Tesla Mannequin 3 Service & Upkeep Prices After 3.75 Years & 37,000 Miles

My Tesla Mannequin 3 Normal Vary Plus (SR+) is 3 months away from its 4-year birthday, and is approaching 37,000 miles. I had the air filter modified as we speak, which suggests it’s time for one more replace on the automotive’s operation and upkeep prices.

The final time I wrote an replace on my Mannequin 3 upkeep prices was in August 2022, once I had the tires rotated. Since then, I’ve had one different service go to earlier than as we speak — for a similar factor, changing the air filter. The associated fee was $57.78. That was in October 2022, and the air filter was utterly filthy. I used to be fairly positive that I’d beforehand been suggested to alter the air filter every year, however the service technician on this case stated it was the dirtiest air filter he’d seen in fairly some time and that I ought to have the filter modified each 6 months or so. So, 7 months later, I simply had it modified once more. On this case, the whole price was $64.63 — labor prices went up a bit.

The soiled (correction: filthy) Tesla Mannequin 3 air filter changed in October 2022. Photograph by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

I additionally had some service supplied with out price. The little buttons on the left of the motive force’s seat for adjusting seat place began falling off fairly simply a number of months or so in the past. These have been changed professional bono. It took a number of seconds.

Tesla Mannequin 3 buttons for adjusting the motive force’s seat stored falling off after 3½ years of use. Photograph by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

So, if you happen to add these October 2022 and Could 2023 prices ($57.78 + $64.63) to my earlier lifetime service and upkeep price whole for the Mannequin 3 SR+ ($1,866.89), you stand up to $1,989.10, with most of that price being the price of my second set of tires.

Oh, wait, I forgot about one expense — washer fluid. I spent $2.48 in December on windshield washer fluid. So, the associated fee is as much as $1,991.58.

Our Tesla Mannequin 3 is within the again row — sadly, we don’t have this depraved cool inexperienced wrap. Photograph by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

Now, this isn’t going to final for lengthy, because the Tesla service tech instructed me that my tires want changed once more (about 20,000 miles after the primary set of tires have been changed). So, anticipate the 4-year upkeep and repair prices to be a reasonably large chunk above $2,000. Facet observe: Any strategies for brand new Tesla Mannequin 3 tires and the place to get them?

Photograph by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

Apart from Tesla service and upkeep prices, to take a look at whole price of possession, we’d want to look at operational prices (i.e., charging prices). Nonetheless, I’m not properly geared up for that. I’ve had many free Supercharging miles virtually since I acquired the Mannequin 3 because of all the Tesla referrals I’ve made. Additionally, there’s loads of free degree 2 charging by way of ChargePoint stations at purchasing facilities in my space. In different phrases, I seldom pay something for charging, and measuring my charging prices wouldn’t be consultant of what regular Tesla homeowners pay.

In idea, one also needs to think about depreciation, or resale worth, however I feel that’s greatest to look at solely on the finish of possession. And final however not least, there are the financing and curiosity prices. Nonetheless, that’s a customized matter and it’s a very simple factor for anybody seeking to purchase a Tesla to estimate based mostly on the amount of money they’d spend up entrance and the financing phrases obtainable to them.

So, I’m simply sharing Tesla service and upkeep prices right here. Although, maybe I’ll rethink these different components once I get to my 4-year assessment of the Tesla Mannequin 3 SR+ in a number of months.

Learn extra Tesla Mannequin 3 long-term assessment articles right here.

Additionally see: “15 Years” With The Tesla Mannequin 3


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