Tesla Servicing Explained
Posted on 21st February 2022
Tesla engineers continuously review maintenance recommendations to optimize the performance, reliability, durability, safety and resale value of your Tesla.
Unlike gasoline cars, Tesla cars require no traditional oil changes, fuel filters, spark plug replacements or emission checks. As electric cars, even brake pad replacements are rare because regenerative braking returns energy to the battery, significantly reducing wear on brakes.
Check your Owner’s Manual for latest maintenance recommendations for your Tesla.
Recommended Maintenance Service
Cabin Air Filter
Your Tesla is equipped with an air filter that prevents pollen, industrial fallout, road dust and other particles from entering through the vents. Tesla recommends the following cabin air filter replacement schedule:
Model 3 Tesla recommends replacing your cabin air filter every 2 years.
Model X Tesla recommends replacing your cabin air filter every 3 years.*
* For Model S and Model X vehicles produced in 2012-2020, Tesla recommends replacing the cabin air filter every 2 years.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter
If your Tesla is equipped with a HEPA filter, Tesla recommends replacing it every 3 years.
Tyre Rotation, Balance and Wheel Alignment
Tesla recommends rotating your tires every 6,250 miles or if tread depth difference is 2/32 in or greater, whichever comes first. Aggressive driving can lead to premature tire wear and may require more frequent tire service. Unbalanced and misaligned wheels affect handling, tire life and steering components. Refer to tire manufacturer's owner manuals and warranty documentation for additional details.
Brake Fluid Test
Tesla recommends testing your brake fluid for contamination every 2 years and replacing as needed.
Air Conditioning Service
Air conditioning service replaces the A/C desiccant bag for better longevity and efficiency of your air conditioning system. Tesla recommends following the following air conditioning service schedule:
Model 3 Tesla recommends an A/C desiccant bag replacement every 6 years.
Model X Tesla recommends an A/C desiccant bag replacement every 3 years.**
** Tesla recommends an A/C desiccant bag replacement every 2 years for Model S vehicles produced in 2012-2020 and every 4 years for Model X vehicles produced in 2012-2020.
Schedule Maintenance Service
Schedule a maintenance service appointment in the Tesla app.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my car require an annual maintenance service?
Your Tesla does not require annual maintenance or regular fluid changes. Check your Owner’s Manual for latest maintenance recommendations for your Tesla.
Do I have to take my car to a Tesla Service Centre?
With over-the-air software updates, remote diagnostics and the support of our Mobile Service technicians, the need to visit a Service Center is reduced. If your car does require service, you can schedule a service appointment in the Tesla app. If you choose to take your car to a non-Tesla shop for maintenance or repairs, coverage under your warranty could be affected if any problems occur.
If I choose not to service my Tesla car, will this void my warranty?
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Used Vehicle Limited Warranty will not be affected if recommended service is not performed.
Can I transfer my Tesla Maintenance Plan to the new owner if I sell my Tesla vehicle?
You can transfer the unused portion of your Tesla Maintenance Plan when you sell your car. The plan will transfer to the new owner when the car ownership transfer is processed through Tesla. Refer to your Maintenance Plan Terms and Conditions for more information.
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