Service plans

Your Tesla vehicle is protected by a 4 year, 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) new vehicle limited warranty and 8 year, unlimited mile battery and drive unit warranty. Tesla recommends an Annual Service Inspection every year or 12,500 miles to maintain your vehicle to top performance standards. Advance payment of Annual Service Inspections via a Service Plan is the most economical means of maintaining your Model S. Service Plans may be purchased by visiting a local Service Center within the first 60 days after delivery of a new or qualified Pre-Owned Vehicle.

3 year prepaid service, $1,325
One inspection per year or 12,500 miles (whichever comes first), up to 3 years or 37,500 miles

4 year prepaid service, $2,100
One inspection per year or 12,500 miles (whichever comes first), up to 4 years or 50,000 miles

8 year prepaid service, $4,000
One inspection per year or 12,500 miles (whichever comes first), up to 8 years or 100,000 miles

Tesla Annual Service Inspection

Unlike gasoline cars, Tesla vehicles requires no oil changes, fuel filter, spark plug replacements, or emission checks. As an electric car, even brake pad replacements are rare because most braking energy is regeneratively captured by the motor and returned to the battery. Our inspections instead focuses on checking wheel alignment and tire condition, replacement parts like key batteries, windshield wiper blades, and software updates.

To schedule an annual service inspection, contact your nearest Service Center for an appointment. Where possible, we will make a loaner Tesla vehicle available to you while your car is being serviced.

  Year 1
12,500 miles
Year 2
25,000 miles
Year 3
37,500 miles
Year 4
50,000 miles
Multi point inspection (w/ tire rotation and alignment check) X X X X
Cabin air filter replacement X X X X
Wiper blade set replacement X X X X
Key fob battery replacement (set) X X X X
Brake fluid replacement   X   X
A/C service   X   X
Battery coolant replacement       X
Individual service cost $400 $700 $400 $900
3 years prepaid service cost $1,325 $900
4 years prepaid service cost $2,100
8 years prepaid service cost
The specified services repeat for years 5 through 8
$4,000

The specified operations repeat after year 4. For example, we perform “Year 1” operations in year 5 and “Year 2” operations in year 6.

Extended Service Agreement

Covers the repair or replacement of parts due to defects in materials or workmanship provided by Tesla. Coverage lasts for 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first), and begins on the date your original warranty expires.

Washington residents must purchase the extended service agreement directly at a local Service Center.

Tesla Ranger Service

Tesla Ranger service may be available in your area. The service fee is based on $3 per mile from the nearest Tesla Service Center. The minimum fee is $100.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Service Plan be purchased at any time?

No, you must purchase the Service Plan within 60 days after the delivery of a new or qualified Pre-Owned vehicle.

What is the difference between an “Annual Service Inspection” and a “Tesla Service Plan”?

An Annual Service Inspection is the work performed on a vehicle when it comes in for its checkup every year or 12,500 miles (whichever comes first). Service Plans are agreements for multiple Annual Service Inspections in advance. In other words, Service Plans are simply prepaid Annual Service Inspections.

Why are some Annual Service Inspection prices different between years?

The different prices are dependent upon the actual work performed as opposed to charging a flat rate price for each Annual Service Inspection. Tesla is determined to provide world class service for our customers at a fair price.

What happens during my Annual Service Inspection?

During your annual inspection, our expert Tesla Service team will take your Model S through a bumper to bumper, roof to wheel inspection. The wheels will be removed and tires will be rotated if necessary. If wheel alignment is determined necessary, this service can be performed for an additional charge. Logs will be pulled and examined, and all systems will be tested for operation. The drive unit assemblies will be inspected, and the temperature management system will be checked. Your brakes will be inspected. If the brake pads are outside of recommended specifications, they can be replaced for an additional charge. Normal items, such as windshield wipers will be replaced as needed. Tread wear is inspected and if new tires are needed additional charges will apply if new tires are installed. Please note that tire wear is not covered as part of the annual inspection or under the Tesla Service Plans or the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

If I drive 25,000 miles in a year, do I need 2 inspections? How would that apply to the 4 year service plan?

The mileage and time period both prompt the service interval. If you drive 25,000 miles in 1 year, you’ll want to have your car inspected twice. If you drive 6,250 miles in a year, you’ll want to have Tesla vehicle inspected on the year anniversary of ownership.

Note: Tesla recommends that Annual Service Inspections be performed within 1,000 miles or 30 days of the specified maintenance intervals for the selected Plan.

What is a Tesla Ranger?

A Tesla Ranger is one of our specially-trained technicians who will come to your home, office, school, or any location of your choice to perform Tesla Service. Please note that some repairs or tasks (such as Annual Service Inspections and those that require a vehicle lift) cannot be performed away from a Service Center and may require your Tesla vehicle to be brought into a Tesla Service location.

When do I need to purchase a Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service and what do they cover?

You are eligible to purchase any of our Tesla Service Plans within 60 days after taking delivery of your Tesla vehicle (or before delivery). You are not required to purchase a Tesla Service Plan and are able to pay for your Annual Service Inspection per each appointment. Tesla Service Plans are simply prepaying at a discount for your annual inspections. See the Tesla Service Plan Terms and Conditions for further details.

