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Tire Rotation is Free

I'm sorry if this has been posted elsewhere,, but I know there was some confusion about whether or not tire rotation was included with the yearly maintenance. I spoke to my local service department yesterday, and it is recommended (with the 21's) every 6500 miles and will be done free of charge, assuming you bring the car in for the yearly maintenance when it is due. Now obviously they have no way of enforcing that, but for those of you that were wondering, there you go. Tire rotation is free. I hope that helps.

It's also free at most big-box retail chain tire stores like America's Tire/Discount Tire. Just make sure they know to use the jack points so as not to damage the battery and that the lug nut torque is 130.

Just go to the goodyear store and get free tire rotation http://www.goodyear.ca/en-CA/tires/tire-shop/all
all goodyear tires get free tire rotation from goodyear

Free tire rotation from goodyear Back in the day LOL
maybe not now ? 42

Unless you live next to the shop it is quicker to rotate your own tires. All you need is a jack stand and 20 min.

Are there any issues/concerns with a "normal" shop putting the Model S on a lift? I assume not, but just want to make sure I don't end up with any issues.

@murraypetera - And a torque wrench, if you want to do it properly. You don't want to under-tighten those lug nuts and have them come off!

@rochec - That depends on the type of lift, I think. A drive-on lift that supports the car by the tires is fine, of course, but that's no good for tire changes. The owner's manual says to make sure you use the jack points to avoid damaging the battery pack. If the lift has adjustable lift points and they set them properly you should be fine. My tire store opted to use their floor jack instead, just to be safe.

Just made appointment to bring my Sig vehicle with 21" tires for 6K rotation at Dania Beach service center next week. Was advised that rotation will cost $75. I am OK with that, would rather have service center do it, but there is some conflicting info. as to cost.

@jdb
Have you purchased one of the prepaid service plans? It's my understanding that tire rotations are free if a service plan (4 or 4+4 years) has been purchased.

Thanks for your response eAdopter. Only "plan" that I have bought is the $900 tire and rim insurance, which was probably a mistake. Do not want to sound uninformed but have not been offered and am not familiar with the "prepaid service plans" despite havng my sig vehicle last five months.

@jdb,
Check you "https://www.teslamotors.com/mytesla" page. It should have a big red button that says [SERVICES SIGN UP].

@Schlermlie, thanks for suggestion, but only service plan offered on my site is the tire and rim insurance. Suspect that service plans only being offered in some States, or conversely, not being offered in some jurisdictions such as Florida.

@jbd
Even more likely (since you are a sig owner) is that you missed the cutoff date to purchase which was the end of April

My services sign up button is still there, and my signuo deadline also passed April 30. I suspect it is indeed a state related issue.

I have the 4+4 service plan. San Diego Service Center will not rotate for free. $30 for rotation. $60 for rotation and balance.

The US Goodyear site says:
Present the warranty brochure provided by the dealer at time of purchase at any Tire & Service Network location for a free tire rotation every 6 months or 6,000 miles. (Vehicles requiring mounting or demounting of tires to perform rotation excluded.)

Did I get the warranty brochure? I can't find it.

tork, service plans are not allowed in the state of Florida.

Checked with ownership and they sent me a copy of the Goodyear Warranty which says they do free rotations at 6,000 mile intervals. The email I got also said "Tesla service centers will also provide complimentary tire rotations every 6,000 miles provided that the annual service has been kept on schedule (annually or every 12,500 miles)."

@Mel - not allowed, or just not available yet? Is there a Florida law that prohibits it? Ownership couldn't tell me when the service plans would be available, but they didn't say that they wouldn't.

I recently checked whether tire rotation can be done by Rangers, and it cannot. So you have to bring it into a service center. I also got the 6K free when keeping up rest of service reply.

nickjhowe, I believe that Tesla is trying to work this out with the state of Florida. I do not have anything in writing, but you know that we cannot buy a service agreement and Tesla will take care of us untill they can sell us the service agreement. I do not have an answer to your question.,but will have my tires rotated and will see if there is a charge.

I brought my Model S at 7700 miles to the local America's tire for a free rotation. 45 miles each way to the Fremont Service center was not worth it for rotation and who knows how long of a wait. America's tire said rebalance was extra, but free if I purchased their road hazard warranty on the original tires I had, so I went for the $84 (for all 4 tires) warranty. On initial inspection, there was not too much wear on the 19" Goodyear RS-A2 and they thought I could get 40K miles out of them.

10 minutes later, they had used floor jacks at each jack point and they found an IMPACT BUBBLE on the rear left tire. Good thing I had purchased that warranty as it now covered the $148 replacement tire!

@mel - thx.

@SMD...yeah, I love those guys. As long as you buy the warranty before the rotation, whatever they find is covered. Saved my butt a couple of times!

Wheel Works will also sell a tire warranty package (just bought mine) which includes rotation and balancing with road hazard coverage.

Quick update, took my sig MS for 6K mile tire rotation to Dania Beach service center this morning, no charge for rotation since it was initial rotation. They also installed parcel shelf. As an aside, have been taking cars to dealers and garages for service for many years and never thought that the visits could be enjoyable, but TM is setting new standards for friendly service, enoyed the visit and chance to chat with the Tesla people. Great group. Thanks TM.

inverts, I spoke to Ownership today and was told that Rangers ARE equipped to do tire rotation but not mounting, balancing or alignment. They said they will normally not make a special trip for it but will do it in conjunction with other work. They also confirmed that 6000K rotations were free.

The original posting in this thread implied that the 6000 mile tire rotation was specific to 21" rims. Does anyone know if the details of this discussion also apply to those of us with 19" wheels?

I had my initial rotation done, was charged $60 at Rockville SC

Rajib, do you have the maintenance plan? I do, and had a rotation and alignment done on my car in November at the Rockville Service Center. I was not charged for either the rotation or alignment. I expected to pay for this but was told it was free because I have the maintenance plan.

@Rajib...I was told my Sunnyvale and Fremont service center that the first tire rotation is free (without annual service plan). had mine done at 6000 miles.


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