updated page I linked to)
So until my user manual is changed, the brake fluid and battery coolant intervals are valid.
Coming from being a long time Lexus owner, those prices seems very reasonable. I used to pay a minimum of $300 for a 5,000 mile oil change.
You don't have to do the maintenance to maintain your warranty,