Model S

tire question

edited November -1 in Model S
In September 2017 we bought a new S. There is about 13,300 miles on the car and original tires. I have been somewhat anal with the tires----never had been with any other car, but for some reason I have been with the Tesla. By anal, I mean I measure the pressure about 10 times a year as the temperatures change here in New England, and I have been adjusting the air pressure accordingly.

Today I was at the SC (again just fantastic service* was received at the Dedham, MA SC), and the technician told me I would probably make it thru the winter with the tires, and when I returned in a few months for my annual check-up, they could look at them again and maybe rotate them.

This got me thinking, what type of mileage should one expect with the OEM tires----with no aggressive driving from a stop; the normal utilization of the great performance these cars offer when merging onto the highway and switching lanes?

Being as anal as I have been, I was hoping to get 25k to 30K. If it much less, so be it---no complaints from me as I love the car so much; however, I am curious as to what is considered 'normal.'

* The service was just great. My trunk wouldn't close when either of the front windows were open (go figure). About two weeks ago I swung into the SC and 2-3 folks spent 15-20 minutes trying to figure it out. Appointment was made for today when they replaced the liftgate latch power relay and the cinching actuator and made some adjustments to things. I showed up 45 minute early, and they took the car in right away and finished before my scheduled start time. Initially, they didn't think the new parts fixed the problem and offered me several options (they would give me a loaner for the day; I could wait until a seasoned technician was free to work on it; I could make an appointment for next Wednesday, as I requested, and they would give me a loaner then). As we were finalizing a time for next Wednesday the newer technician approached us and said he made an adjustment to something---and the car was now fixed. Before they brought the car around I watched them in the repair area working on my car-------putting in windshield wiper fluid; checking the tire pressure and tires; checking out the frunk to ensure it opened and closed OK; etc., etc. They asked if I wanted it washed, and I declined as I have opti-coat on parts and Xpel on most of the car.

Made a note to myself to stop in next week with goodies from the bakery.
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Comments

  • edited November -1
    My current Michelin Primacy's were put on at 133k. I'm at 165k now. Looks like I'll get about 40k miles out of this set.
  • edited July 2019
    You 19” you!

    ;-)
  • edited November -1
    I got 40K miles off the Goodyear Eagle RSA/2 with no rotations on a RWD S60. Yup, those precious 19" for a quarter of the price of Primacy...
  • edited November -1
    The original tires on my s 90 d. Only lasted 13000 miles of medium aggressive miles.
  • edited July 2019
    I got 30 K miles with my S100D on the original Goodyear tires which have the sound deadening technology.. I tend to be a lead foot and that was twice what I normally could expect from the Michelins Sports on my previous BMW's and MBs. Interestingly my wife got also got 30K miles on her S75, and she is not a lead foot. We both opted for the Goodyears for replacements.
  • edited November -1
    2013 85S 74,000miles

    On my second set of Michelin Primacy ‘s.
    Will change get my third set around 80,000
    miles.
  • edited July 2019
    41K on the original Goodyear's with 3/32 left. Just replaced with same. What a difference new tires make! 2017 S75D.
  • edited July 2019
    41K on the original Goodyear's with 3/32 left. Just replaced with same. What a difference new tires make! 2017 S75D.
  • edited July 2019
    jacques----I have the s 90 d as well. What did you get for replacement tires---are you happy with them?
  • edited July 2019
    My car was a demo car for 3 months and 1500 miles, so I'll bet it was launched a lot. Rears went at 25k, but fronts now at 30k with 4/32 left. OEM Michelin Primacies.
  • edited November -1
    Lead foot doesn't wear tires in a Tesla. EV traction control is too effective to allow smoky burnouts or any significant slippage at all.
  • edited July 2019
    ^^^^ This is not true.
  • edited November -1
    Ditto @Bill.

    Imagine shifting 5,000 lbs of pressure from the front to back and vice versa. Do it a few hundred times and your tires will get shredded prematurely.
  • edited July 2019
    Tread lightly
  • edited July 2019
    Don't tread on me
  • edited November -1
    You guys are dreaming. Semis put enormous weight on their tires and don't "shred" them. If the tires aren't scrubbing against the pavement due to slippage or poor toe alignment, they aren't wearing excessively.
  • edited July 2019
    Sounds like you've never seen a semi shredding one of the massive tires on the highway.

    It was a terrifying event, especially if you were behind the big rig going 80+ and the dang driver didn't event notice the debris field he left behind. I had to cut across multiple lanes and waived him over like a mad man to get his attention.

    The more weight you shift erratically, the more stress you expose the tires to. Just ask all those poor souls with 10K or less on their tires.
  • edited July 2019
    Event/even...
  • edited November -1
    "Semis put enormous weight on their tires and don't "shred" them"

    On my recent ten thousand mile road trip it seemed like there was a shredded semi tread on the shoulder every few miles, even had to dodge a few still in the roadway. I saw highway maintenance crews with truckloads of shredded semi tires they had picked up.
  • edited November -1
    Semis have 18 tires and often lose pressure in one without noticing. This makes it get very hot and melt, hence the "shredded" tires all over the highway. It's not the weight.
  • edited November -1
    If poor souls get less than 10K miles on tires, their toe is way out of alignment.
  • edited November -1
    Ever met any spirited drivers who track their cars? Ask those drivers how many track meets they last. Now ask the same quest to MS/M3 drivers who take their cars to track meets.
  • edited July 2019
    Hard cornering will def wear out tires, I am sure the car as a demo saw some of that. Hard launches too. Just because a tire does not leave rubber behind does not mean there is not an increase in wear due to increase loading.
  • edited July 2019
    Hard cornering will def wear out tires, I am sure the car as a demo saw some of that. Hard launches too. Just because a tire does not leave rubber behind does not mean there is not an increase in wear due to increase loading.
  • edited November -1
    @bishoppeak- Wrong! I don't "burn rubber" but I get 12K miles on my 19s OEM Michelins. How long do you think the tires would last driving in a straight line at 300MPH (it the car could do it)? It's all about friction, heat, weight...
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