Tire change

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How much does it cost to fix a flat tire in a Tesla Model S

February 28, 2020

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?

Past Tesletter articles

Best Model 3 compatible tires v2

We included the first version of this table a few week ago. Now the author has improved it with a lot of feedback from the community. Even if you are not shopping for tires it is worth bookmarking this link.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #77

Comparison of best Model 3 compatible tires (18'', 19'', 20'')

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!

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From issue #73

Fixing a nail in the tire at Costco

It turns out at Costco they can patch your tire after removing a nail for just $11. But, will they know what they’re doing? Do they touch a lot of Telas?

Read more: TMC Forum

From issue #20

How to jack up your M3 when doing a wheel change

The Model 3 has small jack points, messing up when changing the tires could puncture the battery liner. How should it be done?

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From issue #13

I spend more (money) on tires than fuel

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.

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From issue #67

M3 complete wheel swap guide summer / winter

Plus rotation and TPMS programming. Winter is coming! And depending on where you live the need to swap your tires, here is how to do that for the Model 3

From issue #29

Michelin CrossClimate+ 18 tires for the Model 3: Yay or Nay?

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!

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From issue #100

PSA: If your Model 3 original tires are wearing quickly, NTB offered a warranty credit

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.

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From issue #82

What to do if you get a flat tire in your Tesla

Is it considered an emergency? Will Tesla repair it? How much does it cost? I hope you don’t have to get through this, but if you do, here is Tesla Raj’s experience.

From issue #99

When should you change your tires?

It’ll depend on your tires and brand, but most Tesla owners say they change tires between 30k and 35k miles.

Read more: TMC Forum

From issue #23