Tire & Rim service plan

Tire & Rim service plan

The tire and rim service plan is described on the sign up sheet as 4 years or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first. The Service page which fully describes all of the service plans says 4 years or 50,000 miles. Tat's quite a difference! I'll sign up for the latter, but not the former.

bradslee | March 23, 2013

12,5000 miles/4 yr for tire/wheel protection plan should be a typo. The correct coverage should be 50K/4.

geekydon | March 23, 2013

I understand the arithmetic, but that's what they're asking you to sign up for.

ravindragade | March 23, 2013

I sent Tesla a note regarding this discrepancy. Hopefully it will corrected in the next 15 days (I have until then to buy the insurance)

Carefree | March 23, 2013

Does this insurance cover scraping of the wheels (curb rash)? If that's the case I might get it - otherwise it makes little sense where I live.

bostoncde | March 23, 2013

So I am getting the 19 inch wheels which are Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 245/45R19 which cost $145 on tire rack. Town Fair Tire offers lifetime tire replacement for $10-$15 per tire. So I really don't see how this deal makes sense. Rims, outside of scraping them you would really have to mess them up to need to be replaced. Am i missing something?

garyrudolph | March 23, 2013

They only insure the original tires up to a depth of 2/32" so I think the 12,500 mileage limit makes sense. It also doesn't cover cosmetic damage, so all in all seems like a bad policy. Maybe if they insured the rims for 4 years 50,000 miles it would almost make sense.

carlf9121 | March 23, 2013

If you check at, the "Tire and Wheel Program" states coverage is for four years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first). The description in the Service link of 12,500 miles is in error.

bradslee | March 23, 2013

TM has removed the incorrect coverage info on Owners' service sign up page.

Manta | March 24, 2013

I called Tesla about another issue I have with the policy as written and was told to check back later after they sort out more of the details.

My car came with the 21” Performance set, but I purchased Tesla's 19" winter tire set because it's pretty much a necessity in the Northeast. According to the contract, only the 21s that were delivered with the car are covered and the 19s are considered aftermarket, even though wheels, tires, and tire changes are all done through Tesla. I'm really hoping they change their position on this, since I can't order insurance on the 19s even if wanted to (it's not an option on MyTesla).

tesla-ss | March 24, 2013

Carefree: Reading the exclusions in the policy, they don't cover any cosmetic damage - unless it affects vehicle stability. Curb wheel scrapes would be considered cosmetic. I have 21" greys and scraped a small area on the top of the rim. Will check with the service center in Fremont on Sat when I take it in to get the wind noise looked at.