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Old 03-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #973 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
What service do you expect old Teslas will need?
The drivetrain is maintenance free, and so is the battery and the electronics.
There shouldn't be much more to do than A/C maintenance and the occasional wheel bearing.
Chances are Tesla overdimensioned the latter to make them last forever though, just like they overdimensioned the reduction gears (which showed no wear to speak of after a 1,000,000 mile usage simulation).

IIRC Tesla plans to bring service to your home. But you need to buy a Tesla first.
I expect the same things to fail on Teslas as any other car.

HVAC systems (Compressors, condensers, lines, o-rings, controls, fans)
Suspension (tie-rods, bearings, struts, CV joints, bushings)
Doors: (Door handles, Lock systems, Window Regulators)
Wires harnesses: (Wires will age and crack, rub on stuff and short, grounds will go bad)
Coolant will need to be changed and coolant pumps will wear out.

I expect brake calipers will seize up quicker than those in an ICE car because they get little use.

Then there are collision repairs....

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