Maintenance Service Intervals

Service Intervals

Your vehicle should generally be serviced on an as-needed basis. However, Tesla recommends the following maintenance items and intervals, as applicable to your vehicle, to ensure continued reliability and efficiency of your Model Y.

For more do-it-yourself maintenance procedures and intormation, see https://www.tesla.com/support/do-it-yourself-guides.

For more information on vehicle alerts, see Troubleshooting Alerts.

Component Service Interval Applicable Alert Text Service recommendation
Wiper Blades Every year or as needed (such as if the blades leave streaks on the windshield). - See Replacing Wiper Blades for procedure information.
Washer Fluid As needed Windshield washer fluid low. See Topping Up Windshield Washer Fluid for procedure information.
HEPA and carbon filters 3 years - Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
Cabin air filter Every 3 years or if cabin starts to smell musty - See Replacing Cabin Filters for procedure steps
A/C dessicant bag 4 years - Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
Tire pressures As needed

Air pressures below recommendation for tires. Check pressure and refill air as needed.

See Checking and Adjusting Tire Pressures for procedure information.
Tire rotation Every 10,000 km or if tread depth difference is 1.5 mm or greater, whichever comes first.

Rear tire tread depth low. Inspect tires for rotation/replacement.

Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
Brake fluid Every 2 years (replace if necessary)If vehicle is used for towing, replace brake fluid every 2 years.

Brake fluid low. Pull over safely- press brake pedal firmly to stop.

Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
Brake calipers Clean and lubricate every year or 12,500 miles (20,000 km) if in an area where roads are salted during winter - Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
Low voltage battery

Low voltage battery disconnected. Reconnect low voltage battery or schedule service.

Low voltage battery service is required. Schedule Service- vehicle may not restart.

Schedule service to replace low voltage battery. Software will not update until battery is replaced.

Vehicle will consume more energy while idle. Replace 12V battery or vehicle may shut down.

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Battery Coolant Does not need to be replaced for the life of the vehicle under most circumstances.

Vehicle coolant is low. Schedule service.

Schedule service appointment via mobile app (see Schedule Service).
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Any damage caused by opening the Battery coolant reservoir is excluded from the warranty.
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The above intervals are based on typical driving behaviors and scenarios. However, Model Y should generally be serviced on an as-needed basis; depending on various circumstances such as driving behavior, usage, environmental conditions, etc., the above maintenance items may need to be replaced more or less frequently than specified. Additionally, the above list should not be considered comprehensive and does not include consumable parts such as windshield wipers, brake pads, low voltage lead-acid battery (if applicable), etc.
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Damages or failures caused by maintenance or repairs performed by non-Tesla certified technicians are not covered by the warranty.

Schedule Service

Scheduling a service visit through the mobile app is easy. After touching Schedule Service, select the type of service needed and follow the directions in the mobile app. Provide as much detail as possible, such as:

  • Photos, sound recordings, or videos.
  • Date(s), time(s), and time zone when the issue occurred.
  • Country of use and location.
  • Approximate speed the vehicle was traveling (if applicable).
  • Environmental conditions (rain, snow, cold, etc.).
  • Road name and type of road (if applicable).
  • Quality of lane markings (if applicable).
  • Applicable vehicle settings.
  • Identifiable symptoms.

Visit https://www.tesla.com/support/service-visits for more information on scheduling service.

Daily Checks

  • Check the Battery’s charge level, displayed on the touchscreen or mobile app.
  • Check the condition and pressure of each tire (see Tire Care and Maintenance).
  • Check that all exterior lights, horn, turn signals, and wipers and washers are working.
  • Check for any unexpected indicator lights or vehicle alerts on the touchscreen.
  • Check the operation of the brakes, including the parking brake.
  • Check the operation of the seat belts (see Seat Belts).
  • Look for abnormal fluid deposits underneath Model Y that might indicate a leak. It is normal for a small pool of water to form (caused by the air conditioning system’s dehumidifying process).
  • Look around the exterior of Model Y and immediately remove any corrosive substances (such as bird droppings, tree resin, tar spots, dead insects, industrial fallout, etc.) to prevent damage to the paint (see Cleaning).

Monthly Checks

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In addition to cooling the interior, the air conditioning compressor also cools the Battery. Therefore, in hot weather, the air conditioning compressor can turn on even if you turned it off. This is normal because the system’s priority is to cool the Battery to ensure it stays within an optimum temperature range to support longevity and optimum performance. Also, even when not in use, you may hear Model Y emit a whining noise or the sound of water circulating. These sounds are normal and occur when the internal cooling systems turn on to support various vehicle functions, such as maintaining the low voltage battery and balancing the temperature of the high voltage Battery.
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Contact Tesla immediately if you notice any significant or sudden drop in fluid levels or uneven tire wear.

Software

Updating software is important to ensure proper operation and longevity of your vehicle's components. You must install a software update at the earliest opportunity. See Software Updates.

Tesla may update or reinstall your vehicle's software as part of the normal diagnostic, repair, and maintenance process within Service.

High Voltage Safety

Your Model Y has been designed and built with safety as a priority. However, be aware of these precautions to protect yourself from the risk of injury inherent in all high-voltage systems:

  • Read and follow all instructions provided on the labels that are attached to Model Y. These labels are there for your safety.
  • The high voltage system has no user-serviceable parts. Do not disassemble, remove or replace high voltage components, cables or connectors. High voltage cables are colored orange for easy identification.
  • If a collision occurs, do not touch any high voltage wiring, connectors, or components connected to the wiring.
  • In the unlikely event that a fire occurs, immediately contact your local fire emergency responders.
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Always disconnect the charge cable before working underneath Model Y, even if charging is not in progress.
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Keep your hands and clothing away from cooling fans. Some fans operate even when Model Y is powered off.
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Some fluids (battery acid, Battery coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer additives, etc.) used in vehicles are poisonous and should not be inhaled, swallowed, or brought into contact with open wounds. For your safety, always read and follow instructions printed on fluid containers.