Model 3

Tire rotation on a Model 3

edited November -1 in Model 3
Hi,

I have a Tesla Model 3 and it is due for its first tire rotation. Do I need to take it to a Tesla Service center or can I take it to a local mechanic? Any suggestions? Also, what is the usual price for tire rotation for Model 3?
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  • edited March 2019
    I paid 62.5+tax at Tesla,
    I understand that Costco can do it for $25 - assuming they have the piece needed to lift the Model 3 in shop
  • edited March 2019
    Go to a local tire shop.
  • edited March 2019
    The Tesla mobile service came to my job and rotated my tires here in Dallas, TX. I was going to take it to discount tire but I changed my mind.
  • edited March 2019
    I just had it done yesterday at our local place (Jack Furrier's). I opened up the manual to show them the proper lift points and 10 minutes later it was finished and for free.
  • edited March 2019
    At that price, I’d go to Tesla.

    My local Costco installed 4 new tires on my wife’s Mini. That had the balance off and the car drove horribly. I had to take it back for rebalancing. If they can’t get a regular ICE car right, I wouldn’t trust them with my Tesla.
  • edited March 2019
    Does the car tell you when you hit the miles and need a tire rotation?
  • edited March 2019
    No, but the manual tells you.. (6250mi)
  • edited March 2019
    Mobile service did our first one free.
  • edited March 2019
    American Tire rotated mine for free. 7,500 miles and even wear all around (7/32).
  • edited March 2019
    I was parked at the Super Charger when a Tesla Repairman pulled up. He thought for Oregon the price was around $75 for the rotation. He looked at my car with 6,000 miles on it and noticed I am basically at 8/32 for all tires, front and back , so he said I have no real reason to rotate at this time. He said they would come to my home to rotate the tires. Otherwise, what I have read on-line is that one can buy the "hockey pucks' that insert into the appropriate place, and then a tire dealer, or someone else or yourself could do it. They need to read the instructions first on how to do it, as trying to save a dollar could get real expensive if it were botched and messed up your battery.
  • edited March 2019
    I'm doing. Mine tomorrow in my garage.
  • edited March 2019
    Tesla service center did mine, along with a frunk adjustment for which there was a service bulletin. Less than an hour for both. No charge to me.
  • edited March 2019
    Service center did mine. Around $70. Had it done there only for the experience and for my Dual Motor badge.
  • edited March 2019
    $27 at Costco. They didn’t have the actual adapter for the Model 3 but showed me what was a little wider than a hockey puck and it worked fine. I showed them where all the lifting points were for good measure. Balanced and then filled with Nitrogen.
  • edited March 2019
    Just had my first tire rotation done by Tesla Mobile Services. It is free for the first time depending on your VIN, then $68 afterwards. The mobile services also adjusted the frunk latch for me, which I guess is the reason why tire rotation id also free.by my VIN (37XXX)

    The rotation is straight front-back swap, only one jack at the front lifted the two tires on one side so it is very easy. Torque is 135 ftlb.

    The process took about 25 minutes and very pleasant except we caught into rain on the last minutes.
  • edited March 2019
    Those that get free rotation do you ask for a quote first or you just make an appointment and then at the end they don’t charge you?
  • I live 400 miles from the nearest Tesla service center. Mobile tech rotated my tires for free and said it would remain free as long as I was still 400 miles from a service center.

    SC is scheduled to open in New Orleans this year. Once that one opens I’ll only be 100 miles from a service center. I expect I’ll have to pay after that.
  • edited March 2019
    When I rotate the tires on my RWD (19" OEM), I'll be using the rearward cross pattern. The tires are not directional. I believe the 18" OEM's are also not directional.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=43
  • Did mine myself for the first time last weekend--easy peasy. A floor jack and battery-powered impact wrench helped to speed things along. Maybe 30 minutes for a basic front-to-rear swap including a lookup in the manual for the jack points. And got a good look at the rotors, brakes, etc.

    Plan to rotate the tires on my wife's Model 3 this weekend when temps hit the 60's here in Maryland.
  • edited March 2019
    As a first tire rotation. I went to tesla. Toole them literally 5 minutes, they didn't even check the pressure because I had to drive back and make them fix it.

    Next rotation, it. Will. Be Mavis or costco
  • edited March 2019
    I took mine to Discount Tire at 11,000 miles. No charge.
  • edited March 2019
    Do any Tesla models come with a jack or a spare tire?
  • edited March 2019
    Free at America's Tire, in and out in about 20 mins. with an appointment. If you go anywhere other than Tesla though, make sure they use proper jack pads, otherwise it could dent or damage the underside of the car - including the battery cover. Example: https://www.reverselogic.us/shop.html#!/Jack-Pad-for-Tesla-Model-3/p/102248217/category=28120348
  • edited March 2019
    Just putting this out there, you only need to rotate the tires if there is a need to vs by a set mile point. Go to your local auto parts store and buy a tread depth gauge and every 6,000 miles compare the fronts to the rears. If the rear tread is lower than the fronts, then rotate. On RWD cars, the rears will wear faster than the fronts. On the AWD versions, they should wearing evenly negating the the need for rotation.
  • edited March 2019
    I made an appointment at the service center for this. They called me and recommended that I go to a local tire shop. I did that and got the tires balanced and aligned and rotated for $150.
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