You may purchase Extended Service up to 30 days prior to the expiration of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Extended Service provides an additional 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first), of coverage after the expiration of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty to cover the repair or replacement of Model S parts due to defects in materials or workmanship provided by Tesla, excluding the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery. Extended Service is not dependent on purchasing a Tesla Service Plan. See the Extended Service Terms and Conditions for further details.

Why am I unable to purchase Tesla Service Plans or Extended Service in my state?

In some states Tesla has not been granted approval by the state to sell Tesla Service Plans or Extended Service. This is because each state has its own requirements, such as specific licenses or business qualifications, which we are working to acquire. If you live in a state where Tesla Service Plans or Extended Service are not yet available, you are still able and encouraged to have your Tesla vehicle serviced by your nearest Service Center each year or every 12,500 miles. You will always receive the same service to your vehicle as someone with a prepaid Tesla Service Plan.

How often do I need to bring my Tesla Vehicle in for maintenance service?

We recommend that you bring your Tesla vehicle into the nearest Service Center for maintenance service every 12,500 miles or once a year (whichever comes first). Please use our Find Us page to find a Service Center near you.

If I choose not to service my Tesla vehicle, will this void my warranty or Resale Value Guarantee?

It is highly recommended that you service your Tesla vehicle once a year or every 12,500 miles. If you do not follow this recommendation, your New Vehicle Limited Warranty will not be affected. If you are financing your Tesla vehicle through Tesla Financing, you will only be eligible for the full Resale Value Guarantee if your Tesla vehicle is brought in for service per the above recommended timeline.

How will I remember to bring my Tesla vehicle in for Annual Inspection on time?

Set up an appointment on your delivery day! You can do this with our Service Team at the time of delivery or give them a call after your appointment. Click here for Tesla Service Center contact information.

During my appointment, how will I get around if I need my car?

We want your Tesla Service experience to be convenient and hassle-free. If you are within 15 miles of the closest Service Center, a Valet can be sent out to retrieve your Model S from your home or office and return it for you when the service is complete, if available. If service on your Model S will take longer than 4 hours, a Service Loaner will be provided for you, if available. If a Service Loaner is unavailable, a rental car can be arranged. You may also choose to have a Tesla Ranger come to any location of your choice to perform service on your Model S. Please note that Rangers cannot complete tasks that require a vehicle lift.

How often should I rotate my tires?

We recommend that you bring your Model S in to have the tires rotated every 6,250 miles. This is included as part of the Annual Service Inspection.

Do I have to take my car to a Tesla Service Center?

It is always best to bring your Model S into a Tesla Service Center or schedule a Ranger visit for any service needs. If you choose to bring your Model S to a non-Tesla shop for any maintenance or repairs, please be aware that if problems occur, this could affect coverage under your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Can I transfer my Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service to the new owner if I sell my Tesla vehicle?

Yes, you can transfer the unused portion of your Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service Agreement with the sale of your Tesla. In addition, we’re going to take this opportunity to go one step further: Tesla owners can transfer the unused value of your Extended Service Agreement towards an Extended Service Agreement for a new Tesla Model S or Model X. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for your Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service for more information. You can view these Terms and Conditions after logging into your Tesla account. Click on “Services Sign Up” and following the appropriate link for your chosen plan.

Can Tesla Service Plans or Extended Service be added to the cost of the vehicle when financing Model S?

Tesla Service Plans and Extended Service cannot be added to the total cost of your Model S, whether you are financing or not. These plans can only be purchased separately.

Can I cancel my Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service? Can I upgrade or downgrade my Tesla Service Plan?

In general, neither the Tesla Service Plan nor Extended Service can be cancelled by you or Tesla. However, in certain states, you or Tesla may be able to cancel subject to certain conditions – please see the Terms and Conditions for your state for further details.

You cannot downgrade your Tesla Service Plan once you have purchased the plan. You can, however, upgrade your plan through the “Services Sign Up” button in your Tesla account.

How can I tell that I purchased a Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service?

Log into your your Tesla account and click “Services Sign Up.” This will take you to the Service Plan purchasing page. Any Tesla Service Plan or Extended Service that has already been purchased will display the purchase date next to the plan that has already been paid for by you.

Can I transfer my New Vehicle Limited Warranty to the new owner if I sell my Model S?

Yes, you may transfer your New Vehicle Limited Warranty at no cost to you or the new owner.

What is the New Vehicle Limited Warranty?

Your Model S is covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which includes the Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty, the Supplemental Restraint System (“SRS”) Limited Warranty, and the Battery Limited Warranty.

The Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement necessary to correct defects in the materials or workmanship of any Model S parts manufactured or supplied by Tesla that occur under normal use for a period of 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first).

The SRS Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement necessary to correct defects in the materials or workmanship of the vehicle’s seat belts or air bag system manufactured or supplied by Tesla that occur under normal use for a period of 5 years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first).

The Battery Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement of any malfunctioning or defective Model S battery for a period of 8 years or for the number of miles specified below for your battery configuration (whichever comes first). If you have a 60kWh battery, your battery is covered for 125,000 miles and if you have an 70kWh or larger battery, your battery is covered for an unlimited amount of miles. To provide you with even more assurance, the Battery Limited Warranty will also cover damage to your vehicle from a battery fire even if it is the result of driver error, subject to certain exclusions.

See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty in the touchscreen in the car, or download it from the “My Documents” section of your Tesla account, for further details.

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