Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by John Robinson
Any car requires regular maintenance, and Teslas are no different, but how does the maintenance differ from a conventional vehicle? If you have recently purchased a Tesla and wondering how to keep it running smoothly with no issues, then this easy guide will help you to service your Tesla properly and keep it running well for years to come.
While teslas have fewer moving parts and require less maintenance than gas-powered engines, there are still considerations you need to make in order to keep your Tesla in good road condition. Normal vehicles require regular oil and fluid changes, but that is not the case for your Tesla.
Here is what to keep in mind to keep your Tesla in good condition
1. Remote Diagnostics and Software Upgrades
Your Tesla is designed to automatically run diagnostics on its computer systems, and software updates are built into the Tesla computers. This allows your vehicle to upgrade its software as needed, and notify you if something has gone wrong. This is a great feature of the Tesla and allows you to make fewer trips to service departments and spend more time on the road enjoying your vehicle.
2. Replace Cabin Air Filters
Cabin air filters will need to be replaced on your vehicle every 2 to 3 years, depending on your model. Your vehicle owner’s manual will inform you of the replacement schedule that is suggested for your model, and you can easily follow it by scheduling your appointments through the Tesla application. This keeps your cabin air fresh, protecting you from dirt, dust, and road particles.
3. Tire Rotation, Alignment, and Balance
Ensuring your tires are cared for properly will lead to a better driving vehicle, so it is important to maintain this schedule. Understanding proper tire rotation for Teslas is one of the most important factors to maintaining a smooth drive, with no pulling or shuddering of your vehicle. The tires on a Tesla are one of the moving parts that need to be inspected and replaced regularly and depending on how you drive you may need to do so frequently. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended schedule, and make sure you keep an eye on your tires as you enjoy your vehicle.
While Teslas are virtually maintenance-free, tire rotation is one of the few things required for servicing a Tesla.
4. Brake Fluids
Your brakes are an important part of any vehicle, and they can affect safety, with Teslas the breaks are no different. Checking the brake fluid every 2 years is recommended for all Teslas, and replacement is required if the fluid has been contaminated or the levels are low. Good brakes lead to a safe vehicle, so don’t forget this important aspect of servicing.
While Teslas are relatively maintenance-free, you still want to keep these items in mind when driving one. Ensuring that you have all the regular servicing done as listed above will leave your Tesla in great condition, allowing you to enjoy it well for many years to come.