Preparing for a Service Center Visit
If you haven’t scheduled your Service Center visit yet, scheduling a service appointment in the Tesla app is your first step.
With Tesla Service you can drop off your vehicle at your convenience and access alternative transportation, if available. This means you can drop off and pick up your vehicle outside of the Service Center's opening hours, minimizing the time you have to spend there.
You will receive updates before, during and after your appointment in the Tesla app.
The Tesla Service team starts preparing for your Service Center visit before you arrive. Using remote diagnostics, they can pre-diagnose your vehicle and order any parts needed for the repairs. A member of the Service team may contact you before your appointment to gather additional information if needed.
Once the Service team is prepared for your appointment, you’ll receive a notification to review the estimated cost for your visit in the Tesla app. To review the cost estimate for an upcoming Service Center visit, follow these steps:
- Open the Tesla app.
- Tap ‘Service.’
- Tap ‘View estimate.’
Your repair estimate must be approved before any work can be performed on your vehicle. Make sure to approve your estimate to avoid any delays in the service process.
Note: Your estimate, confirmation and other communication from the Tesla Service team will be in the Tesla app. We recommend you enable notifications for the Tesla app in your mobile device settings.
The Tesla app guides you during your service visit by providing step-by-step instructions for any required actions.
Depending on the service being provided and availability, we may offer you alternative transportation while your vehicle is in the Service Center. If your service appointment is due to collision damage, you should arrange for alternative transportation through your insurance company.
When your Service Center visit is complete, you’ll receive a notification in the Tesla app and a text message from the Service Center letting you know your vehicle is ready for pickup.
Once you receive the notification that your vehicle is ready for pick-up, payment is due.
You receive a notification that you can pay your invoice through the Tesla app after you have approved your estimate. Make sure to pay prior to picking up your vehicle to avoid delays. You can view the invoice for your service visit as well as historical invoices in the Tesla app.