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Service Center cost for tire rotation/balance

Service Center cost for tire rotation/balance

Since I could not get a straight answer online about the cost for the recommended 6,250 mile rotation, I did the inevitable - waited nearly an hour on hold (with two customer care reps, the first of which left me hanging while he went to find the answer but disconnected me instead.) I've read it costs nothing, or $50, or $75 or $150. So, if I had the service center in San Diego do the work it would cost $157.50 for a tire rotation and balance. The rep forgot to separate my question into 2 parts and I wasn't going to wait any longer for the tire rotation cost without the balance. I called my local auto repair/tire shop here in Ramona, CA and they will do it all for half that and will torque to specs. I purchased 4 jack pads on eBay and will take them with me. BTW, both Tesla reps suggested I try to find a local shop that will do the work. That tells me it's not a high priority for Tesla to do routine service like this, which could explain the exorbitant cost.

jordanrichard | December 6, 2018

You don’t need to get your tires rebalanced every time you get the tires rotated. Additionally you don’t get your tires rotated every 6K, you get your tire wear checked every 6K and only rotate if needed.

Also if you want to talk directly with your service center, instead of selecting #1 to schedule service, select #2 which will get you through to your service center. #1 goes to a call center in NV.

Lastly, in almost 5 years, 134,000 mile sI have never paid for a tire rotation.

Yodrak. | December 6, 2018

Real men rotate their own tires. And change their own oil and brake pads, if they own ICEVs.

Real real men can replace brake shoes, adjust spark plug and distributer gaps, replace clutch disks, drive shafts, U-joints, rusted exhaust systems, shock absorbers and springs, and MAGA.

Real men do not replace cabin air filters, they throw them away and breath real air.

Just sayin'.

EVRider | December 7, 2018

You can’t get a definitive answer because it varies by service center. I didn’t get charged to rotate my tires, but other owners have been charged.

ravisundaramam | December 7, 2018

The motor rotates my tire, so much so it goes to 60 mph in 5 seconds....

Well I got charged 75$. They washed and vacuumed the car too. So thats worth 20$. I got them to do a hard reset on the car to get the battery range calibration reset.