Submitted by ddrmadness on Fri, 2017-07-14 10:34
The cost of the prepaid maintenance plans for a tesla model s seems rather high for a vehicle that supposedly needs substantially less maintenance than an ICE car due to the electric drivetrain. Looking at Tesla's own website, the cost of a prepaid 4 year maintenance plan is $2325. However, if I look at Mercedes Benz website, the price for a prepaid 4-year maintenance plan on a Mercedes S550 sedan is $1875, and only if I bump it up to the AMG S63 sedan does it even match the tesla's cost at $2375. Granted, Tesla's prepaid plan comes with 50,000 miles where as Mercedes only comes with 40,000, but I would expect to see much more of a reduction here.
What are your personal experiences with the cost of maintenance?