Tesla recommends tire rotation, balance and wheel alignment after 10,000-12,000 miles. As per how long will the tires last before you need to change them, I had a little bit over 20,000 miles in my Model S when I changed them.
Are Tesla tires different than regular tires? Tesla tires are built to optimize performance, safety, reliability and durability. Tesla tires are also 'acoustically insulated' which means they are some of the quietest in the market.
When in need of a tire change, and depending on where you are located, Costco, America's Tire, Discount Tire, amongst others, can serve you. I used Tesla's Mobile Service and was very pleased with the experience.
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I got a flat tire on my Model S' rear right tire the other day. What do you do without a spare tire and how much does it cost to replace a tire in a Tesla Model S?
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Shopping for tires? Well, even if you aren’t, I think you should keep this link. Reddit user twinbee has created this really useful table of tires from each tire category using the Tirerack.com. Great resource for Model 3 owners!
Read more: RedditFrom issue #73
Need a safe jack to get ready for swapping winter tires? We got you. A Tesla-specific jack pad is included with each stand. Fits Tesla’s official lifting point for Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. Purchase 2 and get FREE shipping. Easy peasy.From issue #127
After two years of owning a Model S, this owner has spent more money per mile on tires than on electricity. These are his calculations:
- Tires: $1300/40k mi = 3.25 cents/mi
- Electricity: $0.07/kWh * 1 kWh/3 mi = 2.3 cents/mi
As one of the comments mentioned when he or she complained about the cost of replacing the performance tires… “you gotta pay to play.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #67
Paul Braren has done extensive research to compare the OE Michelin Primacy MXM4 Acoustic and the CrossClimate+ tires and has reached to the conclusion that the CrossClimate+ might factor in a ~10% range loss. They’re better in snow & rain, protect rims, cost less, but reduce range. Thank you for sharing!
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #100
EThis user’s Model 3 tires were down to 3/32” after 18k miles, in other words, it was time for him to get new tires. It turns out that the Michelin Primacy MXM4s that come standard with the car have a mileage warranty. He was able to save $400 by using NTB.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #82
Every time that I’ve got change my tires/wheels I get overwhelmed with options. i1Tesla shares his views on what’s better and compares a few options while talking about performance, efficiency, cost, longevity, brands, etc. Thank you, Brian, for helping us see the light!From issue #120
Contrary to early reports they are 100% auto-learning, no pre-programming required. No TPMS reset button so when you swap your tires just start driving and the tire pressure will auto-learn.From issue #138
Informational video on proper tire rotation on a Tesla Model 3 Performance (AWD) along with rims and calipers cleaning. If you’re giving this a try at home, remember to always be careful and if you’re not sure what you’re doing, just leave it for the experts.
BTW, if you’re looking for a safe jack, here’s one we recommend.From issue #123